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Earth Day 2021: Home


This guide seeks to promote environmental justice and connection to the world around us. Take some time to read about a new topic, watch a TEDTalk, or get out into nature whether you're on campus or across the world.

Earth Day is April 22, but the DePauw community will be celebrating all throughout April!   For more information on DePauw-affiliated virtual and on-campus events, visit the Earth Month 2021 website.

The first Earth Day in 1970 intended to raise awareness of pollution and to bring environmental issues into the national spotlight. Numerous pieces of national legislation grew out of this grassroots celebration, including:

It also led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Thanks to these contributors for links and content suggestions:  DePauw students, environmental professors, the Office for Sustainability, and the DePauw University Libraries.

Earth Day Web links

Greencastle, Putnam County and DePauw Groups/Organizations

  • Greencastle Civic League: Clean City is an initiative of the Greencastle Civic League to bring people together to make our city clean, welcoming, and inviting to our residents, businesses, and visitors.

In "Follow the Food," senior Tilly Marlatt does exactly that. Watch her documentary exploring DePauw's local food movement, from the Ullem Campus Farm to Hoover Dining Hall