From today to Thursday, Earth Uprising, Hip Hop Caucus, Education International, and EARTHDAY.ORG are producing three days of climate action events to bring awareness to humanity’s greatest existential threat and raise ambition across numerous environmental issues.
Today at 2:30PM ET, Earth Uprising, in collaboration with hundreds of youth climate activists, will present the “Youth Speaks Summit 2021.” The global youth summit will consist of panels, speeches, discussions, and special messages with today’s youth climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor, Licypriya Kangujam, Xiye Bastida, Jamie Margolin, and Vanessa Nakate. The four-hour digital summit will address the progress that has been made on their main issues of concern, including climate literacy, green jobs, and environmental justice.
At 7PM ET, the Hip Hop Caucus and its partners will present the “We Shall Breathe” virtual summit. The event will bring together some of the most powerful, multigenerational Black, Indigenous and Brown leaders working on pollution, the pandemic, police brutality, poverty and policy to affirm to the Biden Administration that racial justice and climate justice solutions must come from frontline and BIPOC communities.
Tomorrow, from 1pm-4pm CEST, Education International will lead the “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit.” The multilingual virtual event will feature inspiring teachers, student leaders, prominent activists, engaged ministers, and examples from every continent focused on the crucial role that educators and their unions play in combating climate change and why we need transformative climate education now. The event will launch Education International’s Manifesto for Quality Climate Change Education for All and its Teach for the Planet global campaign leading up to COP26. The event will include interpretation in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. For more information, please visit: https://www.teach4theplanet.org
EARTH DAY, APRIL 22
For the 51st Earth Day, EARTHDAY.ORG has gathered a diverse lineup of activists, global leaders, musicians, educators, industry leaders, influencers and artists from around the world for the second annual digital livestream event. Discussions, performances, presentations and films will explore the innovative and powerful solutions to Restore Our Earth.
Earth Day Live: Restore Our Earth will be streamed live at 12PM ET on Thursday via earthday.org, Facebook (and via Facebook’s Climate Science Information Center), Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and GEM-TV. The virtual event will be hosted by Alexandria Villaseñor, Founder of Earth Uprising and Youth Climate Activist, and Milana Vayntrub, Actress, Comedian, Writer, Director. For more information on Earth Day Live and Earth Day 2021, please visit: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/
As a part of EARTHDAY.ORG’s partnership with TED Countdown, the digital event will include three original TED Countdown Talks by John Marshall, Cory Combs and Rumaitha Al Busaidi. Additionally, the program will feature segments from Education International’s “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit,” Hip Hop Caucus’ “We Shall Breathe” virtual summit, as well as Earth Uprising’s “Youth Speaks Summit.”
For more information on Earth Day Live and Earth Day 2021, please visit: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/