Earth Day: an annual celebration of our planet and a political call to action. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, it has grown into a global phenomenon. Take a peek into the past to discover how Rachel Carson, Senator Gaylord Nelson, and other historical voices influenced the creation of this day. See how environmental movements have changed since the 1960’s, and how the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 adapted to changing times amidst a global pandemic.
50 Years of Earth Day
Student(s) or Researcher(s)
Lia Nydes, Beth Ebisch & Grace Eggleston
Professor, Research Lead or Internship Advisor
School / Country
American University / USA