It may be a tall order to celebrate and honour the beauty of the planet from our bedrooms, but it’s Earth Day and we’re going to do it.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a day us Earthlings usually spend showing support for environmental protection initiatives and demonstrating on behalf of Climate Change reform. However, just like our plans for summer 2020, the day’s events have been scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic and we’re being forced to improvise from our homes.
Thankfully, Earth Day organisations are making things a whole lot easier on that front. The jamboree has simply been migrated online, and there are several creative festivities you can get involved in right now and over the next 72 hours.
While the virus may force us to keep our distance, it will not keep our voices from being heard.
Earth Day Network
Starting with the official Earth Day website, people all across the globe can tune in for an all-day livestream. The organisers hope to draw millions to rally for action on climate change. There will be celebrity cameos, high-profile speakers, and home music sets. The likes of Stacey Abrams, Al Gore, Jane Fonda, and Joaquin Phoenix will spread their personal messages, while Soul Clap, Ziggy Marley, Jason Mraz and Angélique Kidjo provide the feel-good factor with their performances.
In addition, there are daily challenges, petitions, and volunteer activities to get involved in. For every one of the day’s 24 hours, the Earth Day Twitter will release one action to maximise the impact we can make together. Keep hitting that refresh button.
SOUND ON 🔊
— EARTHDAY.ORG (@EarthDay) April 22, 2020