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Fifty years ago, millions of people in New Hampshire and nationwide celebrated the first Earth Day.

Today, this celebration is now international and looks a lot different - we're in the midst of a pandemic that’s interrupted the world’s growing response to climate change and brought much of society to a standstill. 

NHPR has been talking to activists and concerned citizens of all ages about how COVID-19 has reshaped their thinking about global warming and the future of efforts to fix it. 

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Democratic state lawmakers say they'll push for renewable energy development as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19.

State senator and gubernatorial candidate Dan Feltes addressed the issue during a virtual Earth Day town hall Wednesday.

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Jordyn Haime

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change seemed to have captured global attention. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated amid a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders. How has COVID-19 changed things for climate activists and policymakers - and what do these two global crises have in common, here in New Hampshire and beyond? 

Airdate: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Monday, April 22, is Earth Day in New Hampshire and across the world. The Granite State is celebrating with everything from tree-plantings and night hikes, to trail clean-ups and a forum on environmental policy.

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover will mark Earth Day Monday by planting flowers and giving out tree saplings. They'll also feature crafts and workshops with local landscaping companies and a solar power installer.

Earth Day Network

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the theme of this year’s Earth Day festivities? -- J. Worden, Austin, TX

This Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on environmental justice, the "fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people" when it comes to environmental regulations and policies.