Today is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Whether you are planning to pick up litter, revamp your own personal consumer habits, or simply eat cake for the occasion, many events are designed to showcase efforts to save our planet.
There are events planned across Wisconsin over the next few days. Oshkosh is hosting a virtual scavenger hunt starting today and running to Sunday. More information is on visit Oshkosh-dot-com. And there is Chalk the Walk for Earth Day until 5:00 this afternoon on Main Street in Stevens Point. Wisconsin has several cleanup events and a variety of other events scheduled for the weekend.
On a national level, the White House is promoting the two-day climate change summit that’s being hosted by President Biden. White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy told reporters that transitioning to a green economy will reduce emissions while creating good new jobs.
Dozens of other world leaders are taking part in the virtual event. Opening the summit, Biden pledged to cut U.S. emissions in half by 2030. White House Climate Envoy John Kerry commended the President for ordering an “all-of-government-approach” to climate change.