Today is International Mother Earth Day 2020. Happy 50th anniversary!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020. New York City – Today is International Mother Earth Day 2020. Millions of people around the world celebrate the Earth Day. The first Earth Day was in 1970 and mobilized millions of people. Happy 50th anniversary Mother Earth Day!

EARTH DAY 2020 THEME: CLIMATE ACTION

earthday.org says on its website, “Every year the Earth Day Network, as organizers of the original Earth Day, selects an environmental priority to engage the global public.

The enormous challenges – but also the vast opportunities – of acting on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary year. At the end of 2020, nations will be expected to increase their national commitments to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, so the time is now for citizens to call for greater global ambition to tackle our climate crisis.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. Unless every country in the world steps up – and steps up with urgency and ambition – we are consigning current and future generations to a dangerous future.

Earth Day 2020 will be far more than a day. It must be a historic moment when citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.

The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the street, 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.

Earth Day is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event and it led to passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clear Water and Endangered Species Acts. Many countries soon adopted similar laws, and in 2016, United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris climate agreement into force.

“Despite that amazing success and decades of environmental progress, we find ourselves facing an even more dire, almost existential, set of global environmental challenges, from loss of biodiversity to climate change to plastic pollution, that call for action at all levels of government,” said Denis Hayes, the organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 and Earth Day Network’s Board Chair Emeritus.

“Progress has slowed, climate change impacts grow, and our adversaries have become better financed,” said Earth Day Network president Kathleen Rogers. “We find ourselves today in a world facing global threats that demand a unified global response. For Earth Day 2020, we will build a new generation of environmentalist activists, engaging millions of people worldwide.””

Bellow are some photos I took in New York City, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Pink and white tulip. New York City.
Pink and white tulip. New York City.
6/20/2011. Brooklyn, New York City. Canada Geese in Prospect Park. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
December 2011. New York City - It's warm today and these turtles are taking some sun after the long winter season.
December 2011. New York City – It’s warm today and these turtles are taking some sun after the long winter season.
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City. First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012. Beautiful white ducks. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/21/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, New York City. First snowfall of the Winter season of 2012. Beautiful white ducks. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Abril 2012. Ciudad de Nueva York – Hermosos tulipanes en el Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn en la ciudad de Nueva York.
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
10/29/2012. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NYC. Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/02/2013. Brooklyn, New York City - Sunset on the Coney Island beach.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/02/2013. Brooklyn, New York City – Sunset on the Coney Island beach. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
April 2013. New York City – Yellow tulips – Tulipanes amarillos. Downtown Brooklyn.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Brooklyn, New York City - Cherry blossoms/flores de cerezo. Brooklyn Botanic Garden/Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn.    Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Brooklyn, New York City – Cherry blossoms/flores de cerezo. Brooklyn Botanic Garden/Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Sunday, May 24th, 2015. New York City – It is Spring in NYC and there are many flowers at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It is beautiful! Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
5/19/2015 NYC – Brooklyn Botanic Garden / Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Located near the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Park Slope neighborhoods, the 52-acre (21 ha) garden includes a number of specialty “gardens within the Garden,” plant collections, and the Steinhardt Conservatory, which houses the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron and glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery. Founded in 1910 Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
7/7/2015 NYC – Flowers at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Flores en el Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Located near the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Park Slope neighborhoods, the 52-acre (21 ha) garden includes a number of specialty “gardens within the Garden,” plant collections, and the Steinhardt Conservatory, which houses the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron and glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery. Founded in 1910 Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
7/7/2015 NYC – Flowers at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Flores en el Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/25/2016 NYC - We got snow on 1/23/2016. Today is a beautiful day. I love swans, ducks, Canada geese and other birds. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
1/25/2016 NYC – We got snow on 1/23/2016. Today is a beautiful day. I love swans, ducks, Canada geese and other birds. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
4/17/2016 Arizona's Desert. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
4/17/2016 Arizona’s Desert. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
4/17/2016 Arizona's Desert. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
4/17/2016 Arizona’s Desert. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
12/09/2017. NYC -Snowfall in Central Park. Nevada en el Parque Central de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
12/09/2017. NYC -Snowfall in Central Park. Nevada en el Parque Central de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/20/2017. Brooklyn, New York City. Swans with their babies in Prospect Park. It's a beautiful Summer day. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
7/20/2017. Brooklyn, New York City. Swans with their babies in Prospect Park. It’s a beautiful Summer day. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
9/16/2017. Melia Coco Beach Resort. Rio Grande. Puerto Rico. Finally. I colorful sunrise. Thanks universe! Happy Mexican Independence Day! ¡Viva México! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
9/16/2017. Melia Coco Beach Resort. Rio Grande. Puerto Rico. Finally. I colorful sunrise. Thanks universe! Happy Mexican Independence Day! ¡Viva México! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
9/14/2017. Melia Coco Beach Resort. Rio Grande. Puerto Rico. Iguana posing for my camera.... Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
9/14/2017. Melia Coco Beach Resort. Rio Grande. Puerto Rico. Iguana posing for my camera…. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
9/15/2017. Melia Coco Beach Resort. Rio Grande. Puerto Rico. Today is a very special day. A beautiful couple is having their wedding today. We traveled from New York City to Puerto Rico for this special occasion. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
9/15/2017. Melia Coco Beach Resort. Rio Grande. Puerto Rico. Today is a very special day. A beautiful couple is having their wedding today. We traveled from New York City to Puerto Rico for this special occasion. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
25/7/2017 NYC – Girasoles en la "Frontera Anual" del Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
25/7/2017 Nueva York – Girasoles en la “Frontera Anual” del Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/6/2017 NYC – Beautiful roses at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Hermosas rosas en el Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/6/2017 NYC – Beautiful roses at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Hermosas rosas en el Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/15/2017 Rockefeller Center, NYC. Beautiful flowers and a person taking pictures. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
5/15/2017 Rockefeller Center, NYC. Beautiful flowers and a person taking pictures. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
May 2, 2017 NYC - Beautiful azalea flowers at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Hermosas flores de azalea en el Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
May 2, 2017 NYC – Beautiful red azalea flowers at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Hermosas flores de azalea en el Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
4/22/2017 NYC - March for science. "Happy Mother's Day!!" Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
4/22/2017 NYC – March for science. “Happy Mother’s Day!!” Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Afternoon. 2/9/2017 NYC - Winter storm Niko in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Swans, Canada geese and ducks eating. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Afternoon. 2/9/2017 NYC – Winter storm Niko in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Swans, Canada geese and ducks eating. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Long Island City. Queens, New York City. The East river, the United Nations building, the Chrysler Building and many other skyscrapers in Manhattan. Canada geese flying. Freedom for animals! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
February 2018 – Long Island City. Queens, New York City. The East river, the United Nations building, the Chrysler Building and many other skyscrapers in Manhattan. Canada geese flying. Freedom for animals! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
3/21/2018. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NYC - Winter Storm Toby. 21/3/2018. Parque del Puente de Brooklyn. Ciudad de Nueva York - Tormenta de Nieve Toby. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
3/21/2018. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NYC – Winter Storm Toby. 21/3/2018. Parque del Puente de Brooklyn. Ciudad de Nueva York – Tormenta de Nieve Toby. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Flying on Aeromexico and enjoying an amazing sunset in the Mexican territory. Photo by Javier Soriano/JavierSoriano.com
August 4, 2018 – Flying on Aeromexico and enjoying an amazing sunset in the Mexican territory. Photo by Javier Soriano/JavierSoriano.com
Tortuga golfina. Olive Ridley turtle.
August 10, 2018. Guerrero, Mexico – Tortuga golfina. Olive Ridley turtle. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 24, 2020. New York City - Canada goose eating. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 24, 2020. New York City – Canada goose eating. Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 28, 2020. New York City - Magnolia flowers. Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 28, 2020. New York City – Magnolia flowers. Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 28, 2020. New York City - Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 28, 2020. New York City – Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 28, 2020. New York City - Cherry blossoms. Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 28, 2020. New York City – Cherry blossoms. Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 28, 2020. New York City - Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
March 28, 2020. New York City – Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
April 1, 2020. New York City - Turtles taking the sun. Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
April 1, 2020. New York City – Turtles taking the sun. Spring during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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