The Earth Day 50 Challenge
This April 19-21, a diverse group of approximately 100 corporate, environmental, academic, and philanthropic leaders are gathering in Dallas, Texas, to take the next steps on a positive path toward a sustainable future. Our stated mission:
Halt, and begin repairing, decades of damage to the world’s oceans, forests, and climate, and show measurable progress by April 2020 – the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
The Earth Day 50 Challenge is founded upon an unwavering commitment to civil discourse and mutual respect, which in today’s charged political climate is more necessary than ever. We draw together a fundamentally diverse community of leaders to meet challenges side-by-side, agreeing to set aside conflict or polarization.
Last year, challenge participants identified key efforts needed to reverse ecosystem decline through forestry and fishery protection, ocean and forest restoration, and carbon pricing.
This year we will take steps toward enacting systemic market solutions with the most positive impact on our oceans, forests, and climate. The three-day agenda is simple: Come with ideas, leave with actions. Share and build support for your existing commitments, or find collaborators to implement new proposals.
Together, we endeavor to advance systemic approaches to environmental challenges, such as supply chain and market-based alternatives that focus on feedback-and-adaptation principles, rather than command-and-control regulations.
2016 Earth Day 50 Challenge Participants: