What is Earth Day?
Founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator at the time, Earth Day began as a “teach-in” to encourage both Congress and Americans to clean up and protect the environment by raising awareness of environmental issues and deterioration. Now a global movement, Earth Day continues to serve as a day for individuals and organizations to demonstrate their commitment to protecting the environment through action. This year, the Earth Day Network will organize Earth Day events around the A Billion Acts of Green® campaign launched for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in 2010.
Learn more about Earth Day’s history and purpose.
When is Earth Day?
April 22 of each year.
How do I celebrate Earth Day?
Learn how to protect the environment and put your commitment to maintaining a healthy, sustainable environment into action. Visit earthday.org for ideas on how you can take action or the A Billion Acts of Green® website to pledge your “act of green.”
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