The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets throughout hundreds of cities to fight for environmental reform and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. The same themes from the first Earth Day are true as every year billions of people come together for a day of action to change human behavior and provoke policy change.
Did you know that the City’s first Earth Festival was eleven years ago? Take a look below to see how Oceanside has celebrated Earth Month over the past decade, and how the celebration has grown!
Our Earth is AMAZING! Don’t believe us? Check out the below links for virtual field trips of nature.
Nature and Landscape
San Diego Zoo – Live Cams
The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks
Nature Lab—Explore coral reefs, rainforests, deserts, and more
The Oceanside Public Library offers numerous online resources for your enjoyment! Click Here and search “Earth Day” to learn about the history of Earth Day, and traditions that have taken place for the last 50 years. Looking to get crafty? You can also find crafts and activities with step-by-step instructions to make each project super easy and super fun.
Don’t forget to explore our 2020 vendors found on the Virtual Earth Festival Webpage! You’ll have the chance to view environmental businesses and organizations, purchase local sustainable goods, and discover resources to take your Earth Month experience to the next level.