Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to highlight environmental issues across the planet and demonstrate support for environmental protection.
First held in the United States on April 22nd, 1970, it has since become the biggest secular observation day in the world, and an opportunity to highlight the issues and environmental challenges affecting our world.
On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries, Ireland included. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic climate protection treaty adopted at the United Nations Climate Change Conference the previous year.
In conjunction with Earth Day 2021 President Joe Biden will host a global climate summit, with earthday.org staging a broad range of events to highlight climate and environmental literacy, climate restoration technologies, reforestation efforts, regenerative agriculture, citizen science and clean ups that are taking place around the globe.
All around Ireland Green Schools Committees continue to promote and lead on ways which we can all become more aware of our role in making our world sustainable. By playing our small part we can achieve great things.
Congratulations to Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty who have introduced Bee Hives on their school campus.