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Everything You Need to Know About Earth Day 2023

This year's theme of "Invest in Our Planet" rings true not just for governments and businesses, but for everyone who is being called upon to take action

Every April 22nd, the whole world celebrates Earth Day to show support for the environment. While 2022 was a breakthrough year for green policy initiatives, the reality is that nearly every country in the world is not on track to meet Greenhouse gas (GHG) neutrality by 2050.


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When is Earth Day?

Earth Day is being celebrated every year on April 22nd since 1970. Some organizations extend their Earth Day observance to Earth Week or even Earth Month.


Theme for this year is a continuation of 2022's Invest in Our Planet

Every year, the celebration focuses on a certain theme. In 2020, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the theme was "Climate Action” and in 2021,  the theme is "Restore Our Earth. This year's Earth Day theme is a continuation of last year's "Invest in Our Planet."


“In 2023 we must come together again in partnership for the planet. Businesses, governments, and civil society are equally responsible for taking action against the climate crisis and lighting the spark to accelerate change towards a green, prosperous, and equitable future," says Kathleen Rogers, President of EARTHDAY.ORG. "We must join together in our fight for the green revolution, and for the health of future generations. The time is now to Invest In Our Planet."


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You can join Earth Day activities all over the world

If you organize something for Earth Day and register your event on the official earthday.org site, you can showcase your event on a real-time map of activities. Some of the biggest events are The Cape Coral cleanup in Florida; the ‘Heaven on Earth’ cleanup in Dal Lake, India; the Village of the Earth celebrations for Earth Day Italia with over 600 events and 200 organizations from April 21-25; and The Big One, one of the biggest environmental protests of 2023 where 100,000 individuals will march in London for the climate crisis. Likewise you can also join activities in the Philippines via this link.


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Take part in Earth Day with the Action Toolkit and Cleanup Toolkit

Join in the conversation with the Earth Day Action Toolkit which gives a background of Earth Day, the corresponding theme, and tips on how to create content for Earth Day; while you can also organize your mini cleanup using this Cleanup Partner Toolkit which shares ways on how you can effectively plan a cleanup.


Missing Earth Day? Participate in Earth Week!

There are several events covering Earth Day, from virtual events to special film screening. There’s a screening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Documentary: Gratitude Revealed, a talk on How Seeing Our Finite Planet From the Hostile Blackness of Space Can Drive Positive Change, and on April 22, 2PM EST, we have the Earth Day Fiesta: Collective Advocacy for Climate Action. Check out the EarthDay.Org site for more information on the activities.


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What else can you do to save the planet

Last year we also celebrated protecting the planet, and we prepare a list of 50 ways you can save the planet. Check out these new ways to integrate sustainable practices into your lifestyle.


Special thanks to First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH). FPH is a diverse Filipino conglomerate driven to improve people’s lives and futures. FPH aims to build a decarbonized and regenerative world through investments in key industries of power generation, energy solutions, real estate, and construction. FPH is a member of the Lopez Group of Companies.


Photograph from Valentin Antonucci (Pexels)

Artwork by Raff Colmenar