What is Earth Day? Earth Day is a world wide celebration that is held on April 22nd ever year. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 in America, and to this day, it is now celebrated world wide in over 193 countries!! Earth Day was created to celebrate our green planet and to promote environmental awareness through organized, green community initiatives and events.
The first Earth Day in 1970 would be the pinnacle in providing a voice to the emerging environmental consciousness and concerns of the decade. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, communities all over the world host a variety of green, eco-friendly events and activities to encourage community members to celebrate Earth Day and to offer an opportunity for everyone to make a contribution to the modern green movement. Earth Day can also be the focus of class activities and lesson plans in schools, and many educators spanning different age groups have created custom Earth Day lessons for their students to enjoy. The team here at GenEarth loves getting the community involved in Earth Day activities...and not just on Earth Day! These are projects and ideas that can be implemented all year long! If you are looking for Earth Day activities for your classroom or home, please see our list of projects and ideas below! (If you have anything you would like to include, please don’t hesitate to contact us!)