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Earth Day and the Environment: Home

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Information on Earth Day, its history, plus programs and resources.

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From the Earth Day Network:

Environment Links

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Earth Day - Home

April 22 marks Earth Day around the world. Charged with celebrating the earth's natural environment, Earth Day was first held in 1970. Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson was one of the movement's founders. Originating in the United States, Earth Day is celebrated around the world. In some communities, Earth Day has expanded to Earth Week. For more information, check out the Earth Day page.

This guide will introduce you to library resources, videos, websites, and government information relating to Earth Day and the environment. Use the tabs above to navigate to different resources.

If you need additional help, email us at, call us at 920.465.2303, visit us in person at the Cofrin Library 3rd floor Research Desk, or chat with us online.

Image source: Gale/Cengage Learning.

Video: Earth Day: A Grassroots Moment That Sparked a Movement

From Voice of America: An overview of the history of Earth Day in honor of the 40th anniversary in 2010.

The Environment in the News

Headlines about the environment compiled by Google News. Updated daily.


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UWGB Websites

These UWGB websites and organizations focus on environment and sustainability issues:

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI)

Sustainable GB website

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