Earth lovers from all over the world are celebrating April 22 as the Earth Day. The idea to celebrate Earth Day was created by Gaylord Nelson of US in 1970 who was a senator and a democrat. He wanted to stop the exploitation of Earth by the human beings. Nelson died in 2005 but he has shown us the path to make our mother Earth more green and beautiful. The whole week of Earth Day is celebrated as the Earth Week by numerous communities all over the world. Initially it was started in the US but now it is celebrated in more than 192 countries all over the world.
Even the search engine giant Google is celebrating today as the Google Earth Day 2013 through it’s doodle.
Google has put a very beautiful, animated and interactive doodle depicting the water cycle.It shows snow covered mountains with clouds moving over them. If you click on a cloud, it starts raining and the water goes down into the beautiful lake and some water making it’s way through the perforation holes into the soil. The lake has small fishes moving into it. if you click on a mountain a bear comes out from the cave. You can see birds flying during the day time and after the sun sets, the sky is being taken by the moon. It is really a awesome doodle. Thanks Google for showing your love for the mother Earth. This doodle is really one of the Google’s best doodle. Good job Google. You can check out this beautiful interactive Google’s doodle at this link Google Earth Day 2013 .
All of us can do a little bit from our side to protect our Mother Earth. Some of the tips for celebrating Earth Day are:
- The best way to celebrate Earth Day is by planting as many trees as you can.This will help us to prevent soil erosion and save ground water levels.
- Use human operated modes of transportation like cycle(at least on Earth Day) to prevent pollution from vehicles.
- Clean local beaches to save our marine life e.g. fishes and turtles.
- Save water, as water is the most essential natural resource. According to UNICEF, nearly 4,000 children die each day due to unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation standards. Moreover, 783 million people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water.
- Use renewable sources of energy like solar power or wind energy. Reduce wastage of electricity to reduce climate change.
- Protect the ozone layer by reducing harmful gases (by reducing usage of petroleum products).
- Save trees by reducing usage of paper. Do not take print out until it is unavoidable.
- Do not use polythene bags as these are very dangerous for our mother Earth.
Climate change has very real effects on people, animals, and the ecosystems and natural resources on which we all depend. If left unchecked, they’ll spread like wildfire. Lets take a pledge today to save our Mother Earth.