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Earth Day Facts

Earth Day is a great day to spend with your kids and remind them about the environment and how important it is to celebrate Earth Day every day of the year.

Date of Earth Day:

Day of Week for Earth Day in Any Year - Enter Year YYYY

Earth Day is always observed on April 22. International Earth Day is celebrated on the March equinox (more about International Earth Day below).

Reason We Celebrate Earth Day:
To call attention to the environment.

History of Earth Day:

  • Former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson was Earth Day's co-founder.
  • The first Earth Day was in April 22, 1970.
  • Senator Nelson got the name after reading about San Fransisco's Earth Day celebration which was held on March 21, 1970.

Observance of Earth Day:

International Earth Day

  • International Earth Day is said to be the original Earth Day and celebrated on the March equinox (March 20-21).
  • The UN peace bell is rang three times to mark the day and a minute of silence is followed.
  • John McConnell was the founder of Earth Day and was supported by UN Secretary-General U Thant. The first International Earth Day celebration on March 21, 1971.
  • More about International Earth Day:
    Official International Earth Day Site
    Earth Society Foundation

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