Founded in 1970, Earth Day is now 52 years in the making.
Held annually on April 22, the festivities now consist of a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org (formerly Earth Day Network), that’s estimated to include 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
The growing movement to shine a light on an array of environmental issues has attracted people from all over the world, including celebrities wanting to use their platforms for the betterment of Planet Earth.
Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez are among the many high-profile people who took to social media on Friday in recognition of Earth Day.
With the official Earth Day theme dubbed ‘Invest In Our Planet’ for 2022, Jenner gave a nod to Mother Earth by posting a video of herself wearing a white t-shirt with a sun that has a face on the front of it.
Around the sun there’s a number of quotes, including: ‘Save the rain forest’; ‘Stop acid rain’ and ‘Don’t pollute’.
The top model, 26, looked to be in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home, dressed only in that tee and skimpy shorts, and her long dark tresses pulled into a loose bun.
Along with the short clip, Jenner also shared sun, Earth and rainbow emojis.
Subtle statement: Jenner, 26, looked to be in the bedroom of her posh Los Angeles home when she honored earth Day in her t-shirt and skimpy shorts combo
Making her statement: The top model’s shirt had several quotes around the sun, including, ‘Save the rain forest’
She also made a point to reveal that the production of her new 818 Tequila brand is environmentally conscious.
‘Earth Day: One shared Earth,’ it read at the top of a promotional photo that shows an arm holding out a bottle of 818 Tequila.
‘We choose our packaging partners based on a continued dedication to protecting out planet,’ it read, in part, in the caption below the image.
Glowing: The former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star flashed an infectious smile in the short clip
Environmentally conscious: Jenner made a point of sharing that the packaging of her 818 Tequila brand is ‘dedicated to protecting our planet’
Bieber (born Hailey Rhode Baldwin), 25, took to her Instagram page to pay tribute to Planet Earth with a series of eight images that includes herself and husband Justin Bieber.
‘Thank you beautiful planet,’ the model wrote in the caption of the post that begins with a clip of gorgeous blue ocean water, seemingly taken at an undisclosed tropical region.
In a darker photo, the in-demand model appears to tip her cup in a cheers position while standing in front of the vast ocean.
Mother Earth: Bieber, 25, took to her Instagram page to pay tribute to Planet Earth with a series of eight images that includes herself and husband Justin Bieber
Cheers Mother Earth: In a darker photo, the in-demand model appears to tip her cup in a cheers position while standing in front of the vast ocean
Revealing: Mrs. Bieber also made herself the center of attention standing in crystal clean water decked out in a green bikini
Four-legged family: The in-demand model also showcased Earth’s water, mountains and sky with a photo of her hugging her beloved pet pooch
Mrs. Bieber also made herself the center of attention standing in crystal clean water decked out in a green bikini; and another where’s she’s hugging her beloved pet pooch.
There’s also random shots of the forest; her pop star husband standing in awe of some massive tall trees; and a docked kayak with lovely water and blue skies in the backdrop,
And finally, there’s an image of the couple holding hand while taking a stroll in the desert with white clouds amid the blue skies.
Gorgeous wonders: Bieber also posted a few images of nature’s wonders
El natural: Justin Bieber could be seen in awe of Mother Nature’s creations
Lovely: There’s more of the planet’s natural beauty that highlights the water, trees and sky
The wonders in the desert: The final image from Beiber’s post shows herself and her pop star husband holding hands while walking in the desert
With 314 million Instagram fans and followers, Gomez can easily make an impact when she gets behind a cause or movement.
For Earth Day 2022, the former Disney star posted a short video of herself, decked out in a colorful floral ensemble, trying to rally her social media followers to try and make a difference in terms of Planet Earth.
‘Happy Earth Day. I have been thinking about how much healing our planet needs after reading this incredible book called Monarca by Leopoldo Gout,’ the actress and singer began in the clip.
‘I think we all need to try and do more, even small efforts in our everyday lives can make an impact on the betterment of the planet. I know it’s something I’m going to try to do, and maybe we call all try to do a little more.’
She ended the post by sharing: ‘I love you guys.’
Rallying her fans: Selena Gomez talked directly to her 314 million Instagram fans and followers in a video where she urged people to try and make a difference in terms of the environment
Educating herself: ‘I have been thinking about how much healing our planet needs after reading this incredible book called Monarca by Leopoldo Gout,’ the actress began in the clip
Lindsay Lohan kept it short and sweet in recognition of Earth Day on her Instagram page on Friday.
The actress, 35, posted a photo that captured the vast beauty of the planet’s oceans, with the sun in the backdrop and the simple caption: ‘Happy Earth Day!’
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22, as a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life.
The premise: Written by Leopoldo Gout and Eva Aridjis, Monarca tells the story of a ‘Mexican-American girl who transforms into a monarch butterfly and undertakes the great migration to Mexico, Monarca braids together the values of heritage, ecology, and personal transformation’
Making a difference: ‘I think we all need to try and do more, even small efforts in our everyday lives can make an impact on the betterment of the planet, Gomez said, adding, ‘I know it’s something I’m going to try to do, and maybe we call all try to do a little more’
The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the protests of the 1960s, Earth Day began as a ‘national teach-in on the environment’ and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses.
EarthDay.org shared its most recent mission statement at the top of its website: ‘For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).
It continued, ‘It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.’
Joining the movement: Lindsay Lohan was also among the celebrities to honor Earth Day 2022
Here comes the sun: Lohan, 35, kept it short and sweet with a gorgeous photo of the ocean and sun in the backdrop