Nearly 50 years ago, US Senator Gaylord Nelson spearheaded the first Earth Day, sparked by the devastating 1969 oil spill off the Southern California coast. The inaugural celebration in 1970 saw 20 million Americans showing their support, followed by the passing of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Acts by year’s end.
Today, Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world, with more than one billion people celebrating annually.
April 22 is Earth Day, a time when we join the global celebration of preserving our environment. At Comcast NBCUniversal that celebration continues throughout the year with our commitment to Sustainability.
Inspired by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California—the first Earth Day was held in 1970. Flash-forward 49 years, Earth Day is now celebrated by more than a billion people worldwide, bringing social awareness to some of our most urgent and complex environmental issues, such as climate change.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman sat down with Jaxon Love, Global Lead of Environmental Sustainability, to talk about the company's focus on minimizing environmental impact.
In honor of Earth Day, PayPal has announced the company will be working with the Science-Based Targeting Initiative and build toward use of 100% renewable energy by 2023. PayPal will be introducing an employee sustainability challenge, leveraging the passion of employees to take action to combat climate change.
It’s Earth Week and we’re very excited for the progress we’re making toward our Ambition 2030 goals. Enabling and inspiring positive impact while creating value for the 5 billion people we touch every day.
Alliance Data recognizes that our natural environment is under increasing strain. Climate change and threatened ecosystems and wildlife are creating growing uncertainty for not only businesses, but also society and economies. These issues are real and relevant to our associates, clients and customers. Since 2015, we have invested $1.5 million in environmentally-focused nonprofits moving the needle on this important issue.