Earth Day, now in its 49th year, is an annual event that takes place every April 22 in a worldwide effort to save and nurture the environment of which recycling plays a crucial role. The event is a global initiative of the Earth Day Network. This year, Earth Day has a specific focus on protecting the species of our planet. ISRI members are encouraged to participate by hosting an event, through social media outreach, or other means. These resources are meant to act as a resource in helping to plan your activities and promote the numerous benefits of recycling.