Find Your Local Environmental Organization
This Earth Day, give back (and get back!) to nature. Use our map below to find and coordinate volunteer opportunities in your area. Locations include environmental nonprofits, green charities, gardens, parks, zoos, and anywhere you can do your part for the environment.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event observed worldwide on April 22. Events are held to raise awareness for everything from global warming and climate literacy, to deforestation and oil drilling. Founded in 1970, Earth Day events focus on creating a greener, more sustainable future, and are coordinated globally in almost 200 countries.
Earth Day Facts
- 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day.
- Earth day is the largest secular holiday in the world, and is celebrated by more than one billion people.
- Popular events on Earth Day include planting trees, collecting garbage, cleaning up rivers, lakes, and coral reefs, or canvassing.
- In 2009, Earth Day was renamed International Mother Earth Day by the United Nations.
- In 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan.
- In 2012, 100 thousand people in China rode their bikes to reduce CO2 emissions.
- With only 5.1% of the world’s population, North America consumes over 24% of global energy.
- The way we produce, consume and dispose of our products and our food accounts for 42% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
- Recycling saves three to five times the energy that waste incinerator power plants generate.
- Industrial countries—home to less than 20% of global population—cut 74% of the wood used for industrial purposes (lumber, paper, etc.). The United States is the largest consumer.
Raise money for a green organization or environmental cause by starting a fundraiser today.