Awareness to Action: Innovate for a Green Future

On April 29, 2020, in celebration of World Intellectual Property Day the U.S. Copyright Office hosted “Awareness to Action: Innovate for a Green Future.”

The 2020 World Intellectual Property Day theme put innovation—and the IP rights that support it—at the heart of efforts to create a green future, because the choices we make each day shape our future. Through this event, we observed how creators—who through the copyright system can earn a living from their work—play a key role in creating a vision of a green future and its untold benefits.

The event featured:

  • Meaghan Parker, executive director at the Society of Environmental Journalists;
  • Roshan Patel, media producer at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute; and
  • Sean Fitzgerald, nature and conservation photographer.