EARTHDAY.ORG's founders created and organized the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Since then, EARTHDAY.ORG has been mobilizing over 1 billion people annually on Earth Day, and every other day, to protect the planet.

Fighting Every Day To Protect Our Planet

Our Legacy

The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans from all walks of life to birth the modern environmental movement. Since then, Earth Day has evolved into the largest civic event on Earth, activating billions across 192 countries to safeguard our planet and fight for a brighter future.

 
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100s of Millions of Trees Planted

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Educators in 149 Countries

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7 billion Green School Grants

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2.7 Billion Acts of Green

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15 Million Cleanup Volunteers

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50 Million Citizen Data Points

EARTHDAY.ORG is unwavering in our commitment to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040. Our theme, Planet vs. Plastics, calls to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics, rapidly phase out all single use plastics, urgently push for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion. Join us as we build a plastic-free planet for generations to come!

Governments and NGOs from around the world will gather in Ottawa to continue negotiating the terms of the United Nations Global Plastic Treaty this Earth Day, 2024.  Plastics pose serious health risks to life on Earth.  BABIES VS. PLASTICS, the first of five such reports, offers an over-view of some of the latest research studying the impacts of microplastics on the health of young babies and children. 

Climate and environmental literacy, coupled with strong civic education, will create jobs, build a green consumer market and allow citizens to engage with their governments in a meaningful way to address the climate crisis.

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Get Inspired!

Test your knowledge on environmental issues and sustainable solutions by taking one of our informative quizzes, and don’t forget to explore our comprehensive toolkits and fact sheets for further resources and insights on the best ways to proactively protect our shared home.

The Power of Collective Action

Our environmental legacy is a testament to the power of collective action, and it calls upon individuals, businesses, governments, and the private sector to join hands in safeguarding our planet. Now, more than ever, we must step up our efforts to combat climate change, protect biodiversity, and preserve our ecosystems. Join us today and fight for a sustainable and thriving future.

 
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End Plastics

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The Great Global Cleanup

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Fashion for the Earth

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Climate Education

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