For the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Initiative and March for Science NYC are approaching this uncertain time and looming crisis with a respect for science and facts. We have, like so many other organizations have had to do, made the difficult decision based on the facts before us to cancel our in-person Earth Day 50 events. Unfortunately, we should all probably be prepared for more and more of these difficult decisions. With the devastating effects of climate change ever more apparent every day, we must prepare for more uncertain times.
Given these difficult circumstances, we are using this moment to demonstrate what we can do to empower one another and connect with people around the world to move things in a positive direction, even when circumstances on the ground make it difficult to be with each other in person. We are building out an online platform and livestream video experience that will recreate our in-person events in an online format. We are going to use the technology and tools available to us to demonstrate what activism can look like in the 21st Century.
Just as we were planning to have at our in-person events on Sunday, April 19 to kick off Earth Week, we will have:
VIRTUAL STAGE: featuring high-profile speakers, including public officials, activists, scientists, and performers
VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS: interactive presentations and workshops led by activists and scientists
VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR BOOTHS: featuring environmental campaigns and sustainable causesShow up for Earth Day 50, not in person, but as part of the global connected community of people who want a better future. Find out how you can take action now, speak up, and show up this spring at marchforscience.nyc