Earth Day is an important day of action in the world on the issue of climate change. At Twitter, we’re delighted to partner with the Earth Day Network, as well as share new commitments that our company is making to help address this pressing issue.
From the first Earth Day in 1970, the annual event has grown from 20 million to more than 1 billion people participating in activities around the globe. We’re helping to promote a variety of campaigns on Twitter focused on increasing environmental awareness and education, as well as working to mobilize citizens around the movement.
We’ve built and launched an emoji in celebration of #EarthDay that highlights key campaigns people are driving on Twitter including #ClimateAction, #EarthRise, and #VoteEarth. We’ve also donated pro bono advertising credits under our #AdsForGood program to help promote efforts leading up to Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary.
As part of our commitment to making San Francisco — where our company is headquartered — a greener place, we’ve partnered with the San Francisco Parks Alliance. Today, Tweeps are volunteering to clean up and restore the habitat at Cayuga Park. We’ll also be bringing Tweeps together for volunteer initiatives in our offices around the globe as part of the “Great Global Clean Up” in May and #FridayForGood.
Leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, Twitter is also making new commitments, including:
How can you participate?
Start by joining the conversation using the dedicated hashtags, following the accounts mentioned here, and thinking of ways you can reduce your own carbon footprint at home and at work.
We believe taking these steps are important but know we have more to do to. This is a global issue with global ramifications. We are committed to playing our part.