Earth Day Archives - State of the Planet

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Create Your Own Earth Day Poem With ‘Earth Stanzas’

The interactive website uses poetry to show the beauty, depth, and interconnectedness of the planet, and makes it easy for you to compose your own poem.

by Shannon Smith |April 22, 2020

GlacierHub Writers and Editors Share What Earth Day Means to Them

They also give some reading recommendations for Earth Day.

by |April 22, 2020
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Why We Celebrate Earth Day

On Earth Day and every day, the Earth Institute works to understand and protect our planet.

by |April 22, 2020

We Were So Young and Naive. And We Got Things Done.

A journalist looks back on his efforts to cover the first Earth Day.

by |April 21, 2020
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What the First Earth Day Achieved

And what we can learn from its success.

by |April 21, 2020
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Beautiful Planet: Earth Institute Photos From Around the Globe

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing images of places and projects around the world that highlight our planet’s incredible beauty.

by |April 20, 2020

Earth Day: How to Celebrate While You’re Sheltering in Place

There are many ways to get involved, take action, or simply marvel at the beauty of our planet, all without leaving your home or neighborhood.

by |April 17, 2020
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Things You Can Do to Make A Difference (And Have Fun) on Earth Day

Looking for ideas about how to get out, get involved and make a difference this Earth Day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

by |April 19, 2019

Your Earth Questions, Answered

In celebration of Earth Month and Earth Day, our scientists are tackling reader questions on science and sustainability.

by |April 17, 2019
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Earth Institute Celebrates Earth Day 2018 in Herald Square

As part of NYC’s Car-Free Earth Day, we took to the streets to spread the word about climate change.

by |April 23, 2018