(Persia Digest) – Earth Day 2018 has announced its slogan for this year to be end plastic pollution.
According to the Iranian Department of Environment Portal (PAM), 22 April has been named as Earth Day, and this year’s global slogan is to end plastic pollution. PAM slogan is “No to plastic bags”.
Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April worldwide every year, reminding people not to forget their planet.
Peace activist, John McConnell, proposed a day for peace and clean earth at the Unesco Conference in 1969. He designed a flag for the occasion later that year.
U Thant, UN Secretary General from 1961 to 1971, signed McConnell’s proclamation of Earth Day which entered calendars around the world.
April 22 has also been named as Earth Day in Iran in line with the rest of the world.