Mānoa Heritage Center
Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970, by Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.
20 million Americans—10% of the U.S. population at the time—participated in the “national teach-in on the environment” by participating in coast-to-coast rallies demonstrating for a healthy, sustainable environment.

Here in Hawai‘i we know that Earth Day should be celebrated everyday, as we are so fortunate to live in such a special place. However, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of such a landmark event, one that led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, passage of the Clean Air Act, passage of the Clean Water Act (two years later) and passage of the Endangered Species Act (one year later) it’s a good time to put your hands to work and do some good for lā honua (Earth).

Check out some resources and activities YOU can do! Mahalo to partner organizations for sharing these great opportunities.

Virtual Earth Day 2020 Enjoy the World’s largest civic event, digitally for the first time in its history

Virtual Earth Week Follow along with the UH Office of Sustainability for Earth Week with Daily Challenges

Volunteer Week Hawaii Join Kanu Hawai‘i as they go virtual with their annual Volunteer Week campaign. New this year includes Virtual Volunteer Week a campaign to activate youth to #RESPONDWITHALOHA

Looking for activities and resources that can be done everyday with your keiki or your mo‘opuna? Check out some of the great activities from these partner organizations!

Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation Garden curricula for K-G5 to get your hands in the ‘āina

Art Explorium Fun and creative Reuse lesson plans you can do at home

Project Learning Tree In support of Earth Day 2020, PLT has compiled stories, resources and more to teach and learn about taking care of our Earth.

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