Earth Day was founded in 1970. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson 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 Story of Stuff screening was a successful kickoff to four events celebrating Campus Sustainability Month in October. The Samuel J. Wood Library and the Sustainability Team hosted the screening of several short subject documentaries by Story of Stuff Project. Attendees discussed solutions for better stewardship of campus resources and how to get involved at Weill Cornell Medicine as well as in their own communities. Volunteers supplied snacks and Dorysel Mora brought homemade cupcakes. The Sustainability Team also raffled prizes. Several employees signed up to participate in upcoming initiatives. Click here to see all the October events for Weill Cornell during Campus Sustainability Month.