Why We Celebrate Earth Day


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On April 22, we celebrate our Mother Earth. On April 22, we celebrate our Mother Earth.But we also celebrate what many consider the birth of the environmental movement. A massive rally on this day in 1970 brought 20 million Americans together to fight industry pollution, toxic dumping, pesticides and the countless mindless acts negatively impacting our environment. Today we call this event Earth Day.

The original event spawned the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts. Earth Day continues to inspire people to make a change to better our planet.

This Earth Day check out PBS’s Earth Day programming on Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, April 28. Listed below are the featured informational and inspiring documentaries focused on current environmental and social issues we face today.

Check your local listings for show times.

Play Again

Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, April 28

Children now spend more time in front of a screen than they do outdoors. Watch what happens when six teenagers are removed from the comfort of their technology and placed in the wilderness.

mother earth news fair


Oct. 21-22, 2017
Topeka, KS.

More than 150 workshops, great deals from more than 200 exhibitors, off-stage demos, inspirational keynotes, and great food!