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world earth day afflicted The day of the spring equinox (or autumnal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere) in the Northern Hemisphere, when the length of day and night is nearly equal all over the world. spring equinox in 2023 Future March 21 at 00.24 Moscow time (March 20 at 21.24 UTC).

Every person and institution on Earth Day should talk As stewards of the earth, explore what can be done in the field of ecology, economics and ethics for the benefit of people and the planet.

The tradition of celebrating Earth Day on the day of the spring solstice, laid John McConnell, American businessman and publisher, environmentalist, creator of the World flag.

In September 1969 he presented San Francisco Board of Supervisors (USA) will hold Earth Day in the city and in November of the same year presented his project Celebrating this day at the UNESCO Environment Conference held in San Francisco. The San Francisco leadership liked McConnell’s proposal. Earth Day Declaration issued. On March 21, 1970, Earth Day was held for the first time in the city. This action immediately caught the attention of the public.

The idea for Earth Day was this: supported United Nations (UN) Secretary-General U Thant. John McConnell wrote the “Earth Day Statement,” which outlined the rights and responsibilities of Earth’s people to care for their planet. Signed by U Thant and other world leaders.

We can say that Earth Day is a civic initiative that every person, group and organization can participate in.

Every year since 1972, this day at UN Headquarters in New York (USA) sounds The Peace Bell, founded in 1954 and cast from coins, donated insignia, medals and other honors of people from many countries, as well as children from all continents. It is a symbol of the global solidarity of the people of the world. Also, the bell serves as a call to action to preserve peace and life on Earth.

It begins to ring at the beginning of the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. The meaning of this ceremony is that the moment the Peace Bell rings, people think about what they should do to save our planet, see themselves as its citizens and improve the lives of all living things on Earth.

One of the main symbols of Earth Day is the Earth flag, designed by John McConnell in 1969. The flag is a photograph of our planet from space. This is now used as an image of the planet against a dark blue background, taken by the astronauts of the Apollo 17 spacecraft on their way to the moon.

In 1997, the World flag was presented to Hero of the Soviet Union, Anatoly Berezovoi, the USSR pilot-cosmonaut during the celebration of Earth Day at the UN. Later, several copies of the flag were delivered to the Mir space station. Flags of the Earth, visiting the orbital station “Mir”, were presented to the museum. NK Roerich in Moscow, NK Roerich in New York and the Knowledge International Humanitarian Foundation.

“Earth Day Peace Bell” ceremony in Russia First It was held in Moscow in 1998. Its organizers were the International Center-Museum named after NK. Roerich, International Humanitarian Fund “Knowledge”, Russian Cosmonautics Federation, International Union of Peace Foundations. Later Earth Day celebrations to join other cities of Russia.

The material has been prepared based on information from RIA Novosti and open sources.

Source: Ria

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