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April 22, 2020, was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. The Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship (AU-21) under the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU) lead the DOE’s Earth Day celebrations at both the Forrestal and Germantown DOE Headquarters buildings.

Earth Day was celebrated virtually this year, with a commemorative Earth Day video and the announcement of the Earth Day photo and haiku contest winners!  AU-21 hopes to be able to do some of the in person events that were planned in the fall.

The 2020 Earth Day Photo Contest winners are illustrated in the poster below:


A Poster of the 2020 Earth Day Photo Contest Winners

A large version of this poster will be displayed outside the AU-20 office located in 6B-128 at FORS.

The Earth Day 2020 Haiku contest winner was written by Ed Picazo from DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant:

This earth sustains us all,

No matter short or tall,

Here for the long haul.