On the first Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water. More than four decades later, Earth Day is now a global movement that includes collaboration with over 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries.
What are you doing to help celebrate this important event with your students? Check out our Earth Day 2016 Toolkit with free, printable activities, lesson plans, fact sheets, and posters to help inform and engage your preK-6th grade students. Use these resources to start classroom discussion around what we can all do to make our world a cleaner, safer place.
As a consumer, you make choices every day that affect your health and the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has shared labels to look for when making your next purchase that will also directly impact the quality of the world around you. Use this as an opportunity to improve your own environmental consciousness while also making Earth Day relevant by sharing some of these real life examples with your students.
Finally, whether age 5 or 95, we can all make a difference by following these 12 Tips for Making Every Day Earth Day. Print out a copy or launch the interactive PDF here for even more quick tips when you click on each of the white icons.
Ready to kick off an eventful Earth Day celebration? Don’t forget to download our Earth Day 2016 Toolkit and join the conversation on your favorite social network using #everydayearthday and #earthday2016.