Thirty years ago, 20 million Americans across the country rallied for the first time in peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform known as Earth Day.
Today, as the Trump administration slashes the EPA and denies climate change, more than 190 countries made their voices heard in the March for Science. Those who couldn’t make it to the streets, took to social media. Among those famous names speaking out: Leonardo DiCaprio, the Clintons and Pope Francis.
“Lord, bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction,” the leader of the Roman Catholic Church wrote.
Chelsea Clinton chose to take a pop culture-friendly look at the events, commenting on a sign one marcher was carrying that tweaked a quote from “The Princess Bride.”
And Leonard DiCaprio, known as much for his environmental activism as for his acting, merely tweeted “get informed.”
Here are but a few of the notable figures who joined in on this day of awareness.
This Earth Day we need a greater sense of global responsibility based on our belonging to one human family.
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) April 22, 2017
Lord, bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 22, 2017
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 22, 2017
Sending love and gratitude to everyone at the #MarchForScience today!!!!! Thank you for standing up for TRUTH.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 22, 2017
— Doctor Who News (@News_Doctor_Who) April 22, 2017
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) April 22, 2017
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 22, 2017
#EarthDay! The day we remember the infinite blessings the planet has bestowed on us, the most ungrateful of all her species!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 22, 2017
I couldn't make it to the main science march in DC BUT I have the honor of being the MC for the Silicon Valley Science March tomorrow! https://t.co/08LszUTqfR
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) April 21, 2017
A shout out to all those today who #MarchForScience. The truth is out there. Embrace it. Cherish it. Protect it.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 22, 2017
welcoming in earth day like, "ain't every day about this beautiful mama?!" https://t.co/JqEFtks8h0
— Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley) April 22, 2017
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 22, 2017
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) April 22, 2017
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 22, 2017
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 22, 2017
You're a flower on this beautiful planet ???? https://t.co/netVrgnrw8
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) April 22, 2017
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) April 22, 2017