CERTs is taking this opportunity to highlight events and reflections on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.
So, if you’re looking for something to do tomorrow or looking to do a little reflecting on how far we’ve come since the first Earth Day, check out the links below.
I’m sure there are events we’ve forgotten. If you know of something that is going on to celebrate Earth Day that you’d like others to know about, click here to share it on our Facebook page!
EVENTS & RESOURCES:
- Events happening on Earth Day on the CERTs calendar
- Events posted by Minnesotans on the CERTs Facebook page
- Earth Day resources from our friends at Office of Energy Security
REFLECTIONS FROM AROUND MINNESOTA:
- Earth Day 40: A Week of Reminiscence From Those Who Were There – Conservation Minnesota, John Helland
- Earth Day 40 years later: Renewables – Bemidji Pioneer, Brita Sailer
- Looking Back on Progress After Earth Day 1970 – Conservation Minnesota, Bob Dunn
- The birth of Earth Day – Marshall Independent, Ted Rowe
- Earth Day Then and Now: Naiveté, Realism, Fear, and Hope – Conservation Minnesota, Chuck Dayton
EARTH DAY AT THE CAPITOL: THUMBS UP FOR CLEAN ENERGY!
Students from across the state will gather in the Rotunda at the Minnesota State Capitol this Earth Day, April 22 from 10am-2pm to talk about actions they’re taking to reduce the carbon footprints of their schools. They’ll be sharing the microphone with legislators and climate leaders who have been working to advance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green jobs in Minnesota. This is a fantastic opportunity to document innovative clean energy efforts in Minnesota. The event, “Earth Day at the Capitol: Thumbs Up for Clean Energy!” is a celebration of student-led energy efficiency and clean energy projects, Minnesota’s leadership on clean energy and green jobs, and working together to build our clean energy future. Click here for more information about the event.