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50th Earth Day Celebration

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
1:30pm – 7:30pm
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  • Julie Packard at Earthx2020
  • Westerman and McCarthy, discuss the Trillion Trees Act at Ea...
  • John Rohe on "The History of Earth Day"
  • Danni Washington, Fabien Cousteau at Earthx2020
  • Johnson, Rome and Sala discuss environmental issues at Earth...
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  • Theodore Roosevelt IV at Earthx2020
  • Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer at Earthx2020
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On April 22, 1970, Earth Day, the world’s first major environmental movement was born. 50 years later, we’re still working to turn the tide.


A Day of Virtual Celebration

Join us online to commemorate this milestone event for environmental and sustainability efforts worldwide, and for the people, movements, organizations, businesses, and governments that have supported, collaborated, advocated, activated, and advanced the causes, initiatives, projects, and concepts that have, and will continue to create positive change for our world and its inhabitants into the future.

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Special Programming

Environmental Leaders – Hope for the Future

These are the people at the forefront of conservation, sustainability, and environmentalism. Hear from an impressive line-up tof environmental and conservation leaders from a wide range of disciplines and interests who represent a broad spectrum of initiatives and efforts around the globe.

Tia Nelson

Daughter of Gaylord Nelson,
Founder of Earth Day

Tia is internationally recognized as a tireless champion for environmental stewardship and climate change education. She spent 17 years with The Nature Conservancy as a policy advisor for Latin America and then, the first director of the Global Climate Change Initiative. For this work, she received the EPA’s Climate Protection Award in 2000. Tia later returned home to Wisconsin to serve as Executive Secretary to the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, which included a gubernatorial appointment as co‐chair of Wisconsin’s Task Force on Global Warming. She also directs Outrider Foundation’s climate program.

Enric Sala

Founder, National Geographic Pristine Seas and National Geographic Explorer in Residence
Dedicated to Restoring the Health and Productivity of the Ocean

With more than 120 scientific publications that are widely recognized and used for real-world conservation efforts, Enric currently works to help protect the last pristine marine ecosystems worldwide, and to develop new business models for marine conservation. He founded and leads National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, a project that combines exploration, research, and media to inspire country leaders to protect the last wild places in the ocean. 

Neil Chatterjee

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Chairman Chatterjee was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2017. He served as Chairman from August 2017 to December 2017, and was again named Chairman on October 24, 2018. Prior to joining the Commission, he was energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Chairman Chatterjee has played an integral role in the passage of major energy, highway, and agriculture legislation.

Adam Rome

Author of The Genius of Earth Day

Adam Rome is an environmental historian and professor at University at Buffalo. His research interests include the history of the environmental movement in the United States, as well as current and past efforts to green American businesses. Rome is author of books including The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation and The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism. He also co-edited Green Capitalism? Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century.

Theodore Roosevelt IV

Chair, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions; Managing Director, Investment Banking at Barclays

Theodore serves as Chairman of the Clean Tech Initiative at Barclays. He is Board Chair of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Secretary of The Climate Reality Project, a member of the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society, and a Trustee for the American Museum of Natural History. He is also Counselor, China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development and served as a board member of the League of Conservation Voters for nine years; three of which, he served as the Chairman.

Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.)

U.S. Representative

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman is a Hot Springs native currently serving his third term as representative from the Fourth District of Arkansas, having first been elected in 2014. Westerman serves on the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he is Ranking Member of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. Westerman also serves on the Minority Whip Team under the leadership of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.

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The first Earth Day – 1970

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50 Years of Earth Day

It’s coming! The 50th anniversary of Earth Day — and a spectacular book by EarthX celebrating this important milestone. This beautiful hardcover book revisits five decades of environmental firsts, contains thoughts from some of the most important leaders in conservation and environmental issues, and features breathtaking images of the spectacular world Earth Day calls us to protect.

Reserve your copy of this limited-edition showcase,
“50 Years of Earth Day” for a donation of $250.

Pre-ordered books will be available to ship June 1, 2020.