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Earth Day
 
Choose the correct words to complete the article. 
 
Earth Day is an (1)  event that aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for our environment. It was founded in 1969 by peace (2)  John McConnell. He introduced the idea of a global holiday called "Earth Day" at a UN conference on the environment in 1969. The first Earth Day celebration was (3)  1970. It was quickly adopted by the United Nations. In 1971, (4) Secretary-General U Thant proclaimed that Earth Day should be held every year, he said: “(5) there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.” It marked the (6) of the modern environmental movement.

Earth Day is now observed in 175 countries around the world. It is one of the largest events (7)  the United Nation’s annual calendar. Earth Day is coordinated by the non-profit Earth Day Network. They say more (8)  a half-billion people every year celebrate it. Earth Day has got countries to act together to help (9)  our planet. The 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro was the result of an earlier Earth Day campaign. Earth Day 2000 highlighted the urgent need (10)  clean and green energy. Earth Day 2007 was huge, with an estimated billion people participating (11) ____ thousands of activities. The 2009 Disney movie ‘Earth’ raises awareness of the many ways people can help our planet on Earth Day. 2020 will celebrate Earth day around the issue of climate change, (12)  it is one of the most pressing problems that we face today.