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Earth Day 2020: 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Activism 1970-2020 (Global)
Date Wednesday April 22
Time 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorEarth Day Network
Emailinfo [at] earthday.org
Location Details
Worldwide climate strikes, actions, and environmental events
EARTH DAY: 50th ANNIVERSARY 1970-2020

THEME 2020: Climate Action

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Where: throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, State of California, and worldwide

Find Earth Day actions in your area: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/
(Actions/events could change due to health mandates)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, Earth Day events could change or be cancelled. Personal and community safety is of the upmost importance. For CDC health information, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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EARTH DAY 2020

Earth Day on April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day.

Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire.

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. This first Earth Day in 1970 is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.

The first Earth Day started a wave of action, including the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States. The Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts were created in response to the first Earth Day in 1970, as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many countries soon adopted similar laws.

Earth Day continues to hold major international significance: In 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day when the historic Paris Agreement on climate change was signed into force.

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
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MISSION: Earth Day Network

Our mission? To build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.

Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.
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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Mar 11th, 2020 5:03 PM
§FIRST DIGITAL EARTH DAY: Earth Day Network Shifts to Online/Digital Actions
by Earth Day Network
Monday Mar 23rd, 2020 9:43 PM
FIRST DIGITAL EARTH DAY for 50th ANNIVERSARY

The Earth Day Network Announces Shift to Global Digital Mobilizations
for 50th Anniversary of Earth Day:

Amid the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the first
Digital Earth Day, a global digital mobilization on April 22 to address the most urgent threats to people and the planet.

Earth Day Network will provide live coverage of the global digital mobilizations from its social media accounts (@earthdaynetwork). Plans are also underway to develop a major global event, coordinated across digital platforms to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22.

Other digital events will include virtual protests, social media campaigns, online teach-ins and more. A full scope of digital actions will be available at https://www.earthday.org/.

#EarthDay2020
#EARTHRISE

https://www.earthday.org/press-release/coronavirus-announcement-digital-earth-day/
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