International Earth Day

Today — not just big, but a truly global celebration — International Mother Earth Day (International Mother Earth Day), held under the auspices of the United Nations — the day of our overall cozy home.

Festival was set to the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, April 22, 2009 (Resolution ? A/RES/63/278, her co-workers were more than 50 UN member states), and notes from 2010 year, every year 22 April.

President of the 63rd session of the General Assembly, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann said that the declaration of a resolution of the International Day is an acknowledgment that the Earth and its ecosystems are our home, provide the human life, as well as confirmation of the commitments made at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Therefore, to achieve a fair balance between the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the planet Earth.

The resolution also states that the term "Mother Earth" is generally accepted in many countries, that it reflects the relationship between the planet and its ecosystems and man. Offering to all UN Member States, international and non-governmental organizations to celebrate the "International Day of Mother Earth", the General Assembly draws attention to the fact that this holiday is celebrated annually in many countries.

... necessary to promote harmony with nature and the planet Earth ... (Photo: Joel Calheiros, Shutterstock) The tradition of celebrating April 22 Earth Day originated in the United States in 1970, and in 1990 became an international day of action. In Russia it is celebrated since 1992.

In the Northern Hemisphere, Earth Day is celebrated in the spring, but in the southern hemisphere — in the fall. The main goal of this global campaign is to attract the attention of society and every person on the planet to the Earth, to the problems of its environment.

What is it, our Earth?
Estimated that the planet Earth is about 4, 5 billion years old. If you want to go around the earth, walking along the equator, the length of the path to be done almost 40,010 kilometers. The distance from the surface to the center is 6378 kilometers. And, really hard rocks (lithosphere) form a layer of about 70 kilometers, and, moving further vklub, we are seeing liquid and semi-liquid state.

Death Valley in California and in Libya, called El Azizia, hold records of the hottest places on Earth. Al Aziziyah record — 57.8 degrees Celsius (September 13 in 1922), the record of the Valley of Death — 55.8 degrees Celsius (10 July in 1983 at the research station "Vostok" was recorded -89 Antarktikevse degrees Celsius.

On this day, everyone can take participate in the beautification and landscaping their yards and streets (Photo: wavebreakmedia ltd, Shutterstock) The Earth is incredibly rich in minerals — Scientists have classified the approximately 4,000 species of minerals, about 200 of them are of practical importance. Each year, open 50-100 kinds of minerals.

The Earth has one natural satellite — the Moon visible to the naked eye.

Day of Mother Earth {day-4-22} {22 April / day}, as well as Earth Day, held on the vernal equinox, allows every citizen in all parts of the world communities to express gratitude to our great common home.

Every year scientists of the world gather in this day around the table to discussion of global environmental problems. In different countries, organized a variety of events and activities. This conference, exhibition, closing traffic on the busy streets of major cities, cleaning and tree planting.

In Russia traditionally International Earth Day is the day of public organizations that spend the day various environmental events and activities. On this day, everyone can take part in the beautification and landscaping their yards and streets.