Earth Day Celebration Essay Typer

Earth Day 2017 – India’s Call For Action

April 22, 2017

by Sujatha

April 22. That day again when we post a beautiful picture on Facebook or Twitter, greet each other on World Earth Day, appreciate the school going kids who bring home a plant and go on with our lives as usual. This year, let’s do something different. Let us commemorate Earth Day as it should be – by celebrating the Earth and its abundance, by pledging to protect the greenery, the natural resources, the beauty and the bounty that our planet has generously bestowed upon us, by translating our vision of a clean and green India into action. “Be the change you want to see in the world,” said Mahatma Gandhi. Indeed it is time to make the transition from armchair activism to environmental protection.

Be The Change…

Our country fares rather poorly when it comes to air pollution. According to a recent report by Greenpeace India, air pollution alone is responsible for about 1.2 million deaths in the country each year. Air quality in most Indian cities falls short of WHO standards. Our actions are rather straightforward and simple -

  • Use bicycles as far as possible
  • Do not burn plastics, leaves, and trash
  • Opt for car pools and public transport
  • Support stringent vehicle emission standards and reduction of emission from factories and plants

Increasing instances of drought and ground water depletion are the result of climate change. We outrage when we hear of farmer suicides in the country but have we done our bit to reverse the damaging effects of global warming? Our actions must reflect our concern for the survival of the human race. India is one of the worst affected when it comes to ground water depletion. The burgeoning population, high concentration of industries and reckless urbanization is making matters worse.

  • Plant trees – as many as you can, as often as you can
  • Adopt rainwater harvesting techniques
  • Opt for solar powered devices and solar rooftops
  • Reduce carbon footprint

Waste management is another damaging battle that India is currently fighting. Lack of adequate waste separation, processing and composting facilities in rural and urban areas alike is the main cause for the decline in health and hygiene in the country. While the recent drive by the government to construct toilets in the country is a commendable one, till about 2014 there were 130 million households that lacked toilets.

  • Do not litter or throw trash in the open
  • Invest in a composting machine for the neighbourhood
  • Construct a toilet if your household lacks one
  • Promote waste management awareness

We celebrate Earth Day each year to remind ourselves of the natural resources that our planet generously offers us aplenty. But with such a precious gift also comes an enormous responsibility to use them judiciously, conserve them and to hand them to our future generations. Recklessness and human callousness can be calamitous to this planet that we call our home. Earth Day, then, is more of a call for action than a celebration. Let us step out this year and set an example for the rest of the world by making India a cleaner and greener place to live in.

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Important Days in India

Grades3 – 12
Calendar Activity TypeHoliday & School Celebration





Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970. In the same year, Denis Hayes coordinated the first Earth Day in the United States. As a result of Earth Day, many environmental laws were passed and the Environmental Protection Agency was created.




In celebration of Earth Day, have your students research some environmentalists who have made major contributions to our planet. A good starting point would be to view the people listed on the Ecology Hall of Fame. Have each student choose one person.

After researching the person's achievements, students can then write letters to the environmentalists asking for their opinions on a current environmental issue or to share ideas on how to protect the earth. Students can write a friendly or business letter using the Letter Generator. After printing the letters, have students turn their letters into letter poems using the Letter Poem Creator, which will help them change their letters into poetic form.

Once the poems are finished, host an Earth Day poetry reading-outdoors if possible.

  • Time for Kids: Earth Day

    Find tips for green living.

  • Environmental Education for Kids!

    The EEK! website is filled with environment-related information and activities for students in grades 4–8. Teachers can find lesson plans and related links.

  • Earth Foundation

    The Earth Foundation offers this collection of resources. Of interest is the Teacher/Student resources section, which has sample lesson plans, links to information on the history of Earth Day and the rainforest, and letter-writing campaigns for students.

  • EPA Environmental Kids Club

    This site, from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, provides information about a variety of environmental topics-from air and water to garbage and recycling.

Lesson Plans

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Persuasive Essay: Environmental Issues

How can we convince others to agree with us on important issues? In this lesson, students explore relevant environmental issues and gather information to write persuasive essays.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Let It Grow: An Inquiry-Based Organic Gardening Research Project

Students learn about organic gardening by developing their own research questions, conducting research, gardening at their school, creating signs about their plants, and presenting their research to the class.


Grades   7 – 9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Finding Solutions to Food Waste: Persuasion in a Digital World

Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study

This lesson, in which students research worms in order to create a classroom habitat, incorporates reading and writing across content areas as well as math and science activities.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

How Does My Garden Grow? Writing in Science Field Journals

Students plant a garden and study its growth using the inquiry process of questioning and exploring. As they research and study, students record their observations in a field journal.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Protecting Our Precious Planet: Sharing the Message of Earth Day

Students discover that they can make a world of difference when they participate in the online Earth Day bag program.


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Activities & Projects

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Explore and Write About Nature

In this activity, children look closely at living things in their natural environments and then make books about what they see.


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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Celebrating the Earth

Every day is Earth Day! Emily shares her story of children inspired by The Lorax and how they might take action with 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Emily also explores science and nature activities with guest Sharon Betty and The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming.


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