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Earth Day is a day to reflect on how wonderful our planet is and to raise our own awareness about our impact on the environment and to share our knowledge with others.

Earth Day is a day to give back to the environment and to set new goals to be ‘greener’ in our everyday lives.

Athletes, Celebrities Who Care, and millions of individuals from all walks of life celebrate today as a way to honor our home, Planet Earth.

Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.

Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day!

Visit Earth Day Network to find out more on how you can take action!