On April 22, 1970, people across the United States came together to create new ways to protect and sustain Earth’s environment. 50 years later, Earth Day is still an opportunity for communities to look for ways to protect and sustain our natural world.Although we are unable to come together for a physical event, in the spirit of this anniversary, the City of Raleigh has created a virtual resource page to assist and invite visitors to CELEBRATE, LEARN, TAKE ACTION and ‘STAY IN’ the know about Earth Day 2020.
This virtual resource page provides information about initiatives and programs that are helping make a more sustainable Raleigh.
Activities covering ecology, climate science, green infrastructure, transportation and home gardening and composting are offered on the virtual resource page. Learn about ecoEXPLORE and iNaturalist which combine science exploration and technology to foster a fun learning environment for all age groups. Visitors to this page will learn about how earthworms can reduce food waste and enhance home gardens through vermicomposting. Also available is information about winners of the 2020 Raleigh Environmental Awards and the contributions they have made to a sustainable Raleigh.
The City of Raleigh Earth Day 2020 virtual resource page is an opportunity for visitors to reflect on how human behavior affects the environment, and how small, everyday changes could have large collective impacts.
We encourage visitors to ‘STAY IN’ the know about Earth Day 2020 through this virtual resource page by checking it regularly as this site will be updated throughout the month of April with new activities and information. City staff from multiple departments and offices are contributing to this resource: Stormwater Management; Raleigh Water; Solid Waste Services; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources; and the Office of Sustainability.