It's Earth Day in Hamilton and across Canada where environmental action and the need to protect our planet are celebrated and promoted We're collecting Hamilton's Earth Day stories- send us your pictures and tweets and accounts of what you, your family, your organization your school are doing on Earth Day 2013.

Take a look at a cross-country map of earth day events.

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually throughout the world on April 22 as a day of environmental awareness.

Canadians will be marking this year's Earth Day with events large and small. Find out what's going on in your community using this map of events listed on the Earth Day Canada website.

Source: Earth Day Canada