This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. To honor the occasion, there’s a whole week of livestream events. Here’s a look at what’s planned. Take a look, and choose some to participate in!
When The Earth Moves
This short film from Outrider honors the history of Earth Day. After watching, the site also offers links to voter registration.
Earth Day Week
April 20 – April 25
Organized by We Don’t Have Time, Earth Day Network and Exponential Roadmap, this week-long conference features speakers and talks from across the economy, including experts from academia, the world of finance, development and more. Speakers include Christiana Figueres, Chad Frischmann of Project Drawdown, Margaret Klein Salamon of The Climate Mobilization, and more.
Earth Day Live
April 22 – April 24
Activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization. The long list of guests includes Joaquin Phoenix, Al Gore, Jack Johnson, Jameela Jamil, Bill McKibben, Jason Mraz, DJ Spooky and Questlove. Earth Day Live is organized by The US Climate Strike Coalition and Stop The Money Pipeline Coalition.
We The Planet
April 22 & 23
This intergenerational campaign is hosting an “Virtual Experience,” with speakers including Deepak Chopra and youth leader Xiye Bastida. They are also calling on supporters to post a video on social media detailing one systemic and one individual action that they are going to commit to for the year on Earth Day.
Fridays For Future
Starting Friday, the youth coalition will hold a 24-hour livestream on its YouTube channel. Fridays For Future groups from many different countries will share how the climate crisis has impacted their communities, and what they want to see change.
Uniting From Home
Hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, this event features remarks from climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and breakout sessions dedicated to lobbying virtually.