About Earth Day
This amazing planet needs our help to survive. In the early ‘60s, Americans became more aware of pollution's adverse effect on the environment. There were few activists involved in environmental causes during this period as protecting the natural resources of the planet was not on the national political agenda. Only a small portion of Americans knew what recycling was or used it regularly. April 22nd, 1970 marked the first Earth Day to educate people about environmental issues. Earth Day falls on Friday, April 22nd, 2022. "Earth week" is a seven-day celebration aimed at encouraging green living and combating the climate crisis in some places that have turned Earth Day into a global celebration.
Earth Day celebrations have grown in popularity since 1970. The purpose of Earth Day is to guard the planet against pollution and deforestation. Participating in activities like picking up litter and planting trees makes our world a healthier and happier place to live.
Earth Day in Georgia
Friday, April 22nd, 2022
10:00 am-12:00 pm
1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Free with Garden Admission
9:00 am-3:30 pm
3360 Martin Farm Rd Suite 300, Suwanee, GA
Chattahoochee Nature Center
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
Outside the Dining Pavilion
For safe, responsible recycling of your old computers, keyboards, laptops, and other electronics, please come to the drop-off location.
151 Manning Rd SW, Marietta, GA, 30060
Join in celebrating Earth Day in this fun way. As many people around the world celebrate Earth Day, youth will have the opportunity to volunteer locally and honor the occasion.
12:00 pm-7:00 pm
To celebrate Earth Day and the new exhibition, Full Circle: Design Without End, which features designers working to rebalance the planet's ecosystems.
Queen Square East
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Participants are encouraged to walk or bike, dress festively and show their support for the environment and coastal Georgia's natural resources.
Dawson County Library
342 Allen St, Dawsonville, GA
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Come celebrate nature and earth.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
For a full schedule, click here.
Ways to get involved
Liberty Plaza Capitol Building
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA
Attend an Earth Day rally with local activists and climate organizations. At this rally, local elected officials, Congress, and the White House will be called upon to take action on climate change, public health impacts, and extreme weather events here in Georgia.
The nonprofit sector provides a wealth of volunteer opportunities to help worthy causes. For your employees, EarthShare Georgia provides year-round volunteer and learning opportunities, including Earth Day sponsorship benefits.
The goal is to encourage the restoration and protection of nature's resources: water, wildlife, forests, and fields.
Through the stewardship of the land and sustainable use of its resources, its mission is to protect Georgia.
10 ways you can help the Earth
- Reduce food scraps going to the landfills. Food scraps, soiled paper, and coffee grounds can all be composted.
- Shop local farmers' markets for fresh produce.
- Bring your own reusable bags when out shopping.
- Explore nature, participate in guided nature hikes, learn about geology, and the environment, and take part in earth-based activities at local and state parks.
- Recycle your old cell phone when you upgrade. Make sure you factory reset the device before recycling it so all your data is erased, and if possible, remove the battery.
- Conserve water.
- Plant a tree.
- Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office.
- Flip the light switches off when you leave the room.
Today, over 17,000 organizations and partners make up the Earth Day Network today operating in 174 countries. Approximately 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities around the world, making it the largest secular civic event.