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Professor shares history and impetus of Earth Day

Millions of people on April 22 celebrated Earth Day, a program started in 1970 to raise awareness of the environment and the impact of human activity on the planet. Jeffrey Coker, an associate professor of biology, shares the history of Earth Day while offering ideas to consider in the latest in a series of videos where Elon University faculty members share their research and classroom expertise.

Associate professor Jeffrey Coker

With the Elon University Forest as a backdrop, Coker explores the symbiotic relationship between people and their surrounding environments. The author of the upcoming book Reinventing Life emphasizes that Earth Day serves as a reminder that, ultimately, humans should want to pass along to their descendants a planet in better condition than it currently exists.

Learn more about Earth Day by watching Coker’s recent interview with the Office of University Relations.

The office welcomes Elon University students and professors to nominate faculty for the video series. Email suggestions to Eric Townsend, director of the Elon University News Bureau, at etownsend4@elon.edu.

Eric Townsend,
4/24/2011 1:20 PM