Since the energy crisis of the 1970's, Earth Day has been a worldwide celebration and renewed commitment to ecology, conservation, and the protection of our environment - green living for everyday life.
The first Earth Day celebration was celebrated on the Vernal Equinox; it now generally occurs on April 22 each year, and the day still focuses on green living, conserving energy, renewable energy research, recycling and global climate issues.
You can learn the latest information and facts about climate change (aka global warming) and its impact on our world at the Earth Day official site, where you can sign up for activities, organize Earth Day festivals in your community, or join activists promoting peaceful change to protect our environment.
Visit Kids for Saving the Earth for learning resources - a free environmental curriculum for kids.
Visit NASA for cool pictures and video of the earth (like the one above) and life on earth resources for learning about global warming and conservation.
Learn how kids and teens are taking climate change issues to the world, like Greta Thunberg did in 2018.
Make padded hangers for clothing, framed pictures, decorative cards, tags, gift boxes, collages and more with cast off "stuff" from your home or office.
- Recycle Bumper Sticker Printables - 3 on each sheet! Adobe PDF format Recycle Signs/Bumper Stickers
Gifts from Recycled "Stuff"
- Recycle Holiday Cards
- Bath Salts in Decorated Containers
- Leftover Paper Plate Crafts
- "The Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteers and membership is free.
Earth Day Resource Links ( Off Site )
- Earth Day for Kids - Take Home Kit at US EPA
- EcoKids Canada - Printable Calendars
- Action: Small Ways to Conserve Resources
- Visit EarthDay.Org for activities, local events, resources & info
- TeachNet - Earth Day lesson plans for classroom or home school use
- Take the Ecological Footprint Quiz - how do you measure up?
- Climate Change - Read the Fact Sheet on what it means to everyone
- Earth Day Network
- Check you community's Toxic/Pollutant Scorecard
- Earth Day Resources for Educators
- EPA Earth Day & Recycle Coloring