Earth Day 2020 - 50 Years
Posted on by Jodie Hollister, Director of Client Relations
Fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Earth Day on April 22nd will certainly look a lot different this year. But despite the coronavirus pandemic, there is still much to celebrate. For reasons we would not have chosen, most of us are giving Earth a chance to renew. Due to global stay-at-home orders, we have significantly reduced air pollution as a direct result of decreased, if not obsolete, traffic congestion. And in so many other ways, we are saying thank you to Mother Earth daily, probably without even realizing it.
Perhaps you have been outside for a walk more than you would have before the sudden halt in society. Or your family is enjoying hiking and biking more frequently. You go on nature walks to escape the confined walls and explore more intently. And with these new or more frequent activities, we notice the birds are louder and our sense of smell is greater; we are breathing deeper and letting the breeze touch us instead of looking away afraid of a bad hair day, saying, “Thank you Earth. We respect you.”
Without even realizing it, you may already be celebrating Earth Day 2020 in your own ways. But what could be a longer lasting thank-you to Earth, is that once the coronavirus pandemic is behind us, we continue to say thank you and appreciate Mother Earth in all the same ways.
Here are some other ways you can celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2020 virtually:
- Find a digital Earth Day event or register your own.
- NASA is offering tool kits and other resources in celebration of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary.
- You can watch a TV special on the Discovery channel, due to air on Earth Day, featuring early efforts for The Great Global Cleanup.
- Good Housekeeping lists some helpful reminders.
No matter how you spend April 22, we hope you find it safe and stay well.