The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.
2020 is the 10th anniversary of Earth Day Fresno, in addition to the 50th anniversary of the global Earth Day. Earth Day Fresno is working to make this year’s EDF event the biggest, most significant event to date. Hoping to gather our Central Valley resources and environmental allies to spread the word, get folks engaged and mobilized to make significant change, we are asking for your input.