Earth Day was founded in 1970. U.S. Senatory Gaylord Nelwo of Wisconsin called for a nationwide demonstration in the spring of 1970 aimed to raise awareness of environmental issues. It worked. The first national Earth Day was April 22, 1970.
Our mission is to create awareness and encourage employees, students and staff to work toward a greener campus- and greener lives. We further this goal by hosting sustainable events in the community, such as National Bike Month and Unpower Hour. Check out our News on ways to get involved.