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Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day, NYU Libraries has assembled this guide to online books and videos, as well as virtual events, tours, and participatory projects.

Earth Day Flag

Earth Day flag - photo of earth on blue background.

The unofficial Earth Day flag was created by peace activist John McConnell, and depicts the "Blue Marble" photograph taken by the crew of Apollo 17.


Earth Month @ NYU

In support of Earth Day and NYU Earth Month (#NYUEarthMonth), the Division of Libraries has compiled a guide to:

  • relevant ebooks
  • online videos
  • virtual tours, conferences, and festivals 
  • Citizen Science projects

These include titles featured on the NYU Sustainability's "Must Read" list, as well as other Earth Day and sustainability-minded reading/viewing lists, and also suggestions made by members of the NYU Division of Libraries' staff.

Also be sure to check out NYU's 10 Actions for Virtual Earth Month (from the 2020 50th anniversary celebration) and follow the @NYUGreen@EarthDayNewYork, and @EarthDayNetwork social media channels to learn more about ways you can contribute to sustainable, earth-friendly initiatives at NYU and beyond. 

Lastly, check out the NYU Sustainablog for lots of information from the NYU Office of Sustainability.

NYU Earth Month Events 2022

History of Earth Day

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, to protest environmental degradation and support preservation; it has grown to include events across the globe.

Read more about the history of Earth Day in the Encyclopedia of Environment and Society available in NYU's Credo Reference Database.