Hundreds of Thousands Join together to Raise Awareness on Climate Change
Earth Day started in 1970 with a humble beginning in the United States. Over the past 48 years, people have joined together to help sustain and protect the environment.
In 2017, Earth Day took on a new meaning with international protests pushing for a more sustainable future.
‘The main March for Science event was held in Washington DC, where organizers made plans for up to 150,000 people to flock to the national mall…’
They also pointed out that over 600 protests were held across the globe.
The March for Science event continues after the protest wrapped yesterday. They have extended their educative platform to show that climate change cannot be solved in one day.
Earth Day is also extending their educative initiative throughout next week. Browse over some of the upcoming events.
This weekend, scientists from a range of fields and their supporters will take to the streets in the first #marchforscience, an event that organizers expect to attract participants in more than 500 locations worldwide. Some say they are inspired to march by a political climate they see as skeptical of science. First photo: Bill Nye leads participants in the march on Washington, DC, on Saturday. Second photo: Tyler Cargill, of Washington, DC, is a biological anthropologist. Third: Kirsten Moe, a retired accountant, traveled from Harrisburg, PA, to attend the march in Washington. (📷: @davecolephoto)
In addition to the protests, Earth Day also pushes individuals to take an active role in the environment. Browse over Google data showing the section of the country where water conservation is in more demand to planting trees on Earth Day.
Watch over the New York Times YouTube 360 video to see how protecting the ecosystem is important.