Where Were You? Earth Day 1970

Did you know that April 22, 2020 will mark the 50th International Earth Day? The first Earth Day in 1970 started with a big idea: nation-wide teach-ins on the environment to drive national policy action. Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff joined the movement of 20 million Americans by planning a full day of teach-ins of their own. Part of that day even included over 200 students gathering in Tribble Courtyard to bury a combustion engine, cigarettes, and a sign representing poison. Whatever your Earth Day story is, we want to hear from you. How has your perspective changed over the past half century? You can tell us anything you remember -- from detailed stories and experiences to sounds, images, and distant memories. These stories will help us celebrate how far we've come, and acknowledge how far we still need to go, to protect our environment. We will share your stories as part of a series of events during Earth Month at Wake Forest (March 22 - April 22, 2020). You can share your Earth Day stories here or contact Erin Stephens at stepheec@wfu.edu or 336-758-3328 to speak with a current undergraduate journalism student for an audio storytelling assignment.
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