22 April – Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
In celebration of Earth Day 2011, the United States Postal Service, in partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, issued 16 different "Go Green" commemorative stamps. Each of the "Forever" stamps features an eco-tip with an illustration showing simple things any of us can do each day to reduce our environmental footprint.
Earth Day 2015: It’s our turn to lead
2015 - Earth Day’s 45th anniversary - could be the most exciting year in environmental history.
The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. The year in which world leaders finally pass a binding climate change treaty. The year in which citizens and organizations divest from fossil fuels and put their money into renewable energy solutions. These are tough issues but we know what’s at stake is the future of our planet and the survival of life on earth.
On Earth Day we need you to take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example. For many, climate change seems like a remote problem, but the reality is that it’s already affecting people, animals and places around the world. A change needs to be made. On April 22 we are harnessing the power of Earth Day to show our communities and our leadership that we want action on climate. It’s our turn to lead.