Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.
Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
One billion people
Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.
It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on.
Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, has chosen as the theme for 2018 to End Plastic Pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate primarily single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics. EDN is educating millions of people about the health and other risks associated with the use and disposal of plastics, including pollution of our oceans, water, and wildlife, and about the growing body of evidence that plastic waste is creating serious global problems.
From poisoning and injuring marine life to the ubiquitous presence of plastics in our food to disrupting human hormones and causing major life-threatening diseases and early puberty, the exponential growth of plastics is threatening our planet’s survival.
Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species
Find out more about the 2019 theme for Earth Day, to protect threatened and endangered species.
Earth Day 2019’s Protect Our Species!
The list of current campaigns include:
Earth Day 2019
Find out about Earth Day 2019’s campaign to Protect Our Species.
The Great Global Cleanup
Be part of the largest environmental volunteer event in history.
How to Act on Climate Change
Take climate action.
Get involved, get informed, and Vote Earth.
Earth Challenge 2020
Join the world’s largest citizen science initiative.
Earth Day 2020
Be part of our big plans for 2020: global citizen action, citizen science, teach-ins, and more.
The History of Earth Day
Learn about the first Earth Day in 1970 and our year-round work.
Artists for the Earth
Harnessing the power of art for the Earth.
End Plastic Pollution
Get the facts and resources to take action in our ongoing efforts to end plastic pollution.
Promoting climate and environmental education worldwide.
Planting 7.8 billion trees to protect our planet.
Earth Day 2020: 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
Get the scoop on Earth Day Network’s big plans for 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day: citizen science, clean-ups and tree-planting, huge events, and more.
Learn more head to https://www.earthday.org/