On this Earth Day 2020, OpenGiftBox wishes a happy earth day to all it’s readers. Let us pledge to leave a happier, healthier and greener planet for our next generation. Today I bring you a set of earth day quotes and slogans which will inspires all of us to do more for this planet. Let us take some time to think what we have done and what we can do to make this planet or dream place to live.
Clean up the Earth, it’s the only home we have. Dare to be a Force of Nature. Don’t throw your future away. Earth Day isn’t just another day
What is Earth Day ?
Earth Day is global event. It is a annual event and is celebrated on April 22. It celebrates the environmental movement and raises awareness about pollution and ways to maintain a clean and green planet. It was first celebrated in 1970, Hence this year marks the 50th anniversary of the celebrations.
Why earth day is celebrated?
The earth day was founded in 1970 and it is celebrated to emphasize the importance of environmental issues and focuses of educating people on the same. Hence on this day across the world events are organized to showcase planet earth, nature and its importance in life. Small children and students are told about the pressing environmental issues are are taught to think and act over these issues. Governments, civil societies, NGO’s and all of us take oath to save the nature and mother earth. Share earth day slogans, earth day quotes , cards etc with each other.
How did earth day started?
The credit of starting the Earth Day goes to a US Lawmaker, Senator Gaylord Nelson,. He was a democrat from Wisconsin. He was determined to convince the federal government that the planet was at risk. Nelson is considered as one of the leaders of modern environmental movement.
Nelson conceived the idea of Earth Day in 1969. He motivated the then government and people of United Stated of America to actively participate in this concept. His efforts were recognized by everyone and the first earth day was celebrated in April 22, 1970.
Some interesting Earth Day Facts – Do you know?
1) A highlight of the United Nations’ Earth Day celebration in New York City is the ringing of the Peace Bell, a gift from Japan, at the exact moment of the vernal equinox.
2) On this Day in 2009, Disney released a documentary film called Earth that followed the migration paths of four animal families
3) On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result.
4) Earth Day was renamed officially by the UN in 2009 as “International Mother Earth Day“
5) On this Day in 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel
6) In an Earth Day celebration in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth Day Network
7) In Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevent their extinction in honor of Earth Day
Simple Things we can do on earth day
- Recycle: Reduce waste and reuse and recycle whatever we can
- Clean the surroundings: Let’s not throw waste, dispose it at proper disposable sites
- Save water: Clean air and clean water is all we need. Today we already see how we are struggling with water in summer. Lets save water
- Reduce plastic: We all know how problematic they are for environment. Let’s try to limit their use
- Educate: Educate as many as you can on this issue
- Choose sustainable lifestyle – be more near to nature
- Shop wisely: Don’s buy things you do not need so that you don’t have to throw it.
- Plant a tree : The more you plant them, the more better
How to inspire children on this day
- Organize debates and quizzes around earth day in the school
- Make them take pledge to save earth and mother nature
- Encourage them to take up some environment related projects / science projects
- Make signs boards for school encouraging the theme
- Make a video or presentation urging others to take action.
- Plant a tree
- Engage students in some experiments related to environment issues like pollution
- Pick up trash and host a e-waste collection drive
Some cool activities for kids
- Read books on earth and nature
- Spend time in the woods along with kids and appreciate what mother earth has given us
- Write a story about the earth and environmental pollution
- Create something from scrap – tech them how to recycle
- Spend some time in garden. Plant trees, flower plants etc
- Crate a compost together
Check this out – How to plan a classroom project on earth day
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Making Compost at home
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Earth Day Quiz
Visit this website for some cool nature and earth related quizzes
NASA Earth Day 2020 Tool Kit
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These NASA’s resources are free and available to teachers and students, parents, civic leaders, museums — and anyone else — to use and enjoy.
Today I list down these earth day quotes which will remind you and me that we have a lot of responsibility to treat our nature and mother planet with utmost care.
Earth Day Quotes and Slogans
- Love the earth: it’s the only one we’ve go
- Earth Day Is The World’s Birthday!
- A clean earth is a happy earth!
- Reuse & recycle, save our planet, think green
- Give a hoot — don’t pollute
- Breathe out and make a tree happy
- Keep your surroundings clean, make the earth green
- Mother Earth, she gave us birth
- Think green, keep it clean
- Live and let live
- Remember tomorrow, recycle today
- Think green not grey on Earth Day
- Save earth, save mankind
- May the Forest be With You
- If it dies, we die with it
- Hug a tree
- Protect our earth today for our children’s’ tomorrow
- The Earth is fine, it is the people that are in trouble!
- Earth Day Every day.
- Clean up the earth, it’s the only home we have
- Earth Day isn’t just another day.
- Nurture Nature
- If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breathe while counting your money
- Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. – Indian Proverb
- Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. –Mahatma Gandhi
- Love the earth: it’s the only one we’ve got
- It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.― Dalai Lama
- A Good Planet Is Hard to Find.
- Don’t throw your future away.
- “Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.” ― Scott Peters
- “What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” ― Henry David Thoreau
- “There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” ― Robert Orben
- “The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.” — John Paul II
- Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” ― Rabindranath Tagore
- “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” — John Ruskin
- A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.— Franklin D. Roosevelt
- We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do. — Barbara Ward
- Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” — George Washington Carver
- “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” — Helen Keller
- Pollution is not a solution
- One Earth, One Chance.
- Don’t panic, go organic
Some Earth Day Quotes in Hindi | अर्थ डे ( पृथ्वी दिवस ) कोट्स
- यह मत भूलो कि आपको यह धरती अपने पूर्वजों से विरासत में मिली है ताकि आप इसे अपने बच्चों को दे सकें।
- “प्रकृति के दिल के करीब रहो … एक बार पहाड़ पर चढ़ो, या जंगल में एक सप्ताह बिताओ।” अपनी आत्मा को साफ करो। ”- जॉन मुइर
- एक देश जो अपनी मिट्टी को नष्ट करता है, वह खुद को नष्ट कर देता है। वन हमारी भूमि के फेफड़े हैं, हवा को शुद्ध करते हैं और हमारे लोगों को नई ताकत देते हैं। ”- फ्रैंकलिन डी रूजवेल्ट
- “मैं केवल तब गुस्सा महसूस करता हूं जब मैं बर्बादी देखता हूं। जब मैं लोगों को उन चीजों को फेंकते हुए देखता हूं जो हम इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं।”- मदर टेरेसा
- ‘अच्छा आदमी सभी जीवित चीजों का दोस्त है। ”- महात्मा गांधी
A poem by Hariwansh Rai Bachhan for this day
सब ग्रह गाते, पृथ्वी रोती।
ग्रह-ग्रह पर लहराता सागर
ग्रह-ग्रह पर धरती है उर्वर,
ग्रह-ग्रह पर बिछती हरियाली,
ग्रह-ग्रह पर तनता है अम्बर,
ग्रह-ग्रह पर बादल छाते हैं, ग्रह-ग्रह पर है वर्षा होती।
सब ग्रह गाते, पृथ्वी रोती।
पृथ्वी पर भी नीला सागर,
पृथ्वी पर भी धरती उर्वर,
पृथ्वी पर भी शस्य उपजता,
पृथ्वी पर भी श्यामल अंबर,
किंतु यहाँ ये कारण रण के देख धरणि यह धीरज खोती।
सब ग्रह गाते, पृथ्वी रोती।
सूर्य निकलता, पृथ्वी हँसती,
चाँद निकलता, वह मुसकाती,
चिड़ियाँ गातीं सांझ सकारे,
यह पृथ्वी कितना सुख पाती;
अगर न इसके वक्षस्थल पर यह दूषित मानवता होती।
सब ग्रह गाते, पृथ्वी रोती।
कवि – हरिवंश राय श्रीवास्तव “बच्चन”
A poem by Dr Parshuram Shukla
धरती से सीखा है हमने
सबका बोझ उठाना
और गगन से सीखा हमने
ऊपर उठते जाना
सूरज की लाली से सीखा
जग आलोकित करना
चंदा की किरणों से सीखा
सबकी पीड़ा हरना
पर्वत से सीखा है हमने
दृढ़ संकाल्प बनाना
और नदी से सीखा हमने
आगे बढ़ते जाना
सागर की लहरों से सीखा
सुख दुख को सह जाना
तूफानों ने यह सिखलाया
आफत से टकराना
~ परशुराम शुक्ल
Earth Day Is not just another day on this planet. It is a day for making promises.
- Let us take a pledge to make this planet a Happier, Healthier and Greener Planet for Generations to Come.
- Let us take pledge to plant more and more trees
- Lets us take pledge to take care of our mother earth with lots of love
Let us promise to plant atleast one tree per person every year. Let us create a greener world before it becomes a fantasy to our next generation.
These Earth Day quotes remind us that we are all in this fight together, to make the world a place that we can continue to love, cherish and live on for generations to come. After all, it is our home.
Hope you like the Earth Day Quotes. Do share it among the people you know. Please do send us your comments. Have a good day!
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