2016 Earth Day
Sunday, March 20, 2016, Equinox at 12:31 AM EDT
or 4:31 AM 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 miss Pete Seeger, who rang the Peace Bell on Earth Day twice,
in 2003 and 2009.
See 2009 photos at Seeger photos

To see a video of the 2013 Earth Day ceremony at the UN,
beginning with the ringing of the Peace Bell,
go to

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 continues to receive correspondence at

4924 E. Kentucky Circle
Denver, CO 80246


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The Earth Society Foundation was founded by John McConnell and supported by the world renowned anthropologist 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 more than 40 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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