From Day One, President Biden has made tackling climate change a top priority for his domestic and international agenda. His whole-of-government approach, alongside local governments and the private sector, is already accelerating climate action. A key piece of the President’s Build Back Better agenda — the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — includes more than $62 billion for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to invest in our planet and deliver a more equitable clean energy future for the American people by:
- Investing in American manufacturing and workers.
- Expanding access to energy efficiency and clean energy for families, communities and businesses.
- Delivering reliable, clean, and affordable power to more Americans.
- Building the technologies of tomorrow through clean energy demonstrations.
This Earth Day and every day, the DOE is committed to meeting this moment with lasting action. Join us as we celebrate collective action with interactive activities and resources.
Sunrise to Sunset: STEM at the DOE National Labs (April 22)
National Lab Earth Day was a collective celebration of energy and environmental research across the National Laboratory complex while demonstrating the commitment, excitement and importance of STEM with our local and national communities. This virtual ‘sunrise-to-sunset’ event began on the east coast and conclude on the west coast by highlighting all 17 DOE national laboratories through tours, activities, short talks, and panels designed to provide engaging experiences and promote the laboratory complex. A video recording will be shared here in the following days.
American-Made Virtual Earth Day Celebration (April 22)
Come honor the innovators and entrepreneurs supercharging the clean energy revolution through the American-Made program! Hear from key energy industry players, enjoy networking opportunities, and get all the latest exciting updates and announcements from DOE offices about their prizes. Register in advance for this virtual event, happening April 22 at 12 p.m. ET.
Earth Day at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center (April 22)
Brookhaven National Laboratory, in collaboration with the Long Island Power Authority, is celebrating Earth Day at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center with a day full of educational talks and activities. People of all ages are invited to come explore the science behind Earth’s climate and our energy resources during this free event, both in-person and virtually. See Brookhaven’s mobile observatory for studying urban microclimates, learn about wildfires’ contributions to climate change, participate in an interactive talk, and explore indoor and outdoor exhibits. Learn more on the Brookhaven website.
Poster Contest with DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory
Elementary students from schools near NETL’s laboratory sites in Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR are helping NETL spread the word about Earth Day 2022, observed on April 22, during our annual Earth Day Poster Contest. This special planet-centric day emphasizes the importance of recycling, conserving energy and improving air quality. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “What Will You Do to Stop Climate Change”. See the winners on NETL's website here.
Celebrate at Home
As part of our Earth Day 2022 celebration, DOE has developed a Climate Adaptation & Resilience Plan Infographic and Earth Day Bingo Card for members of the community to enjoy at home.
In 2021, DOE released their Climate Adaptation & Resilience Plan to establish a strategy for ambitious climate action through five priority actions. The Sustainability Performance Division has created a dynamic Climate Adaptation & Resilience Plan Infographic that outlines DOE’s climate actions and a family friendly Earth Day Bingo Card that can help you learn ways to reduce your climate impact. See if you can get bingo by adopting five climate friendly habits!