This year’ theme “Invest In Our Planet” had its successful worldwide observance last April 22, 2023. Earth Day is a global annual event that was first launched in 1970. It was organised by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, inspired by the anti-war protests of the 1960s. His aim was to create a similar movement, but focused on environmental issues.
A bit of history here. April 22 was the date chosen for the event because it fell between spring break and final exams, making it easier for college students to participate – and it was the day the spring equinox occurs throughout the rest of the world.
The first Earth Day was a resounding success, with an estimated 20 million Americans taking part in rallies, demonstrations, and other events across the country. It helped to raise awareness about a range of environmental issues, including air and water pollution, deforestation, and the extinction of wildlife.
Today, more than 1 billion people has caught the global vision and mission, and are actively participating in Earth Day activities each year, thus making the said event the largest civic observance in the world.
As a result of the remarkable response from people in all parts of the world, various policy agreements and acts have been sanctioned: such as Clear Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many others.
Earth Day also serves as an opportunity to advocate for policy changes that can have a positive impact on the environment, such as stronger regulations to reduce pollution, increased support for renewable energy, and more sustainable land-use practices.
Celebrating the annual event is done through various activities, like tree planting, reducing waste, promoting sustainable transportation and advocating for policies that support other environmental protection.
What does Earth Day mean to you and me? Earth Day is an important reminder that we all have a role to fulfill in protecting the planet.Our planet. It persistently encourages us to think about the impact that our daily choices and actions have on the environment, and to take steps to reduce our carbon footprint, conserve resources, protect wildlife and natural habitats.
The concern is real and it is urgent. And the call to raise awareness on environmental issues which aims to inspire everyone to take progressive action has risen to global proportion, where millions of people across the globe are called upon to protect this planet. The vision which has caught momentum from the time it was organized continues to gain awareness from stakeholders like corporations, organizations and as a whole, all the inhabitants of this planet.
Mearth is very much aware of this imperative call to do its part in helping the world be sustainable so that the imminent future generations will survive and thrive. As a socially responsible and responsive company, Mearth only produces personal mobility devices like the electric scooters which are environment-friendly, as they do not cause emissions that can pollute the air.
Mearth, whose acronym mean Mobility + Earth, as a whole, remains committed, which is an integral part of its noble goal -- to help uplift the lifestyles of the people with its energy-efficient electric scooters that do not leave any carbon footprint, and as such, are safe for the environment and our health. Everything the company does reflects the unwavering mission of Mearth’s founder and CEO Ming Ye and remains resolute and strong.
Just like the movement that began decades ago and has caught fire, Earth Day continues to permeate into the psyche and spirit of multitudes all over the world, and Mearth has heeded the call to do its part, and ours too -- big and small deliberate efforts cannot be ignored.
To be able to achieve a sustainable existence in this only planet that live in, we must do our part. Take action, be mindful and conscious that everything we do has an impact ultimately. Leet it be for the betterment of our world, where the next and future generation can continue to enjoy a life that is green, fresh and where living things can flourish. Earth is after all, the only planet we've got.