EARTH DAY 2020
Every year on April 22nd people across the world come together to celebrate Earth Day.
It is a chance to lend our voice to the biggest environmental movement of our time, to consider the environmental challenges we face and to inspire unified action.
This year marks 50 years since the first Earth Day in 1970, and on such a poignant anniversary it is only fitting that this year’s Earth Day is dedicated to the most pressing issue of our time; climate change.
This, however, is not the only crisis we will be facing this Earth Day. Whilst climate change is a slow-building challenge that threatens the future of humanity, we are also currently facing a more imminent threat; coronavirus. Two very different challenges, but alike in so many ways. Neither recognise borders. Neither discriminates by race, wealth or religion. Both are global issues, and both need to be confronted with a united global effort.
While doing our bit in the fight against coronavirus by staying at home, we face certain limitations in our ability to participate in the way we may have liked. By staying home, however, we have also gained a precious gift, the gift of time! Earth Day 2020 may run slightly differently this year, but with the help of technology and social media, there is no reason why it can’t be the biggest one yet!
The last few week have shown that by standing together, in a collective effort, the most incredible things can happen. Now is a great time to extend our new “warrior” skills to the other global threat, climate change, as this is sadly another battle that won’t be won without a fight. By getting creative, tweaking our talents and doing some “soul searching”, a whole wealth of positive resources can be unlocked. Whether you are in Early Years, Primary School, Secondary School, College, University, or a fully fledged “adult”, we have plenty of activities to get your eco-warrior juices flowing, and lots of suggestions on how to lend your voice to the movement via the medium of technology.
Below you can find a range of climate action resources with information and suggested activities for all ages. Earth Day is on 22nd April, and marks the start of climate week, so plenty of time to fully immerse yourself in as many of the activities as you like.
Please don’t forget to share your efforts on social media via #earthday2020 on Instagram and twitter, on the Earthday Network Facebook page, your school and work social pages, or any other relevant networks.
Thank you to everyone for playing your part in the fight against both of these deadly challenges. We are in unprecedented times; times which are testing our limits, asking us to be extraordinary, and challenging us to the fight of our lives, on two fronts! The task is Herculean, but together (and at the risk of sounding like a politician), we can do it.
Earth Day - Primary Resources
We have plenty of activities to keep little ones busy throughout climate week. From crafts to cooking, science experiments to gardening and poetry to games, children aged 4 - 11 can become young eco-warriors whilst having lots of fun!
Click through here to access our Kids' Eco-Warrior Earth Day resources.
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