Planet Earth, the ‘blue planet’ was once thought to be endless in its open oceans and broad continents, however, we now know that the extent of our planetary home is limited. Throughout the world, Earth Day is usually celebrated in mid-April (Monday April 22nd, 2019), spring in the northern hemisphere. To fit in with the academic schedule, Salem State’s Earth Days Festival is always the second week of April, so that we do not miss a day due to Patriot’s Day. In 2019, the festival is the week of April 8th and our theme is: “Sounding the Alarm on Climate Change: Critical Actions for a Livable Planet”.
The week-long event seeks to highlight the human threats nature faces, including climate change, policy deregulation, environmental degradation and habitat loss. This year’s festival includes the annual poster and art competition on the Monday, the awards ceremony on the Thursday and numerous other events throughout the week hosted by student clubs and numerous academic and non-academic departments.
We greatly appreciate any donation that can help us hold this event!