Earth day: The movement continues

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Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been an important day ever since. It’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy.

When is Earth Day?
Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22.  Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series of environmental activities throughout the month of April.

Why do we need an Earth Day?
Because it works!  Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities.  Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities.  More than a billion people participate in our campaigns every year.

Who is responsible for Earth Day?
Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and organized by Denis Hayes in 1970.  Earth Day Network manages and organizes Earth Day and related environmental education and policy activities, such as school greenings, year-round.

What can I do for Earth Day?
The possibilities for getting involved are endless! Volunteer. Organize an event in your community. Change a habit. Help launch a community garden. Do something nice for the Earth, have fun, meet new people, and make a difference.

Earth Day in Morocco ?

You can join this Facebook page for more information.

You don’t need to wait until April 22!

Earth Day is Every Day.

To build a better future, we all must commit to protect our environment year-round.

Source: http://www.earthday.org

 

 

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