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2020 Steps to Protect our Planet

Late in 2019, a group of South Coast non-profits involved in the arts, environment, conservation and education came together to plan and organize an event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in New Bedford.

With the support of the City of New Bedford, the Earth Day event and march was planned for Pier 3 in New Bedford Harbor, featuring a stage with music and speakers; earth-friendly food and shopping; interactive family art activities using trash and recyclables; and an array of information and display tables from our organizing partners.

Alas, the Covid-19 virus put an end to everyone’s spring plans, and concerns for the health and well-being of our community must come first.

However, the alliance formed around Earth Day 2020 intends to stay connected and, when the time is right, re-engage with legislative activism and environmental education to support and protect our planet.

We are seeing just how much we rely on each other and how badly we need thriving, connected societies to deal with huge and overwhelming global threats. And we’re seeing how much we need a healthy planet to help us get through the toughest times.

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