First launched as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970, Earth Day is celebrated as the birth of the environmental movement.
Earth Day 2011 is said to be the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. More than 1 billion people in over 170 countries will join Canada and spend a day dedicated to address local environmental issues.
This year Earth day will be cebrated on April 22. Earth day provides an oppurtunity for positive actions and results.
In Canada, Earth Day has grown into Earth Week and even Earth Month to accommodate the profusion of events and projects. They range from large public events, such as Victoria's Earth Walk (5,000 participants), Edmonton's Earth Day Festival at Hawrelak Park (30,000 participants), and Oakville, Ontario's Waterways Clean-up (2,000 participants) to the thousands of small, private events staged by schools, employee groups and community groups
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