Here’s a tip everyone can get behind: celebrate! Founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson and commemorated each April 22nd, Earth Day is designed to raise awareness for Earth’s natural environment. The first Earth Day is, in many ways, the launching point of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is a day of international pride: a day to recognize and celebrate all that we have accomplished, while taking action to face the severe environmental challenges of our future.
What does it mean to participate in Earth Day, exactly? Well, it can be whatever you want it to be. Focus on issues that are of local or personal significance. Your act can be small or large: around the house, in your garden, at a local park, or at the statehouse. Local organizers plan Earth Day events all over the country on and around April 22nd. Do some online research to find Earth Day happenings and volunteer opportunities near you.
So get involved—it is easy and fun. Plus, you’ll be in good company. Today, according to the Earth Day Network, over 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it “the largest secular civic event in the world.”
You don’t have to wait until April 22nd to help the Earth. Do your part for the environment and help make everyday Earth Day!
Take Action / Next Steps
Check out the Earth Day Network, where you can learn more about Earth Day, get involved, or make a donation to the cause.