EARTHDAY.ORG’s 2021 theme is Restore Our Earth, with a specific focus on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking.
More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Learn more about the history of Earth Day, how you can get involved, and the resources available through the 86 FSS Libraries.
Every day is Earth Day!
This guide includes suggested materials to build your knowledge around a number of topics:
These materials are available to request at the Ramstein and Vogelweh libraries, as well as through our online resources.
What is Earth Day?
Held every April, Earth Day is a week of events around environmental issues facing communities and the planet. Started by Gaylord Nelson, an American senator from Wisconsin in 1970, the purpose of Earth Day is to work toward "an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all human beings and all other living creatures. Our goal is a decent environment in its broadest and deepest sense."
A grassroots movement to involve folks into their communities and local landscapes while advocating for global change, Earth Day raises awareness of the human impacts on the environment. During Earth Day 2020, more than 100 people globally celebrated the 50th anniversary, making last year the largest online mass mobilization event in history.
Learn more about the history of Earth Day below:
You can sign up for a number of free and virtual events to celebrate this year's Earth Day:
Click here for EARTHDAY.ORG's official event page.
Click here for a list of past events hosted by EARTHDAY.ORG.
Sign up for the Living Earth Festival through the National Museum of the American Indian.
The American Museum of Natural History is hosting a number of online exhibits for Earth Day.
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