The Fall Equinox is the only time of the year when the middle of the sun is positioned above and below horizon—shining on every location on Earth for an equal amount of time. This once a year occurrence represents United Planet’s mission of fostering mutual understanding, improving the quality of life for everyone, and creating harmony among the people of the world. We created United Planet Day to celebrate this special occasion.
What United Planet Day means to me?
“A day to give thanks to everyone in the United Planet community, volunteers, host families, partners, ambassadors, team members, supporters, and friends.
A day to celebrate the extraordinary difference that people of all cultures and walks of life can create when they come together to serve, understand, and appreciate one another…
An enormous thank you to all!”
- Dave, Founder and Executive Director
“The opportunity to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution that individuals from every corner of the world make towards our global community. Community projects from teaching to vocational training and small business assistance are indicative of the work that United Planet stakeholders do to create a bridge across cultures.”
- Tori, United Planet Tanzania Country Manager
“United Planet Day means a day of celebrating the spirit of volunteering and inter cultural exchange, the spirit of international understanding and brotherhood that it fosters. It is also a day of appreciating the extraordinary dedicated people that it takes to make this happen: the volunteers, the projects, and all the matchmakers involved.”
- Raj Gyawali, United Planet Nepal Coordinator
“For me, United Planet Day is an opportunity to be grateful to all the United Planet Managers, UP volunteers and founder David Santulli. It’s an opportunity to celebrate what makes me feel good about making a difference, and also about doing something for others. In my country, the United Planet Ambassador Club promotes peace, cooperation, tolerance and understanding in multi-cultural and international surroundings. It is a fantastic opportunity to help others, while learning a lot about ourselves!”
- Osée Roméo Tcheupgoum, President, United Planet Ambassador Club of Cameroon
“I think that this multicultural day celebrates the harmonization of cultures. The day reminds me that as a member of United Planet, all doors are open for me to interact and dialogue with all nationalities, races, tribes, religions and communities of the world. It is also a day to pave the way for universal unity, peace and development. We thank you once again for everything.”
- Biram Saidybah, President, United Planet Ambassador Club of University of The Gambia