Schools celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from home

Published on: 
May 28, 2020
Kristen Keim

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day was a much-anticipated event for communities, especially schools who had great plans to come together for environmental service and learning celebrations. Then COVID-19 hit, schools closed their doors and people were asked to stay home.

Despite these hurdles, districts, students and families across the U.S. found creative ways to celebrate Earth Day. Members of the Center for Green Schools' K–12 School District Sustainability Leaders Network shared ideas among the community and designed ways to alter their Earth Day 2020 plans to accommodate virtual and at-home activities. Including ideas like a sustainability bingo game, student upgrades of their home recycling bins and eco-awards, these district activities made the best of an unfortunate situation.

Fairfax County Earth Day student activities

Students in Fairfax County, Virginia, share their enthusiasm for Earth Day.

See the social media shares from a few of our favorite projects:

Learn more about the School District Sustainability Leaders Network