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Description: April 22 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s celebration did not see the usual events; these gatherings were shut down by the COVID-19 crisis. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took the opportunity to point out that humanity is now fighting two crises at the same time: COVID-19 and global warming.

Date:  April 22, 2020




Discussion points:

1) Did you participate in any online events for Earth Day 50?

2) What progress have we made since that first Earth Day? What has gotten worse?

3) In the “Business lnsight” on page 554 of Wiley’s Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making, we read about the environmental goals of the organization managing the major airports in Montreal. Read the “Business Insight,” then answer its question: “In what ways could an airport measure whether its expenses to help the environment are providing a return on its investment?”

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