First celebrated in 1970 in the US, Earth Day is now an event held annually on April 22nd all around the world (in over 192 countries). It is a call to action and a demonstration of support for environmental protection. It has truly become a catalyst for ongoing education, action, and change.
Click here to read about what different countries around the world are doing for earth day, and to learn about the many ways you can participate, in person or online. Check out these inspiring projects I spied while scrolling: In Kyrgzstan, "a microfinance organization will hold the event Green Shoots of the Future. The idea of this campaign is to plant fruit seedlings in orphanages and kindergartens with regard that children will learn to take care about trees", or in New Zealand, an organization is planning "an introduction to the history of Earth Day with a Maori earth blessing, an Eco-fashion show, the construction of a globe from recycled materials, a meal made from locally grown produce, and several other activities."
Here is New York, the non-profit organization Earth Day New York is holding court in Union Square and Grand Central Station. This, from Elizabeth Rogers of EDNY: "The Union Square event is on April 22nd from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the Northern Plaza. This will feature exhibitions by local businesses, national environmental campaigns and many other projects. In addition to those we are also featuring a green vehicle runway show, a green travel exhibition and a children's activity area, as well as performances on our stage. The event at Grand Central is from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on April 23rd and 24th."
Many businesses large and small are participating in Earth Day and putting on various events - take a peek at what is listed in connection to Earth Day on Eventbrite!
Go forth and love/activate/celebrate your planet!