Restore Our Earth™

Earth Day 2021

04.22.2021

When life around the globe returns to normal, our world cannot return to business-as-usual.

Our global community has been shocked by the largest global crisis in a generation. COVID-19 has shown us the necessity of thinking ahead, but the next crises are already on their way. Climate change, species loss, pandemics and massive natural disasters might define the future — unless we do something now. We have the solutions, both natural and technological… we just need the will.

Join EARTHDAY.ORG and over 1 billion participants around the world and take action on April 22nd.

TOGETHER, WE WILL RESTORE OUR EARTH.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW

Part of EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to empower and expand the environmental movement — starting with YOU. Take action and make a difference today, and start making your plans for Earth Day 2021.

To kick off our 2021 theme of Restore Our Earth, we will start by supporting our local communities, focusing on areas that are disproportionately affected by environmental issues. Those living on the front lines of these environmental crises don’t always have the resources to deal with the damage. So, how can we make a difference? Participate in a local cleanup! Check our map to find a cleanup event near you.

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A YEAR-ROUND EFFORT

Climate change and other environmental degradations have broken our natural systems, leading to new and fatal diseases as well as a breakdown of the global economy. But just as climate change and coronavirus painfully remind us of the harm we’ve caused, Restore Our Earth reminds us of the opportunities that lay ahead.

We must Restore Our Earth not just because we care about the natural world, but because we live on it. Every one of us needs a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.

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THE CANOPY PROJECT™

$1 = 1 tree. The Canopy Project partners with groups around the world to ensure that your donation sustainably plants trees for a greener future for everyone. Reforestation efforts capture carbon, cool overheated places, benefit agriculture, support pollinators, reduce the risk of disease transmission and boost local economies. You can be a part of it.


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FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

To feed the world, we must adopt the latest techniques to support farmers, renew their land, and capture carbon through regenerative agriculture and sustainable food practices.

foodprint measures the environmental impacts associated with growing, producing, transporting, and storing our food — from the natural resources consumed to the pollution produced to the greenhouse gases emitted. Learn how to shrink yours and help others to the same.


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THE GREAT GLOBAL CLEANUP™

When it comes to individual action for the common good, one of the best ways that people can make an impact for our planet is by cleaning up our public spaces.

Our pollution problem is getting out of hand and our environment is suffering for it. Open landfills emit dangerous greenhouse gasses, waste and pollution that enter our oceans and fresh water. Microplastics even make it into our food and the air we breathe. It’s estimated that humans consume a credit card’s worth of plastic every week. Join us to help to stop it.


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CLIMATE LITERACY

Fifty years ago, the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now, we are igniting an education revolution to save the planet. We are ensuring that students across the world benefit from high-quality education to develop into informed and engaged environmental stewards. 

Combined with civic education, climate and environmental literacy will create jobs, build a green consumer market, and allow citizens to engage with their governments in a meaningful way to restore our earth.


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EARTH CHALLENGE

Earth Challenge gives citizen scientists the power to make the world a better place. The campaign uses a mobile app to collect billions of observations in air quality, water quality, insect populations, climate change, plastic pollution and food sustainability, providing valuable environmental insight and a platform for policy change and restoration efforts in these areas. 

Earth Challenge 2020 is the world’s largest-ever coordinated citizen science campaign. The initiative works to integrate existing citizen science projects, as well as build the capacity for new ones — all as part of a larger effort to grow citizen science worldwide.

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