Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Birthed out of a United Nations event in 1969, the first Earth Day was held in 1970.
Today, over one billion people in 192 countries—from Zimbabwe to Albania to Indonesia—commemorate Earth Day by engaging in activities to protect the planet.
They organize demonstrations, contact their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their communities, demand renewable energy targets, and much more. This year’s theme is "Green Cities."
Earth Day is a day of action. And action is exactly what we need. The environmental challenges of our time are too great and too urgent for us not to march, teach, and rally for a safe, stable climate and a planet where our children can survive and thrive.
You can help make that happen today; visit the Earth Day website to learn how you can help!