Earth Week Bristol 2020

The first Earth Day, held on April 22nd, 1970, is generally heralded as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. It’s estimated that some 20 million Americans, approximately 10% of the entire U.S. population, participated in Earth Day activities in 1970. By the end of that year, the Environmental Protection Agency was created and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were all passed!

In the 50 years since, great strides have been made to protect the precious planet we call Earth. But much remains to be done. Our air, water, and land continue to be contaminated around the world. And climate change has become an existential threat to the Earth as we know it.

Earth Week Bristol 2020 has been established as a community-wide, week-long event for us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to commemorate the many environmental successes seen since then, and to challenge ourselves to continue striving for a clean, safe, and sustainable environment.

Throughout the week there will be educational programs, tree plantings, hikes, movies, clean-up events, and many more activities for folks of all ages.

Click here to learn more about Earth Week Bristol 2020.


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