“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 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.
Earth Day activities have taken upon themselves to fight industrial pollution, oil spills, toxic waste disposal and other pressing issues of the time.
We can do things at home:
And we can do things virtually: