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Earth Day 2022

‘We’ve got to move Earth Day to 12 months a year’

Friday is the official day that many people will celebrate Earth Day. But being good stewards of God’s Creation is a year-round priority for members of First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

After Easter, there’s Earth Day to observe, celebrate

With Earth Day around the corner, the Presbyterian Hunger Program is pointing faith communities to a number of resources, including an online hub created by one of its partners, Creation Justice Ministries.

Minute for Mission: Earth Day 2022

It’s been more than 50 years since the first Earth Day (1970). Spurred by concerns from that time period about oil spills, polluting factories, and dangerous chemicals being used regularly (described in Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”), thousands of college students and concerned citizens came together in mass rallies, across political lines. Later that year, the United States Environmental Protection Agency was formed, and federal environmental laws soon followed: the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act. By 1990, Earth Day began to be celebrated globally. The first United Nations Earth Summit was held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro.