The first Earth Day took place on 22 April 1970 and 20 years later it became global. Earth Day has tackled a number of environmental issues ranging from clean air and water to endangered species.
This year Earth Day addresses environmental and climate literacy. An estimated 1 billion people across the globe will participate in activities on 22 April. Education is the foundation for progress making it necessary to build a global community that is versed in the concept of climate change and aware of its threat to our planet.
Thinking of participating or arranging an event in your community? You can download an Earth Day toolkit to assist in creating a successful event.