Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22 every year. It was first celebrated in the US in 1970 with teach-ins to raise awareness of environmental pollution. According to Earth Day Canada, more than 6 million Canadians will join 1 billion people in over 170 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity.
The international event is credited with inspiring clean air and water laws and research into climate change and species loss. Large and small events are held all over the planet from festivals, earth walks and clean-up projects to small events held by community groups, schools and businesses.
Canada has expanded Earth Day to Earth Week in order to accomodate the many events taking place. Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast always has a celebration. This year Roberts Creek will celebrate at the Roberts Creek Pier on Sunday, April 25 from noon to 5 pm.