Each year, the Earth Day Network calls on people around the world to act for the environment. For Earth Day 2020—the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the nonprofit’s theme is climate action.
Technology plays an increasingly important role in climate action, especially as this year’s Earth Day movement goes digital. However, one of the most effective innovations to address climate change already exists: the almighty tree.
Northern Trust is proud to embrace environmental considerations in our decision-making process year-round. As of third quarter 2019, we have succeeded in reducing our carbon emissions by 31.33% since 2015.
As people around the globe continue to deal with the impact of our current crisis, it’s understandable that the 50th anniversary of Earth Day isn’t making as much front-page news. However, I’d argue that it’s critical for business decision makers to accelerate the move toward more sustainable practices, even now. This move has already started to take shape, with many people working from home and many businesses shifting from physical to digital overnight.
Gilead views environmental stewardship as critical to help the company achieve its mission and last year announced a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 25% by 2025, against a 2016 baseline.
By Simon Lowden, Chief Sustainability Officer PepsiCo
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and it’s unlike any other. It comes at a time when our world is facing unprecedented challenges – a crisis that is impacting every one of us, around the globe. COVID-19 has brought disruptions and pain that will be with us for years to come. But there is also hope. It’s been heartening to see the global community unite and take action.
With social distancing keeping us apart, there are ways to “virtual volunteer” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and help our wider communities.
By Bianca Tamura
Beach cleanup? It’s out this year. So are tree plantings and other events where everyone gathers to care for the environment. But there are still ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and our communities even though in-person options are limited. The digital landscape offers accessible opportunities for everyone to help their communities and the planet — from home.
The theme for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Not merely just the enormous challenge we face, but also the vast opportunities everyone can take advantage of to help solve climate change, one of the most pressing topics of our time.
There are so many ways to get involved–from changing how we consume and live, to building sustainable solutions that will help our collective tomorrow.