Every year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated around the world. Earth Day was found by SJSU alumni Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Earth Day would come “to provide a voice to emerging environmental consciousness, and putting environmental concerns on the front page.” Learn more about the history of Earth Day at earthday.org. The theme of Earth Day 2021 is ‘Restore our Earth’.
Although the COVID 19 pandemic dampened last year events restrictions are now easing throughout Santa Clara County. There are many opportunities for you to participate, attend, or get involved in 2021 from community-led clean-up efforts, Earth Day challenge Run/Walk, to environmentally-themed lectures and events.