Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Planeta recommends celebrating Planet A every day, and we are reissuing reader-favorite games in the natural world and on the social web. We are also spotting this week’s Earth-focused events including the Leaders Summit on Climate, City Nature Challenge, and World Parks Week. We also preview events later this year including the biodiversity and climate change summits, the World Conservation Congress and the World Heritage meetings.
Games in the Natural World
Talk to neighbors about the trees and flowers in their yards, on the street you share, and in nearby city parks. If you don’t know the names, you may have a condition called tree-blindness
Social Web Challenges
For Earth Day we ask that you create, share, and be generous on the social web.i
- Take and share a photo of: a flowering tree or bush.
- Take and share a video or audio of a songbird.
- Fave / like / heart / share someone else’s photo of nature.
- Fave / heart / like / share a beloved park with an account on the social web.
- Bonus points for those with a relevant page on Facebook, fave the park’s Facebook account as your page.
- Comment and provide feedback on specific pages on this website.
A Proclamation on Earth Day, 2021 – White House
10 things we learned about Earth since the last Earth Day – Vox
EarthX Founder Trammell S. Crow talks about EarthX and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day – The Hill
We are preparing for upcoming events and celebrations, including Biodiversity Day (May 20), World Environment Day (June 5). Note that many of 2021’s most important global gatherings are either taking rescheduled from previous plans. Those pages are also being edited.
Department of the Interior
In the early 1960s, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972.
The Escazú Agreement enters into force Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021.
Later This Year