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Blog – Earth Day 2020: 50th Anniversary

22 April 2020 – This year marked the 50th anniversary of the global Earth Day. An annual event, created to support environmental protection, first officially celebrated in 1970. This year the world’s largest environmental campaign aimed to spur 1 billion people across 200 countries into action, under the theme of Climate Change.

If 2020 was not already a stand-out year, the pandemic has highlighted how our relationship with the planet has never been more important. Closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a healthy ecosystem helps to protect us and wildlife, whereby biodiversity reduces the risk of rapid spread of pathogens[1]. Our unprecedented times have opened a window of opportunity to participate and create long-lasting change. This year is particularly different to those previously, the global lock-down mobilised the first Digital Earth Day.

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