A History of Earth Day
Buttons, posters, and memorabilia reflect nearly 50 years of Earth Day celebrations.
Life on a Sustainable Planet is the Smithsonian's initiative to advance sustainability and discovery to help people and nature thrive together. The planet is facing an existential challenge: the climate crisis is intensifying, biodiversity is receding, and whole ecosystems are changing at a rapid pace. The quest for scientific knowledge and new technology has never been more urgent. Yet, scientists and educators at the Smithsonian cannot help but feel optimistic that together we can affect positive change by building and sharing knowledge and fostering community engagement.
Discover public programs and resources to inform and inspire your part in creating a sustainable future for us all.