By Lenore T. Adkins and D. Thompson

April 22 was established as Earth Day in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to encourage Americans to protect the environment. Since then it has become a global day of of action to restore our Earth.

For Earth Day 2021, President Biden will convene a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate.

On U.S. plans to address climate issues, the president said: “It’s a whole-of-government approach to put climate change at the center of our domestic, national security, and foreign policy. It’s advancing conservation; revitalizing communities and cities and on the farmlands; and securing environmental justice. Our plans are ambitious, but we are America. We’re bold.”

Check out these 51 ways you can boldly help the planet, from caring for trees to picking up trash. And download this free poster [PDF, 85 MB] in honor of the 51st Earth Day.