When is Earth Day 2016?

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Happy Earth Day

When is Earth Day 2016? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter what the weather!

What is Earth Day?

Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues.

In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22.

Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates.

The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees for Earth Day.

Earth Day Dates

Year Earth Day
2016 Friday, April 22
2017 Saturday, April 22
2018 Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Activities and Ideas

Celebrate Earth Day!

Butterfly Earth Day

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Earth Day Quotes and Poetry

The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
The plants suck in the earth and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.

–Abraham Cowley

The “green things growing” whisper me
Of many an earth-old mystery
.
–Eben Eugene Rexford

Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything
.
–Edna Frohock

While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels
.
–The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac

O Spring-time sweet! 
The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet

–Unknown

Source: 

The Old Farmer's Almanac

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National earth day, may be

National Earth Day, today there may be many reasons why to celebrate. The one i adhere to most is that it reminds those who forget how precious is our planet and all on it. Planting trees, if u can, great way to replace so many we've list. If u can't plant, well at least appreciate all organic beings, you and those around u. Earth day is truly everyday, 24hrs a day, and beyond? Namaste.

Earth Day

Since i was little i have always planted many different things on earth day. It has trickled down to my family. We always plant veggies, trees and flowers. Our time here is so short and precious we all just have to do our part. And i will continue to do this with them and when i have grandkids them too.

Earth Day Every Day....

Thought you would like to be informed and invited to participate in an on going global clean up program called The One Piece Program. It's quite simple and easy, yet so effective. www.onepieceprogram.com

When i do my walking

When i do my walking orcycling, i take used plastic bag and a tweezer to collect all rubbish like plastic bottles, tin cans and plastic bags along my route. Dispose them rightfully into recycle bins. Always remember to 3R - reduce, reuse and recycle.

I love Earth Day. This is

I love Earth Day. This is 4-22-2015.
I remember my girls being little, now 33 and 29. It was a day of planting, collecting trash, making things from trash, using no energy sources of power in the home. We basically stayed out side almost all day. It was a celebration of our planet earth the cool place we live. Take them shopping for plants or succulents or cactus, or pick flowers, or plant a tree, an Evergreen or Fruit tree. I would ask them, what they liked about being a part of the universe, if they thought they had a responsibility? What would we do as humans to improve the earth for future generations of humans animals, and mammals and green life and food sources. We did this every year. It was fun. Now they have grown older. No one to share with.

let us all follow the three

let us all follow the three R's- reduce, reuse and recycle and give inspirations to the future generations of the world!!!

you said is really correct

you said is really correct dude!!!!!

every year it seems i care

every year it seems i care more about the earth.

we travel eight months out of the year and winter in Florida. the earth brings me great pleasure, the bounty of the earth brings me great pleasure.

so many fine ideas to celebrate this day....really, Earth Day is every day.

thank you for sharing.....

Isn't Earth Day a day a govt.

Isn't Earth Day a day a govt. ruse to get people to plant trees and be happy? I see no point in Earth Day. Why don't you go plant a tree on say June 16th for example? I see no sense.

I love our country.---It

I love our country.---It commits many sins but the Declaration of Independence defines it---government of the people, by the people, and for the people. That's the way I try to live here. I am sorry that you have experienced the sins (ruses) of the "people" who have failed to live up to what we should be.

I thought you planted trees

I thought you planted trees on arbor day

The earth herself does not

The earth herself does not care one way or the other about governments. To do something nice for the planet, ultimately does something nice for you and all those you care about because, for now, we all live here.

You said you see no sense in

You said you see no sense in Earth day? Well why don't you take you & your donkey asses in the barn to MARS so you can participate or not choose to participate in MARS NIGHT cuz we sure have more sense in earth than they do on MARS cuz sense win't grow at all on Mars.. not enough water, sense what and where I am getting @ - be glad we rejoice in earth day... maybe you would prefer an Earth Night in case you are a blood sucking vampire and afraid of the Sun... if so I hope a Lycan butt bites you,

Earth Day! How appropriate!

Earth Day! How appropriate! I love it!!
A great time to celebrate our wonderful earth!!

And do not forget to recycle!

And do not forget to recycle! Planet Aid with our signature yellow bins across the US collects clothing and shoes. ‎Find a Bin - ‎Your Local Planet Aid - www.planetaid.org/‎ Planet Aid is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Thank you Planet Aid 17 Hampshire Dr, Hudson, NH 03051 (603) 594-4175

Next year, 2014. Agent of

Next year, 2014. Agent of Change Initiative, Nigeria will celebrate Earth Day Fest. in a dynamic way, we look forward to welcome international friends to celebrate with us. Let's Do It! Foundation (Estonia) and more.

I like the earth day

I like the earth day activities.We must care ourearth especially to prevent drough and missused of foresty.

This earth is so

This earth is so beautiful...the gift of life is so incredible...HONOUR THESE GIFTS OF THE CREATOR's LOVE!!

I was just a kid living in

I was just a kid living in the country when Earth Day started. Teacher suggested we go home and pick up trash along our roads. My brother dragged 3 black garbage bags out of the ditch across the road. I thought that was cool that he did that. I think it was more him that has made me not to be a litter bug.

I will spend the day in

I will spend the day in prayer and gratitude for all the beautiful things in the world. There is much goodness on this day, I will wait untill tomarrow to bitch.

Our entire community does

Our entire community does this on a weekend every May after the snow is gone.

We plan to take a walk about

We plan to take a walk about town (Merrill, Oregon) and just enjoy the community and maybe see if there is anything we can do to help improve the environment. Last year we painted community trash cans. This year we hope to plant flowers for seniors in the neighborhood. Maybe, vegetables along with flowers. Class of 2013: Have a Great Year!

The message of Earth Day

The message of Earth Day needs to be appreciated and more a part of our lives. Not just on April 22 but everyday. The young people are the future of this planet. Let's show them the right path. Peace out.

On this auspicious should be

On this auspicious should be made aware of Mother Earth and lead a 'Green Life' for a
peaceful Tomorrow.It is possible only by following one's own tradition & Culture

I miss the earth the way it

I miss the earth the way it used to be, but that was when I lived in the country. Fresh grown food, fields of wheat and essential grains. Somehow it is just not the same. For earth day I will plant my seeds not pre sprouted plants, this year I want to use my own seeds to create a natural, organic garden of herbs, flowers and food. Earth day is when I will be conscious of my own footprint and recycle or donate many of my things that are cluttering up the yard and my house house. Collecting garbage on a few vacant lots would also be a task for me to do today. Happy Earth Day. 2013

do you mean i miss the earth

do you mean i miss the earth the way it was???

4 score and 2 million years

4 score and 2 million years ago when I was just a baby carbon cell - I missed the way earth was to... just a bubbling crude waiting to be exploited by humans.. all in all we're doing great! The corporates collars are destroying the planet and enslaving it's people like in times of the witch trials... when are the people going to stand up and say enough is enough?

God has given us this

God has given us this beautiful Mother EART ,which give us all our basic needs,such as Food,water,& Herbs etc.But we in the name of progress are interfering with the nature.One day will come when Nature will take its revenge and we all will be finished. So Respect our mother Earth. Stop destroying it. Save it for our generations to come so that they also enjoy it

Today best DAY in the world

Today best DAY in the world God has given us this beautiful EARTH and don't destroying our EARTH.

i am wondering why there is

i am wondering why there is not such events in our country already there are much more active people in our country but it all depend on government because government didn't provide such type of facilities so for handle this .my name is hamad khan and i belong from Pakistan i want to join this type of event so that i become a part of earth thank you so much

My birth day is April 22.

My birth day is April 22. Earth Day is April 22. I planting the plant for my world.

Earth Day is the day to do

Earth Day is the day to do "Tribute to Mother Earth" Thinking Earth as mother and action accordingly. Love mother earth.

Earth day is the day which we

Earth day is the day which we are not aware of..This tells as how we Human Beings are Busy in Daily Routine....Better then for Ever Start Planting the Plants..

Does Earth Day Last the

Does Earth Day Last the entire week from Saturday 4-19-13 to Friday 4-26-13, or is it truly just one day (Monday 4-22-13)? Earth Day is about celebrating our Mother Earth....ya hooooo. Let's play in the dirt.

Odd how I found this artical

Odd how I found this artical tonight..Ive been planting all week long trying to get all my plants in the ground before 4/20 funny thing is I didnt know about Earth Day and planted a Lemon Tree in my yard today (Sunday 21, 2013)!! I think everyday should be deemed Earth Day!!

Re : Parbattie Bernard's

Re : Parbattie Bernard's suggestion:

I'm going to go start working on our yard
right now, I have several days worth of work that needs to be done to clean it up!

Nom de Plume

My birthday is on earthday.

My birthday is on earthday. It's funny because I've always felt close to nature. I think on earthday we all need to just make people aware that our mother earth is in great danger unless we come together and make big changes in the way set treat her. You wouldn't treat your birth mother badly, would you?

It is so great that Earth Day

It is so great that Earth Day is celebrated .I would like to start another activity along with planting a tree.
My idea is for citizens of the world to join in the cleaning up of their back and front yards,allyways,drive ways etc to undo the built up clutter where they live.Joint effort make for light work and neighbourly health and beautification.Sunday before Earth day is good for such a venture.Then all can relax and have a nice and neighbourly street picnic.I know I will send a amail to all in my street to fix the drive way in the back of their houses.

excellent idea

excellent idea onthestreetpicnic and clean up the clutter

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