Earth Day 2020

The first Earth Day was held on Apr 22 1970 in celebration of a growing public awareness of the need to respect and protect the environment. Over 20 million Americans participated in events to raise awareness of the environmental problems caused by polluting the nation's air and water.  By the close of 1970, a growing environmental consciousness among U.S. citizens led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.

Each year, Millersville University celebrates Earth Day by reflecting on all that has been gained and preserved through a heightened environmental consciousness and by raising awareness of the challenges that remain. 

Opportunities to Participate

While COVID-19 limits our ability to celebrate in person, the Millersville University community will still recognize this important landmark. Opportunities to celebrate include:

Share a Statement of Hope for a Sustainable Future

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, amidst what often seems to be a growing list of more complex global challenges, the Millersville Community will take stock of all that has been accomplished over the past 50 years and offer hope for a sustainable future.

Check out and contribute to the Earth Day Statements of Reflection and Hope


Join the Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth 24 Hour Webinar

On Earth Day (Apr 22) the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) will convene experts from their global network to share how they are building a happier world through pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more and register