“Flood the world with messages of hope, optimism, and above all, action.”
It is now 50 years ago since Denis Hayes coordinated the first Earth Day: he is now chairman emeritus of Earth Day 2020:
The ‘Profoundly Radical’ Message of Earth Day’s First Organizer | nytimes.com
The Express asks:
Earth Day 2020: What is Earth Day and why do we celebrate it?
EARTH DAY 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the annual environment-themed event – but what is Earth Day and why do we celebrate it?
The Earth Day Network said its goal this year is to “flood the world with messages of hope, optimism, and above all, action.”
Earth Day was born 50 years ago due to growing concern for the environmental deterioration of the US.
Earth Day eventually grew into a global event, pulling together scientists and environmental activists.
Much like Earth Hour on March 28, Earth Day aims to raise awareness of issues like climate change and global warming.
Earth Day activities have taken upon themselves to fight industrial pollution, oil spills, toxic waste disposal and other pressing issues of the time.
Earth Day 2020: What is Earth Day and why do we celebrate it? | express.co.uk
We can do things at home:
7 Simple ways to celebrate World Earth Day this year | hellomagazine.com
And we can do things virtually:
Earth Day’s 50th anniversary goes digital amid coronavirus pandemic, with virtual protests, video teach-ins and more | usatoday.com
Earth Day 2020 Goes Digital | weather.com
Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day Without Leaving Home | dogonews.com