April 22, 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day. The first Earth Day sparked the passage in the U.S. of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts, and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The urgency has never been greater, and the stakes have never been higher – we are now in an environmental emergency and a climate breakdown. We have two crises: One is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The other is a slowly building disaster for our climate.
Even as you stay home and maintain social distancing, you can still exercise your responsibility to act for the environment. No matter where you are, you can make a difference! The world’s largest civic event is going digital for the first time in its history.
You can learn more about Earth Day Live here.
To meet this moment, we must build the largest, most diverse online mobilization in history in defense of the environment. Our world needs a united response for bold action.
- On Earth Day 2020, we say enough is enough.
- We say we believe in science. We say that everyone can make a difference.
- We say that the protection of our planet and the well-being of the people who live upon it are the top priorities.
- On Earth Day 2020, we say that we’re committing to vote, we’re registering to vote and we’re showing up to vote.
- Human health and planetary health are inextricably linked.
Will you join Women in PR North America for this global movement as we build toward the next half century of action for our planet?
THE PLAN: Over the 24 hours of Earth Day (12:01 am ET – 11:59 pm ET on April 22), Earth Day Network will flood the digital landscape with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more. That’s where you come in.
While Earth Day may be going digital, our goal remains the same: to mobilize the world to take the most meaningful actions possible to change the world. No matter where you are, you can make a difference.
Talia Beckett Davis is the Founder of Canadian Women in Public Relations and American Women in Public Relations. She works as the Managing Director of Pink Pearl PR.