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Every Day is Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day 2021: RESTORE OUR EARTH

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held in 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by Earthday.org and involves over a billion people from more than 193 countries.

Organizations and Resources

  • Dig into Earth Month: Urban Gardening for the Earth
  • Birding in the Pacific Northwest
  • Getting Your Vitamin N (for Nature) Responsibly: The constraints of pandemic life remind us how important nature is to our health, wellbeing, and happiness, particularly for people impacted by systems of inequality. Rather than taking our green spaces for granted, we can invest in organizations that protect and preserve them, as well as striving to make those spaces accessible to all.
  • UW Sustainability Action Plan: Read through what UW is doing to be more sustainable.
  • #RecreateResponsibly: Safely plan your next trip to one of Washington’s many national parks.
  • 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month: Sierra Club has some creative suggestions for how to engage with Earth Month.
  • 51 Ways to Restore Our Earth: For us, every day is Earth Day. If you feel the same, here are 51 actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year.
  • UW Sustainability Video Series: UW Sustainability is working with UW groups to produce a series of videos demonstrating ways you can recognize Earth Day. We will be posting the videos here to provide ideas for your sustainability practices. If you would like to contribute a video please do so. Videos can be any length, and posted on YouTube or a social media platform. UW departments, student groups and individuals are all welcome to be a part of this project.
  • Intersectional Environmentalism: This advocacy packet, designed for classroom use, defines key words and phrases, outlines the history of the movement, and suggests tips for implementation. Presented by EarthDayOrg.
  • Climate Civics Toolkit: Created by EarthDay.Org, this toolkit explores ways to learn more about the local impacts of climate change and what it means to be an active participant in community civic action. Designed with kids and teens in mind.
  • Greener Living: EPA has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and help you reduce your environmental footprint.
  • Bring Nature Into Your Mindfulness Practice with Forest Bathing: As the seasons shift from winter to spring, consider taking your mindfulness practice outside and incorporating ‘Forest Bathing’ into your routine.