The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
1. Earth Day LIVE: April 22 at 9:00am EST – April 24, 8:00pm
From The US Climate Strike Coalition and Stop The Money Pipeline Coalition, who together are made up of over 500 organizations, have come together to organize Earth Day Live. From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, hundreds of activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization.
For full schedule of events and list of participants, please click here.
The Earth Day Live stream will be viewable on the website, and will be the full user experience. In addition, it will be simulcast across major streaming platforms such as Facebook Live, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Twitch to engage with broader audiences. Partner organizations and an extensive network of major websites will be embedding the livestream as well.
2. Letter to the Earth, UK – 24 hours
In February 2019 the British public were invited to put pen to paper and write a Letter to the Earth in response to the climate and ecological emergency. Letters of love, loss, hope and action were written by over 1000 people worldwide – from 4 year olds to great grandparents, artists, scientists, nurses.
Throughout the day on Earth Day, the team behind Letters to the Earth will premiere a series of short videos of a curated selection of over 50 letters received from their latest callout. On Wed 22nd April letters will be read by a community of actors including Alison Steadman, Noma Dumezweni, Patrick Barlow, Adam Barki, Danny Sapani, Sudha Buchar, Sarah Hadland, Hardeep Koli, Siobhan McSweeney, Jessica Hynes, Freya Mavor and Ken Nwosu.
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3. The Story of Plastic – 2 Hours
On April 24th at 7pm PST, there will be a special free online screening of The Story of Plastic a new documentary film by Deia Schlosberg which exposes the local and global environmental, climate, justice, and health impacts of the plastic industry.
Save Our Shores has organized this screening to make it available to wider audiences and let groups in the growing plastic resistance movement interact with the filmmakers and film subjects.
Please RSVP by clicking here. The link to the film will be sent out approximately 24 hours before the event to those who have RSVP’d. If you RSVP less than 24 hours before the event and have not yet received the link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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4. Free World Premiere of California Landslide Documentary – All Day
From Los Angeles, CA, Dana & Sarah Films presents the world premiere of California Landslide a documentary short film about the climate crisis. From the award-winning producers of the renowned environmental documentaries, Back to Eden Film and Goshen: Tarahumara Tribe, comes a new stunning documentary!
California Landslide shares captivating true story of a devoted dog and two women filmmakers who develop an unbreakable bond as they are forced to flee their home in Big Sur due to the largest coastal landslide in California’s history. Told through the heartwarming perspective of a dog named Anika, who encourages humans to love and protect the planet we call home. This timely documentary reveals a deeply personal investigation of a global issue — the social and environmental impact of natural disasters on nature, animals, and humans.
On Wednesday, April 22, you are able to watch the film all day, by clicking here.
If you’re interested in watching the trailer, please click here.
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5. Sing with ‘Gretatude’
From Stockholm, Sweden, THIS WORLD IS OURS, is a song about taking-action for our planet and showing some ‘gretatude’. Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s commitment to the environment, the new word ‘gretatude’ means ‘taking action for our planet”
Performed by Eva Jumatate with music and lyrics by Anders Wihk, join in, share and sing along on April 22.
This world is mine – This world is ours – There is still time if we came down from our high towers – To save the world – To save the planet – Come on and show some gretatude and get it done. Can’t let it wait – With what we know – Our house is on fire – No time to be slow…
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