Our Planet – The Earth is about 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old and is the only known planet to support life. Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the largest of the terrestrial planets. The Earth is the only planet which is not named after a Greek or Roman deity like other planet names in our solar system. Earth is the only planet on which water can exist in liquid form on the surface and however liquid water is of course essential for life on earth. Also the heat capacity of the oceans is also aiding the Earth’s temperature to be relatively stable.
Why do we need to protect the earth? The environment is collapsing due to global warming, pollution, climate changes, etc. Protecting our environment also protects life on earth. We are responsible for the environment we live in.
In 1970, Gaylord Nelson, after seeing the damage done by a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, organize a national “teach-in” that focused on educating the public about the environment and thus the Earth Day was originated.
Earth Day is environmental movement created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution every year. Earth Day continued to grow over the years and had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance all over the world.
Today, the fight for a clean and safe environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. Every human living on earth need to take part in this movement with very little activities like saving natural resources, water, energy, and no to pollution.