It’s Earth Day, people. Time to start separating your recycling, buy a Prius and never use aerosol sprays ever again. Ah, who am I kidding? Only hippies live that lifestyle full-time. I’m about to toss my growing pile of empty beer bottles in the regular trash, steal a Hummer and cruise through town spraying Axe body spray out the windows. The O-Zone is soft.
Earth Day is actually a pretty cool celebration if you know the history behind it. Here’s all the background you need (written in my Official Grown Up voice).
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces. In 2017, the March for Science occurs on Earth day (April 22, 2017) and is followed by the People’s Climate Mobilization (April 29, 2017).
Okay, so maybe you’re not super cereal about the environment or about Earth Day. But, at the very least, you can enjoy the funny Earth Day memes we put together above.