Happy Earth Day! 2020 is a particularly special anniversary, Wednesday marks the 50th year of the Earth day movement! That’s half a century of conservation and conscious action toward creating a more sustainable relationship with the environment. Earth Day began as a unified response to our environment in crisis, culminating in 20 million Americans taking to the streets across the nation on April 22, 1970 to protest environmental ignorance, unsustainable practices, and demand a new way forward for our planet.
Earth Day is a time to come together to celebrate the Earth and create a day of action to protect our precious environment! How will you join the movement?
While the events we were all looking forward to this week have been postponed for our safety, there are still meaningful ways you can engage, learn, and advocate for the planet!
Friends of Nevada Wilderness will be hosting our Live at Lunch at noon this Wednesday. Join us on our Facebook page, our stewardship team will be leading an interactive workshop making window signs celebrating Earth day and helping keep our neighborhoods connected and informed! Another way to celebrate if you are able, is to become a member of Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Your membership helps us continue our important work protecting and stewarding Nevada’s wild places and is an excellent way that you can take action for your local environment. Together, regardless of distance, we can come together to protect the future of our planet!
Here are some other helpful resources from across the web to help you celebrate Earth Day 2020:
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the Nevada Conservation League along with CHISPA, are excited to host the 2020 Earth Day Livestream Marathon. A Facebook Live Event on Saturday, April 18th - 10:00 AM 4:30 PM (PT) Join NCL for interviews with some of Nevada's finest environmental champions including: Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congresswoman Susie Lee, Congressman Steven Horsford, Chief of Council for Western Shoshone Nation Johnnie Bobb, Executive Director of Battle Born Progress Annette Magnus, Executive Director of Silver State Voices Emily Zamora, and Executive Director of Southern Nevada Conservancy Jose Witt. This is a digital Facebook Live event featuring interviews on a variety of environmental issues every hour beginning at 10:00AM. Tune in & watch live by visiting Nevada Conservation League’s Facebook page.
Visit earthday.org on April 22 and help build an Earth Day unlike any other — They are flooding the digital landscape with livestreamed discussions, a global digital surge, and 24 hours of actions that you can take, right now and from wherever you are.
You can take the Action of the Day from earthday.org and keep the momentum going https://www.earthday.org/todays-action/
Virtual Earth Day Celebration at 1pm by Exploratorium https://www.exploratorium.edu/video/earth-day-2020?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0vfq2sv36AIVyx-tBh1MtwDtEAAYASAAEgIFjPD_BwE
- National Geographic Kids put together this fun set of activities for celebrating Earth day with Kids.