In a world in which environmental awareness is becoming increasingly important, it’s essential that we dedicate an entire day to this theme each year. Earth Day is an event that is celebrated annually on 22nd April: do you already know what it’s about?

This year it falls on Easter Monday, a day that in Italy is traditionally celebrated in the great outdoors, so a wonderful opportunity to bring the two events together. But what exactly is Earth Day? Let’s find out together.

What is Earth Day?

As you can guess from the name, this is the most important event in the world dedicated to issues of ecology and the environment.

Although it is still little known in Italy, it is already almost fifty years old: it all began in 1970 in the United States at the request of the United Nations and in particular from an idea of Senator Gaylord Nelson’s and the environmentalist John McConnell.

The date chosen right from the start was 22nd April, i.e. one month and two days after the spring equinox. The idea was born from a necessity: to underline how fundamental it is to preserve the Earth’s natural resources. In the following years this day has increasingly become a learning and educational opportunity, especially in schools.

During Earth Day, therefore, conferences and different kinds of events are organized throughout the world by ecologists to highlight various environmental issues, such as soil, water and air pollution, ecosystems and the risk of extinction faced by plants and animals.

Are you interested in finding out about all the events organized in Italy for Earth Day 2019? You can find the complete list on the Earth Day Italia official website, by clicking here.

Palazzetti and the environment

For Palazzetti, attention to environmental sustainability is constant throughout the year and is part of every new project.

O2Ring, as just an example, is one of the technologies created with the environment in mind, to make the old Palazzetti units more efficient. This device reduces pollutants present in combustion fumes by up to 80%, does not consume electricity and improves the performance of your firebox: you can find out all the details by clicking here!

You can also find various information on biomass heating and on how wood can be an excellent renewable source of energy, by visiting the page dedicated entirely to this topic: just visit the new Palazzetti website!