Earth Day Turns 50 with a Massive Livestream Event

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Show your support on your site with a banner promoting Earth Day Live, a three-day event and livestream from April 22-24.

As the world fights to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, another crisis looms.

In late 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to cut global carbon emissions almost in half by 2030. This decade will be critical.

As we’ve stated in the past, the time to act is now — we simply cannot continue business as usual, and this proves resoundingly true this year. We are in a time of maximum uncertainty and urgency.

Earth Day Live: April 22-24

Earth Day Live is a three-day livestream and an epic community mobilization to show support for our planet, through which millions of people can tune in online alongside activists, celebrities, musicians, and more. The massive live event — which starts on April 22 and concludes on April 24 — is organized by climate, environmental, and Indigenous groups within the US Climate Strike Coalition and Stop The Money Pipeline Coalition.

Starting today, you can opt into displaying a banner that promotes Earth Day Live on your WordPress.com site, showing your commitment to this critical topic and spreading the word about the digital event and livestream. On April 22, sites with this feature enabled will automatically display a full-screen overlay message. Your site visitors will be able to dismiss the banner once viewed.

Promote this global movement on your site

To activate the banner, go to My Site → Manage → Settings. At the top of the Settings menu, you will see a toggle switch — flip it on to join this digital climate strike.

Self-hosted WordPress sites can also join the movement by installing the Earth Day Live WP plugin from the WordPress.org plugin repository. 

After the livestream ends, the banner will disappear on its own — no further action is required on your end. (If you’ve installed the plugin, it will automatically disable.)

Together we can make a difference. We hope you’ll join us in supporting this movement.


Visit Earth Day Live for event details, and explore more digital Earth Day initiatives and resources on WordPress so you can take action on April 22 — or any day.


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  1. keevchronicle

    I couldn’t agree more. We all got a part to play in ending these crises for good.

    Liked by 20 people

  2. novecentomilaepiu

    “World Earth Day” is a very important Anniversary especially in these pandemic days…

    Liked by 20 people

  3. melhambyy

    I agree we all have to take action to end these crises.

    Liked by 16 people

  4. Nova Inkwell

    This is essential. I am so glad my little blog Beyond the Books could help in that little way.

    Liked by 14 people

  5. Avi Rock

    World Health day is very important

    Liked by 16 people

  6. Lifehood

    Millions of people should join in what you’re doing. I will. This is operation save our world.
    Our destiny is in our hands.

    Liked by 14 people

  7. mariajnieves

    I am all for Earth Day… Everyday! It is our responsibility collectively to try and make this a better place to live in. It is indeed our Mother Earth… so let’s do our part, not just for now but for all other generations to come!!

    Liked by 11 people

  8. OnwayMechanic.in

    We all have a part to play, rightly said.

    I hope that, our governments soon shift to green transportation. The transport sector is one the major polluters of the world. Electric trucks & heavy vehicles is the need of the hour.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Ajatpareek

    Isn’t it like that earth is celebrating it in its own way today. No vehicles, no factories, no industries, its totally a boom on pollution.

    Liked by 9 people

  10. mypbbooks

    World Earth day is human arrogance disguised as caring. The Earth is not going anywhere; we are.

    Liked by 13 people

  11. popjoey

    The 50th anniversary would be the perfect time to reassess the warnings of those 50 years and take a practical approach to have an impact that is reality based- example – the green new deal is a total farce. We can make good and actionable goals- reality bases is practical.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. elijahmacaulay

    We must unite to save nature.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. Kaiser Bhat

    Pollution is the main cause and we are the reason for that cause, we can see earth healing as we all are under quarantine.

    Liked by 7 people

  14. dimestorechicks

    Earth day should have been born earlier. Better late than never!

    Liked by 5 people

  15. Aghilabdulla

    We need to put more effort towards saving our planet.

    Liked by 6 people

  16. akshita1776

    Agree with it. We need to help Earth heal now.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. dipercetakan

    The above article is nice and interesting, thank you willing to share! 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  18. kyosuke17

    I agree with you. We need to think about the earth more for the future.

    Liked by 5 people

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