Earth Day: This year's campaign is to "End Plastic Pollution".
As the world marks April 22 as Earth Day, leaders across India and the world are urging people to save the planet by adopting a sustainable lifestyle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning said the people of the country should work together to "mitigate the menace of climate change." "On #EarthDay,
let us reaffirm our commitment towards creating a better planet for our future generations. Let us work together to mitigate the menace of climate change. This would be a great tribute to our beloved Mother Earth," he tweeted.
Earth Day is coordinated across the world by the global organisation "Earth Day Network" and this year's campaign is to "End Plastic Pollution".
The day was first marked in 1970 and galvanised millions of Americans who took to streets and voiced their concerns about the impact of the industrial revolution on the environment.
Here are the highlights of Earth Day 2018 celebrations:
Poducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi joined hands with students and volunteers to ensure there was a sustained protection of the environment. She gave a speech at the botanical garden in Odiansalai in the city.
To mark Earth Day 2018, actress Diya Mirza and Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray reached Mumbai's Dadar beach today to undertake a cleanliness drive, news agency ANI reported.
How can you to contribute to end plastic pollution to mark Earth Day 2018? Here are some tips.
Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in a series of tweets talked of environment conservation. "Don't be selfish; what we have are all given by this nature, we are only the custodians; pass it on to the next generation. Save earth and environment; reduce waste, plastic, paper, woods," he tweeted.
In another post, he stressed, "Earth is the only planet in the universe where life is possible. Save earth, save natural assets to keep life going on earth."
In a tweet, the World Health Organisation how "health of humanity" and environment are correlated.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also urged the citizens to "pledge to keep the environment clean".
PM Modi in another tweet also lauded the organisations that are working towards ensuring a "sustainable development". "I compliment all those individuals and organisations who are working towards promoting harmony with nature and ensuring sustainable development."
United Nations, on its official Twitter account, shared tips on how to ensure a sustainable lifestyle on Earth Day 2018 and every other day.