It's Earth Day 2021
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet.
In 1990, Earth Day went global, mobilising 200 million people in 141 countries. In 2000, it began leveraging the power of digital media to build millions of local conversations across more than 180 countries. In 2010, A Billion Acts of Green and The Canopy Project were launched.
Today, Earth Day is widely recognised as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes.
This year, Earth Day begins on April 20 with the global youth summit led by Earth Uprising, in collaboration with My Future My Voice and OneMillionOfUs. The global youth summit consists of panels, speeches, discussions and special messages.
On April 21, Education International will lead the "Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit" which will span multiple time zones and feature prominent activists from every continent, focused on the crucial role that educators play in combating climate change.
On this year's April 22 Earth Day, which will run in parallel to the Biden Administration's global climate summit, EARTHDAY.ORG will have its second Earth Day Live digital event.
Discussions, workshops and performances will focus on Restore Our Earth, including natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world's ecosystems. Other topics will include climate and environmental literacy, reforestation efforts, regenerative agriculture, cleanups and more.
On Earth Day, how will you join the world's leaders to prevent the coming disasters of climate change and environmental destruction. Together we can Restore Our Earth.