When is Earth Day?

Earth Day is April 22 every year all around the world.
It is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide.

In Canada,
Earth Day has grown into Earth Week and even Earth Month.

Earth Day 2009 is Wednesday, April 22.

April 2009

What is the history of Earth Day?

The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.

Earth Day was created by American Governor,
Gaylord Nelson and Harvard University student Dennis Hayes,
to make people aware of the importance of
keeping our planet healthy and clean.

On that day,
people made promises to help the environment and
make positive changes in their community.

Gaylord Nelson   Dennis Hayes

In 1990,
two million Canadians
joined 200 million people
in 141 nations
in celebrating the first International Earth Day.

How do people participate in Earth Day?

More than 6 million Canadians
join 500 million people
in over 180 countries
in staging events and projects
to address local environmental issues.

Earth Day

Nearly every school child in Canada
takes part in an Earth Day activity.

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What will you do to celebrate Earth Day this year?

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