What is the theme of Earth day 2019?

Earth day is the annual event celebrated worldwide on 22nd April every year. On every year, one theme is decided for earth day and the theme of 2019 earth day is to protect and save all the species. The Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson. He had been a witness to the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 propounded the idea to celebrate the earth day.

theme of Earth day 2019

The first earth day was organized in 1970 to promote natural balance and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water, and soil pollution. On the International earth day, various environmental issues like pollution of the ocean, debris left over on land, climate change, conservation of the Earth’s ecosystems, energy conservation, soil corruption, corrosion, overpopulation, nuclear issues, the depletion of the ozone layer, the depletion of the Earth’s natural resources etc. are addressed.

The protection of environment is our top most priority and owing to this, Paris agreement has also done. It is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) focuses on the protection of environment. In December 2015 at the Paris climate conference, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

theme of Earth day 2019
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Theme for Earth Day 2019

The theme for earth day 2018 was to end the plastic pollution and the theme of this year (2019) earth day is to protect and save all the species. In order to maintain a healthy ecological balance on this planet, all other species such as animals, plants and marine are as important as humans.  All species on this planet has a unique place in food chain that contributes to the ecosystem in its own way. The extinction of species occurs either due to the naturally occurring activities and or due to the human activities. The most common natural activities affecting the species are climate change, change in sea levels etc. Human activities like fishing, hunting, cut down of forests, use of fertilizers in the land;  etc. are the main reason for the extinction of these species. 

theme of Earth day 2019

We already saw the extinction of several species like the white Cheetah, Dinosaur, Dodo, Passenger Pigeon etc and several others animals are very close to see the extinction. Most common animals are rhinos, elephants, lions, tigers, leopard, jaguars, whales, sharks etc. It is necessary to take the strict action to save wildlife; otherwise, the time will come soon when they will find a place only on the list of extinct species. The extinction of such species will impact the human life as well so it becomes the responsibility of every human being to save the wildlife, our planet and most importantly, our own selves.

theme of Earth day 2019

As discussed above, protection of animals and other species are very important for maintaining the ecological balance of the environment. Human are accountable for the protection of these species and to support the theme of 2019 earth day, here are few suggestions to protect the wildlife.

• The loss of habitat is one of the biggest causes of extinction so preserving the wildlife is our primary responsibility. Campaign against deforestation and create a healthy place for wildlife species as well.

• Spend some time with animals and know about them. It is well known fact that, once you start loving them, you will start protecting them as well.

• Minimize the use of pesticides and herbicides as these pollutants are dangerous for animals.

theme of Earth day 2019

• Avoid buying the products made from animal skin and its parts.

•  Shooting, trapping or forcing endangered animals into custody is also illegal and can lead to their extinction. Don’t participate in such activities.


It is not important whether we understand the importance of earth day or not but the important thing is that we have only one place to live i.e. our Mother Earth. It is all about the personal responsibility we all have to share “think globally and act locally”.  Our planet is in great crisis due to global warming, overpopulation, plastic pollution, different types of pollution and other critical environmental issues. Every person on this earth has the responsibility to do as much as possible to preserve the finite natural’s resources available not only for us but also for the future generations.

To support the objective of earth day and the theme of 2019 earth day, it become mandatory to think about the environment otherwise we have to face the extreme harsh conditions of environment.

Thanks for reading our article. How do you protect our environment? Please share your experience with our readers in the comment box section.

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