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TNPSC World Earth Day, April 22, Earth Day 2016 - Trees for the Earth.

Earth Day is an Annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for Environmental Protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement is scheduled to be signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfies 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.


EARTH DAY 2016 - TREES FOR THE EARTH
Earth Day 2016 will be marked on 22 April, with organizers announcing their most ambitious goal to date - to plant 7.8 billion trees over the next five years. This year, Earth Day Network announced their focus would be on trees as the first of a series of five goals to make a "significant and measurable impact" on the planet. Taken together, these goals will provide the "foundation of a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for all".

WHY TREES?


Trees help combat climate change.

They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.

Trees help us breathe clean air.

Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (Nitrogen oxides, Ammonia, Aulfur dioxide and Ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

Trees help communities.

Trees help communities achieve long-term Economic and Environmental Sustainability and provide food, energy and income.

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