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What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Ron Mader, Roofdog

Earth Day has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. And in 2017? Let us know your plans in the comments.

Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy in the early 1960s and has officially celebrated since 1972.

Earth Day Games

Learn how to say ‘Earth Day’ in another language.
Attend or volunteer at a local event.
Visit a local park.
Take pictures of eco-friendly actions.

Translating Earth Day

Afrikaans: Aard Dag
Estonian: Head Maa Päeva!
German: Der Tag der Erde
Irish: Lá an Domhain
Spanish El Día de la Tierra
Swedish: Jord Dag
Welsh: ‘N Ddedwydd Briddo Ddiwrnod

Oaxaca, Mexico
Ayuuk: It naxwiij xyëë (Santa María Ocotepec)
Chinanteco: Júm kie huo (San Felipe Usila)
Mixteco: Diuú nuú
Zapoteco: Dxi xten guedxliu (Teotitlán del Valle), Zaa guie yu (Sierra Juárez)

Bonus Points: Translating Every day is Earth Day
German: Jeder Tag ist Tag der Erde
Spanish: Cada día es Día de la Tierra



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