Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Earth Day Gallery of the Haw

See our gallery of beautiful photos shared by our members and staff, of the Haw River, its creeks, Jordan Lake and some of the beings who live there, in celebration the beauty of this piece of earth we live on , and to renew our commitment to protecting it.

Volunteers for Earth Day

Volunteers joined us in our Annual Earth Day Event of stabilizing our river and stream banks for a Saturday of planting in Saxapahaw on Saturday, April 23 2022 .

A big thank you to Mellow Marsh Farms for donating this year’s tubling plants!

Earth Day History

“Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. ” 
For more information, check out the official Earth Day website here

Earth Day 2021 “Restore Our Earth”: Decolonizing Earth Day – A BIPOC Perspective

An online panel discussion with Haw River Assembly’s board members Nicole Spivey, Crystal Cavalier, Ayo Wilson, Jeannie Ambrose, and, former member Maribel Sierra – bringing Black, Indigenous, Asian and Hispanic perspectives to issues of environmental activism, equity, justice and access to nature.