As with most events right now, the 50th annual Earth Day celebrations are going to look different this year. There were marches planned around the world, and Earth Day Network was planning their annual concert and gathering on Capital Mall in Washington, DC. However, in light of our current need to be socially distant, Earth Day 2020 is going digital. Read on to find out how you can take part.
EarthDay.org’s digital day
EarthDay.org is the hub for the majority of the events around the world. The theme for this year is climate action, and in light of recent events, all of their celebrations for 2020, which is the 50th anniversary, are digital only. This includes 24 hours of calls to action, virtual performances and video-based teachings. If you’re looking for events in your timezone, click the map link here.
Earth Day Live 2020
From the 22nd April to 24th April, activists, performers and thought leaders will be joining the Earth Day 2020 live stream. Participants include Al Gore, Stella McCartney and Jameela Jamil.
Earth Day 50 Virtual Kick-Off
Earth Day 50 had their virtual launch on 19th April. Click here for conversations with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Bill Nye and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, among many others. For the rest of the week, they are hosting a variety of virtual workshops, presentations and sessions led by activists and scientists.
To celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, the WWF is inviting people to create unique pieces of art through their Art for Earth initiative. Each piece submitted should show the importance of nature and how it inspires you. Then, post your art on Instagram, tag the WWF and use the hashtag #ArtforEarth. There are daily themes to help guide you, and if the WWF picks one of your pieces, you’ll be featured on their Instagram account.
For more social media sharing, NASA launched #EarthDayAtHome to keep people connected while celebrating Earth Day apart. Share a photo on social media that shows how you celebrated Earth Day this year, and then use the designated hashtag. NASA is also hosting Facebook Live videos and Q&A sessions.
David Attenborough’s Climate Change: The Facts
Hosted by Sir David Attenborough, Climate Change: The Facts will be broadcast on Earth Day. Focused on the impact of climate change and global warming, the programme will examine possible solutions to the crisis we face, from tech innovation to actions individuals can take. Researchers and scientists from all over the world will participate, including Richard Black, director of the UK Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit, and Greta Thunberg, climate advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
Earth Day webinars to watch
To celebrate Earth Day here at Positive Luxury, we are hosting a special webinar as part of our new series, The Power Series. Wednesday’s episode, called The Power of Circularity, features panellists discussing the benefit of taking on the reduce, reuse, recycle model, and the importance of making a positive impact on the planet. Our panellists are Tom Szaky, founder of TerraCycle; Vanessa Jacobs, founder and CEO of The Restory; Kate McGuire, founder of Converted Closet and Jorn Werdelin, co-founder of Linde Werdelin. Click here to register.
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Written by - Tara MacInnis