The Earth Day is celebrated on two dates 21st Marchan initiative of the United Nations. 22nd April an initiative of Earth Day Network.
Earth Day - 21st MarchAddress to the peoples of Earth: «Lets just be peaceful and radnostni Days on Earth, our beautiful spaceship - the Earth, flying and rotating among the cool space and its bearing so fragile load-life.» UN Secretary General - U Thant, March 21, 1971
The symbol of the Earth DayGreen Greek letter Θ on white field
The Bell of Peace Appeals to people to keep the peace and the life on the Earth and to help each other
The first bell of PeaceIt was cast from coins collected by children from 60 countries. It has an inscription: «Long live the peace in the world».
There are Bells of Peace in more than 20 countries
22nd April is declared Earth Day initiative of the international movement Earth Day Network. This day aims at uniting people in environmental protection - Celebration of clean water, land and air
History of the day In 1872 the minister of agriculture in USA proposed to choose a day of the year for planting and called it the Tree day. 22nd April was chosen – it was the minister’s birthday. In 1970 it was renamed and called the Earth Day
History of the day Ten years later, this holiday became official for the U.S. on April 22 (the birthday of Morton). In 1970, on the initiative of Nelson “Tree Day” got a new name: "Earth Day".
Second versionOn 22 April there was an oil leakage in asmall American town. All citizens and volunteers from the whole countrycontributed to saving the nature.
Second versionThe famous American scientist -environmentalist Denis Hayesturned to the world communitywith an appeal by April 22, 1990 tobegin the celebration of "EarthDay" and every person tocontribute to landscaping andplanning of their home planet andits natural monuments.
The Earth Day today Today 147 countries contribute to this day by organizing ecological activities
In BulgariaWe started organizing this day in 1990
Every yearwe try tocontributeto keepingthe planet clean
Initiatives Save a tree – collecting paper Tourist walk to Veteran hut To make our planet a good place for living The greenest classroom Gifts of the Earth - exhibition
Let’s keep the earth for tomorrow – messages on posters
My home the Earth – clean and nice literary contest
The most beautiful flower for my school a contest for pottes
Did you know ...For 1 ton of paperwe need 24 trees A glass bottle needs 4000 years A plastic to be decomposedbottledecomposes Recycling afor 400 years glass bottle provides electricity to the TV to workElectricity from 1.5 hoursrecycled plasticbottles - 2 poweredcomputer for 1 hour
How we can help Do not leave electrical appliances on Do not use “double” lighting” – use the day light Go on foot Put the rubbish in separate bins: paper, glass, plastic, metal Plant a tree, plant flowers . Take part in cleaning parks