Earth Day celebrates its 50th anniversary — online

Past Earth Days had members of the public come together for environmental activities and concerts. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people indoors, activities will take place online. ©S Pakhrin

Wednesday, April 22 marks the 50th year of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970 by 20 million Americans, it has grown to become a day of environmental awareness recognized around the world. This year’s theme is climate action. But don’t look for events in parks or demonstrations on the street. With mitigation measures to cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to stay inside and keep their distance, the public is recognizing the day through digital media.

On April 22, Earth Day 2020 will provide a day of global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more.

Check out the Earth Day website to find watch Earth Day Live, find and register for digital events that interest you, and more.