Founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide. More people are participating in Earth Day than ever before. In 1970, twenty million people were involved. By 1990, that number had grown to two hundred million people. Efforts spread across the globe. In 2000, more than 180 countries held events for Earth Day. No matter where you are located in Michigan there is an event planned nearby, so join in and celebrate Earth Day. Check out this interactive map of Michigan from the state’s DEQ website and click on a region to view celebrations in that area! You will find the event name, location and a brief description as well as a link to the webpage for more information. Remember Earth Day is every day!
Wikipedia tells us:
“Earth Day is a name used for two different observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day, which was founded by Gaylord Nelson, each year on the March equinox, while a global observance in many countries is held each year on April 22.”
Check out their Earth Day page for a whole bunch more information.
Also be sure to read the Michigan History Magazine article “The First Earth Day”