While in-person events have been canceled in light of COVID-19, that does not mean that Earth Day is canceled! There are many ways to celebrate conservation and sustainability without breaking social distancing rules.
Consider partaking in one or all of the following activities throughout April to celebrate this worldwide event that began right here in Wisconsin, and keep reading to learn more about the history of Earth Day!
1. Participate Virtually
2. Download the Earth Challenge 2020 App
3. Participate in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon
4. Learn with Documentaries & Books
5. Participate in a Teach-in
6. Make Art Outside
Photo by Chance Centeno.
7. Get Outside
Written by Katie Herrick
The History of Earth Day
“Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, urban dwellers and farmers, business and labor leaders. By the end of 1970, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. ‘It was a gamble,’ Senator Gaylord recalled, ‘but it worked.’” (Earth Day Network, 2020).