About Earth Day

• 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 50 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,
Most or All Live Earth Day Events Are Cancelled
Events described below will not happen in 2020

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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.

The Earth Day Story

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment.
Massive coast-to-coast rallies occurred. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.


Greatest City -
Greatest Earthday Celebrations

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

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EarthFair San Diego
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Balboa Park 10am – 5pm
Theme: Together We Can
The world's largest annual environmental fair and Earth Day Celebration annual event –Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2021 will feature more than 300 exhibitors. in 11 exhibit areas, threeInternationalFood 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 Week Festival
Raising Earth's Conciousness
April 19-23, 2021

Austin Earthday


Location: Austin Community College District
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd. 
Austin, Texas 78752
Contact:512-223-4636.

 

EarthWeek Boston

 Party Boston

From Tuesday, April 20, thru Thursday, April 22, 2020, Earth Day in Boston boasts a myriad of Earth Week events

 

Earth Day San Francisco
One Green Voice
 
Celebrate Earth Day in the Heart of San Francisco, The "Greenest City in North America"
(Dates and Venues to follow)
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Nashville Earthday Festival
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Centennial Park 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a free, family friendly event with live entertainment through out the day celebrated each year in April.

The Festival features exhibits and hands-on activities aimed at educating Nashvillians about protecting our environment and living green. With over a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, Earth Day is a fun festival for all ages.

 

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

 

Check the icon link as Columbus updates its website with more information on their Earth Day celebration. This event happens, rain or shine.

 

 

Earthday Portland,

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In 2020, due to the pandemic, Portland's Earth Day events were cancelled. Waiting for information on the possibility of 2021 eventa.

 

Sustainable Cherry Hill

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Information for 2021 is not yet availalble.