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The 50th Earth Week will be different than planned, but there are still ways we can all connect and support conservation.

The 50th Earth Week is unfolding differently than originally envisioned. Events have been canceled or postponed, physical distancing and stay-at-home orders are now commonplace, and many of us are navigating the direct and indirect impacts of the coronavirus. We understand that your energy and attention might be directed elsewhere during this challenging time, and we extend our well wishes to you and your loved ones.

If you are able, we hope that you'll join us in one or more of the following ways this week: Learning, Connecting, Exploring, Committing, and Giving. We offer a number of options below that are suitable to a variety of life circumstances and interests. We'll be adding to this page throughout Earth Week! Whatever you are able to do at this time will make a difference for the "little things that run the world."

Thank you for being part of this important work, and a part of our community.


We are all learning and adapting during this time, and we welcome your input. Please send an email with the subject "Earth Week" to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!


Actions You Can Take (Remotely) to Support Invertebrate Conservation


Banner Design: Xerces Society / Jenni Denekas. Photos in banner, clockwise from top left: Xerces Society / Sarah Foltz Jordan; Libânia Pereira / Flickr CC; Mark Strobl / Flickr CC; Jarmel / Flickr CC; Laura Wolf / Flickr CC; Daniel Garcia Neto / Flickr CC; Peter Ward / University of Washington.


Image Tiles, top row: Bryan E. Reynolds, Xerces Society / Sara Morris, Bryan E. Reynolds. Second row, left to right: Xerces Society / Rachel Dunham, Xerces Society / Sara Morris, Marie Fernandez. Third row, left to right: Public Domain /, Xerces Society / Eric Lee-Mäder, Penguin Books. Fourth row, left to right: Kara Keating-Stuart, screenshot of our YouTube page, Mike Madden / Scooter's Farm of Woodmont. Fifth row, left to right: Kat Scholl, Xerces Society / Candace Fallon, cover image of the Xerces Society fact sheet Smarter Pest Management: Responding to Mosquito-Borne Disease and Protecting Pollinators.