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.
The Office of Energy & Sustainability recently participated in new student orientation, discussed recycling guidelines for those residing in Olin Hall, and presented the WCM Green Initiative to postdocs during Earth Month, April 2023. If you would like a member of the OES team to meet with your team to review WCM sustainability best practices, please contact WCM-Sustainability@med.cornell.edu and we will gladly schedule an in-person or Zoom meeting.