Earth Day—April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Global celebration of Earth Day. Learn more about how Suffolk University is promoting Sustainability, and how you can get involved.

To commemorate this momentous occasion, the Suffolk University Sustainability Committee wants to celebrate by providing the community with virtual ways to be informed and get involved at home, locally, and globally on this day of environmental stewardship.

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Earth Day 2020 Virtual Opportunities

Visit the official Earth Day website and read more about the history of Earth Day, news articles and stories, and this year's Earth Day theme: climate action.

Suffolk University's Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) shares how drones and GIS are used to solve environmental challenges and the importance of disposing gloves in the trash.

CUES - Drones

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CUES - GIS

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Earth Day & Environmental Health - Glove Safety

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Post your sustainability story on social media and using the hashtag #suearthday2020

  1. Take a picture of how you're acting to promote a sustainable, green lifestyle, whether it's your garden, home projects, donation pile, recycling, water bottle, etc.
  2. Post on Instagram and tag it with #suearthday2020 or email your photo to us so that we can share it on the Suffolk Environmental Club’s Instagram account.

Celebrate at home with your family by doing some Earth Day activities together.

Use this time at home to incorporate more sustainable practices into your lifestyle.

Learn how you can level up your sustainable lifestyle [PDF] in honor of Earth Day's 50th Anniversary, 

Read-up on environmental issues, especially those highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis.