Forty years ago, the U-M held an "Environmental Teach-In" that drew more than 15,000 participants. It served as a model for the events of the first national Earth Day, on April 22, 1970.
Earth Day 2010 will include lectures, tours, and more, including opportunities for conversation between current students and alumni who participated on that first Earth Day.
Calendar of events (http://vpcomm.umich.edu/earthday/calendar.html) includes:
4/1, 11 AM-4 PM Earth Weekend on the Diag
4/1, 7-9 PM, "Sustainable Fashion Show." Union Pendleton Room
4/6, 4-5:30 PM, Global Climate Change: What Must We Do Now?, Ross School, Blau Aud.
4/8, 4-6 PM, Sustainable Community Gardens, CEW (www.cew.umich.edu)
4/10, 9-Noon, Eco-Restoration Workdays at the Arb (also 4/20, same times)
4/14, 5:30-7:30 PM, "A World Without Ice," Hatcher Library Gallery