20 million Americans mobilized on April 22, 1970; 30 years later, that number was up to 200 million citizens of the Earth. What was the cause that brought these people together? The desire to make the Earth a better place.
Earth Day is not a holiday, but an annual event dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental action. Consider the math: in many Western countries, each person generates 4.3lb (1.95kg) of waste every day, up from 2.7 (1.2kg) in 1960. There are now 7.3 billion people in the world; with the current population growth rate of 1.1%, this means that in roughly 64 years, the Earth's population will be almost 15 billion.
1. Poor Tortoise Trapped in Plastic
2. Turtle Trapped in waste couldn't grow and died
3. Homeless Koala
4. Bird trapped in oil spil
5. Albatross killed by excessive plastic indigestion in Midway Islands (North Pacific)
6. Trapped Stork
7. Seals are not safe even in their own habbitat
8. Oiled Penguins
9. Surfing in Java (Indonesia). The most polluted island in the World!
10. Fake Hong Kong Skyline for the Tourists
11. Is this suitable water to drink for a child? Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province
12. A Girl walks through smog in Beijing, where Small-Particle pollution is 40 times more than International Standards!
13. Over thousands of Dead fish in a Lake in Wuhan, Central China
14. Ken River Oil Field, California USA - Exploited Since 1899
15. Mexico City Landscape, with 20 Million Inhabitants. Yes those are really houses
16. Child swims in polluted reservoir, Pingba
17. Landscape full of trash in Bangladesh
18. Oil Spill in Dalian
19. A bald Sunbear in Borneo. Deforestation affecting the animals' health
20. Residents look at a heavily polluted river in Zhugao, China
21. Landfill in Accra (Ghana).
22. Boy swims in an Algae-Filled water.
23. A journalist taking sample of the Polluted Jianhe River. Whose waters have turned Red.
24. Over 3000 Dead pigs being Fished out of Huangpu River.
25. Fire at a Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico, April 2010
26. California Drought
27. Brazil Drought
28. Huge portions of Brazilian Forest burned down to be 'Re-purposed'
29. Trash in a beautiful beach in Morocco
30. In Madhya Pradesh; Cows awaiting Death Poisoned by eating Plastic eaten with food from the Garbage.