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An Earth Day Message from Mike Bloomberg

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On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million people across the United States came out to demonstrate for the environment. This Saturday, for the 53rd annual Earth Day, more than one billion people all around the world are expected to take action for our planet.

As Mike says in his Earth Day message, “We know that major progress is possible.”

A fight We Must Win

Find out how Bloomberg Philanthropies and our partners are fighting climate change and protecting health, and see how we’re expanding those efforts — with everyone from grassroots organizers to city officials to global business leaders — so we can build a better future.

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Clean Air for Sustainable Cities

Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and that number is only expected to increase. So how can we make urban living healthier for residents and more sustainable for the planet? That’s the question we explore in the first episode of our new Sustainable Cities video series.

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How Does Climate Change Affect Coral Reefs?

It’s time for an oceans deep dive. We asked Dr. Emily Darling, our Bloomberg Ocean Initiative partner and director of Coral Reef Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society, to answer questions about protecting the ocean. Watch now to hear what she had to say about safeguarding coral reefs, the effects of climate change, and more — in under a minute:

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Bloomberg Philanthropy team discussing about Impact Earth Day

Protecting the Planet, Protecting Our Health

Antha Williams, who leads our Environment program, sat down recently with Public Health on Call, a podcast from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the wide-ranging discussion, she talks about Bloomberg Philanthropies’ work to reduce pollution from coal plants and petrochemical facilities, using data to find solutions for people and the planet, and building partnerships that make a difference for communities facing environmental and health challenges.

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Happy Earth Day!