Describe the history of Earth Day since 1970
Contribute their own experiences and opinions about Earth Day and the environmental movement
Reflect on ways to make the world more sustainable and just.
Compare different perspectives and opinions about sustainability and reflect on their own opinions.
April 22 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day. Earth Day is celebrated around the world and brings together individuals to protest and open up the conversation around sustainability.
On this Teach-Out, you’ll learn how the actions of University of Michigan students from the Environmental Action for Survival (ENACT) group started Earth Day as we know it.
50 years on, you’re invited to explore how sustainability spans generations, experiences, and industries.
You’ll discover sustainable and climate change action taking place around the world, and be inspired by stories of environmental justice.
Explore the origins of Earth Day in 1970
Learn from a diverse range of experts as they envision a sustainable and just future
Understand interdisciplinary and intergenerational perspectives: environmental justice, public health, renewable resources, astrophysics, data visualization librarian, dance professor, design student
Understand how centering justice will help us not only create a sustainable future but a just one
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the beginnings and history of Earth Day in 1970 and anyone who wants to learn more about the future of sustainability.