What does Earth Day have in store?


Emily Dvareckas

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Earth Day is here and its coordinator EARTHDAY.ORG had multiple events planned this week. Over the course of three days, climate action events were streamed from the website.

Earth Day 2021 events started on Tuesday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. The site streamed a global youth climate summit, which was led by Earth Uprising, in collaboration with My Future My Voice and OneMillionOfUs. Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor and Licypriya Kangujam were among the many climate activists attending the various speeches and discussions that took place at the summit.

Later at 7 p.m., the Hip Hop Caucus streamed the “We Shall Breathe” summit, which examined climate and environmental justice. It also drew issues of pollution, poverty, police brutality and COVID-19 into the discussion of climate.

On Wednesday, April 21, starting at 7 a.m., Education International led “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit.” This event focused on the role educators play in fighting climate change and delved into why this education is important. The summit was shared through different time zones and it featured different activists from every continent.

Finally, on the actual day of Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, there was a global show at 12 p.m. There were workshops, panels and performances that focused on Restore Our Earth™, which covers natural processes, green technologies and ideas for restoring ecosystems. Other topics listed ranged from cleanups to climate and environmental literacy.

World climate leaders, activists, industry leaders, artists and influencers attended this event to help EARTHDAY.ORG push toward a better world.

Visit https://www.earthday.org/ for more information.