Earth Day is on April 22!
The first celebration of Earth Day in 1970 marked the birth of the modern environmental movement. This year, the holiday is reaching a major milestone: its 50th anniversary.
To celebrate half a century of environmentalism, we caught up with some of your favorite artists to see how they’re celebrating the event.
Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams is adamant about finding an eco-friendly balance between her love of nature and the demands of touring as an artist.
“One thing that I’m trying to do in 2020 to make the earth a better place is to green up all the tours that we do,” she said.
“Paramore’s done that in the past,” Williams explained, “and I’m hoping to do that again this year.
Harry Styles is also keeping his eyes on the road when it comes to his impact on the environment. “When we’re touring, we do a lot of things on the road to try and limit the footprint,” the pop star explained.
Styles also revealed that he’s keenly watching his use of plastics.
“I’m trying to use as little plastic as possible,” Styles explained. “I think it’s pretty simple but it goes a long way.”
Ozzy Osbourne ditched the plastic too, proving Rock legends and Pop heartthrobs aren’t as different as you’d think. “We need no longer have plastic bottles,” Ozzy said. “We have glass bottles.”
2020 is a big year for Ozzy, who’s not just celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but the first Black Sabbath album as well.
The boys of Parmalee don’t have to go far to make a difference. They told 1Thing that they’re starting at home and planting trees in their backyards.
“We’ll plant one for you too,” they told their “Just the Way” collaborator Blanco Brown.
Sounds like a good idea to Blanco!
“Let me plant one and engrave my name,” he responded. “I’ll look back fifty years from now.”
For more ideas on how you can save the planet, visit 1Thing.