Earth Day Virtual Climate Uprising
Earth Day 2020 (Wednesday, April 22) marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first major environmental movement. Unfortunately, a sustainable future for us and our children has never been more threatened.
This year, in order to ensure everyone is safe we will be organizing actions to take place virtually. We still need your passion and expertise in helping to create change for Climate Action!
The main virtual rally will be from 12-1pm with speakers including County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, ICU nurse Shannon Cotton, high school and college leaders, and Bobby Wallace of the Barona Band of Mission Indians (Kumeyaay Nation).
From 1pm to 6pm, a series of workshops and panels will explore the Covid-19 disaster, environmental justice (in Spanish), the Kumeyaay perspective on climate, high school and college climate activism, living sustainably, climate activism from home, the San Diego Green New Deal, and more.
Local artists, music, and yoga mindfulness between the workshops will keep the day lively and build community. A closing session at 6 pm will refocus the urgent need for climate action. The complete program is listed here.
On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans demonstrated for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. This led to creation of the EPA and passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. We need that type of people power again!