The theme of this year's Earth Day is Restore our Earth. The plan for Earth Day 2021 is 3 days of climate action beginning with a Global Youth Climate Summit led by Earth Uprising, My Future My Voice, and Onemillionofus. The Summit will include speeches and discussions with Youth Activist Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villarenor, Licypriya Kangujam, and many more. You can get the full schedule of events at earthday.org.
Why We Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd every year. The holiday was founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22nd 1970. The first Earth Day saw 20 million Americans participate across the country. The date was a calculated choice to encourage college students to play a major role in promoting the new holiday. At the time, on most college campuses April 22nd fell right between spring break and final exams.
The immense support and Civic demonstrations on the first Earth Day sparked an unprecedented amount of environmental legislation and permanent change in National priorities. Today, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide with the UN designating April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day. It's now recognized as the largest Civic event in the world. This incredibly important holiday continues to raise awareness about climate change and global warming, while inspiring us all to act on protecting our environment in our everyday lives.
How to Make a Difference
- Create a rain barrel for your yard / garden
- Create a compost pile
- Plant a vegetable or herb garden
- Plant a tree
- Create a recycling system for your home
- Organize a litter pick up with family for your neighborhood
- Donate to an Environmental Protection charity
- Shop sustainable brands
- Visit your local farmers market
- Spend time outdoors and appreciate the world around you
Modern Garden Contribution to Earth Day 2021
From April 20th to the 22nd every plant purchased from our shop will go towards planting two trees, through our collaboration with One Tree Planted. One Tree Planted is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Vermont focused on global reforestation. Protect the environment in your own home this Earth Day with our air-purifying favorites, while also helping mother nature. Spring Mystery box, ZZ plant, and Monstera.