Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channelling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and centre. This was a revolutionary time and this movement continues today.

Today Earth Day is practiced all over the world. From Germany to China, these are some of the countries who are investing in renewable energy, and offering investors and producers of renewable energy, incentives for their individual efforts. Asia leads with the amount of incentives they have offered to investors and producers of renewable energy, as a result, India has emerged as a decisive environmental, social, economic and political power. Earth Day Network’s India Program, headquartered in Kolkata, is engaging partners to build and enhance the region’s civic mobilization and leadership in the environmental movement

 

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