With social distancing restrictions in place around the world to fight the spread of COVID-19, this year's Earth Day will be a digital event. April 22, 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day. The 1st Earth Day sparked the passage in the U.S. of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts, and the creating of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The urgency has never been greater, and the stakes have never been higher – we are now in an environmental emergency and a climate breakdown. We have two crises: One is the COVID-19 pandemic. The other is a slowly building disaster for our climate.
Over the 24 hours of Earth Day, Earth Day Network will flood the digital landscape with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more. Tune into Earth Day Live on April 22nd through the 24th, as millions of people around the world go online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency. Watch, discuss and participate in a livestream featuring stories, performances, and opportunities for digital collective action.
While Earth Day may be going digital, the goal remains the same: to mobilize the world to take the most meaningful actions possible to change the world.