Happy Earth Day! Today is a day we celebrate the environment and it’s the perfect opportunity to do something, big or small, to help make your community a little cleaner and a little greener.
What’s the history of Earth Day?
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970! It inspired 20 million Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life. This day of recognition is often widely credited with being the catalyst for today’s modern environmental movement.
Soon after the day was first recognized, the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act were signed into law — followed by many other groundbreaking environmental legislative successes.
Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 75,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. Over 1 billion people now participate in environmental activities annually, giving it the title of the largest act of civic observance worldwide.
Read more about this special day of recognition and different ways you can get involved on the EDN’s website, or check out the website Mother Nature Network and some of their ideas for how to celebrate every day here.
Looking for a fun Earth Day activity to do with the kids? Try this downloadable coloring book page!
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