More than one billion people globally will observe the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, taking part in events and rallying to call for action on climate change. In Washington, D.C., members of Congress and leaders from the faith, labor, civil rights and business communities will gather on the National Mall for a 40th anniversary event. Around the world, Earth Day Network and its partners are orchestrating large events in New York City, NY; Rabat, Morocco; Kolkata, India; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Tokyo, Japan for Earth Day.
In Washington, D.C., the epicenter for the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day events on the National Mall will once again act as a rallying point for the nation. Activities for Earth Week conclude with The Climate Rally on April 25, when global thought leaders, elected officials, Olympic athletes and celebrities including NFL player and television personality, Dhani Jones; AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka; film director, James Cameron; Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong; producer, Trudie Styler; Reverend Jesse Jackson; author, Margaret Atwood and many more will bring the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the issue of climate change to an international stage.
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