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Earth Day is a global observance focusing on promoting environmental consciousness and urging action to protect our planet. Its objectives include raising awareness about pollution, deforestation, overpopulation, and wildlife protection. Earth Day encourages individuals and governments across the world to actively participate in sustainable practices that curb environmental degradation, reduce waste, and promote recycling efforts. Proper attention to these aspects can ensure we leave behind a productive and healthy environment for future generations.
Earth Day, inaugurated on April 22, 1970, has a relevant bearing on the environmental context of Nigeria. As Africa's most populous country, Nigeria grapples with environmental challenges ranging from deforestation and soil degradation to air and water pollution. The observance encourages Nigerians to acknowledge these issues and adopt sustainable practices. In recent years, Nigeria has intensified its efforts towards environmental conservation, pushing for green energy, clean-ups in polluted areas, and stricter regulations against indiscriminate waste disposal - all aspects emphasized by Earth Day.
In Nigeria, Earth Day is observed in different ways. Citizens are urged to plant trees, clean up their communities, and understand better recycling practices. Government bodies and non-governmental organizations foster awareness campaigns about environmental sustainability, conduct seminars, workshops, and initiate tree-planting drives. Additionally, Nigerians are encouraged to save water and electricity, hence promoting an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Earth Day takes place globally, including Nigeria, every year on April 22, emphasizing the shared responsibility of all nations towards protecting our planet.
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Earth Day references and related sitesUS Environmental Protection Agency: Greenhouse Gas Emissions www.eia.gov: U.S. Energy Information Administration CO2 emissions facts 2022 www.earthday.org: Earth Day theme 2023