Earth Day - promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action as a driving force to promote environmental awareness around the world. It takes all of us across the globe to be mini-activists to help change local, national, and global policies.
On the first Earth Day - (April 22, 1970) Dennis Hayes organized and coordinated 20 million Americans who took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment in massive coast to coast rallies. Still today there are many celebrations and festivals all over the world supporting Earth Day. Check you local chamber of commerce and News organizations for events in your area.
Earth Day Network - is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Earth Day Network’s international network reaches over 17,000 organizations in 174 countries, while the domestic program engages 5,000 groups and over 25,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a half billion people participate in Earth Day Network campaigns every year.