Celebrating Earth Day 2020

Today, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. In the midst of a global pandemic and physical distancing, many of us are finding solace and hope in the miracle of spring emerging around us. We hope you can get outside and allow nature to bring you peace and joy.

Executive Director Julie Johnson has recorded a brief message for you in celebration of this day. We invite you to explore some special Earth Day  resources we put together for you (below), and to check out our COVID-19 Digital Hitchcock page for more activities.

READINGS

The Profoundly ‘Radical’ Message of Earth Day’s First Organizer

The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down

What would happen if the world reacted to climate change like it’s reacting to the coronavirus?

What Environmentalism Can teach us about Staying Home

KIDS

Take it Outdoors Bingo!

Center for Ecotechnology: Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years

A Small Acorn Podcast

Radiolab for kids

Draw an Eastern Screech Owl with David Sibley

TEACHERS

Eyewitness: Earth Day Storytelling Slam

Planet Protector Academy

Curriculum Ideas

INSPIRATION

Join Earth Day Live 2020

Student Grew a Mushroom Canoe

INaturalist City Nature Challenge

A Billion Acts of Green

ADULTS

Tonight! 50th Earth Day Anniversary Celebration for 100% Renewables + A Kids Virtual Art Show

EcoChallenge

Sierra Club: Earth Day in the Time of Pandemic

The New Yorker Radio Hour

Films and Documentaries

HOME­­

Eight Ways to Green Your Laundry

Healthy Yards

Tips for Composting leaves

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