Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Instead of holdings strikes around the globe to advocate for climate change activism, the organization behind Earth Day is urging activists to participate in virtual events.
“On Earth Day, April 22, 2020, we have two crises: One is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The other is a slowly building disaster for our climate,” according to the Earth Day website.
Earth Day Live today is offering 24 hours of messages, performances and educational components, including appearances from Zac Efron and Al Gore.
While Fairfax County’s 2020 Earth Day Festival has been canceled, the McLean Community Center tweeted about Earth Day opportunities:
GO GREEN: @fcpsnews Get2Green environmental initiative (@fcpsGet2Green) gives you the opportunity at home to play bingo, discover fun facts and learn how to help this week as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! 🌳
— McLean Community Center (@mcleanvacenter) April 20, 2020
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