Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects.
Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and contributed to the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act and several other environmental laws.
1. Promote understanding of important environmental issues; raising awareness of the critical actions we need to take to protect our environment.
2. Commit yourself to service on Earth Day and year-round — plant some trees, clean up a neighborhood park, or volunteer at your local community garden.