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Robins AFB Library: Earth Day

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What is Earth Day?

"Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, and Earth Day 2021 will occur on Thursday, April 22—the holiday's 51st anniversary. The holiday is now a global celebration that’s sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green living. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the protests of the 1960s, Earth Day began as a “national teach-in on the environment” and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight." (History)

What can YOU do to help?

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When it comes to big problems, there’s no good substitute for doing something yourself. Earth Day is one of the world’s largest volunteer events, and EARTHDAY.ORG supplies those opportunities for action.

Register to Volunteer

Check out these Georgia Events: 

Earth Day Savannah

This year, the Savannah-Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) is partnering with local nonprofits to co-coordinate and publicize Earth Day Savannah Month.” This will be a sustainable and safe way for businesses and environmental nonprofits to connect with the public and strengthen the environmental network in our community. The month-long event will be a celebration of Earth Day in April, featuring a collective of virtual and small, in-person events.

Georgia Tech Earth Day

Our annual festival will look a little different this year, but we are excited to offer virtual and in-person opportunities. This year will feature recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, educational webinars, service opportunities, and more. 2021 marks our 24th Earth Day Festival and will highlight our EcoCommons space. This event is free and open to the public, so please feel free to bring friends and family to join us as we celebrate our Earth!

Or, Try These 51 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home:

Georgia Recycling Coalition

Last year was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Most of us didn’t feel like celebrating in 2020.  We understand.  This year, let’s celebrate the 51st Anniversary with our collection of 51 ways to celebrate Earth Day at home.  Let us know how you celebrate by tagging us at #GRCEARTHDAY51

The Great Courses

YouTube Videos About Earth Day


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