This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. A day created for the U.S. to turn a new leaf and go green. But don’t take our word for it, check out earthday.org for more interesting facts. For example:
Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire.
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet.
The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.
Dig deeper into the many areas that affect our climate and planet with earthday.org’s toolkit.
We have partnered with The Water Conservation Garden’s Ms. Smarty- Plants™ to further explore how you can be an Earth Hero.
- Watch and learn how YOU can be a Water Saver!
- After you watch Ms. Smarty-Plants™, take this short quiz to test your knowledge. Grades K–2 and Grades 3-5.
- Which Earth Hero are you? After you create your own Earth Hero moment at home please share your photos with us and Ms. Smarty-Plants™! Email a photo of you performing Earth Hero actions around the house, along with your school name! Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share our Earth Heroes on our social media pages and website.
- Print and color your very own Water Saver.
Here are more ways you can make a difference!