"Earth Day 2020 marked its 50th anniversary on Wednesday! To commemorate the event, Toronto350 co-sponsored the LIVE webcast organized by ClimateFast, Earth Day 2020: Toward a Green and Healthy Recovery.
On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million people from “groups that had been fighting individually against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness and the extinction of wildlife,” marched together to raise awareness about the harms caused to the environment and to human health.
Fast-forward 50 years, and we continue to face similar grave threats to Earth's natural ecosystems. Now though, we are running out of time(2)! Global heating and biodiversity loss have only gotten worse - increasing air pollution, viral spread and other threats to our health and wellbeing.In this context, and in the midst of COVID-19, Earth Day events moved online."