Earth Day Celebrations around the world

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April 22, marks the event of International Earth Day. Senator Gaylord Nelson of the United States initiated this movement and it was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. The occasion calls for large and bountiful celebrations on the international platform. This international environmental episode honors Earth’s unique place in the universe and its phenomenal and exquisite biodiversity. Take a look at the green themed activities from a few country capitals:

Washington

Throughout the month of April, the city hosted events to commemorate the International Earth Day. People from all age groups could volunteer for an array of green themed activities from around the wide spread of the country. Money was been raised for environmental causes, people signed up for several cleanup activities of local streams, tributaries, parks, among others. The events also focused on efficient and eco-friendly transportation options, in addition to talks and informatory sessions on climate change.

Tokyo

Japan has been one of the most perceptive members and has been part of the worldwide green movement since the past around 20 years. 2019 witnessed a parade on Sunday around the United Nations University to promote sustainable development goals. Among the participants were advocates of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Like every year, 2019 also drew active participation of environmental enthusiasts in a two-day weekend event at Yoyogi Park. The event was a celebration of green activities. Some of the instances include: all of the electricity for the event was produced with biodiesel fuel.  The food booths at the event offered eco-friendly and organic snacks and meals, moreover reusable dishes were available at ¥100.

Israel

26 municipalities in Israel will host Earth Day activities throughout the day. It aims to raise awareness about reducing consumption of energy and other sustainable resources. The country also initiates a ceremony of Green Globe awards. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event and it will honor environmental activists. The occasion will conclude with a Lights Out ceremony which will begin at Ariel Sharon Park, as well as at locations in each of the 26 municipalities.