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International Earth Day 2014
Apr 22, 2014

Like Earth Days of the past, International Earth Day 2014 was focused on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever. International Earth Day 2014 put stress to do just that through its global theme: Green Cities. With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future. Nothing is more powerful than the collective action of a billion people. It was first celebrated in the year 1970, and is now coordinated globally by Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

In 1969, at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed for a day in recognition and honour of the Earth and the concept of Peace, to be first celebrated on 21 March 1970, which is the first day of spring or Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere. A month later, a separate Earth Day was held on 22 April 1970. It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work.

Although this 22 April Earth Day was only focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, extended the celebration to the rest of the world in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.

The earth has been used and exploited for various greedy needs of human beings, while people living in the same earth has been largely ignorant of the level of pollution and pressure they are exerting on the earth.

International Earth Day 2014, like any other earth days, will focus on green cities, mobilizing millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. The United Nation estimates that today, more than half of the world's population live in cities. As the urban population grows rapidly, the effects of climate change worsen. It is certain days like the International Earth Day that gives our cities a chance to evolve.

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