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EARTH DAY
April 22

 

The environmental movement is one of the most successful social change movements. Popularizing Earth Day celebrations can be credited with bringing the movement to the mainstream. Through grassroots efforts, festivals, fairs, assemblies and concerts have helped popularize concern for our environment in the public's mind. Since so many people participate in Earth Day activities, Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to get people to tap-into the better world movement, so that they can find the inspiration and encouragement to continue activities for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world all year long.

When is Earth Day? Actually, there are 3 Earth Days - 3 dates that are dedicated to helping raise awareness about the health and well being of the land, skies and water of our planet Earth. The original Earth Day is celebrated on the Spring Equinox each year (In 2012 it falls on March 20). April 22 is the date that most people know as Earth Day. Both of these Earth Days were first celebrated in 1970. In 1972, the United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day to commemorate the opening of the Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm that year, which ultimately led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the main UN body devoted to protecting our environment.

There are many different ecological issues to raise awareness about, on Earth Day and all year long - global climate change, protecting wildlife habitat, preventing pollution and cleaning up polluted air, water and land, conserving our natural resources, and many other issues What's your ecological passion?


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DO ONE THING for a Better World

1. Sign an Earth Day Pledge to:
    turn off lights when you leave a room,
    turn off the water while brushing your teeth,
    Practice 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, etc.
2. Participate in a community cleanup
3. Plant a tree or community garden
4. Join the Sierra Student Coalition:
     ssc.sierraclub.org
5. Hand out Do One Thing Cards to inspire others.

Links

Spring Equinox
(March 20/21)
Earth Society Foundation

April 22
Earthday Network

June 5
Environment Day

Activity Ideas
Earth Day Event Ideas
Planet Pals Earth Day Activities

Documents

Earth Charter
77 Theses on the Care of the Earth

United Nations
UN Works for the Environment
Issues on the UN Agenda: Environment
United Nations Environment Network

Organizations
Care2.com
Changing The Present: Environment
Co-op America
Earth First
Earth Future
Earth Society Foundation
Environmental Defense Fund
Greenpeace International
Natural Resources Defense Council
Renew America
Sierra Student Coalition
Solar Electric Light Fund

Ecology Quotes

Earth Day - Spring Equinox (March 20-22)

Earth Day - April 22

World Environment Day - June 5

Earth
Day
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Earth Day - April 22


Kofi Annan

Aristotle


John James Audubon


Maude Barlow

Ed Begley, Jr.

Thomas Berry

Wendell Berry

Elise Boulding

Kenneth Boulding

Richard Branson

Noel Brown

Robert Bullard

John Burroughs

Rachel Carson

Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

Jacques Cousteau


Jean-Jacques Cousteau


Sheryl Crow

Dalai Lama

Herman Daly

Guy Dauncey

John Denver

Leonardo DiCaprio

Rene Dubos

Sylvia Earle

Harrison Ford

R. Buckmister Fuller

Mohandas Gandhi

Danny Glover

Jane Goodall

Mikhail Gorbachev

Al Gore

Herbie Hancock

Daryl Hannah


Paul Hawken


Denis Hayes

Randy Hayes

Julia Butterfly Hill

Aldous Huxley

John F. Kennedy


Robert Kennedy, Jr.


Annie Lennox

Aldo Leopold

Chief Oren Lyons

Wangari Maathai

Paul McCartney

John McConnell

Margaret Mead

Stephanie Mills

Moby

J. Sterling Morton

John Muir


Gaylord Nelson


Michele Perrault

Roger Tory Peterson

Sandra Postel

Robert Redford

Ocean Robbins

Karl-Henrik Robert

Eleanor Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

William Ruckelshaus

E. F. Schumacher

Albert Schweitzer

Chief Seattle

Kyra Sedgewick

Vandana Shiva

Pete Seeger

Gloria Steinem


Maurice Strong


U Thant

Henry David Thoreau


Ted Turner


Stewart Udall

Dennis Weaver

E. B. White

Walt Whitman

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