Earth Day is April 22 and cities around the world are sponsoring volunteer efforts, fairs, festivals, and speakers. To find out what is going on in your town, do a Google search for your city and “Earth Day.” Unfortunately, several sites that used to offer a directory of Earth Day events do not have that feature available anymore. The following websites have more information on Earth Day and actions you can take to promote its mission.
Includes the history of Earth Day, information on volunteer opportunities, project resources and ideas, videos, and ideas for making Earth Day Every Day.
This organization works with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 200 countries to build environmental democracy. You can search learn more about Earth Day, find actions you can take, get help in planning your own event, and more.
If you live here in St. Louis, check out all the events and resources on the St. Louis Earth Day website. Note that at the Recycling Extravaganza you can recycle medicines, as I mentioned in my post “Recycle your unused medicines.”
* If you haven’t already begun to take small actions to protect our Earth, see my post “Countdown to Earth Day.”
How the first Earth Day came about (envirolink.org)
Flashback – The First Earth Day 1970 (ecology.com)