Every year on 22 April, Earth Day is celebrated around the world in over 192 countries. But this annual event is much more than a celebration – it’s an important day to raise awareness about looking after the environment.

If we want to keep our planet clean and safe for years to come, we need to reduce the amount of pollution we produce and fight against climate change. That’s why on Earth Day, over a billion people take part in activities to make the world a healthier place – from conferences and street marches, to art displays and beach clean-ups!

Learn about Earth’s incredible places, the environmental problems we need to tackle and the wonderful wildlife that need our help…

Earth Day

Why it’s time to take action!

Climate Change

We’ve all heard of it, but what is climate change and what is it doing to our planet?
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Plastic Pollution

Every year 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans. Discover the effects of this life-threatening litter – and what YOU can do to help!
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Earth’s unique habitats and special places we need to protect…

Ocean Facts

Did you know that 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the oceans? We dive to the depths to find out more about our super seas…
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Rainforest Facts

Join on us on a journey through the jungle to learn all about this fascinating habitat and the creatures that live the there…
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Arctic Facts

As Earth’s temperatures rise because of global warming, Arctic ice is melting. Learn all about this incredible habitat and why we need to protect it.
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Glacier Facts

How can glaciers help us assess climate change? How much of our planet’s fresh water do glaciers store? Find out in our ten brrr-illiant glacier facts!
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Amazing animals in need of our help…

Polar Bear Facts!

Sadly, these vulnerable animals are suffering because of climate change. Find out what makes polar bears for special, and what we can do to help them!
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Orangutan Facts!

Discover fascinating facts about these awesome apes – including what they eat, where the live and why, tragically, they’re today on the endangered species list…
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Turtle facts

There are around 300 species of turtle and tortoise – and 129 are either vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. We get the lowdown on these super swimmers.
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Panda Facts

panda facts

Did you know that today, there are only around 1000 pandas left in the wild? Join us on a trip to China to learn all about these incredibly cute bears!
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Honey Bee Facts

facts about honey bees

Over the past 15 years, colonies of bees have been disappearing, and the reason remains unknown! We take a closer look at these fab fliers…
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What we can do to help protect the natural world!

Five Top Conservation Tips

Discover five things you can do to conserve energy, reduce pollution and help protect endangered species.
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Top Tips to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Find out what YOU can do to reduce your plastic waste. A few small changes can make a huge difference!
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