EPN Zoom Webinar - April 15, 2020 Ohio State’s Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Apr 15, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Zoom Webinar
Nicole R. Jackson

April 2020 Earth Day Celebration logo


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. Earth Day’s legacy and future

Jeff Sharp, Ph.D., director, School of Environment and Natural Resources

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

A special announcement on Ohio State’s action on climate change  

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