10 Online resources for Earth Day 2020
April 22nd will be the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
This year, people will gather online rather than in parks. Information will be shared through teleconferences, not classrooms. People who wish to respond to this year’s theme, climate action, will participate and plan in remote sessions.
Other resources in this list include suggested activities for after stay-at-home restrictions are lifted. There are also searchable databases of worldwide virtual events and volunteering opportunities.
CLIMATE ACTION DURING A PANDEMIC
Participants will reassess current habits and learn about new ones that are better for the planet.
EARTH DAY AT 50 TEACH-OUT
This education program will focus on the meaning of sustainability, and the ways that it varies in different sectors and disciplines. The University of Michigan is providing the content. Enrollment is free.
EARTH DAY LIVE
The US Climate Strike is sponsoring three days of online teach-ins, musical performances, and more.
EARTH DAY WEEK
This conference program from WeDontHaveTime.org features expert-led discussions of climate crisis solutions.
Experience how the power of the internet can mobilize and connect millions for transformative action.
The environmental news website, EcoWatch, suggests three ways to celebrate Earth Day while on lockdown.
EVENTBRITE EARTH DAY EVENTS
Choose between hundreds of free online events, learn the details, sign-up and share with friends.
FIND A DIGITAL EARTH DAY EVENT
This site offers a searchable database. Choose from even types that include activism, citizen science, conservation, faith, film screenings, and teach-ins.
VIRTUAL 2020 EARTH DAY CONFERENCE
On Monday, April 20, the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies will present a mix of webinars, pre-recorded sessions and interactive discussion. All events will be online and free.
WEHERO EARTH MONTH
It’s possible to become an advocate for the environment, even at a distance. This searchable database brings up online opportunities for volunteering and generating awareness.