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.
New York City has a long history with Recycling. As a part of Weill Cornell Medicine, there are many ways you can help.
- Send an e-mail to recycle old equipment or office supplies.
- Make your meetings more sustainable.
- Join or start your department's Green Team.
You can also find small ways to recycle at home in your community.