Planet Earth, the ‘blue planet’ was once thought to be endless in it 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 (Sunday April 22nd, 2018), 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 2018, the festival is the week of April 9th and our theme is: “State of Nature: Past, Present and Future?” The full Earth Days Week 2018 schedule can be seen at www.salemstate.edu/earthday.
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.
Your donation will help significantly, whether it is helping fund the 'Friends of the Earth' awards, paying for the evening reception or contributing to the prizes we provide for the students who win the poster and art competitions.