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  1. 1. Earth Day
  2. 2. What is Earth Day? <ul><li>Earth Day is a name of a global, commemorative day each year </li></ul><ul><li>It marks the advent of spring in the Northern hemisphere and autumn in the Southern hemisphere. </li></ul><ul><li>It is both intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Are There Two Earth Days? <ul><li>Yes -- there are two Earth Days: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John McConnell, a peace activist is credited as being the founder of Earth Day. He visualized the idea of a worldwide holiday called Earth Day during a UNESCO Conference on the Environment in the year 1969. This is held on March 20th or 21st each year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The second Earth Day, held first on April 22nd , 1970, and every year thereafter is more popular -- it is the largest secular holiday in the world. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is the Earth Day Flag? <ul><li>The Earth Day flag is an unofficial representation -- but it is widely popular. It shows a NASA image of the earth over a blue background. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What should I do on Earth Day? <ul><li>Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Earth Day is a time to unite around new actions. Earth Day and every day is a time to act to protect our planet. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: US Government Site </li></ul></ul>
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