Happy Earth Day: Restore Our Earth 2021
Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Earth Day 2021 will be celebrated on the 22nd of April and this year, their slogan is an interesting one. "AS THE WORLD RETURNS TO NORMAL, WE CAN’T GO BACK TO BUSINESS-AS-USUAL.”
From the 20th to the 22nd of this month people around the world are invited to engage and educate themselves on issues, changes, and solutions impacting the Earth today.
The theme for this year’s Earth Day, which you may have already guessed from the slogan, is Restore Our Earth and the execution of this goal, or at least the beginning, has been broken down into three, very well-planned, days.
The 20th of April kicks off Day 1 of Restore Our Earth with a global youth climate summit led by Earth Uprising, in collaboration with My Future My Voice, OneMillionOfUs, and hundreds of youth climate activists. This will include speeches, panels, and discussions from the likes of Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor, and Licypriya Kangujam.
The digital, ‘We Shall Breathe’ summit will follow in the evening and will address some of the world’s most challenging and poignant issues, such as: climate and environmental justice, connecting the climate crisis to issues of pollution, poverty, police brutality, and the pandemic, all within a racial justice framework.
Day 2 will see Education International leading a global lesson about the necessity to educate people on climate change and action. This will be given virtually in hundreds of languages and will reach millions. It will be centrally focused on the vital role that educators play in combating climate change and the necessity for transformative climate education now.
Finally, Day 3 - the official Earth Day 2021 - will host a myriad of events around the world. A global Earth Day show will begin at 12 pm Eastern Time parallel to the Biden Administration’s global climate summit. Events throughout the day will cover natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
Leaders and activists all over the world will come together to help, educate and push towards a better world.