Earth Day is coming up soon on April 22nd and there are lots of ways you can participate. This year has come with a lot of unprecedented challenges but has given us an opportunity to spend more time outside and shown us that people can come together to make an immense impact. As Jane Goodall once said, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the Earth around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Earth Day stands as a reminder to all of us to be good stewards of the planet we all share, that our individual action can lead to an immense impact, and that the time for action is now. If you’d like to get more involved this Earth Day, you can participate in one of the following events or plan your own:
- The Community Environmental Council’s Earth Day Festival dedicated to inspiration, community building, and climate action will be a free, virtual event this year. Running from April 22 – April 24, 2021, the celebration will feature three days of conversations with climate leaders, musical performances, art contests, and inspirational speakers. April 22nd will be devoted to Youth Leadership, April 23rd to Business Leadership, and April 24th to Community Leadership. Please find more information and a schedule of events here.
- On Earth Day, April 22, global activists, international leaders, and influencers will come together for the second-annual multi-hour Earth Day Live. The three days of climate action begin on April 20th with the global youth climate summit led by Earth Uprising, in collaboration with My Future My Voice, OneMillionOfUs and hundreds of youth climate activists. The global youth summit will consist of panels, speeches, discussions, and special messages with today’s youth climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor, and Licypriya Kangujam. The four-hour digital summit will address the progress that has been made on their main issues of concern, including the creation of green jobs, climate literacy, civic skill training, environmental justice, biodiversity protection and sustainable agriculture. Find out how to get involved here.
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