Earth Day is 50 years old in 2020– but unlike any time in memory, a worldwide pandemic demonstrates just how out of balance our planet is in the 21st century. Just think of what we are witnessing: a zoonotic killer virus in 140 countries, rampant devastation from wildfires in Australia, severe and unexpected weather events, inhumane wildlife markets, serious human rights abuses.
We must crawl or fight our way out of the chaos with good science, data-driven thinking, compassion and collaboration.
Green News Update will give you a roundup of Environmental Heroes for 2020 — just as we have done over the past 5 years– people who serve, sacrifice, inspire.
⇒While you’re waiting for our 2020 roundup, here are the people we celebrated in 2019:
Doctors without Borders: Thousands of medical professionals at Doctors without Borders/MSF serve and care for people where others won’t go in disasters and conflicts.
The Coffee Women of Kenya: A woman leads 5,500 Kenyan agricultural smallholders who grow our coffee beans!
Hansjorg Wyss’s Billion Dollar Investment in Conservation
The Dominican Sisters Saving Salamanders
PLUS: Here’s 10 fabulous people we celebrated on Earth Day 2017 on the 5th Anniversary of Green News Update
This year’s roundup will be here soon !
Hang on!Stay Safe!