Climate change. The Green New Deal. Global warming. Earth Day has taken on unprecedented significance as the third decade of the 21st century approaches.
The very first one focused on engaging thousands of students on a sunny spring day in 1970. Then, as now, Earth Day addressed the environmental crises of the day. The worldwide movement helped inspire groundbreaking laws including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.
Today, Earth Day has blossomed into a global day of action every April 22, with nearly 200 countries taking part. Join us we present ways to take part.
Don’t miss our Earth Day Gallery and special Robert Frost poem.
Earth Day Activities
Replace your light bulbs with more energy-efficient ones. Drop off clothes at the local recycling center. Learn how to compost. Every small action can have a ripple effect.
Today is a great day to read up on the environmental issues in your city — everything from clean water and air to biodiversity.
Enjoy what we do have right now. Don't forget to bring your own picnic with biodegradable plates and utensils! And make it cell phone-free.
Earth Day Gallery
Why We Love Earth Day
Regardless of the science and policy debates, we all can agree that we do love this one Earth we get to share. So why not take some time to think about how you can make a difference? Small things will add up to big things.
It's a great time to think about what you love in the natural environment and how it makes your life fuller.
Whether it's hurricanes or drought, natural disasters impact all of us. Let's pay attention to the world (and weather) around us.