Earth Day 2020
On April 22 1970 the first Earth Day brought millions of people out into the streets to support the need for bold environmental action. It marked the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, urban dwellers and farmers, business and labor leaders. By the end of 1970, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.
Now, 50 years later we are not only in the midst of a climate crisis, but we are also experiencing an unprecedented global pandemic with the ability to reshape our economy forever. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is an opportunity to demand immediate investment in a regenerative economy, and mark a new beginning for the modern climate justice movement. Will you join us?