Earth Week 2019
Forty-nine years ago, college campuses across the nation celebrated the very first Earth Day. After witnessing the devastation of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was inspired to organize a “national teach-in on the environment”. On the first Earth Day, millions of Americans and thousands of colleges and universities demonstrated against environmental degradation and drew media attention to the modern environmental movement.
Johns Hopkins continues the Earth Day tradition by celebrating Earth Week every April. Members of the Hopkins community and the Office of Sustainability plan events across campuses. This year, events include the Green Blue Jay Awards, eco-trivia, movie screenings and sustainable giveaways.
Don’t miss out on the fun— check out our full calendar of events here. Be sure to also follow @jhusustainability on Instagram for live updates of Hopkins’ Earth Week activities.