Earth day 2016 is here! It is also a perfect time to start thinking about the planet we live on – and how to save it.
Every year, celebrated on April 22, Earth Day aims to encourage people across the world to be more environmentally friendly. More than one billion people across the world mark the event by showing support for environmental protection.
Also happening on April 22, at least 130 countries are set to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change. The historic agreement, which was adopted by consensus in the French capital in December, will be deposited at the United Nations in New York in a bid to get other countries to sign up to it.
Earth day has its own flag, which was created by US peace activist John McConnell which features a picture of the world on it.
It also has its own anthems – one of which is performed to the tune of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, but with lyrics about protecting the planet.
This year, more than one billion people are expected to celebrate Earth Day; don’t be left out.
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