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Earth Day 2020 (Wednesday, April 22) is the next major global climate strike, and marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first major environmental movement. Regrettably, Earth Day 2020 also marks another year of insufficient progress by our leaders on addressing the climate crisis. So again, youth climate strikers, students, friends, family, and caring, concerned people around the world will use Earth Day 2020 as a platform to call attention to the urgency of protecting the place we all live: Earth. Earth Day 2020 will be a day of major global climate strikes, rallies, community events, arts and culture, learning opportunities, and marches around the world.
We will use the week of April 22nd (and Friday, April 24th) to send a clear message to our leaders in a critical election year that we need (and demand) climate action now. On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. We need that type of hope, positivity, and people power again as we push for a Green New Deal - but this time around the world.
Please mark your calendar and RSVP to receive reminders and additional info as Earth Day 2020 events get planned. To download our Virtual Earth Day Climate Strike Tookit go here, and download the Brightest app to find our latest climate action opportunities on your phone. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up as an organizer here or submit your event information here. To share an Earth Day climate event with your friends, family, or organization, use our free email template here.
This opportunity started on April 21, 2020, 8 p.m. and ended on April 24, 2020, 8 p.m. EDT and happens once. All events occur at an action's local time based on the latest information provided to us. The time listed here has been automatically converted to your device's timezone.
This is a remote action that can be done anywhere as long as you have the necessary time, skills, instructions and resources.