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Global Selfie Earth Day – April 22, 2023

Global Selfie Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. It is a day to appreciate the launching of five earth-gazing satellites by NASA into space. On this day when the world celebrates Earth Day in different styles, just remember that you need to take a selfie with the star celebrity of this day, which is our very own ‘Earth.’ The day is about awareness of how we are destroying Earth, and why we need to save it, but specifically, it is to appreciate the efforts of NASA as it launched five satellites in a single day to observe only the changes on Earth.

History of Global Selfie Earth Day

In the 1970s, when we first celebrated Earth Day, our planet was in a much better condition than what it is now. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched its first satellite into space in 1958 to explore space and send imagery of the earth. The observations recorded and analyzed yielded results that were very important back then to study climates and overall weather conditions. Since 1958, NASA has launched several other satellites to observe Earth.

Recently, the trend of taking selfies has gained huge momentum and everything is posted on social media either for fun or for awareness. Using this momentum for education and awareness, NASA has introduced a campaign that incorporates taking selfies with a landscape in the background. One can report anything in those selfies ranging from something spectacular to something heartbreaking (in terms of Earth, not something social).

The purpose of the campaign is simply to raise awareness about global issues like Global Warming, deforestation, wildfire, and others, which are labeled under the heading of natural hazards and how man is causing these hazards. The five satellites that were launched had one purpose only: to inspect the ongoing issues on earth in greater depth and to identify a pattern in those issues. To fast-track this process and make it a social activity, NASA launched a Global Selfie Earth Day for this. The purpose of this day was to use every single picture as an individual pixel for the big picture that would be used as a selfie of Earth.

Global Selfie Earth Day timeline

1970
The Inaugural Earth Day

UNESCO launches a worldwide campaign to protect the environment by inaugurating ‘Earth Day.’

1970s
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Gaining encouragement from Earth Day, the U.S. Congress gives clearance for the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency.

2014
The Inaugural Celebrations

The day is celebrated for the first time on the same day as ‘Earth Day’ for a greater impact.

2020
The Golden Jubilee

The biggest Global Selfie of Earth is made as a celebration of the golden jubilee of Earth Day.

Global Selfie Earth Day FAQs

Where do I send the selfie?

Upload it on your social media, and you can use the relevant hashtags to tag NASA and other authorities who work on this platform. They will get your picture and might even use it in their project.

How can I contribute to Earth Day?

Just remember to do things that are environmentally friendly and do not cause any harm to our beautiful planet.

Why do we need an Earth Day?

To make people realize that the earth needs to be protected and looked after, Earth Day and other initiatives are taken to spread awareness.

Global Selfie Earth Day Activities

  1. Take a selfie

    Don’t you know already what needs to be done on this day? Take a selfie, make sure you cover some good portion of the earth in the background, and that is it.

  2. Spread the word

    Once you have taken a selfie, invite others to take a selfie as well. Spread the word and use it to collect a bundle of selfies. Bring your creativity to work and make a collage of all the selfies to make one big selfie.

  3. Speak about the problems on social media

    Social media is indeed a powerful tool when it comes to sharing news and awareness material. Just use the same tool to create awareness of environmental issues in your area, to help save Earth.

5 Important Facts About Global Selfie Earth Day

  1. A global selfie

    The pictures are received from every corner of the world, hence the final picture is a true global selfie.

  2. Five satellites were launched

    In 2014, when the campaign started, NASA launched five satellites simultaneously after decades to inspect the conditions of the earth.

  3. Earth Day goes global

    In 1990, Earth Day gains worldwide attention as it is celebrated in 193 countries for the first time.

  4. Every selfie counts

    Trust us when you read this, every single selfie received by NASA for the global selfie is used for the big picture.

  5. More than just a selfie contest

    Every selfie highlights the magnificence of the earth or the underlying issues of the area, so it does make a difference.

Why We Love Global Selfie Earth Day

  1. Fun with some responsibility

    It is a fun exercise where people get to use their creativity responsibly. The fun is in thinking of how to take a selfie that best explains your contribution to Earth Day.

  2. It creates awareness

    The more people are aware of their actions impacting the natural environment, the more careful they will be. Any effort toward conserving the natural environment is a step taken in the right direction.

  3. We love selfies

    We love to take selfies. Whether we are at home, in the office, at the gym, or anywhere we love taking selfies. In the process, we get to notice places where the environment is getting damaged and we get to figure out how best to correct it.

Global Selfie Earth Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 22Saturday
2024April 22Monday
2025April 22Tuesday
2026April 22Wednesday
2027April 22Thursday

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