This year marks 52 years since Earth Day first began.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a celebration of the planet we live on as well as an opportunity to talk about climate change action.
All around the world people take part in events to promote climate action and encourage others to protect the planet.
It’s an opportunity for people across the globe to come together, not only to celebrate the world, but also to raise awareness about how crucial it is that we take steps now to protect our precious planet.
Earth Day takes place every year on 22 April and in previous years, people have taken part in protests, marches and big clean-ups to highlight the importance of being green and taking care of the planet.
The first ever Earth Day was held in 1970 in America when 20 million people took to the streets to protest against big environmental issues that were being ignored including oil spills, polluted rivers and air pollution.
Those who took part in the protests wanted the protection of the planet to be taken more seriously.
The first Earth Day led to lots of action including the passing of new environmental laws in America and later, lots of other countries too.
It’s thought to have inspired the modern environmental movement we have today.