Today is April 22nd , and it is officially Earth Day! It’s the perfect time to remind your kids of the importance of protecting their planet. There are events going on not only throughout the country, but also internationally, since April 22nd was named “International Mother Earth Day” by the United Nations in 2009. Kid’s can play a huge roll in these events. There are beach and park clean-ups, planting of trees, recycling drives and many other activities.