Earth Hour is an international event created and managed by the WWF that aims to draw attention to the urgent need for action on climate change in progress using a simple but concrete gesture to switch off the light for a hour on the appointed day. The energy savings that has the effect of lower emissions carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas is quite symbolic but is intended to raise attention to the issue of climate change.
The event is also aimed at reducing the light pollution and in 2008 coincided with the beginning of National Dark Sky Week in the United States. In 2014 the global event involved 7,000 cities in 163 countries joined by two billion people.
Earth Hour has received the support of the search engine Google. From noon on 29 March 2008 to the end of the day, the homepage of Google in the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom was made on black. The phrase that could be read on the screen was "We've turned the lights out. Now it's your turn - Earth Hour.
The Earth Day is the name used to refer to the day when we celebrate the environment and save the planet Earth. It is a day to pay homage to our planet and to recognize the Earth as our home and our mother, as different cultures have expressed throughout history, demonstrating the interdependence between its ecosystems and the living beings that inhabit it.
The United Nations celebrate this event every year, one month and two days after the vernal equinox on April 22. The celebration that wants to involve as many nations as possible, to date involves precisely 175 countries. The UN adopts this celebration to reaffirm the importance of the world's flora and fauna.
It is focused on the conservation of nature, as well as on the reiteration of its social value and contribution to the environment and that no species is exploited to the point of danger of extinction. The celebration of Earth Day is more global, since its concern responds to the interests of the planet. Earth Day reminds us of the urgent need to intensify the fight against crime against wildlife, against the planet and even more against humans, as it has broad economic, environmental, health and social implications.
Born on April 22, 1970 to highlight the need for conservation of natural resources of the Earth, as a university movement, over time, Earth Day has become an educational and informative event. The ecologist groups use it as an opportunity to assess the planet's problems from the pollution of air, water and soil, destruction of ecosystems, the disappearing plant and animal species, and the depletion of nonrenewable resources like coal, oil and natural gas.
They insist on solutions that make it possible to eliminate the negative effects of human activities. These solutions include the recycling of materials, conservation of natural resources such as oil and gas fossil, the prohibition of using harmful chemicals, the cessation of the destruction of habitats such as forests and the protection of endangered species.
On 20 December 2013, the General Assembly of the UN in its 68th session, decided to proclaim March 3 as the World Wildlife Day, with the aim of raising awareness about the value of wildlife and wildlife wild. The date chosen marks the anniversary of the adoption in 1973 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which plays a prominent role in the protection of species against the International Trade. Previously, on 3 March, it had been designated as World Conservation Day in a resolution of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, at its 16th meeting.
Earth Equinox Day is celebrated at the equinox of March, which occurs around the 20th, to mark the exact moment of the astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the astronomical autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. An equinox is, in astronomy, the point in time (not a whole day) when the Sun is directly above the Earth's equator. It happens around the 20 of March and 23 of September of each year. In most cultures, the equinoxes and solstices mark the beginning or end of the seasons.
On 15 December 1972, the UN General Assembly, at its twenty-seventh session, designated 5 June as World Environment Day to commemorate the opening of the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment, raising public awareness of the need to improve and preserve the environment. World Environment Day is celebrated every year in more than 100 countries. It is a source of inspiration for political and community activities aimed at renewing its commitment to protecting the environment.
The activities are aimed at sensitizing environmental situations, enabling individuals to be active elements of sustainable, sustainable and equitable development in order to ensure a more prosperous future for humanity, using diverse activities ranging from street parades, Bicycle rides, ecological concerts, tree planting, recycling and cleaning campaigns, seminars, round tables, and even signing or ratifying international agreements.
Details on the activities planned to commemorate this day are published, and it is reported what they did around the world to celebrate. The most important events to commemorate World Environment Day take place in the city of Shenzhen, belonging to the People's Republic of China.