About Earth Day

Earth Day is Celebrated on April 22.
The 2021 Earth Day Theme is 'Restore Our Earrh'

• What Living on Earth Says About Earth Day
• How Earth Day Began    • Earth Day History
• 49 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day
• The History of a Movement
  • • Earth Day Today Vs 51 Years Ago
    50 Years of Earth Day:
    What’s Better, and What’s Worse

    Apr. 22, 2020 (NY Times Climate Forward) -Earth Day turns 50 today. The original wave of coast-to-coast demonstrations in 1970 not only transformed American priorities, leading to landmark legislation like the Clean Air Act, but helped shape the modern global environmental movement.

    In the past half-century, air and water pollution have plummeted in the United States, the bald eagle is no longer endangered, and environmental laws pioneered in America have set a model for nations around the world. But since then, other threats have grown, including climate change, tropical deforestation and a staggering loss of global biodiversity.

    Here is a look at what’s gotten better and what’s gotten worse in the five decades since millions of people marched to demand a cleaner, healthier environment.

  • • Tens of Millions of People United Around the World
    Earth Day 50th
    Involved Millions

    -Washington, D.C. - April 24, 2020 (InvestorIdeas) Despite 3.9 billion people sheltering in place and the tragedy of the pandemic, over 100 million people took action in 192 countries in honor of Earth Day's 50th Anniversary. Mayors, national governments, and multilaterals made commitments on a wide range of environmental issues, including climate literacy, plastics, renewable energy, and other issues, while faith groups around the world held virtual prayer services in support of ending climate change. People pledged to vote, parents and teachers educated millions of their students and children about climate change and environmental issues, and hundreds of millions of trees were planted.

    Earth Day Network (EDN) also hosted a live-streamed digital event broadcast around the globe and across platforms. With messages of unity, teach-ins and artist performances, the all-day event featured global leaders, activists, actors, artists and musicians.

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic,
Many live Earth Day Events are offered virtually
Events described below begin on April 20.

Earth Day 2021 begins with a global youth climate summit led by Earth Uprising, in collaboration with My Future My Voice, OneMillionOfUs and hundreds of youth climate activists.
The global youth summit will consist of panels, speeches, discussions, and special messages with today’s youth climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor, and Licypriya Kangujam.
In the evening on April 20, the Hip Hop Caucus and its partners will present the We Shall Breathe virtual summit. This digital event will examine climate and environmental justice, connecting the climate crisis to issues of pollution, poverty, police brutality, and the pandemic, all within a racial justice framework. (More about this program)

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Earth Day Network
The Face of Climate Change

Earth Day Network's year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide, through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

Englewood, Fl, Earth Day Sunday

1390 Old Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223

On April 25, 2021(11am - 4pm) Join Presenters, Performers, Artists, Organizations, Retail Participants, Fun for the bargain admission price of ZERO.

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Earthday NY
April 21- 22, 2020, celebrate Earth Day in New York. Held in various locations.

Environmental pollution has become a global problem, and we hear more and more about it every day. And it's crucial today to enlighten folks about these things and to start acting. The Earth Day initiative is all about educating and spreading the word about ecological problems and possible solutions. In New York, this day is widely celebrated, and lots of festive Earth Day events are held. One of the biggest ones is Earth Day Outdoors at Union Square. The good news is that it's a free event.

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San Diego EarthWorks
Sunday, April 19, 2021
Balboa Park
10am – 5pm
Theme: Together We Can
Each year, the EarthFair draws around 50,000 visitors looking for ways to live a more sustainable life and support a clean, healthy, prosperous environment - and have a great day in the Park!
Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2021 will feature more than 300 exhibitors in 11 exhibit areas, three International Food Courts and two Beer Gardens, the Children's Activity Area, four entertainment stages, the Earth Day Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

 

Austin Earth Day Festival
Raising Earth's Conciousness
April 24, 2021
9:00am - Noon

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Location: Old Settlers Park
3300 E Palm Valley Blvd,
Round Rock, TX 
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EarthWeek Boston

 

Location: The Harvard Museum of Natural History
(Advance Registration is Required)
26 Oxford St.,
Cambridge, Mass 
From Monday, April 19, thru Friday, April 23, 2021
Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating Earth Day with engaging sustainability-themed virtual events and activities for all ages.
Join the conversation as Harvard students and experts weigh in on our most pressing environmental challenges, on cutting-edge research, and on promising paths to a more sustainable future. Introduce young minds to environmental science with our live museum animals and HMSC Story Time.
Find out how to reconnect with nature and record the biodiversity in your local area. Or, simply indulge in our staff recommendations for environmental books, documentaries, and online resources.

 

Earth Day San Francisco
Taking Action for People & the Planet
 
Overview: Panel discussion and Q & A with young leaders of the intersectional environmental and climate justice movement followed by 30 minute, action-oriented break-out discussions. More details at CSU Sustainability.
Speakers: Sage Lenier, Peer environmental educator and team member with Story of Stuff Project
Kevin Patel, Founder and Executive Director of OneUpAction
Kristy Drutman a.k.a. Brown Girl Green, climate activist, speaker, environmental media host
Sunrise Movement Representative (TBD) from Bay Area chapter
Moderator:Armando Sepulveda II, SDSU student and Sustainability Officer for Cal State Student Association (CSSA)
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Nashville Earthday Festival
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Centennial Park 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Where: Centenial Park
2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN

We’re planning a socially distanced version of Nashville Earth Day in Centennial Park, plus volunteer projects and activities you can participate in from home.

Contact Information: Kelsey Kingdon Centennial Park Conservancy
kelsey@conservancyonline.com 6(15-862-6810)
More Info Nashville Earth Day

 

Earth Day Columbus, Ohio
Hey! Let's make that Earth Week!
When: Apri 20 (Noon - 8pm) at Genoa Park.

 

Where: 605 N High St, Suite 229 Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 434-TREE (8733)
General Questions: worksites@greencbus.org

Everything that we have comes from the Earth, one way or another. Celebrate those gifts and give back with these Earth Day specials and events in Columbus, including volunteer opportunities, free food, parties, kids’ activities, and so much more!
Check the icon link as Columbus updates its website with more information on their Earth Day celebration. This event happens, rain or shine.
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Earthday Portland
Restore Our Eart!

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In Oregon, we care about the outdoors. We recognize the value of getting outside, and we want to protect this natural beauty and resource for future generations.
There is more work to do than can ever be done by one person, one organization, or one business taking a stand on its own. So how are we going to make it happen? By working together. Oregon nonprofit organizations are leaders in the state when it comes to taking actionable change and bringing forward a healthier environment. Many businesses in our state, and the individuals behind them, recognize that they have a crucial role to play as well.
As the United Nations made clear in 2015 through the identification of its Sustainable Development Goals, creating a sustainable world requires work on all fronts. A sustainable world requires cooperation, and Earth Day Oregon is working to inspire that cooperation and collaboration in Oregon.