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Earth Day

Updated Wednesday 14th May 2014

Worldwide events to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

The Earth Day Network logo taken from the Earth Day website Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: earthday.org/

Earth Day describes is an annual event, celebrated on the 22nd April, when "over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment".

It was initiated by social movement activists and encourages people to participate through an online platform, organising & campaigning, and special events. Earth Day is global in orientation and concerned with environment & sustainability

It was launched in 1970 and is ongoing.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.

 

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