- COVID-19 Response
In response to the recent developments regarding COVID-19, OSU has established an immediate prohibition on university-sponsored or sanctioned events of more than 25 people. The prohibition applies for an indefinite period. Please be sure to stay up to date at the OSU COVID-19 Website.
At this time, all in-person events as they were originally planned are being cancelled, including the Earth Day of Service and the Beyond Earth Day Community Fair. We are in a process of determining which events in the Beyond Earth Day Celebration can be reimagined to be offered in new ways and updates will be forthcoming.
We welcome you to submit new events to the Beyond Earth Day celebration calendar that are offered fully online.
Additionally, if you are interested in contributing ideas for events that could either be held virtually or comply with Oregon’s Executive Orders, CDC and university COVID-19 guidelines, please continue to submit your ideas to our BED Idea Library. We are awaiting further guidance before coordinating any in-person gatherings, but welcome ideas that we can explore once we have greater clarity in this rapidly evolving situation.
We recognize that the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is a meaningful and important milestone! Fortunately, organizations are responding by offering digital earth day options and updating their pages as they gather more information: Earth Day Network, We Don’t Have Time, and AASHE.
BED highlights programs and activities that celebrate or provide education on the wellbeing of our society, economy, and planet.
Programming is focused on earth ecosystems, health and wellness, viable economies, and social equity and draws attention to the interdependence of the health of and justice for humans, animals, environment, and economy. BED programming looks to highlight programs and activities that celebrate or provide education on the wellbeing of our society, economy, and planet.
Events and booths at the Community Fair are hosted by a variety of on- and off-campus organizations, as submitting events for consideration and requests for booth spaces are welcome from any organization that upholds the vision of BED and are relevant to OSU students and employees.
Check back for updates; more events are being added. Click an event to see the event details.
Find More Digital Earth Day Events Around the World: Map and directory of events happening for Earth Day, across the globe.
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