Earth Day at 50
Among the outcomes of this inspired idea are the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act and the formation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. All of which have contributed to improved public health, protected wildlife, and provided a pathway for people and planet-saving actions. Actions that put wolves back in Yellowstone, eagles in the sky, and way cleaner water the Chicago River system.
While progress to date is far from perfect, the truth is that these ground-breaking efforts have had a masterful effect. Yet they are all under threat from a presidential administration which is undermining protective rules and regulations and putting all of us at risk while failing to respond to the climate crises.
As we approach Earth Day at 50 we will share ideas, inspirations, actions and information that help us all remember how far we have come and how if we work together we can protect our planet.
Earth Day at 50 Countdown Day 1: Hundreds of middle and high school students at the Chicago River Student Congress contributed to a traveling puzzle that will be displayed at Chicago Public Schools, our McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum and other locations. Their message was overwhelmingly, “We are all in this together!” Aren’t we?