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Earth Day International 2023
The Earth Day 2023 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. Learn about this international event:
Earth Day 2023
Earth Week at Portland Community College
Portland Community College will celebrate Earth Week April 18 - 23. Activities include:
GATHER: The Fight to Revitalize our Native Foodways Film Screening + Panel, Monday, April 18th @ 5pm. Register for this event here with your PCC email address.
Learning Garden Events - plant and seed giveaways, garden work parties, and more
Portland Youth Climate Summit, Saturday, April 23rd @ 10:00am-4:30pm. The Summit is an all day climate justice event with numerous sessions around environmental justice..Register here
Instagram Challenge. Follow @PCC_Sustain on Instagram and complete our hashtag challenge! Tips for each day can be found on the Earth Week Challenge Card and tutorials will be posted daily on the @PCC_Sustain Instagram. Each post enters you into an #EarthWeek raffle
More details and the full listing of events are available at the Earth Week Webpage.
Climate and Environmental Literacy
One of the themes of the Earth Day organization is Climate and Environmental Literacy. These PCC Library research guides provide reliable - and sometimes entertaining! - resources for getting started.
- Climate ChangeLearn about the scientific and social impacts of climate change, as well as these related issues:actions and solutions to address climate change; climate grief; climate denial; climate justice; and the PCC Climate Action Plan.
- Cli-Fi (Climate Fiction)"Cli-fi" (rhymes with sci-fi) is speculative fiction that addresses climate change.Novels provide an alternative to dreary data and graphs as we grapple with the implications of human life on a warming planet. This guide provides recommendations of engaging, thought-provoking climate fiction stories and novels.
- Environmental StudiesLibrary guide with recommended books, videos, websites and research strategies for PCC Environmental Studies classes.
Earth Day print and e-books
- Earth Day and the Environmental Movement: Standing Up for Earth byCall Number: Cascade Main Collection 394.262 P47e 2020
- The Genius of Earth Day : how a 1970 teach-in unexpectedly made the first green generationCall Number: Rock Creek and Southeast Main Collection 333.72 R66g 2013
- Beyond Earth Day : fulfilling the promiseCall Number: Ebook and Sylvania Main Collection 333.72 N45 2002
Earth Day 1970 (CBS News with Walter Cronkite, 9 minutes)
Watch this video about the first Earth Day and the movement surrounding it in this 9 minute CBS video, focusing on Philadelphia.