Earth Day is a chance to renew our hope and commitment to stewardship of our vital natural resources.

Our precious “Blue Marble” is vast but vulnerable. We are blessed to inhabit it and it is our responsibility to manage sustainably. 

International Earth Day is a chance to focus on direct efforts to preserve and protect our planet from overconsumption, pollution, and apathy. Former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsinite, founded the day. One of my favorite quotes from Nelson is this: “The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture. Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality, and mutual respect for all other human beings and living creatures.”

You can participate in Earth Day 2023 by:

  • Learning something new
  • Volunteering
  • Freely joining any of these community events organized and compiled by Urban Ecology Center   

For substantive and impactful change, you can develop an Environmental Stewardship Plan for your business or organization. We can help you develop and launch it. We can guide you through the development and implementation of a stewardship plan. We’ll help you form a plan that is compliant with ESG, EMS, ISO, international or national standards, or your own custom goals. 

Learn more

You can find more information about our Sustainability and Stewardship MBA and DBA concentrations by clicking on the link below. Or you can contact Jenny Kehl at

Celebrate Earth Day! Learn something new, volunteer, participate in an event, launch a stewardship plan, and regenerate hope for a sustainable future.