NIH Earth Day 2020



Please be aware: Many NIH Earth Day activities have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. To ensure the safety of our visitors, all in-person Earth Day activities have been cancelled. Please check below for full details on the cancellations and any remaining activities. Some ideas for Earth Day activities that can be completed at home are provided in the April 2020 issue of the NIH Green Zone Newsletter.


Research Triangle Park Campus (RTP) – The RTP campus in North Carolina will host a WebEx seminar featuring a presentation by Ms. Sushma Masemore, the State Energy Director for North Carolina. She will present the governor’s Clean Energy Plan and discuss the actions by the State of North Carolina towards increasing renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions.


Bethesda, Bayview, Rocky Mountain Labs, and Shady Grove Campuses - All activities are cancelled.




2020 HHS Kid's Earth Day Poster Contest


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) holds an annual Earth Day poster contest for the children of Department employees, including all HHS operating divisions. The 2020 Poster Contest featured the theme "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—50 Years the Golden Rule" in celebration of the 50th year of Earth Day. We received many submissions from the children of NIH employees, which were separated into age groups. A winner from the NIH was chosen for each age group (shown below) and will compete with the other operating divisions for the HHS-level award. The overall winners will be announced on Earth Day (April 22nd)!



Congratulations to the NIH winners and good luck at the HHS-level!

Grades K-2: Julia GomesGrades 3-5: Claire Hong
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Grades 6-8: Lily LubyGrades 9-12: Kyrstin Salata
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