Earth Day Celebrations Will Be Totally Digital This Year—Here’s How You Can Get Involved

published Mar 21, 2020
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On April 22, Earth Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the theme “climate action.” However, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, this milestone will have to be celebrated solely online. In an effort to combat the virus’s spread and keep celebrants healthy, Earth Day Network has decided to go digital with their Earth Day activities and presentations, which may, in fact, actually make it easier for the public to get involved despite having to stay indoors and socially distant.

“At Earth Day Network, the health and safety of volunteers and participants in Earth Day events is our top concern,” Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, said in a statement, per “Amid the recent outbreak, we encourage people to rise up but to do so safely and responsibly—in many cases, that means using our voices to drive action online rather than in person.”

As stated in a recent Earth Day Network Instagram, April 22 will be the first-ever Digital Earth Day—”a global #digitalmobilization to address the most urgent threats to people all over the world and our planet.”

Rather than heading out into your neighborhood and encouraging your neighbors to get involved in social Earth Day activities, the Earth Day Network prefers that you stay inside this year and share climate- and earth-related news and statistics on social media using the hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EarthRise. Earth Day Network will also be live sharing Earth Day information via their social media accounts, @earthdaynetwork on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Hopeful Earth Day participants can also take part in environment-related online teach-ins, virtual protests, and social media campaigns, all of which will be shared via Earth Day’s social media platforms.

Currently, Earth Day Network is sharing information about how to help the climate and your local environments during a pandemic. 

To learn more about Earth Day 2020 and get involved in online celebrations, protests, and campaigns, head over to Earth Day Network’s website. Continue to practice social distancing, self-quarantining, and spread the word for others to do the same to help protect your neighbors and the worldwide public.