by GABBIE KEERAN, CSU Public Relations Intern
Earth Day is here! Earth Day is an annual event on Thursday, April 22, that demonstrates support for environmental protection.
On Tuesday, April 20, Winona LaDuke spoke to the campus community about the importance that we remain connected to the earth. Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist working on issues of economic, food and energy sovereignty.
Minnesota State University, Mankato will be hosting two Earth Day Events:
- Love Your Mother (Earth) Day Clean-Up on Thursday, April 22, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. hosted by Honors Student Body and Pre-Medical Club. Garbage bags will be located at the table in the CSU. Visit here for more information.
- Earth Day Clean-Up on Thursday, April 22, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Organization. Start clean up at the Centennial Student Union fountain. Register for the event here.
Help keep our earth clean! For more information on Winona LaDuke and Earth Day, visit Earth Day: A Day to Reconnect | Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Earth Day was first held on April 22, 1970. Earth Day in 1970 came to provide a voice for the emerging environmental consciousness and putting environmental concerns at top priority.
In the year 1990 Earth Day spread across the globe and is now celebrated in over 190 countries. It mobilized 200 million people in 141 countries which brought environmental issues to life.