Earth Day 2020 was supposed to be the largest youth-led climate change action event yet—a nationally-coordinated but locally-oriented series of marches and rallies taking place April 22 to April 24, for the holiday's 50th anniversary.
But as the coronavirus outbreak turned into a full-fledged pandemic in mid-March, it became clear that large gatherings were not going to happen. On March 13, the Youth Climate Change Coalition asked the hundreds of events already registered across the country to "no longer mass mobilize physically."
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