Earth Day
Today is Earth Day.
On this day, events are held around the globe to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries. 
Need some ideas on ways to mark the day? 

National Earth Day is observed each year on April 22.  

National Earth Day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Every year around the world, Earth Day organizers promote green campaigns to save the Earth.   

Celebrate National Earth Day by getting engaged in Earth Day activities in your area. Share your Earth Day experiences using #EarthDay on Social Media.

There are numerous green campaigns around the globe.  Check out One Square Inch of Silence which was founded on Earth Day in 2005 to find out how you can participate in expanding naturally silent spaces around the globe.

The concept of Earth Day was established in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco.  

On March 21, 1970, a sanctioned Proclamation was signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations.  

Learn more about this important day at  Happy Earth Day. 

National Earth Day is not considered a national holiday. however, Franklin County public schools are closed on this Earth Day, April 22, 2019. There are just 24 days of school left this year. The last day of school for local students is May 24, which will be an abbreviated day from 8-9:30 a.m.