President Obama Celebrates Earth Day

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For more than 40 years, America has celebrated Earth Day. It's a time not only to celebrate the environment, but to renew our commitment to protect and preserve America’s natural habitats and ensure that our air and water are clean.

In honor of Earth Day, President Obama recorded a video to talk about the history of environmental progress, the importance of continued awareness, and additional steps each of us can take to make a difference in our communities:

You can also read President Obama’s Earth Day proclamation on the White House website, or visit to learn more about ways the administration is laying a new foundation for energy and the environment.