Earth Day was first established in the US in 1970, but in 1990, Earth Day was recognized on a global scale with over 2000 million people in 141 countries mobilizing to highlight environmental issues. Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 with the goal to promote awareness and appreciation for health and the environment. LG Air Solution supports this movement that crosses borders and boundaries for the better of the planet, and we would like to celebrate it with you.
Volunteers planting trees for Earth Day
The Significance of Earth Day
As many as a billion people from 192 countries are now believed to take part in Earth Day each year. Many people join in activities such as marches, meetings with elected officials, tree planting events and programs to clean up their local communities. Governments and corporations also do their part by making significant pledges and announcements for measures to improve sustainability. There are many ways to get involved in Earth Day activities, no matter where you are. If you are interested in getting involved with Earth Day events in your home country, click HERE to visit Earth Day Network to see what’s happening near you.
(Source: U.S. Air Force photo by Branden Yamada)
Japanese families releasing baby salmon into the Oirase River in preparation for Earth Day 2019
What’s in a Day?
Each year, Earth Day has a special theme to punctuate current environmental issues. Recent themes have included ‘Environmental & Climate Literacy’ in 2017, aimed at inspiring action around climate change, and ‘End Plastic Pollution’ in 2018, which focused on eliminating single-use plastics and inspiring global regulation on plastic disposal. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is ‘Protect Our Species’ with the goal to raise awareness about the protection of animal species and their habitats around the world. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and promises to bring even more awareness to the day with the enlistment of environmental leaders and activists. Anyone can reach out to become a sponsor or partner of the Earth Day initiative by emailing the Earth Day Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At LG, sustainability is one of our main focal points when we develop our highly efficient HVAC solutions. The sanctity of Earth is a serious issue. However, we celebrate Earth Day and each of you involved in making the Earth a cleaner and healthier place for us and all the species with which we share the planet. Join us in observing Earth Day 2019, and find out more about how LG HVAC is contributing to the environment through our products and solutions!