RISE ERG Blog | Earth Day 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 15:13

Forest with heart-shaped lake
(iStockphoto.com/Eshma)

You don’t need to do anything heroic to express your appreciation for our planet.

What comes to mind when you think of Earth Day? Is it a peaceful image of the natural environment, the solitude of our planet in the vastness of space, or perhaps an issue such as climate change or sustainability? Do you feel a call to action on Earth Day but have no idea where to start?

This Earth Day, a good place to start could be to recognize our personal journeys in caring for our planet. For some people that could mean an action, such as participating in a climate rally. For others, it could mean an expression of care among friends and family, such as preparing a sustainable meal with produce sourced from a community garden. And still, there may be others for whom a walk on the beach, a hike in the hills, or a birdwatching outing presents an opportunity to appreciate our home.

Whatever your part in this Earth Day may be, we hope the day provides a moment for reflection on your unique relationship with the place we call home.

If you’d like to know what’s going on in our Stanford and SLAC communities, then check out the lineup below. There are many people hard at work in all kinds of earthly endeavors:

You can also read more about the variety of sustainability and energy management programs taking place at SLAC. And don’t forget to try your hand at Earth Day bingo!

Sincerely,
The RISE leadership team