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Nine major goals to focus on this Earth Day 2023 for India

Earth Day 2023: The objective of Earth Day celebrations and initiatives around the globe is to save mother earth. 

By pragyaanant
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The objective of Earth Day celebrations and initiatives around the globe is to save mother earth.  Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd April. The major goals of the Earth Day Celebration in India can be categorized as follows:

Biology & Conservation: Campaigners work to protect biodiversity worldwide. To combat climate change and restore habitats, Trees4Earth encourages people to plant trees. Since 2016, approximately 900 million trees have already been planted in India, primarily because of the efforts of various governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses, academic institutions, and individuals.

The Earth Day Network travels to rural areas to inform residents that the fruit trees they plant will soon give fruit, providing food for their families and a source of money. Earth Day Network handed over 100,000 fruit saplings in Lalitpur, one of India's most drought-prone regions.

Education: Earth Day education initiatives give teachers, students, and the general public access to information and suggestions for making the planet healthier and more sustainable. Earth Day is a movement, not a day. The existence of individuals, animals, and ecosystems is in danger due to climatic emergencies. It is an urge for individuals to stand up and come together to engage the public, spread environmental awareness, and take action to protect the planet on which we all depend.

Endorsement: Activists encourage people and groups to meet with political officials to discuss environmental issues. The volunteers encourage the general public to modify their lifestyles by composting, lowering their carbon footprint, or recycling their electronic waste. Supporters can also educate the public about the effects of climate change, how humans contribute to them, and strategies for slowing the phenomena.

Energy: To move away from non-renewable sources like coal and oil, supporters promote programs that develop renewable energy sources and technology. For instance, on Earth Day, the citizens are encouraged to turn off their electricity for one hour as a symbolic protest against human involvement in climate change.

Food & Agriculture: Activists spread knowledge about farming methods that harm the environment, like chemical pesticides. In addition, supporters call for increased funding for sustainable, local, and organic farming practices.

Green Economy: Followers push for developing green businesses and jobs related to renewable energy sources. Specific projects that will have an ongoing impact are part of the Green Growth initiatives in India. To achieve net zero by 2070 and a transition to renewable energy, a capital investment of Rs 35,000 crore is allocated, ensuring theIndia's energy security. By 2030, the Green Hydrogen Mission's investment of Rs 19,700 crore will enable the production of 5 million tonnes of green hydrogen.

Green Schools: The Earth Day Network sponsors the National GREEN Schools Campaign. The GREEN Schools Campaign emphasizes sustainable building practices, healthy school lunches, environmental classroom activities, and outreach to local and national authorities.

Recycling and Waste Reduction: Activists try to increase the amount of waste recycled and reused while reducing the number of waste people produce. For instance, Rekart, Deshwal waste management, and many more companies in India are trying to recycle plastic waste.

Sustainable Development:  Sustainable development encourages environmental practices that value biodiversity and the natural environment. India's focus on sustainable development has attracted the interest of both the central and state governments and the public and private sectors. This includes several development programs in the social, clean energy, clean water, and sustainable agricultural and human resources segments.

India is anticipated to start greening its national income accounting by including the depletion of natural resource riches as a significant factor in its GDP calculation. India's consistent efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions will ensure that the nation's per capita emissions of GHG remain low until 2030–201, with the per capita emission in 2031 predicted to be lower than the per capita global emission of GHG in 2005 (4.22 tonnes of CO2). 

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