50th Anniversary of Earth Day on 22 April
This article originally featured in The Skylark’s newsletter and was written as a condensed news in brief.
It has been half a century since Earth Day was set up in response to the ever increasing climate crisis. Even before Greta’s school strikes and the Paris Accord, 20 million people took to the streets and protested across the USA against the destruction of our natural world. At the time, the movement included 10% of the US population and is now regarded as the world’s largest civic event.
This year’s events are likely to be held online as Covid-19 continues to keep people in their homes and away from each other. But there are still plenty of ways to get involved. In fact, it is now more important than ever that we come together to help protect and restore our planet.
You can follow all the action from the comfort and safety of your home thanks to Earth Day LIVE, bringing coverage, information and news from around the world. Before then, visit the digital Earth Day event map, where you can find things to be a part of. You can also search the international network to see what has been happening in your country and what you can do to help.