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Earth Day is on its way (April 22nd), and the world needs people to participate in celebrating its beauty and all the things it provides! Earthday.org created "Earth Challenge 2020", a global initiative that aims to engage millions of people worldwide to become a citizen scientist!
Earth Day was once the largest protest in the whole world back in the 1970s. A passionate movement, scientists, citizens of the world, and policy leaders have improved the environment by fighting for clean air and clean water laws. The environmental threats we face today, like climate change and air pollution, are massive, overwhelming issues. Earthday.org and its partners are letting the entire world join the movement with "Earth Challenge 2020".
Here are the two main goals of this initiative.
Do Your Part
All you need is a mobile device! Download the Earth Challenge 2020 app, available here in the Apple app store and Google Play store. This app will enable you to become a citizen scientist by identifying the sources of problems like plastic pollution and climate change and contributing to existing data. Collect data by taking photos and report your findings. It's that simple! Your research will be submitted and displayed on a map in a database of over 1 billion data points.
Put on your entrepreneurial thinking cap. How can you convince others to think differently? This is your opportunity to become a part of an essential point in history by celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Students, teachers, parents, and organizations are teaming up to become citizen scientist, advance environmental research, and save the planet.
Learn more about "Earth Challenge 2020" in this interview with Kathleen Rogers, President of the Earth Day Network.