Last Updated: 22nd April, 2019

When is Earth Day?

Earth Day 2019 - Protect Our Species
Earth Day 2019

 

Earth Day Dates
Date Holiday Day
April 22, 2015 Earth Day 2015 Wednesday
April 22, 2016 Earth Day 2016 Friday
April 22, 2017 Earth Day 2017 Saturday
April 22, 2018 Earth Day 2018 Sunday
April 22, 2019 Earth Day 2019 Monday
April 22, 2020 Earth Day 2020 Wednesday
April 22, 2021 Earth Day 2021 Thursday
April 22, 2022 Earth Day 2022 Friday
April 22, 2023 Earth Day 2023 Saturday
April 22, 2024 Earth Day 2024 Monday
April 22, 2025 Earth Day 2025 Tuesday
  • Earth Day idea has been conceived back in the year 1970 and is a day to celebrate consciousness about Mother Earth. This day instills in all of us to imbibe awareness about our environment and how we can keep it clean and green.
  • Always Earth day date falls on 22 April. Now, this day is celebrated across the globe annually. The first Earth Day celebration was in the year 1970.
  • the Northern Hemisphere, Earth day is celebrated in spring and in the Southern Hemisphere, it is celebrated in autumn.
  • It is on spring equinox that United Nations celebrates their Earth Day every year, generally the date of which falls on 20 March. This custom was devised by peace activist John McConnell in the year 1969.
  • To mention specifically, the United Nations celebrated the first Earth day on the spring equinox in the year 1971. Earth Day concept is same to that of the World Environment Day.

Importance of Earth day

  • Earth Day, which is a grand celebration in the US on April 22nd, has raised the bars of awareness and inspiration among masses about the environment of the Earth.
  • On this day, people of all ages participate in various Earth day activities and strives towards making this Earth a better place to live. The involvement of the kids in varied Earth day crafts is really exciting. It gives them a clear idea about the essence of Earth day and its vested importance.

Earth Day History

The history behind the initiative of Earth Day goes back to 1969 when Time Magazine brought to light the picture of Cleveland Cuyahoga River which had burnt as a result of the oil slick.

Such a shocking photograph acted like a kick to enlighten peoples’ and politicians' minds to pull up their socks and get together for the protection of Mother Earth.

Geylord Nelson, a Wisconsin Senator who was himself a witness to similar oil spills in California’s Santa Barbara region, took charge of the situation and organized a “national teach-in”. Nelson along with Pete McCloskey organized a movement to prevent the oil spill, air pollution, wilderness, destruction toxic dumps, and help endangered species from extinction.

This Earth Day was first suggested by John McDonnell in the year 1969 during a UNESCO conference on environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated on 20th April 1970. With a huge crowd to participate in the celebrations under the purview of Republican Mayor John Lindsey of New York, California witnessed the highest enthusiasm.

It was only after a few years from then that the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Environmental Protection Agency and Endangered Species Act saw the light of reality.

Although Earth Day was initially observed once in ten years time, Senator Nelson along with the hand of help from Bruce Anderson, the prime organizer of Earth Day 1990, New Hampshire, transformed this event into an annual affair for greater awareness and impact on peoples’ minds. Earthday.Org, established in 1995, helped to propagate the cause and consequences of preserving earth by reaching out every nook and corner via World Wide Web.


Earth Day Gift Ideas

Handmade earth day gifts are a good choice, provided you have the knack of making things on your own. The idea is not to give something fancy, but something which will be of use and with lots of love.

Earth Stress Ball:

Help relieve the stress on earth day. Gift the stress ball to your friend who is a workaholic and help them relax after a hectic day at work.


Earth Day T-shirts :

Personalized earth day t-shirts can be given to just about anybody. They come in various shapes, styles and colors. You just have to choose a message and get in printed on the shirt.


Earth Day Poems

Save The Earth
People everywhere
breathe the same air,
share the same seas,
live together on the land.
People everywhere
who learn, plan,
work, care,
can
save the earth.

 

Working on Recycling
We've been working on recycling
All the trash we can
We've been working on recycling
It's a very simple plan
Separate your glass and paper
Separate you plastic and tin
Take the trash you've recycled...
To the recycling bin!!!

 

Everyday is Earth Day
Everyday is Earth Day,
If it's cold or wet or hot
Pitch in to save the planet
It's the only one we've got.