Earth Day 2020

Earth Day Date, Activities, and History

June 28, 2019
Happy Earth Day

On Earth Day 2020, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, clean up some litter, plant a tree, or simply enjoy companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter the weather!

What is Earth Day?

Ever wondered how Earth Day started?

The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. The idea was to raise awareness about our role in protecting our natural world.

It’s hard to believe today but many people were not aware of some serious environmental issues—from air pollution to toxic dumps to pesticides to loss of wilderness. 

It started out as more of a political movement, though today it was become a popular day for many communities to clean up litter, plant trees, or simply reflect on nature.

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

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


Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated. The focus of Earth Day 2019 is protection of Earth species.

When is Earth Day?

Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22. It’s followed closely by Arbor Day, which falls on the last Friday in April.

Year Earth Day
2020 Wednesday, April 22
2021 Thursday, April 22
2022 Friday, April 22
2023 Saturday, April 22

10 Earth Day Activities and Ideas

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

Celebrate Earth Day by appreciating and respecting the natural world. Here are some ideas to inspire you!

Butterfly Earth Day

Maple leaves

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

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

How do you celebrate Earth Day? Share in the comments below!

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Earth Day Should be Everyday!

I love that there is a national day to appreciate our planet! Especially since it is the only planet we can live on as of now, lol. Everyone coming together with the same goal (to save the planet), is the only way this will work. I don’t think enough people understand how much our planet needs our help, or they think they just won’t make a difference. Well, every little bit helps! Let’s be active, and be a part of the solution to make this world a better place!

Earth Day starts with every child

The Earth moves without us and it's now evident, would be better off without us. Teach your children well. Every day is Earth Day. Respect, reverence, nourishment and love. When has she done less for us? She is both our mother and our child. She provides for us and it is our responsibility to protect her. Every indigenous culture knows this and has practiced it. The lessons are here but we are blind. Respect and compassion. It doesn't get any simpler.

Earth Day Action

I think Earth Day is a very good thing. We need to remember, and come together to help the environment and the earth. I want the earth and environment to be good for future generations. The earth is a wonderful gift. I would like to increase my flowers that attract bees, get better at recycling, and throw less away.

Earth Day 2019- Humans Need A " Do Over " and Fast!

The negative effects of Human activities on our Home Planet and on ourselves are evident and obvious. Disastrous consequences abound and have been effectively documented: The Venus Project, The Zeitgeist Movement, Wasted-The final project of Anthony Bordain, an excellent film that lays out the Human Species and indicates the points where we can be assured of the death of the Human Species within the next few years. I am not a Negative Human. The moment to correct ourselves and amend the wrongs is NOW.

Earth Day

Look, I love the earth, and I love Earth Day, and EVERYTHING it stands for. But let's be honest with ourselves here; nobody is going to listen to us, so unfortunately, it is on us to DO what they're NOT doing, and to fix what they are harming WITHOUT their help or consent. I know it's not fair to us, but that's the way things are right now, and will be unless those who ARE NOT listening, start to care about Earth Day and what it stands for. If we don't do it, nobody will, and the pollution and whatnot will just get out of hand. It's up to us.

Re: Earth Day

Can we change people? No. They don't want to. Can we save the earth? Yes!

Earth Day 2018

Since conservation is a part of saving the earth and keeping species from going extinct, it seems we should refrain from eating sushi that uses blue fin tuna. They are at the brink of being an endangered species. One YouTuber claims that 80% of Atlantic and Pacific Blue Fin Tuna caught is consumed by the Japanese. If you look up a 2014 article by The Atlantic Magazine, it examines the issue.

Earth Day

Everyone can make a difference. Plant a tree, start a garden (even in a container) take a walk in the woods. Celebrate all that mother earth offers us every day!

What a beautiful world!

I hope Earth Day 2018 is greatest day in the history of forever. Happy Birthday, Earth. Smoke a tree. Don’t get wrapped around one :)

EARTH DAY 2017 "Cleanest" STATES, Big Cities

Check out STATES include Washington, Iowa, Vermont; Big CITIES include Jacksonville (FL), Portland (OR), Virginia Beach (VA), Omaha (NE)

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.

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, Every day

One good reason not to plant a tree in June is because it is too hot by then, best to plant in spring or fall.

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!

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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.