All around the world, citizens unite to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. People everywhere are encouraged to demonstrate support for environmental protection, both in their local communities, as well as on a global scale. The theme for Earth Day 2022 is "Invest in Our Planet," with a focus on the effects of climate change on the planet that we all share. Cities around the world are taking real-world actions to mitigate global warming, with some also choosing to use this holiday as a chance to educate visitors on these issues through informative and entertaining festivals and events.
Check out these global destinations where you can join in the festivities to celebrate and honor Mother Earth in style!
There’s arguably no better place to celebrate Earth Day in the United States than the Midwestern community of Omaha, which goes all out for their celebration. Offering an in-person event that’s family- and dog-friendly, as well as a virtual experience where participants can earn points to win prizes, Earth Day Omaha is brimming with free festivities designed to engage residents and visitors in helping to preserve the world around us.
Each year, Tokyo’s Earth Day festivities draw more than 100,000 visitors. This year’s celebration includes events designed to inspire action, with topics ranging from climate change to sustainable fashion, forest projects, biodiversity, and more. Organizations throughout the city have partnered to enact 100 sustainability-focused actions as part of the event, which culminates in a family-friendly festival with live music, food, and more.
The Canadian town of London is hosting its first-ever EarthFest in 2022. Boasting a robust lineup of activities, including speakers, live music, food booths, and more, the EarthFest event will also feature a climate march designed to help participants further actively engage in this meaningful cause. To add to the fun, an optional sign-making session for the march will be held during the town’s Green Drinks event, where environment enthusiasts meet to discuss sustainability over tasty food and beverages.
San Francisco, California
Honor Mother Earth during the Earth Day Festival in San Francisco. True to the colorful nature of the city, this event offers multi-cultural music, performances, sustainable cooking demonstrations by celebrity guests, and a lineup of speakers throughout the day. This year’s event will also feature an opening ceremony developed in partnership with local Native American tribes.