“We all know that reversing the course of climate change will not be easy, but the tools are in our hands – if we apply them before it is too late” stressed Leonardo DiCaprio, during the 2016 World Earth Day on the occasion of the signature of the Paris Agreement.
On April 22, 2017, World Earth Day will aim to raise awareness of the global emergency to take action and protect our planet. This year, the campaign focus is on “Environmental and Climate Literacy”. Using education as a tool to inspire the next generations, the campaign is about providing a better understanding on the unprecedented environmental threats that our planet is facing, and to enable everyone to protect our environment.
Moreover, the 2017 edition of World Earth Day will also host a March for Science recognizing the key role science plays in combating climate change with the development of clean technology.
The 2017 campaign explains that “Science protects our air and water, preserves our planet, saves lives with medical treatments, creates new industries, educates the next generations, and safeguards our future”.
The countdown to the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day in 2020 has already started. To celebrate this anniversary, World Earth Day has announced ambitious goals to achieve by 2020. Following the 2016 campaign, the organizers set the objective to plant 7.8 billion trees, namely one for every person on the planet. This year, the 2017 campaign aims to provide global climate and environmental literacy by 2020.
Gathering more than 1 billion people around the planet, World Earth Day is the largest civic observance day in the world. On April 22, join the global movement and be a proactive protector of your planet. Participate in an event or spread the word on social media using the hashtag #EarthDay2017 and #MarchforScience. You can also contribute to the environmental and climate change literacy campaign by reading and/or broadcasting the toolkits available on the official website.
To find out more about World Earth Day, please, visit the official website: http://www.earthday.org/earthday