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Earth Day 2024: Donate to a Top-Rated Charity

   Apr 16, 2024

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22nd to show support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day was held in 1970 on March 21st, the first day of spring. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in California peace activist John McConnell proposed observing a day to honor the Earth and one month later United States Senator Gaylord Nelson sanctioned the idea to hold a nationwide environmental education teach-in day on April 22, 1970, and Earth Day was born. Earth Day gave a voice to the growing public consciousness about the state of our planet. 2024 marks the 54th anniversary of Earth Day.

While Earth Day was focused in the United States during the 1970’s and 80’s in 1990’s one of the original coordinators took it international and organized events in 141 nations. It is now recognized globally by at least one billion people in over 192 countries.

Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world. Each year there are Earth Day activities and events scheduled at the local, national, and global levels. Please review CharityWatch’s Top-Rated Environment & Climate Change charity list and get involved.

This Earth Day donate to a Top-Rated charity and give wisely! Examples of Top-Rated charities include:

American Forests helps create healthy and resilient forests, from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. 

Earthworks works to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

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