Earth Day 2023 urges us all to invest in our planet
April 22, 2023 - Earth Day, celebrated each year on April 22, is marked by around one billion people across more than 190 countries.
Earth Day is an annual event that occurs on April 22, with the purpose of highlighting and supporting environmental protections.
It was first held in the United States in 1970, a year after an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara killed more than 10,000 seabirds, dolphins, seals and sea lions.
It is widely recognised as the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.
Similar to last year, the 2023 theme will be “Invest in Our Planet” – a day to mark the importance of dedicating time, resources and energy to solving the climate crisis.
The Climate Coalition says the best way to get involved is to organise climate and nature events in your community and contact local decision-makers, asking for progress on initiatives to mitigate climate change.