Earth Day 2021 runs from April 20th to 22nd with the slogan 'As the world returns to to normal, we can't go back to business-as-usual' marrying the theme Restore our Earth. There is an exciting line up of discussions and debates all streaming online on 20th and 21st, culminating in a global Earth Day live digital event on the website EARTHDAY.ORG at 12pm Eastern Time (5pm in the UK).
Earth Day 2021 comprises a global youth climate summit of thousands of activists who will get involved in speeches, discussions and focus groups, with special messages from renowned activists such as Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villasenor, and Licypriya Kangujam. There will also be a virtual event on 20th April examining climate and environmental justice, connecting the climate crisis to issues of pollution, poverty, police brutality, and the pandemic, all within a racial justice framework.
Earth Day started on April 22nd 1970, when almost 20 million people in the US came to protest on the streets. Over the years, the focus has leaned heavier on climate change
Earth Day has been described as our planet's very own holiday, making it a great time to think about what you as an individual can do to to help.
The 2021 event will be celebrated by over 1 Billion people from 192 countries. Check out EARTHDAY.ORG for more information on this exciting event.