Earth Day 2015
Earth Day 2015 is upon us: April 22, 2015.
45 years ago the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.
The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed.
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
This Saturday afternoon, April 18, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will commence on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event will feature global financial, political, cultural and environmental leaders, including senior representatives of the United Nations and the World Bank. They will address an audience anticipated to be 200,000, as well as millions of others watching and listening around the world.
The event will be featured on Google’s homepage and YouTube, and webstreaming at this link beginning at 11:30 am EST.
Bill McDonough of Cradle to Cradle® is one the speakers who will be discussing the Circular Economy as leadership opportunities toward a positive future.
He says: ‘We are coming together to add our voices to the global chorus as we all put our hearts and minds toward solving the extreme challenges of poverty and climate change. I hope to share our Cradle to Cradle message of design for abundance and the endless resourcefulness of human creativity and goodwill. We are fiercely waging peace in this time of urgent need.’