Woke up, took my phone and went surfing the Internet per usual. What’s this? Google has a new doodle: all green and nice.

“Wow, look at this! Today is the Earth day!!”, I said out loud. I went on reading the information. It said the following:

“Every year Earth Day is celebrated on 22 of April. This year will mark 50 years of Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis”․

“But how it all started?”, I wondered.

I found out that the very first Earth Day in 1970 launched a wave of action, including the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States. The Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts were created in response to the first Earth Day in 1970, as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many countries soon adopted similar laws.

“On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet.

Currently Earth Day continues to hold major international significance․

 On this very special day we seize all the tools and actions that we have, big and small, to change our lives and change our world, not for one day, but forever.

No matter where you are, you can make a difference. And you’re not alone, because together, we can save the Earth”, the article said.

“What a nice way to start my day!”, I thought to myself while opening the window.

“Happy EARTHday!”, I said out loud breathing the fresh air and the sweet smell of cherry blossoms.

P.S.  We are proud to let you know that DNA lead the first Armenian delegation in 2019 to take part in the biggest environment and sustainable development conference expo in the world EarthX ( www.earthx.org)!  EarthX is a grand event both in numbers and big names with more than 200,000 visitors, 2.7 million reviews on social media, and 173.5 million reviews on the air involving more than 17 thousand students.  And though this year the Coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, it will not force us to forget about taking care of nature, surrounding environment and our EARTH! EarthX 2020 will take place in an online platform this year and DNA will be there as well! So stay tuned!

Written by Nellie Melkonyan