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It is expected that 6 million Canadians will join more than a billion people from 192 countries to participate in Earth Day, 2017. Since 1970 Earth Day organizers around the world have celebrated April 22 by staging events and projects that encourage citizens to address important environmental issues.
Schools have played an increasingly significant role in promoting Earth Day and it is hoped that every child in will have the opportunity to take part in Earth Day activities.
Why Celebrate Earth Day?
This year, Earth Day Canada has launched a special campaign to highlight our great outdoors by encouraging Earth Day activities that promote outdoor play. Given that most children spend less than one hour a day outside, there is legitimate concern that today’s youth will grow up with little connection to the planet or motivation to protect it.
Resources 4 Rethinking encourages students and teachers to participate in Earth Day 2017. Top R4R Picks will connect you to some excellent resources to support these efforts.
For more information and activities be sure to check out the Earth Day Canada website.