First celebrated in 1970 as an American event led by Senator Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes, Earth Day went international in 1990. Aside from being the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year is unique for coinciding with a global pandemic forcing an almost entirely digital celebration.
The crisis of Covid-19 could not be more eerily similar to the global challenge we face in addressing climate change. From the sacrifices it requires from us as individuals to what it can ultimately cost us as a society, science becomes an opportunity for civic engagement. This Earth Day celebration will undoubtedly be focused on the science and solutions of the climate crisis.
Luckily, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Day and keep ourselves educated on the science of climate change from the comfort of our homes: