It’s April 22nd and it’s Earth Day

It’s April 22nd and it’s Earth Day.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.

Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

Why do we celebrate Earth Day on April 22? The date stems from an earlier observance, Arbor Day.

This year, the Earth Day Network will focus on a multi-year campaign to End Plastic Pollution.

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