2018 Earth Day
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Equinox at 12:15 p.m. EDT
or 16:15 UTC March 20 (Greenwich, England) )

The Earth Society Foundation coordinates programs, policies and services
helping to nourish, conserve, and care for the natural resources and life of Earth.

We honor U Thant, former Secretary-General, United Nations, who delivered the address at the first Peace Bell - Earth Day ceremony at the United Nations, held on Earth Day in 1971.
For photos of Pete Seeger on Earth Day in 2009, see Seeger photos

John McConnell, founder of Earth Day,
died October 20, 2012 in Denver at the age of 97.

His wife, Anna, who nursed him faithfully for many years, is a saint.

Anna welcomes correspondence at

4924 E. Kentucky Circle
Denver, CO 80246


Earth Society Foundation
238 East 58th Street, Suite 2400
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 832-3659

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The Earth Society Foundation was established by John McConnell and Margaret Mead to foster worldwide participation in the peaceful care of Earth, and to promote the annual celebration of Earth Day on the Equinox (March 20-21). Helen Garland is the Chairperson of the Earth Society Foundation, and Thomas C. Dowd is the President.

The Earth Society Foundation, Inc. (, incorporated in the State of New York, is the original and solely legitimate organization preserving the celebration of Earth Day (Spring Equinox, March 20-21) with the ringing of the Peace Bell at UN Headquarters in New York City. The Earth Society Foundation, Inc. has organized this annual celebration for 47 years. The designation of Earth Trustee for supporters of Earth Day and those dedicated to peace, justice and care of Earth was originally developed by John McConnell, co-founder of the Earth Society Foundation in 1976.

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