Earth Day 2022: What You Can Do

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What Is Earth Day?

Two hands placing a young plant into some soil for Earth Day

The first Earth Day took place in 1970 when a day dedicated to environmental education was announced. In the 1960s and years prior, there were few environmental laws protecting our water and air from pollution. Gaylord Nelson, an environmental activist, was coined the father of Earth Day. Nelson had an idea that has now grown into a worldwide celebration for the planet and influenced the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency and numerous laws that protect our environment including:

  • the Clean Air Act
  • the Water Quality Improvement Act
  • the Water Pollution and Control Act Amendments
  • the Toxic Substances Control Act
  • the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act
  • the Endangered Species Act
  • the Safe Drinking Water Act

What To Do On Earth Day

This year, Earth Day takes place on Friday, April 22. In celebration of Earth Day 2022, there are many community events that take place right here in Miami! Here are a few that may be fun for the whole family:

Earth Day Cleanup in Little Havana
Earth Day Celebration at Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Earth Day in Doral Movie Screening and Lady Bug Release
Party for the Planet at Zoo Miami

What You Can Do On Earth Day

  • Plant a tree in your backyard
  • Seed wildflowers in your yard
  • Start a pollinator-friendly garden
  • Pick up trash in your neighborhood, local beach, or park
  • Simply take a walk or sit quietly in nature
  • Educate family, friends, or neighbors on the importance of protecting our planet

Looking for more ways to celebrate Earth Day 2022? Be sure to check out these meaningful ways to celebrate and 10 Earth Day-related activities you can do with your kids!

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