Earth Days 2019 at Salem State

Sounding the Alarm on Climate Change: Critical Actions for a Livable Planet

April 8 - 12, 2019

The theme of this year’s Earth Days celebration at Salem State University is Sounding the Alarm on Climate Change: Critical Actions to Save the Planet.” The theme was designed to inform as many people as possible about the limited window that humanity now has to avoid the more dire effects of climate change. According to the most recent comprehensive UN Report, we have roughly ten years to make “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes” or the Earth will become a less habitable, more hostile environment.

The Earth Days Planning Committee invites you to participate in this year’s events to learn, contemplate, discuss and share ideas on the theme: “Sounding the Alarm on Climate Change: Critical Actions to Save the Planet.”


Monday April 8, 2019


Earth Days Poster Competition. Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, North Campus. 11:00am - 12:20pm (poster and judge check-in: 10:30 - 11a.m., Lobby)

The Earth Day Student Poster Competition is the only judged poster competition on campus. Any class at 200-level or higher is able to submit posters on the Earth Days Week theme. Approximately 100 research posters, submitted by SSU students in many disciplines, will be judged in the morning. Visitors are encouraged to view the posters and speak with the students who created them during the competition phase and until 12:20pm.
Organized by Severin Kitanov (Philosophy), and Marcos Luna (Geography) and the Earth Day Planning Committee


Earth Days 2019 Environmental Fair & Awards Ceremony, 5 - 7 p.m., Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, North Campus

Environmental Fair

  • Meet representatives from local environmental organizations and agencies

Keynote Address

  • TBA

Earth Days Awards Ceremony

Presentation of Friend of Earth Awards to:

  • TBA

Announcement of student Poster and Art Competition winners


See a list of past Friend of the Earth Award recipients (pdf)

Press coverage for 2015 Earth Days Week.

See past press coverage: Earth Days 2011, 2008, 2006


Financial Support for Earth Days Generously Provided By the following:

  • Salem State University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Salem State University First Year Experience
  • Geographical Society
  • HealthLink
  • Political Science Academy
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