International Day for Biological Diversity 2018

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World Migratory Bird Day

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World Earth Day 2018

Theme: End Plastic Pollution Countdown to April 22

What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

Close to 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.

In the US and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity was in decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants.

The global ecological awareness was growing, and the US Congress and President Nixon responded quickly. In July of the same year, they created the Environmental Protection Agency, and robust environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, among many.

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International Day of Forests

2018 Theme: Forests and Sustainable Cities

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Arbor Day2018
The 40th Arbor Day in China

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