April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! On this date in 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets to promote environmental education and awareness. As a result of the movement, the Federal Government passed the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.
This year’s Earth Day theme is Climate Action! This has been identified as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary because climate change poses enormous challenges to people and the life-support systems we depend on.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of Earth Day events around the world. In the midst of this global health crisis, we can learn lessons that will help us better prepare to tackle future climate disasters. While we cannot come together in person to celebrate Earth Day 2020, this website provides ideas for climate actions you can take at home.