AGU staff to celebrate Earth Day with a day of service

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On 22 April, people around the world will gather to celebrate Earth Day.

Since we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, Earth Day organizers are calling on people around the world to think about the opportunity we have to not “go back to business as usual” when it comes to addressing climate change and our environment. They are asking everyone to work together to restore our planet.

This idea is especially timely for AGU as we move to implement our new strategic plan that looks to find new ways for all of us to work together to apply Earth and space sciences research and discoveries to solutions for society’s challenges.

Therefore, in celebration of this year’s Earth Day, AGU offices will be closed on Friday, 23 April, for a day of service. AGU will provide staff with the day off to give back to our planet and think about how we can all work together to protect and restore our Earth.

We also hope the day of service provides everyone with a much-needed break as we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to witness horrific acts of injustice and discrimination. We realize the toll that the last year has had – and continues to have – on everyone in our community. This day off is a small token of our appreciation for continuing to make progress toward AGU’s mission during a difficult year.

We encourage everyone in our AGU community to join us in commemorating Earth Day and think about how we can work together to combat climate change and protect our environment.

We created a special video showing AGU’s support for restoring and protecting our planet that we hope you will share with your community this Earth Day, while also looking for ways we can all work together to restore our planet and move AGU’s mission forward.

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