One Billion Acts of Green
Earth Day April 22 is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970. 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 celebrated globally 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.
Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green® website enables people to register and support the idea that real change occurs best when millions of people commit to it with their actions.
Every Act registered will be counted toward the ultimate goal of amassing one billion actions in advance of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With millions of actions, A Billion Acts of Green® is the largest environmental service and advocacy campaign in the world.
What have you done for the earth today? Submit an Act of Green
Recent acts of green
Change my light bulbs
Eat more local food.
Use less toxic cleaning products
Use a reusable bag for shopping