International Mother Earth Day is an annual event observed on April 22 to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures. This day is also known as Earth Day.
Observed on: April 22
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2009 (UN Proclamation)
About International Mother Earth Day
Every year April 22 is observed as International Mother Earth Day.
In 2009 United Nations General Assembly decided to designate 22 April as International Mother Earth Day with a resolution. The day is observed to spread the message of importance of Earth as a whole and relation between human beings and other species around us. The day focus on climate change and other issues related to Earth.
Before the United Nations Mother Earth Day celebrations many countries were observing this day as Earth Day. This annual event is conducted to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures.
Activities and Programs on Mother Earth Day
Many programs and activities are conducting on this day to spread the message. Every year the observance is based on a theme which is of current issue.
Programs on this day includes tree planting programs, discussions and seminars related to the importance of protecting earth, programs related to the ecosystem and habitat of different species, programs to shows how to reduce pollution, spread the importance of recycling materials, competitions conducted on different institutions and organizations based on related themes, etc.
Programs and activities on World Creativity and Innovation Day (April 21) are also give importance to Earth Day.
Theme for International Mother Earth Day
International Mother Earth Day 2021 Theme is “Restore our Earth“
Earth Day 2020 Theme was “Climate Action“
Theme for Earth Day 2019 was “Protect our species“
Earth Day 2018 Theme was “End Plastic Pollution“
2017 Theme: Environmental & Climate Literacy
2016 Theme: Trees for the Earth
2015 Theme: Water Wonderful World and Clean Earth – Green Earth
2014 Theme: Green Cities
2013 Theme: The Face of Climate Change
2012 Theme: Mobilize the Earth
2011 Theme: Clear the Air
2010 Theme: Reduce
2009 Theme: How Do You Get Around
2008 Theme: Trees Please
2007 Theme: Be kind to the earth – starting from saving resources