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April 22, 2020, is 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) leads DOE’s Earth Day celebrations at both the Forrestal and Germantown DOE Headquarters buildings.


AU-21 led Earth Day 2019 celebrations between April 22 and April 26, 2019, with the theme: There is no “Planet B.”  DOE Headquarters held kick-off events with speakers on what DOE is doing to stay green, and how to green your home; vendors of environmentally preferable products and services; electronics recycling collections; tours of local gardens and trails; and fuel cell car rides.

The 2019 Earth Day Photo Contest had 80 entries. Winners were announced on the April 23, 2019, and are illustrated in the poster below:

Winners of the 2019 Earth Day Photo Contest

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

The Earth Day 2019 Haiku contest was held DOE wide. There were over 100 entries and the winner was also announced on April 23rd.  Below is the winning haiku written by Michael Stebbins from CNS Pantex:

Our home amidst the stars,

It crumbles by our own deeds,

Where else can we go?