How You Can Get Involved For Earth Day 2021
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At EC30, we like to think we celebrate the Earth every day, but Earth Day is a great chance for everyone else to join in on the fun. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations look a little different this year, but EarthDay.org invites you to three days of climate action, taking place with a series of live broadcasted events from April 20-22.
The event kicks off April 20th with the global youth climate summit, featuring panels, speeches, discussions, and special messages with today’s youth climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor, and hundreds of youth climate activists.
On April 21st, Education International will lead the “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit.” This event features intercontinental activists and focuses on the power of education in combating climate change.
Finally, the big event. For the second time, EarthDay.org will host a live digital event at earthday.org, beginning at 12 PM Eastern Time on April 22nd.
The 2021 theme - Restore Our Earth™ - will be woven throughout workshops, panel discussions, special performances and more, focusing on innovation and emerging technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
That’s not all. During his first day in office, President Biden took swift action to set the country on a trajectory to address climate change – restoring the United States’ participation in the Paris Agreement. The environment will take center stage in a big way yet again, with the President and 40 world leaders participating in the Leaders’ Summit on Climate. This two-day virtual event is set to galvanize efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis. The event will be live streamed to the public and will serve as a way to emphasize the urgency of stronger climate action. One of the event’s main topics hits pretty close to home for us – the use of transformational technologies that can help reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. Sound familiar? We thought so.
Prefer a more “boots on the ground” approach to giving climate change the boot? Earthday.org has a variety of ways in which you can take part, including finding virtual or in-person events in your area. Our friends at the Arbor Day Foundation have continued their year-long spirit of celebration of the earth to offer a variety of resources and suggestions on how you can celebrate Arbor Day, social distancing style, including hosting a virtual Arbor Day event and more.
Some of their suggestions:
- Hold a virtual Arbor Day, using your city’s cable access channel to demonstrate how to properly plant a tree.
- Conduct a virtual tour of the biggest or oldest trees on your campus or in the community.
- Partner with local restaurants to give away free tree seedlings with takeout orders
In the lead-in to Earth Day and beyond, stick with us for ways you can help, participate and more.