Did you know? The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 by 20 million Americans! People from all walks of life participated, and the day is widely credited for launching the modern environmental movement. Not long after came the passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and many other groundbreaking environmental laws. Growing out of the first Earth Day, the Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify, and mobilize the environmental movement.
More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Great Things to Do on Earth Day
- Pledge an Act of Green 
- Get Outside with Your family 
- Participate in an Earth Day Event Near You
- Celebrate Earth Day with an Earth Dinner 
Earth Day Network Resources
American Camp Association Resources
- Children and Nature Resources 
- Family Fun Ideas to Get Green 
- Being an Effective Nature Counselor: Activities to Engage Youth in the Outdoors  (Online Course)