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Earth Day 2015

on 22 April 2015

Today, like every year on 22 April, the entire planet celebrates Earth Day. This event originates from the United States and was founded in 1970 in honor of the Earth and the concept of peace. Only later, in 2009, the United Nations has declared 22 April as the official celebration of Earth and a common understanding of all mankind to build a prosperous and secure future, with respect for nature.

Every year on this day events are organised worldwide to support the environmental protection. The event is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated annually in over 192 countries, including Romania.

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