Celebrate Earth Day this year with a donation to a Top-Rated environmental charity!
Apr 20, 2021
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In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in California, peace activist John McConnell proposed setting aside a day to honor the Earth. One month later United States Senator Gaylord Nelson sanctioned the idea to hold a nationwide environmental education teach-in day. With this, Earth Day was born!
The first Earth Day was held in the United States on the first day of spring in March 1970 and is now celebrated on April 22nd of each year by at least 1 billion people in over 193 countries. Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world. It is a time set aside to raise public awareness about the concerning state of our planet and to promote systemic change designed to mitigate further damage to the environment. Earth Day 2016 marked the signing of the historic Paris Agreement by more than 120 countries. The current Paris Agreement reflects a commitment from 189 countries to reduce their emissions and work together to adapt to the ongoing impacts of the global emergency of climate change.
Please review CharityWatch’s Top-Rated Environmental charity list to learn how to get involved in this cause or to identify a worthy environmental charity to support this Earth Day.