Good morning! Happy Earth Day!
We honor and work to protect our Earth Mother everyday -- but wanted to invite you to celebrate the 51st global Earth Day with us today -- which commemorates millions standing up, taking action, and demanding environmental rights and protections. Today we're watching the livestream on EarthDay.org which includes coverage of Biden's Climate Summit as well as voices from the grassroots led climate justice movement around the world. We also want to invite you to join us for the event below featuring YUCCA's Yang Toledo and a few other events we wanted to feature.
Earth Day Events - Please Join Us! 🌎
Thursday, April 22 @ 3:00-5:00 PM MST Katrina, Maria, & Sandy: Climate Justice is a Feminist Issue featuring Yang from YUCCA Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes & Tamara Toles O'Laughlin The climate crisis is a global problem that has many direct effects on our daily lives. Extreme weather conditions, environmental pollution, and food accessibility, all impact our families and communities. But not all communities are impacted equally. Data shows that factors like race, gender, and economics can determine who bears the brunt of this rapidly intensifying disaster and women, especially women of color will struggle the most. Women are the caretakers of their communities and the effects of climate change make them even more vulnerable to the patriarchal systems in place - immediately after natural disasters, like Hurricane Maria and Katrina, reporting shows that women faced an uptick in gender based violence and harassment. The U.S. is no stranger to public health crises due to environmental misconduct - from the Flint water catastrophe that left poor, mostly Black families without water and dangerously high levels of lead in their blood, to Indigenous women whose breast milk is poisoned by pollution. And when extreme weather events occur, like the recent tornado in Alabama or the flooding in Hawaii, women, especially trans women, are afraid to sleep in evacuation centers amplifying how women live at the intersection of the climate crisis and patriarchy. Further conversation and action around climate justice that centers feminist solutions and federal policy are essential in fighting climate change. Join us for our climate justice conversation in our 100 Days of a Feminist Agenda series. This conversation will explore climate justice as a feminist issue and highlight climate activism.
APRIL 22 | EARTH DAY
Parallel to and including streaming of the the Biden Administration’s global climate summit, EARTHDAY.ORG will have its second Earth Day Live digital event, right here.
Workshops, panel discussions, and special performances will focus on Restore Our Earth™ — we’ll cover natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
More topics will include:
Climate and environmental literacy
Climate restoration technologies
Equity and environmental justice
Cleanups, and more.
World climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit innovators, thought leaders, industry leaders, artists, musicians, influencers, and the leaders of tomorrow will come to push us towards a better world. See the agenda for Biden's Climate Summit HERE
On Mother Earth Day, a group of popular recording artists and #StopLine3 activists from the front line will team up over the airwaves on Native Roots Radio – which you can watch live on FB -- to help raise awareness about the tar sands oil pipeline and funds for Honor the Earth.