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2023 Earth Day
Monday, March 20, 2023, Equinox at 5:24 p.m. EDT
(21:24 GMT) 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, March 21, 1971.

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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 March Equinox (March 20-21).

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 (March 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 53 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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