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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of April, repeating indefinitely
Earth Day was first held in 1970 and is celebrated on 22nd April every year. It is a day when people celebrate our planet and talk about ways to protect the environment and tackle climate change. Over one billion people take part around the world every year!
Teaching Ideas and Resources
- Plan some activities that you would like to take part in during Earth Day. When the day is complete, create a written, audio or video report about what you did.
- Write a letter to your local or national government to explain how you feel about environmental issues.
- Explore our topic guide. It’s full of useful links, books, videos and ideas to help you teach your children about the environment!
- Look in a local library or bookshop for stories with an environmental theme. Could you write your own story about an environmental issue?
- Plan a campaign to persuade others to help the environment in different ways.
- Download our Environment Pack and Climate Change Pack as part of your Earth Day celebrations.