In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020, Earth Day Network has put together an amazing online event in celebration.
“Earth Day 2020” is a multi-faceted program intended to activate individuals to support their planet in a safe and responsible way during the coronavirus pandemic.
Titled “24 Hours of Action,” Earth Day Network will reveal an action each hour that individuals can do to support our planet.
“Earth Day 2020” also includes a 15-hour digital Earth Day Live program featuring long-form and short-form content with interactive programming, live appearances by religious leaders, celebrities, musicians, as well as live teach-ins with preeminent scientists and advocates.
The event will be hosted by actor/activist Ed Begley, Jr, and his daughter Hayden, and among those scheduled to participate are:
- His Holiness Pope Francis
- Steve Ballmer, USAFacts Founder and Former Microsoft CEO
- Dave Beran, Michelin Star Chef
- Aloe Blacc, Musician
- Andrea Boccelli, Award-winning Singer and Songwriter
- Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, Governor of the State of Yucatán
- Michael Franti, Musician
- Mrs. Maria Elena Freire, Head of Environmental Education, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Kathy Freston, Chef
- Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director, General for Education, UNESCO
- Mr. Bernardo Goytacaces, Secretary of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro
- Natalie Isaacs, Founder and CEO of 1 Million Women
- Lisa Jackson, VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple and Global Advisory Committee Member
- Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama
- Jack Johnson, Musician
- Maya Lin, Architect and Global Advisory Committee Member
- Josh Lucas, Actor
- Edward Markey, Senator from Massachusetts
- Ziggy Marley, Musician
- Dave Matthews, Musician
- Arizona Muse, Model
- Jason Mraz, Musician
- Nahko, Musician
- Vanessa Nakate, Founder of Youth for Future Africa and the Rise Up Movement
- Diana Nyad, Long Distance Swimmer
- Ambassador Javier Paulinich, General Secretary of SELA, Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
- Mr. Gabriel Quijandria, Vice Minister of Environment of Peru
- Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder of ‘We Don’t Have Time’
- Najib Saab, Secretary General, Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)
- Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya, President of African Wildlife Foundation and Global Advisory Committee Member
- Cody Simpson, Actor
- Ashok Sridharan, President of ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability and Mayor of Bonn
- Yana Abu Taleb, Co-Director of EcoPeace Middle East
- Minister Victor Manuel Toledo, Minister for the Environment of Mexico
- Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts
- Roger Waters, Musician
- Mayor Jorge Munoz Wells, Mayor of the City of Lima
- Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of NJ and Global Advisory Committee Member
- Jason Wrobel, Chef
Individuals are also invited to participate in Earth Challenge 2020, a global citizen science initiative that will help build an open source database on air quality and plastic pollution using an app on your smartphone from the safety of your home.
Earth Day 2020 comes 50 years after the first Earth Day which, in 1970, mobilized over 20 million citizens to demand action on the environmental challenges of the time.
And now it’s your turn.
For more information on the event, which starts at 9am ET, visit earthday.org
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