Earth Day 2020

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Earth Day and the 5th Anniversary of the founding of the Center for Earth Ethics we invite you to join us by sharing your voice for the Earth.

The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University have launched Earth Stanzas, an interactive poetry project in honor of Earth Day. Earth Stanzas draws on the inspiration of eight poets who engage the beauty, depth, and interconnectedness of the Earth, and invites readers to interact with the poems and find their own poetic voice.  “Erasure” poems can be created from a pool of primary texts, including excerpts from an International Panel on Climate Change report, historical documents such as the Haudenosaunee Address to the Western World and Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, celebrated in 1970 when 20 million Americans gathered across the country to raise awareness to the growing destruction of our planet. Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. 50 years later as these protections are threatened we again must sound the alarm for dynamic action to be taken. 

Please join us along with Poets for ScienceThe Academy of American PoetsThe Climate MuseumEarth Day Network, and many others giving voice to the Earth.

We’ve also provided links below to Earth Day Events around the web, and please enjoy reflections from Religions for the Earth in 2014, which inspired the creation of the Center for Earth Ethics.

Wishing All a very Happy Earth Day  The Center for Earth Ethics Team

Grey Modern Coffee Themed Instagram
3 ED KickOff Website
Earth Day Initiative
Grey Modern Coffee Themed Instagram (2)
Climate Justice and COVID-19
Earth Day Live 2020
YouTube Video
We The Planet Campaign
Earth Institute (@earthinstitute)
Columbia Climate School
earth day is every day and
Monochrome Skater Photo Collage
Women In The Environment Summit
The Big Shift
Karenna Gore - Center for Earth Ethics - Y on Earth Community Podcast
Y on Earth Podcast
Terry Tempest Williams - Naturalist, Writer, Environmental Activist
Religions for the Earth