Earth Day — April 22, 2014 — Great Resources

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, 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

  1. Pledge an Act of Green
  2. Get Outside with Your family
  3. Participate in an Earth Day Event Near You
  4. Celebrate Earth Day with an Earth Dinner
  5. Join the Department of the Interior's online chat on Earth Day at 2:30 pm EDT. Participate here.

Earth Day Network Resources

American Camp Association Resources