The City of Boston and local communities across the state.
April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In 1970, millions of people around the world called for urgent action as a result of seeing their environment deteriorate in front of their eyes – smog covering the sky, rivers were on fire, and whales and other species were on the brink of extinction. Further alarm was caused by the nuclear age, bringing up the possibility of a human extinction. However, people did not despair, they organized, protested and demanded their political and economic systems catch up with the scientific reality that we must pay attention to nature. The result was cleaner air, water and a species rebound. Public pressure helped to bring about nuclear treaties and an end to the Cold War. However, this progress is under threat. Climate change is as big of a threat as nuclear annihilation. Now is the time to speak up for the earth like people did 50 years ago. Earth Day 2020 Boston will lift up our voices to state unequivocally that business as usual must end, climate change must be stopped. 2020 must be the year that the climate emergency is faced.
Join us for a kick-off rally and “teach-in” on April 18, 2020. Other events will take place throughout the week. Check our calendar of events to find out about how you can be part of the solution to the climate crisis.