Next week, millions will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day together, even though we will be physically separated.
Instead of mass protests, from April 22 to 24, youth and adult activists are coming together for Earth Day Live, a three-day live stream focused on climate action. The live stream will include training sessions, performances, and appearances to keep people engaged, informed, and inspired, with speakers including celebrities, politicians, scientists, and youth activists.
We are leaning into healing and togetherness to provide comfort and inspiration during this time of anxiety and the unknown. On all three days, we are centering the stories and voices of frontline, Indigenous, and POC leaders.
Here’s an overview of what’s happening each day:
- April 22 STRIKE: The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is about demonstrating collective power in the face of today’s multiple crises. There will be performances, conversations, training sessions, and more.
- April 23 DIVEST: The world’s largest banks have pumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since the 2015 Paris Agreement. We can’t let fossil fuel companies use the pandemic to loot trillions more when people need relief so desperately. Led by the Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition, April 23rd focuses on the role of money in driving the climate crisis.
- April 24 VOTE: We need leaders who will address the existential threat of climate change, and for this to happen, we need people to show up at the polls. Led by the US Youth Strike Coalition, April 24th will focus on voter registration and feature a digital, relational voter registration challenge to see which region of the country can register the most voters.
Stay tuned for more info about local sessions coming to you from the SF Climate Justice NVDA Spokescouncil on April 23 at 9:00-10:00am and 4:00-5:00pm. To get involved in Youth Vs. Apocalypse’s #NoOneIsDisposable social media campaign, virtual art build, Climate Strike Live Streams, or Green New Deal and Just Transition workshops, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may be physically separated, but we can and we will come together in solidarity on Earth Day and beyond.