It is an annual event and important international day celebrated on 22 April every year. Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First Earth Day was celebrated on 22 April 1970 and since then it is celebrated every year on 22 April. The theme of Earth day 2022 is “Invest in our Planet”.
Earth Day is not only a day meant to increase awareness of environmental problems, but it is also becoming a popular time for many communities to gather together to clean up litter, plant trees, or simply reflect on the beauty of nature.
Our home planet, is a world unlike any other. The third planet from the sun, Earth is the only place in the known universe confirmed to host life. Earth is the only planet known to maintain life. Our Earth is choking, and we must act urgently to prevent it from becoming a dead planet. The most basic thing that we can do is limit our polluting activities. We must adopt the three steps of ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’ to limit the amount of waste we produce.
It is Important to protect earth because a clean environment is essential for healthy living, The more you don’t care about our environment, the more it will become polluted with contaminants and toxins that have a harmful impact on our health. Air pollution can cause respiratory diseases and cancer, among other problems and diseases. Saving our earth and its environment becomes highly important as it provide us food and water to sustain life. Our well-being solely depends on this planet it gives food and water to all living things to it is our responsibility to take care of it.
The most obvious reason for conservation is to protect wildlife and promote biodiversity. Preservation of these habitats helps to prevent the entire ecosystem being harmed. As more and more species face extinction, the work being done to protect wildlife is becoming more and more important. Our environment is what houses and helps our ecosystem grow and thrive. Without protecting and taking care of our environment we’re putting so many lives at danger such as animals, plants and crops and even our own. All of the ecosystems that make up our environment are deeply connected.
Importance of Saving Mother Earth
Our Earth is the only planet with the continuity of life so it becomes more and more important to generate a sense of urgency of saving our mother earth from all sorts of planet harming activities. Our mother earth needs to be saved as our survival depends completely on this planet. It is our responsibility to raise awareness about saving our mother earth.
Earth provides every resource for sustaining living things and inanimate things. Our planet harming activities are resulting in causing an irreversible damage to the environment which results in degrading the condition of this planet. By taking care of this planet, we can improve our well-being as healthy environment will help in improving the quality of our life. It is our collective responsibility to raise public responsibility regarding the well-being of our mother earth.
We’ve rounded up a few reasons to understand the importance of saving our mother earth:
It’s the Only Place to Live
We all are aware of the fact that this is the only planet where life is possible. It is the only home we all have and that is why it is highly important to take important measures to save this planet. It is time to part our ways from planet harming activities as for all generation to live a healthier life, it is important to save our planet.
One of the basic things that plays essential role in survival of all sorts of living beings is biodiversity. Because of biodiversity of our planet, we all are able to co-exist together. All variety of plants and animals are able to exist together to due to diversity of life. Negative human forces can disrupt the biodiversity which can result in loss of biodiversity. So, we need to take ample steps to prevent the damage to biodiversity.
It Gives us Food & Water
Saving our earth and its environment becomes highly important as it provide us food and water to sustain life. Our well-being solely depends on this planet it gives food and water to all living things to it is our responsibility to take care of it.
The only way to honor our mother earth is by raising awareness about our environment and mother earth. By creating balance in our lives and adopting eco-friendly habits, we can make this planet a much better place to live in.
Ways to Honor Earth Every Day (Invest Time and Efforts)
Clean up Plastic in Your Neighborhood or Local Park
One of the best ways to connect with the Earth is through cleanups! Go on a walk with a trash bag and help to clean up any plastic that you find. Perhaps you know of a nearby ditch that is polluted with trash that needs a spring cleaning! You’ll start to realize that plastic permeates every aspect of our lives. But as the world wakes up to its addiction, just how easy is it to ditch plastic while growing and storing more of our own food? Don’t forget to recycle what plastic you can.
Swap out Your Kitchen and Household Products
Let’s talk about the cooking and cleaning products that touch the food we eat as well as our skin. One fantastic line of kitchen and household products is called “If You Care.” You can find them at Walmart and other places. Everything’s biodegradable and does not use chemicals or plastic. Think 100% recycled aluminum foil, chemical-free parchment paper for baking, compostable bags made with potato starch, and even vegetable-based inks for their packaging.
Plant a Tree
We love our trees! They capture carbon, cool overheated places, benefit agriculture, support pollinators, reduce the risk of disease transmission, and boost local economies.
Use Wildflowers and Native Plants
Wildflowers and indigenous species are not only beautiful but also attract native and beneficial insects that improve both pest control and pollination—meaning bigger flowers and bigger harvests. Try to simply add a couple of native plants to your garden each year, and you’ll be amazed at the difference—they’ll bring in pollinators as well as birds!
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in the Garden
Caring about yourself and nature means being less wasteful and saving money, too. Buy in bulk when you know that you’ll need a lot of topsoil, mulch, compost, or other materials. This cuts down on plastic bags. Many garden centers will even deliver right to your yard. Also check with your city recycling center or Department of Transportation—they might offer free compost, soil, sand, or other materials. Reuse, recycle, or return old plastic pots and trays.
Stop Pesticides and Chemicals in the Garden
Most of the beginner gardeners whom we meet want to start growing without chemicals or pesticides—in a way that works and even saves money. Much of this is simply about focusing less on the plant and more on the health of the soil that supports the plant. If it’s nutrient-rich with organic matter, plants thrive.
We waste a lot of water. Avoid overwatering your plants and improve their health by knowing how much your garden really needs. Avoid watering your garden vegetables and plants from overhead, which invites fungal disease. Water at the soil level. For gardens, flower beds, trees, and other nonlawn areas, consider installing a drip irrigation system or hose with irrigation holes that puts the water right into the soil, where you want it. If you must use sprinklers, put them on timers.
Harvest your rainwater from a roof, gutters, and sky with a rain barrel. If you have a low-lying area, consider planting a rain garden, which captures runoff, filters out pollutants, and provides food and shelter for butterflies, songbirds, and other wildlife. See plot plans for “sun” and “shade” rain gardens.
Think About Your Diet
About one-third of the food that we produce every year goes to waste annually! Usually, this happens after we buy the food. How do we avoid waste in our own lives (and save money)? Also, how can we improve our diet so that it’s healthier for ourselves (and the planet)? One way is to care about your “foodprint,” which is the result of everything that it takes to get your food from the farm to your plate.
Conserve Energy at Home
From turning off lights and electronics when not in use, to using a programmable thermostat, to changing your air filter regularly, there are many small things you can do to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while saving money on your utility bills.
Reduce Paper Waste and Junk Mail
Think twice before printing things at work and home. You can reduce your mail by using online payment options that avoid paper bills. And there are services that will remove your name from unwanted mailing lists to reduce junk mail.
Recycle your Electronics
Your old, unused or broken computers, tablets, phones and other electronics can often be recycled for free by stores, manufacturers and local governments, which saves natural resources while also reducing pollution.
Give your Car a Break
Whether you’re commuting to work or running errands, you just might be able to leave your car at home, even a few times a week. Walk, ride a bike, carpool or take public transportation. You’ll save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and get more exercise.
Turn off the Tap
Whether you’re brushing your teeth, washing dishes, or taking a shower, turn off the water when it’s not needed.
Replace your Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and LED bulbs may cost more than incandescent bulbs, but they will save money over the long run, last longer, and use up to 90 percent less energy.
Bring your own Bags to the Store
Use a backpack or bag from home, or buy reusable bags that you can keep in your car and use again and again.
Buying local produce and other items reduces shipping distances from food sourced overseas, and also supports local businesses and communities.
Get involved in environmental work in your local community. Local schools, governments, and non-profit organizations often offer opportunities for volunteers to get involved in cleaning up parks, restoring habitats, and other efforts to make communities greener.