Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual event on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection and has evolved into a mission to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Earth Day is a significant day for change, notably The Paris Agreement was signed on this day in 2016. This year, the US president Joe Biden has chosen the day to begin his virtual World Leaders Summit to address the Climate Crisis.
The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
How to get involved:
- During the week of Earth Day, EARTHDAY.ORG will be hosting a series of live streams on their website, see the full programme HERE
- There are thousands of local events taking place too, view on this map
- The organisers have also produced a toolkit which outlines ideas of how you can get involved such as taking part in a local clean-up