April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day. And like so many other events, Earth Day 2020 is going digital, with organizers having launched 22 days of daily challenges for promoting climate change resilience on April 1.
“The intrinsic connections between human health and planetary health sparked the first Earth Day in 1970 and, today, we must rise to meet these dual crises again,” reflects Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “Though we may be physically apart, we’re all in this together. Individual actions, when working together for a common good, can create a mass movement of change.” “Together, we can create a global movement, ambitious and impossible to ignore,” said Rogers.
Each day’s challenge is posted on the Earth Day Network’s social media platforms at @earthdaynetwork. In turn, participants are encouraged to share news of their efforts with the hashtags #EarthDay 2020 and #EARTHRISE. All challenges align with Earth Day 50’s SAVE framework — an acronym for: Speak up; Act; Vote; Educate.
“This 22-day series will allow people to connect through challenges to take action right now, and every day, for our planet,” Rogers asserts. “Because no matter where you are in the world, we are connected by a fierce and urgent determination to overcome our shared emergencies, be it coronavirus or climate change.”
For more information on International Mother Earth Day, as the United Nations has officially named it, please visit the official UN page at: https://www.un.org/en/observances/earth-day