Earth Day falls on the 22nd of April every year. The theme for this year is climate action. A pressing topic to mark the 50th anniversary, climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
This time has only helped highlight the devastating impact climate change is having on our environment. With the world on lockdown, pollution in many area has been lowered. The Himalayas can be seen from parts of India for the first time in 30 years after pollution dropped due to the coronavirus lockdown. In areas of the state of Punjab in northern India, residents posted pictures of the mountain range from around 125 miles away after the peaks came back into view when the air cleared.
While the coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, it should not and will not force us to keep our voices down. The only thing that will change the world is a bold and unified demand for a new way forward. We may be apart, but through the power of digital media, we’re also more connected than ever.
EarthDay.org are hosting 24 hours of action in a global digital mobilization that drives actions big and small, gives diverse voices a platform and demands bold action for people and the planet.
Over the 24 hours of Earth Day, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day will fill the digital landscape with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more. While Earth Day may be going digital, our goal remains the same: to mobilize the world to take the most meaningful actions to make a difference.
No matter where you are, you can make a difference. And you’re not alone, because together, we can save the Earth. An Earth Day unlike any other — They’re flooding the digital landscape with livestreamed discussions, a global digital surge, and 24 hours of actions that you can take, right now and from wherever you are.
We will seize all the tools and actions that we have, big and small, to change our lives and change our world, not for one day, but forever.