We are in an unprecedented era of climate extremes, from the strength of Nor’easters to “King tide” flooding of downtown on sunny days. We must build strong and resilient communities to adapt to changes already happening and prevent what scientists tell us could be a climate catastrophe. We must act as a city, region and state to change our economy and political system towards a more sustainable future. If not, our communities will not survive in tact. Neighborhoods will be inundated and people will die from heat related extremes. Cape Cod and the Islands will be irrevocably changed. Our fishing industry will collapse. Other industries may not survive the changes either. The ski and maple sugar season will become even more unstable. All the natural things we love about New England will change. If we don’t act now, our future is in danger.
Earth Day Boston aims to lift up our voices to state with one clear voice that business as usual must end. Join us to learn, understand and act this April 22, 2021.
The History of Earth Day
On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses, and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement.