Earth Day is the celebration of environmental change, awareness, and activism! Find out below what 2022 has in store for this global event!
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 that celebrates our planet! It raises public awareness about environmental concerns and encourages activism by the average person. It is celebrated globally with rallies, conferences, school projects, and clean up events.
How Does JSL Celebrate Earth Day?
JSL believes in helping the environment as well as helping animals in need! We celebrate Earth Day everyday! Here are just a few ways we participate and do our part to save the Earth!
- 100% Recycled Envelopes and Packaging
- We use 100% recycled jewelry boxes
- We use ZERO waste stickers
- All of our gemstones are mined sustainably and ethically
- We use ZERO plastics
- Our office is run on Wind Energy
We strive to maintain the highest level of eco-friendly business solutions as possible!
Timeline of Earth Day Events
Earth Day started as a peaceful protest march where 20 million Americans took to the streets to advocate for environmental reform. It was extremely popular among college students in particular and the first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. This date was chosen specifically by the organizers to be between spring break and finals week for the target audience.
In 1990, Earth Day’s 20th Anniversary, it became a global event where 200 million people across 120 countries participated in major environmental protection rallies. Recycling was a major topic of discussion that year.
Fun Fact: Google’s First Earth Day Doodle was created in 2001!
In 2018, Greta Thunberg (then 15) protested in front of the Swedish Parliament for global warming awareness. The use of her protest sign “School Strike For Climate'' was the talk of global news for weeks! This protest started a chain of school strikes across the world. By 2019, more than 1 million students participated in 2,200 strikes in 125 different countries to protest global warming.
2022 will be Earth Day’s 50 Anniversary! Find out more about this year's events below!
Why Does it Matter?
Earth Day is celebrated annually to acknowledge climate change, advancement, and a cleaner planet. This day is important because it brings billions of people together to make real change to our planet. We all know that addressing climate change, global warming, recycling, ect. demands high profile involvement.
The first Earth Day in 1970 inspired various environmental legislation to be passed in the United States, most notably the Clean Water Act (1972) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (1976).
On Earth Day in 2016, the United Nations adopted the Paris Climate Agreement, which saw nations around the world aim to keep global warming below 2.7 Fahrenheit.
This 50 year old celebration has made tremendous progress, but there is still much to do! It is so important to participate in any way that you can, from planting trees at home, to participating in a rally or conference, or even to protesting in front of your own government.
Earth Day 2022
Earth Day 2022’s theme is Invest In Our Planet
This theme was chosen to get participants to be bold and innovate for our planet in a broad way. The Earth Day Organization aims this idea at those who are loud and proud, but fair and unbiased.
Real Change can be made, and we are making history with this one day!
Earth Day is majorly important to our community, our global opportunities, and of course to our planet. JSL is doing our part by using eco-friendly products and sustainable energy in our packaging! What will you do for the planet this year?
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