Earth Month 2022


ONLINE Earth Stanzas
Hosted by The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University

The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University are launching 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.



Invest in Our Planet

EARTHDAY.ORG's Earth Day 2022 theme is "Invest in Our Planet"."Over 1 billion participants around the world will take action on April 22nd. -EARTHDAY.ORG

Kent State University Earth Month Planning Committee has incorporated EARTHDAY.ORG’s Earth Day 2022 theme, with the three pillars that define sustainability: planet (earth), people (community), prosperity (self) for Earth Month in April.

EARTHDAY.ORG #InvestInOurPlanet #EarthDay
Kent State University #FlashesGoGreen

April 19 Earth Fest Volunteer Registration

Earth Month Planning Committee

The 2022 Kent State University Earth Month events were planned by the Earth Month Committee.

Earth Month Planning Committee members include representatives from: the Adventure Center; Big Read NEA; Brain Health Research Institute; Career Exploration and Development; Community Engaged Learning Office; College of the Arts; College of Education, Health, and Human Services; Curriculum and Instruction; Department of Biological Sciences; Department of English; Department of Geology; Department of Geography;  Department of Nursing; Department of Pan African Studies; Department of Philosophy; Department of Sociology and Criminology; Department of Sociology East Liverpool Campus; Department of Recreational Services; Division of Philanthropy Alumni and Engagement; Herrick Conservatory and Greenhouse; Kent State Bookstore; Kent State Student Center; Kent State Environmental Science and Research Design Institute; Kent State of Well-being; Kent State University College of the Arts and Sciences; Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine; Kent State University Women's Center; Office of Global Education- Education Abroad; Office of Sustainability; Recreational Services; School of Fashion; School of Health Services; School of Peace and Conflict Studies; Student Success Programs; Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies; Theatre Department; Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Representative; University Culinary Services; University Facilities Management Grounds Department; University Libraries; and student organizations: Black United Students; Future Environmental Professionals Club; Kent State Construction Management Student Organization; Kent State Environmental Society; KSU Ocean Motion; Sigma Gamma Epsilon; Thirst Project Club; with regional campus representatives from Geauga, East Liverpool, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas.

If you'd like to be part of the Earth Month 2022 or 2023 Planning Committee please email Leah Graham and Melanie Knowles

Kent State University departments and student organizations: submit your event(s) to appear on this webpage and on the Kent State University Earth Month posters by emailing Leah Graham and Melanie Knowles Host organizations are responsible for submitting their event(s) to the university calendar, please remember to include the "Earth Month" tag when submitting your event so it will appear as an Earth Month event.

Check back as more 2022 events are added


ONLINE Earth Stanzas
Hosted by The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University

The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University are launching 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.


Launching March 1, 2022
Spin KSU - eBike and eScooter program
KSU Campus and the City of Kent
Hosted by Kent State University Department of Recreational Services

Spin, in partnership with the department of Recreational Services will be launching 100 eBikes and 100 eScooters on campus in March for use by student, faculty, staff, and the community. Contact Chris Lukas at


VIRTUAL Earth Month Book Club "Drawdown" Event
Three Sessions: March 14, April 4, April 18 at 7:00 P.M.
Hosted by the Office of Sustainability and the Earth Month Planning Committee

Drawdown edited by Paul Hawken will be discussed.
A Teams Link and reminder to be emailed to the address provided when you REGISTER.
Please register and join in the discussion! [Even if you haven't read cover to cover] you can attend one or all sessions. Each session will focus on a Solutions Theme (such as Electricity and Transportation, Agriculture and Land Use, Built Environment). The print book is really beautiful to look at but eBooks and audiobooks are also available in Kent State U and local libraries (limited copies).
Kent State University Libraries (3 ebooks1 hard copy)
Drawdown is available from Portage County library system (1 e-audiobook, 1 print copy), Summit County Akron Library (1 audiobook cd) and Cleveland Public library (2 ebooks).
Consider purchasing your copy from: 
See for additional information.
Contact Sarah Eichler at


Poetry Reading by Poet Laureate Joy Harjo of An American Sunrise
March 17 from 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Ballroom, Kent State University Student Center
Hosted by NEA Big Read

Poetry reading by Poet Laureate Joy Harjo of An American Sunrise. Kent State University is pleased to collaborate with the Massillon Museum to present parallel NEA Big Read projects. We encourage you to participate in programs offered by both institutions and their community partners. For more information, please visit NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

Joy Harjo
In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position and only the second person to serve three terms in the role. Harjo’s nine books of poetry include An American Sunrise, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, and She Had Some Horses. She is also the author of two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior, which invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her “poet-warrior” road. She has edited several anthologies of Native American writing including When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through — A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, and Living Nations, Living Words, the companion anthology to her signature poet laureate project. Her many writing awards include the 2019 Jackson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation, the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Board of Directors Chair of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, and holds a Tulsa Artist Fellowship. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally; her most recent album is I Pray For My Enemies. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Sustainability Plan Design Meeting
March 21 from 5:00-6:00 P.M.
Virtually via Zoom

You’re invited to participate in a “Sustainability Plan Design” meeting for Kent State's first comprehensive campus sustainability plan. The agenda will include a background on campus sustainability and the planning process, and “Envisioning a Sustainable Kent State” breakout discussions.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 959 2193 1077

Q & A with Carolyn Harding; Candidate for State Representative (OH District 18)
March 22 from 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Virtually via Zoom
Hosted by Student Organization: The Future Environmental Professionals Club

Come meet the host of the GrassRoot Ohio Podcast, Columbus’s own Carolyn Harding!  Carolyn is running for State Representative for Ohio’s 18th District (or whatever the District # ends up being after the new redistricting maps are implemented).  She is an experienced grassroots environmental activist who advocates for the People, Community Rights, and the Rights of Nature.  Join KSU’s Future Environmental Professionals Club as we get to know the candidate, learn from her experience in the world of environmental and civic podcasting, and discuss why it’s important to have elected officials that stand up for nature and the environment. For more information contact president, Justin Thompson at


Wellable Gratitude Challenge
April 4 through May 5
Hosted by Employee Wellness & Health Promotion

The expression of gratitude doesn’t just feel good, it has a profound effect on health, happiness, and overall well-being. In addition to daily physical activity tracking, this challenge provides an opportunity for participants to flex their gratitude muscles by developing the important skill of being grateful and incorporating it in everyday life. By completing unique and creative weekly Gratitude Exercises, participants learn how to cultivate and engage in gratitude during the challenge and beyond! Participants will be eligible for random drawings to keep you motivated and support your wellness goals. Winners will be announced throughout the challenge. This challenge is open to all full and part time faculty and staff. Employees participating in the Wellness Your Way Reward program must participate in all four weeks of this challenge AND achieve an overall participation score of 65% of the available points to qualify for wellness incentive reward points. This challenge is worth 20 reward points. 


Virtual Lecture by Author and Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz  
April 6 from 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Hosted by Kent State University School of Biological Sciences

Virtual lecture by author and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Sponsored by Kent State University School of Biological Sciences.


Clothing Swap with Ohio Ocean Foundation
April 9 from noon - 3:00 P.M.
Rockwell Hall Atrium
Hosted by Ohio Ocean Foundation and Modista Fashion Group

What’s a clothing swap? It’s simple. Bring some gently used clothing items you no longer wear and trade them for something else. Better for the environment, and better for your wallet!

Earth Month Panel Discussion
April 11, 7:00 PM - CANCELED
Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
Hosted by The Office of Sustainability and The Earth Month Planning Committee

This event has unfortunately been canceled due to a conflict that arose for one of our panelists. We are working to reschedule for next fall to ensure that all of our panelists and their perspectives are part of the conversation.


Employee Wellness Walk and Talk: Campus Sustainability
April 13 from noon - 1:00 P.M.
Hosted by Kent State University Employee Wellness and Health Promotion

Explore some campus sustainability features,updates and improvements with Kent State’s Sustainability Manager, Melanie Knowles. Our meeting location to start our walk will take place at the Black Squirrel Statue between the Library and the Student Center (Kent Campus). Meet at noon with a departure time of 12:10 and returning just before 1 pm. Employees participating in the Wellness Your Way wellness program will receive 10 Tier Two points for participating in this walk. 


Kent State University at Stark Featured Speakers Series: Erin Brockovich
April 13 at 7:30 P.M.
Kent State Stark Conference Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Hosted by Kent State University at Stark

While it’s been over 20 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning film, “Erin Brockovich”, it turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Today, Erin Brockovich is president of Brockovich Research & Consulting, and she is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide. She has requests for her help in groundwater contamination complaints in every state within the country, Australia and other international hot spots. A best-selling author, Brockovich’s latest release, “Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It”, drew wide media attention before its publication. 

Tickets available Monday, March 28, 2022


Webinar: Confidence NOW
April 14 from noon - 1:00 P.M.
Virtual via Zoom
Hosted by Kent State University Employee Wellness and Health Promotion

This powerful presentation is designed to help participants develop stronger esteem by sharing ideas and challenging the voices that may keep them from fully showing up at the table. Presented by: Sandra Bishop. This program is open to all full and part-time employees. For full-time, benefits-eligible employees participating in the Wellness Your Way program, this session will be worth 10 points towards your Tier Two total.


Kent State University Earth Fest
April 19 from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Kent Student Center 2nd floor
Hosted by The Office of Sustainability and The Earth Month Planning Committee

Join on and off campus organizations and departments for a fun-filled Earth Day event with music, student activities, information, giveaways, and prize drawings. The purpose of this event is to: 1) increase students’ awareness of sustainability on and off campus 2) engage students in educational activities and 3) inspire students’ actions in the sustainability movement. All sustainability-related organizations are encouraged to participate including those with a focus on prosperity (economy), people (social), or planet (environment).

April 19 Earth Fest Volunteer Registration

Kent State University Student Research Poster Session
April 19 from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Library 1st Floor Garden Room
Hosted by The Environmental Science and Design Research Institute 

Student Research Poster Session for undergraduate and graduate students conducting environmental research. Contact Chris Blackwood and Dave Kaplan

Kent State University’s Environmental Science and Design Research Institute (ESDRI) invites students to present their research in a poster session that will be held in conjunction with the Kent State Earth Fest.  The institute welcomes presentations on research/scholarly activity within all environmentally relevant topics, including scientific-, design-, and humanity-oriented fields. KSU Earth Fest involves 50+ local organizations and draws hundreds of students and members of the public.  Participants presenting their research in the ESDRI Earth Day Poster Session must submit an abstract by April 6, 2022. Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should concisely describe the background and take-home message that will be presented.  Click this link to submit your information.

Posters can be up to 48 inches wide and will be attached to stands by pushpins.  To assist you with submitting the best abstract and poster presentation, check out the resources below:

Research Poster Abstract and Presentation Workshop Presentations 

Examples of Good and Not-So-Good Abstracts 

Creating Effective Poster Presentations

Kent State Writing Commons 

Please direct any questions about the poster session to Dr. David Kaplan (  The institute looks forward to seeing your poster!


Guided Woodland Hike at Kent State University - Geauga 
April 21 from noon - 1:00 P.M.
Kent State Geauga Campus in Burton
Hosted by Kent State Geauga

In celebration of Earth Day, meet and learn from Joel Firem, a local Forestry Consultant, as he leads a walk through Kent State Geauga’s woodland. Local plants, wildlife and habitat will be discussed. Please wear appropriate footwear. Contact Amy Murfello at

The Amazing Benefits of Gratitude Journaling
April 21 from noon - 1:00 P.M.
Virtual via Zoom
Hosted by Kent State University Employee Wellness and Health Promotion

Keeping a daily journal of things that you are thankful for helps to elevate mood, increase optimism, alleviate depression, and cope with grief. By noticing and focusing on the good things in your life, bad things diminish in effect, and you achieve a happier outlook on life. Participants will learn how to start a journal, what to include, and all of the ways that gratitude journaling can benefit themselves, as well as their disabled clients and loved ones. We will also have a discussion about Mindfulness Meditation, as it ties into observing and finding things to be grateful for in the world around us. Presenter: Judith Eugene. This program is open to all full and part-time employees. For full-time, benefits-eligible employees participating in the Wellness Your Way program, this session will be worth 10 points towards your Tier Two total.


Climate Grove Clean Up / Tree Planting Event
Friday April 22, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Kent State University Climate Grove
Hosted by The Herrick Conservatory

The Herrick Conservatory is partnering with Grounds to clean up the climate grove over by the frisbee golf area, and to plant a few new trees. Contact Melissa Davis at

Earth Day River Clean Up
April 22 from noon - 5:00 P.M.
Cuyahoga River (meet at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center)
Hosted by The Department of Recreational Services

Want to find a meaningful way to spend your Earth day? Join the Adventure Center in participating in a river cleanup at our local waterway in Kent, the Cuyahoga River.  Join us as we take a fleet of boats down the Cuyahoga River to clean and remove trash from its water and shores. Not only will you be able to spend some time outdoors, but you’ll also be doing some good at the same time. Together, we can keep our beautiful backyard looking pristine!  We will be walking to the river together from the Rec. Center as a way to reduce our carbon footprint instead of driving.  Contact Chris Lukas at



KSU Earth Month Electric Vehicle Education Event
Friday April 22, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 P.M.
KSU Student Center Visitor's Parking Lot at 1075 Risman Drive; Kent, Ohio.

Hosted by the Office of Sustainability and the Earth Month Planning Committee

Learn about electric vehicle awareness, education, and use at this Kent State University Earth Month event! Drivers from Clean Fuels Ohio in NE Ohio and Kent will share information about their Electric Vehicles. Clean Fuels Ohio is a national Clean Cities Coalition that works to support energy and economic security through partnerships that advance affordable, efficient, and environmentally beneficial domestic transportation fuels, technologies, and mobility systems. Clean Cities Coalition is among the top of nearly 100 coalitions that provide unbiased resources and information to stakeholders that give insight on transportation options that will allow organizations to achieve their goals around alternative fuels, sustainability, fuel-savings strategies, and mobility solutions. Have an EV and want to get involved? Contact Joe Ortiz and Melanie Knowles

Who's Your Mama Environmental Film Festival
Friday April 22, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Hosted by Standing Rock Cultural Arts Center

More info coming about films.

AMLCI Materials Day Research Presentations and Poster Session
April 22 at 5:45 P.M. April 23 from 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Co-hosted by Advance Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute and Brain Health Research Institute

Materials Day is an annual symposium put on by the AMLCI. Each year the symposium has a new theme to be explored by invited speakers.


KSUEL 2022 Earth Day Environmental Justice Hybrid Conference
Fashion and Apparel: Multifaceted Connections With Sustainability and Waste
April 23 from 8:30 A.M. - Noon
Hosted by Kent State University East Liverpool

The KSUEL 2022 Earth Day Environmental Justice Hybrid Conference will be Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom and on the East Liverpool Campus. The theme for this year’s conference is “Fashion and Apparel: Multifaceted Connections with Sustainability and Waste.”

Use the following link to register for the conference, receive the zoom link to join virtually, and to receive updates:

Kent State University is committed to making its work environment, programs and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. For accessibility needs, contact Danielle Baker-Rose, Student Accessibility Services, at 330-337-4214 or by April 4, 2022. For individuals that may not be able to join the conference due to religious, health, or other reasons, this event will be recorded and posted on the KSU Earth Month website:  

This is an undergraduate research conference. All KSU undergraduate students are welcome to present research and creative literature and work. To sign up to present research or creative works virtually or in person, use this link:

For additional information you may contact Dr. Lydia Rose at, 330-382-7572, or x77572.


Kent State Stark Earth Day Celebration
April 24, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Campus Center and Pond & Wetlands Area
Hosted by Kent State University at Stark

Enjoy a free, family friendly afternoon filled with environmental educational activities, nature walks, scavenger hunt, games, crafts, mock fossil digs, entertainment, giveaways and much more!


Herrick Conservatory Plant Sale
April 25, 2022 through April 29, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Herrick Conservatory
Hosted by The Herrick Conservatory and Sustainability Club

The Herrick Conservatory will be selling a variety of plants, including succulents, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and tree seedlings. Contact Melissa Davis at and M Onion at 

Kent State Farmers' Market
April 26, 2022 from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Design and Innovation Hub
Hosted by Kent State of Well-being

Kent State University has partnered with Haymaker Farmers' Market to bring a farmer's market to the Kent campus.  The Kent State Farmers' Market provides students with opportunities to learn about the local farming community, select fresh produce and connect with the broader Kent community in addition to creating a community around food with a warm, friendly and fun environment. The market will include selling crafts (photography, prints, glass, fiber) and educational workshops related to food as well as performances (music, dance, theater).  


DeStress Fest
April 27 from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Kent State Bookstore
Hosted by Kent State Bookstore

A chance for students, faculty and staff to come take a breather in midst of end of term papers and finals - relax with games and coloring, pet puppies, learn about healthy living. Contact Nikki Dech at

Invasive knotweed pull along the Cuyahoga River
April 30 from 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Hosted by The Herrick Conservatory and the Department of Biological Sciences

The Herrick Conservatory is partnering with the Biological Sciences department to remove invasive Reynoutria plants growing along the Cuyahoga downtown. Contact Melissa Davis at

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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

For more events visit AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Kent State is an AASHE member. To access member-only resources, create an account using your e-mail address.




ONLINE: Digital Earth Day

EARTHDAY.ORG is the global organizer of Earth Day. EARTHDAY.ORG’s theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest In Our Planet. The global conversation will be unified and tracked by the shared hashtags #InvestInOurPlanet.

About 2022 Earth Day

Sustainable Cleveland Events


Cleveland Museum of Natural History Events


Cuyahoga Valley National Park Events


Earth Optimism by Smithsonian Conservation Commons


Environmental Education Council of Ohio Events


Green Energy Ohio Events


Holden Forests and Gardens Events


Ohio Chapter: Sierra Club Events


Ohio Department of Natural Resources Events



Ohio Environmental Council Events


Ohio Environmental Professionals Network Events

EVENTSOhio Native Plant Month Events


Ohio Sea Grant Events


Portage Soil and Water Conservation District Events


Portage Park District Events


Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital: 30th Anniversary
March 17-27

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital celebrates Earth Day and many of the screenings are free. The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993 our mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.


Vernal Poolooza
March 24, 25, 26 
Salt Fork Park Lodge and Conference Center
Hosted by Ohio Vernal Pool Network

After many years of providing one-day vernal pool workshops, The Ohio Vernal Pool Network, a team effort of Ohio Wetlands Association and Midwest Biodiversity Institute is taking our expertise and experience to the next level. We expanded our format to become a 3-day conference in 2019 at Ashland University, shared a monthly virtual presentation during spring 2021, and are hosting an in-person 3-day conference in 2022 in Cambridge, Ohio. These conferences provide more depth and breadth of vernal pool topics than we can provide in a one-day format and allow for great opportunities for networking and exploring vernal pools around the state. From previous conferences, over 90% of participants responded that they learned something new that they will apply in your work, future decisions, and/or lifestyle. Vernal Poolooza 2022 will be at the Salt Fork Park Lodge and Conference Center on March 24, 25 and 26. Salt Fork lodge has catering and lodge available as well as conference rooms for presentations. Ohio Vernal Pool Network have secured Keynote speakers for the two evening sessions, David FitzSimmons, an award-winning photographer and writer, well known for his Curious Critters series, and Thomas Biebighauser, author and professional performer of wetland restoration and owner of “Wetland Restoration and Training, LLC.” Several nearby locations will provide superior vernal pool experiences and learning opportunities.


Ohio Wildlife Student Research Symposium
March 31 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Hueston Woods State Park Lodge

Join high school students and teachers from around Ohio as they present their wildlife and habitat research projects in this symposium for high school students. $35 for adults, $25 for students, includes lunch. Please see the agenda online at

Environmental Education Council of Ohio: Annual Conference- Into the Big Woods
March 31- April 3

The 55th Anniversary of the Environmental Education Council of Ohio Annual Conference.


Solve Climate by 2030 Power Dialog The Worldwide Teach-In On Climate and Justice
March 30, 2022
Hosted by Bard Center for Environmental Policy (national)

On March 30, 2022, live and in-person, over 1,000 Colleges, Universities, High Schools and K-8 schools worldwide will engage over half a million people, in a one-day Teach-In on climate solutions and justice in the transition. Watch the Video Introduction here.  Info Sessions: First Weds of Every Month, register here. More at


ONLINE: National Wildlife Federation EcoCareers Conference 2022
April 6-7 and 2 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hosted by the National Wildlife Federation

The NWF EcoCareers Conference prepares students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers, clarifying career-enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and formulating a better understanding of the competencies employers seek in the green sector.


National Park Service: National Park Week
April 16-24

Join us celebrating National Park Week 2022 from April 16 to 24! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs, events, and digital experiences. There are also special theme days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks. Join us on social media, check out each days’ themes, find in-person and virtual events, or stay caught up on news.


Lake Metroparks Earth Day
April 24 12:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M.


City Nature Challenge 2021: Cleveland, Akron, Canton
April 29 - May 2, 2022

Join the Cleveland, Akron, and Canton regions in celebrating and documenting the plants and animals that call our communities home. City Nature Challenge encourages all our community members to embrace the healing power of nature and to collaborate in sharing what we see in nearby natural areas.


Portage County Habitat for Humanity Restore Recycle Extravaganza
May 18 from 5-8pm
1510 S Water Street Kent

Dispose of electronics, latex paint, American flags, and more! Shred all your confidential and legal documents



Celebrating the anniversary of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. "More than 20 million Americans participated in one of the largest grassroots community service movements in our history during the first Earth Day in 1970. Earth Day is now celebrated every year by almost 1 billion people worldwide." - E.P.A.



In 1970, Earth Day founder U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson came up with the idea for a national teach-in day to focus on the environment. April 22, 1970, was the date selected because it fell between spring break and final exams. In April 1970, Kent State University, along with other colleges and universities across the nation, participated in the national environmental teach-in known as "Earth Day." Kent State hosted a series of events on campus known as "Think Week" in 1970, including having Stewart Udall, former Secretary of Interior, and Ralph Nader, environmental advocate and consumer champion, speak on campus.

Kent State University Earth Day 1970 "Think Week" The Daily Kent Stater, Volume LV, Number 91, 23 April 1970
Kent State University Earth Day 1970 "Think Week" April 22 List of Events The Daily Kent Stater, Volume LV, Number 90, 22 April 1970
Kent State University Earth Day 1970 "Think Week" List of Events The Daily Kent Stater, Volume LV, Number 88, 17 April 1970
Kent State University Earth Day 1970 "Think Week" Nader, Udall to Speak on Pollution The Daily Kent Stater, Volume LV, Number 87, 16 April 1970

Kent State University "Honor" View Honor pdf. Typeset by Aoife Mooney, assistant professor Visual Communication Design; information compiled by Office of Sustainability.