Did you know Canada first celebrated Earth Day on September 11, 1980? It was organized by a Queen’s University student named, Paul D. Tinari. Fast-forward to 1990 and Earth Day Canada a national environment charity was founded to provide Canadians practical knowledge, tools, and support for a healthier environment.

Earth Day is now celebrated globally with over 195 countries who participate in this one-day event. Each year April 22nd marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement that first began in 1970.

Here are some of the ways you can participate on Earth Day, ride your bike to work or school, make a litter-less lunch, help out your neighbour’s garden, join a local environmental group (if you can’t find one start your own).

Go Green and Happy Earth Day!