Earth Day 2021: When is it and how are people marking global day of environmental action?

Emma Snaith
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This year’s Earth Day participants are being urged to focus on actively repairing the world’s ecosystems (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
This year’s Earth Day participants are being urged to focus on actively repairing the world’s ecosystems (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

As the climate emergency deepens, each successive Earth Day takes on a greater urgency in the fight against the global crisis.

Celebrated every year on April 22, the international day of environmental action draws in an estimated one billion people - making it the largest secular observance in the world.

Amid the pandemic many of this year’s events will take place online following an entirely virtual programme in 2020. Notably, US president Joe Biden has chosen to begin his virtual world leaders summit to address the climate crisis on Earth Day this week.

Are you keen to get involved this Earth Day? Here’s everything you need to know.

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