Earth Day

EarthDay world.jpg April 22nd is Earth Day, an international celebration of Mother Nature, and a day where anyone can become an activist for the environment.  Senator Gaylord Nelson, Congressman Pete McCloskey, and Denis Hayes are credited with the institution of the April 22nd Earth Day Celebrations when they announced plans for a national environmental teach-in on that date in 1970.   The event soon spilled out of the classroom and onto the streets of many major cities as activists hit the pavement in protest against pollution and for environmental change.  Since that first Earth Day in 1970 people have used the day to plan events around cleaning up their local communities.

Programming

Growing Up Green
Sunday, 4/20, 4:30pm ET

Growing Up Green

A look at a school-reform initiative in Michigan that focuses on the environments students inhabit

Greening Mid-Michigan
Monday, 4/21, 1:30am ET

Greening Mid-Michigan

Mid-Michigan is getting greener! Follow green infrastructure planning in MI counties

Great Lakes Now: Summer Recreation
Monday, 4/21, 7:30pm ET

Great Lakes Now: Summer Recreation

Stories from around the Great Lakes basin, touching on both urban and rural issues

Lean, Mean, and Green
Monday, 4/21, 9pm ET

Lean, Mean, and Green

Traces successful community-led revitalization efforts in the Detroit and other post-industrial cities

Rebels With A Cause
Tuesday, 4/22, 2:30am ET

Rebels With A Cause

Dedicated conservationists who fought to preserve open spaces near San Francisco are spotlighted

We've Got the Power
Tuesday, 4/22, 3:30am ET

We've Got the Power

A look at how America can replace fossil fuels with clean energy in an economically beneficial way

American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire
Tuesday, 4/22, 9pm ET

American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire

The first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement

Resources

Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network

Working with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to mobilize the environmental movement

PBS Earth Day Page

PBS Earth Day Page

Explore current issues impacting our environment

All For Good

All For Good

Search for volunteer opportunities around your community

Detroit Public TV Smith Leadership Circle

Sustainable Brands

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