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.

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.  

Planet vs. Plastics

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!

Planet vs. Plastics Reports

Go deeper to learn how plastics have created a health crisis across the globe, effecting human and all living creatures, with overviews of the latest research on the impacts of micro-plastics on health, and what you can do to protect yourself and advocate for change.

Join us in making a lasting impact with The Canopy Project! Since 2010, we’ve planted millions of trees globally, restoring forests in areas hit hardest by environmental challenges. By donating as little as 1$, you can help reforest communities, fight climate change, and protect biodiversity. Click to learn more and contribute to a greener future!

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.

Fast fashion has completely revolutionized the apparel industry, but not for the better.

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.

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To help support our campaigns we've teamed up with Teemill to sustainably produce our clothing. Each garment is made from certified organic cotton in a factory powered by renewable energy and printed to order using low waste tech to ensure we don't print more than we need.

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