EPN Zoom Webinar - April 15, 2020 Ohio State’s Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Hosted by: Ohio State's School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Sustainability Institute
Ohio State's 2020 Environmental Professionals Network and Sustainability Institute’s Signature Event highlights the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day, which occurs on April 22, 2020. The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was a tipping point in the attention paid to our global environment and a precursor to many critical environmental advances since that time.
The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is an opportunity to look back at the challenges faced in 1970, to evaluate where we are and what has been accomplished, and to look ahead as we confront the precarious situation, we face with climate change. While we have much to be proud of with respect to environmental advances, our greatest challenges may lie ahead.
Join this moderated, online program to hear from leading environmental and sustainability Ohio State faculty and students, and to learn of a special announcement on Ohio State’s action on climate change.
3:30 p.m. Join Waiting Room before webinar begins
4:00 p.m. Program begins
Jeff Sharp, Ph.D., director, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Earth Day’s Legacy and Future
- Bart Elmore, Ph.D. professor, Department of History
- Elena Irwin, Ph.D. faculty director, Sustainability Institute and professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Special Announcement on Ohio State’s Action on Climate Change
Student Perspectives on Climate Action
Jayson Velazquez, 3rd year Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) major, School of Environment and Natural Resources
5:00 p.m. Program concludes
This EPN Zoom Webinar will be moderated and facilitated by Josh Knights, director of partnerships, Sustainability Institute, and Nicole Jackson, program coordinator, Environmental Professionals Network