Earth Month 2020

Celebrating 50 years of positive change and innovative solutions
in sustainability

April 22

Earth Month 50th Anniversary

50 years ago on April 22nd, 1970 the first Earth Day took place with the participation of 20 million Americans. This was the catalyst for environmental action across the United States and eventually worldwide. At ASU we know that a single day isn’t enough.

Join us in celebrating 50 days of Earth Day: including Carbon Free Day and Earth Fest. We look forward to celebrating our collective successes and innovative solutions for a sustainable future. At Arizona State University, every day is Earth Day.

The history of Earth Month (1970 - 2020)

Explore 50 years of environmental action, preservation, and innovation.

  • 1970

  • 1974

  • 1978

  • 1982

  • 1986

  • 1990

  • 1994

  • 1998

  • 2002

  • 2006

  • 2010

  • 2014

  • 2018



April 22, 2020

Earth Day Actions to Build Back Better

To Build Back Better starts with you and even small, individual actions add up quickly when we do them together. Try a few of these impactful actions this Earth Day, April 22 (or every day) and let’s start building!

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"Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.”

- Gaylord Nelson