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April 22nd (every year, same date) is Earth day! According to Earthday.gov, "Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Earth Day is a time to unite around new actions. Earth Day and every day is a time to act to protect our planet."
Earth Day, which began in 1970, is now celebrated by millions of people worldwide. Now going on 50 years around the world, hundreds of thousands of nongovernmental organizations, governments, teachers, and faith-based groups, among others, are making plans to declare that they are part of something extraordinary: a worldwide movement to protect our planet.
Every Earth Day, hundreds of events take place around the world, in communities large and small, in classrooms, in parks and on beaches, in places of worship. It is truly a global effort to protect the planet and save it for our children's future.
Each year on April 22, Americans recognize how far we've come... and what still needs to be done.
|Take Action on Your Own ...|
Use less water
|In Your Classroom
For teachers and students
Learn about issues
Try some games
|While At Work|
Use green buildings
Reduce energy use
|... Or In Your Community|
Many great events are planned; have fun and protect the environment!
Earth Team Volunteers
Forest Service Volunteer
Take Pride in America
Learn What You Can Do
Learn about EPA's environmental progress
For more than 30 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.