The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth. Growing from the virtual events that were held online for last year’s 50th Earth Day, people around the world are once again using the Internet to celebrate Earth Day and discover ways to work for environmental change.

There’s so much we can do to help our planet and the Internet provides us with nearly unlimited virtual suggestions and resources at our fingertips.

Do you want to help fight climate change by planting a tree, but don’t know the best tree to plant in your area? The USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Tool will pinpoint your local planting zone. Then, check out an online tool such as the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Wizard for suggestions. Or, if you’re interested in taking part in the Great Global Cleanup, find a cleanup near you on the Great Global Cleanup interactive map.

Here are several virtual events to check out for an Earth Day celebration:

National Geographic: Earth Day Eve 2021 virtual celebration.  While the event was last night, Wednesday, April 21 at 8:30 p.m. EDT. You can find the full celebration of performances from Angélique Kidjo, AURORA, José González, Maggie Rogers, Rostam, Valerie June, Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma and Ziggy Marley, as well as a new music video from My Morning Jacket on the National Geographic YouTube page any time. Find more information at

NASA virtual Earth Day event. From Wednesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 24, NASA is hosting a virtual Earth Day event focused on sustainability and the connections between Earth’s atmosphere, climate, water cycle, forests, etc. The multi-day event includes presentations from scientists, interactive content, and a kid zone. Register to participate here.

And for added inspiration, download this free poster in honor of the 51st Earth Day from the U.S. Department of State’s ShareAmerica.

Happy Earth Day!

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