On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was launched as a unified response to an environment in crisis. Twenty million Americans took to the streets and college campuses across the country to protest oil spills, increasing smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire, and demand a new way forward for our planet.
The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.
This week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While we can’t come together in person, join us for some digital love of our planet this year!
- Watch Mayor Weinberg’s Earth Day Proclamation at this week’s City Council meeting on Thursday, April 23.
- Tune in for a free virtual panel discussion on climate change solutions on April 22, 7 – 9 p.m. with the Earth Day 2020: Climate Change Solutions webinar, hosted by Denver7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson.
- Learn about the upstream impact of resources mined from our planet on Earth Day, April 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with Boulder’s Eco-Cycle: The Real Footprint of Our Stuff training.
- Act locally by shopping online for a professionally designed, DIY Garden In A Box to pick up in May, signing up for Thursday’s Waterwise Webinar presented by Resource Central, or checking out Mines’ virtual Earth Day Fair.
- Be inspired and motivated for Earth Day with past films from the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.