The official Earth Day celebration began as a demonstration in the United States on April 22, 1970. It has grown worldwide and has gotten bigger every year. A few things happening around the globe this Earth Day include:
- Clean up around the Great Wall of China. Volunteers will be collecting litter left by hikers and campers.
- Students will plant over a hundred Ghat trees in Dubai.
- Corporate employees from Tokio Millennium Bermuda will team up with children at a Primary school to plant a butterfly garden, paint an inspiration mural and provide litter clean up.
- The Rainforest Trust plans to protect 25,000 acres of rainforest in Sumatra to protect the Sumatran Tiger.
- Bolivia holds a Mother Earth Festival
If there is not an Earth Day activity in your area, here are a few ideas of things that you can do on your own or in your community.
- Take a hike or go bike riding
- Grow a garden
- Get a home energy audit
- Donate clothes to charity
- Write a letter to your senator
- Volunteer at an environmental organization
- Go paperless
- Turn off the tap
- Make Earth Day Everyday
These ideas can be enjoyed all year and we hope you celebrate Earth Day today and every day.