World Earthworm Day

21st October

The story so far…

world Earthworm Day logoIn 2016 the Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) nominated 21st October as World Earthworm Day to give the world an opportunity to celebrate these ecologically vital and under-appreciated animals. An October date was chosen in order to honor the father of earthworm ecology, Charles Darwin, as this is the month that his book 'The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Actions of worms' was published.

Since that first World Earthworm Day on Friday 21st October 2016, we repeated our new tradition on the same day each year and celebrated why #EarthwormsAreImportant with an ever-growing number of supporters and partners. Earthworms continued to take the centre stage on 21st October during 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Super Composters - World Earthworm Day 2020

For 2020, we decided it was time to find out what you wanted to celebrate about earthworms and a poll was launched to decide a theme for World Earthworm Day 2020. The people have spoken and 62% of you voted for a “Super Composters” theme. The hashtags for this year’s event will be:

We are currently working on producing some images and content for helping the world to celebrate Super Composters on social media. This will include an article about Vermicomposting Toilets and the relaunch of our Earthworm Compost Survey… watch this space!

We will also be hosting the Supercomposters UK Virtual Meetup on the day. Find out more from the SuperComposters UK Virtual Meetup event page

Resources for celebrating on social media

World Earthworm Day 2020 #SuperComposters banner

World Earthworm Day 2020 #SuperComposters banner

World Earthworm Day 2020 #SuperComposters Facebook banner (includes safe zone around edges to ensure dispays correctly on computers and mobile devices)

World Earthworm Day 2020 Facebook banner

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World Earthworm Day partners

Earthworm Society of BritainThe Urban Worm   Buglife   Field Studies Council   London Natural History Society logo