Forty eight years ago, Earth Day began as…a 'teach-in'…coordinated from the office of Senator Gaylord Nelson and was launched through grassroots efforts at college's across the nation on April 22, 1970. Read more at Earth Day Network - The History of Earth Day
The Genesee County Earth Day Celebration has been coordinated through the participation of many organizations. The first Earth Day Celebration in Genesee County began at the University of Michigan-Flint and for several years the community event has been hosted on the Mott Campus with each college also providing activities for their respective campuses. The venue this year will place the event in the heart of downtown Flint at the University of Michigan Flint in the University Center. The prevailing themes of the event this year include: healthy and sustainable living, The Flint River, animals, energy, and food.