Earth Day organizers say we should celebrate 50th anniversary online -- so, how do we do that?

Get digital, friends!

Earth from Apollo 16. (Heritage Space/Heritage Images/Getty)

Have you ever celebrated Earth Day, perhaps by planting a tree or doing something good for the environment?

We ask because Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is upon us, set for April 22, and this year’s “celebration” will be a bit different.

Considering the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic, the Earth Day Network has announced a shift to “global digital mobilizations.”

It’ll be Digital Earth Day! The first ever.

So, what does that mean, exactly?


1.) Depending where the country is April 22, in relation to the current pandemic, some people or communities might still decide to hold in-person events.

“(The) Earth Day Network urges everyone to assess their situation individually, take precautions and follow the recommendations and advice from the World Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from local authorities from your city and country,” a news release said.


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