Not only does 2020 mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day but it will also be the first time ever that it will be a solely digital global event.
“Whether it be coronavirus or our global climate crisis, we cannot shut down,” said Earth Day Network President, Kathleen Rogers. “ Instead, we must shift our energies and efforts to new ways to mobilize the world to action.”
The global conversation will be unified and tracked by the shared hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EARTHRISE.
Whether online or in person, the goal of Earth Day remains unchanged: to unite hundreds of millions of people around the world to pressure world leaders to act on environmental degradation and climate change.
“The last few weeks have also demonstrated that our society, even at the international level, is capable of mass shifts across all sectors to meet a crisis head-on… Together, we can build an Earth Day unlike any other — an Earth Day that defines us as a global community, united by our challenges yet unshrinking from the bold, urgent action needed to overcome them.”
Apr 22. Info: www.earthday.org