Earth Day 2021 began with a global youth climate summit led by Earth Uprising, in collaboration with My Future My Voice, OneMillionOfUs and hundreds of youth climate activists.
The global youth summit consisted of panels, speeches, discussions, and special messages with today’s youth climate activists including Greta Thunberg, and Alexandria Villaseñor.
In the evening of April 20, the Hip Hop Caucus and its partners presented the “We Shall Breathe” virtual summit. This digital event examined climate and environmental justice, connecting the climate crisis to issues of pollution, poverty, police brutality, and the pandemic, all within a racial justice framework.
Education International, representing 32 million educators, led the “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit”.
The multilingual virtual summit spanned several time zones and featured prominent activists from every continent, focused on the crucial role that educators play in combating climate change and why we need transformative climate education now.
Parallel to the Biden Administration’s global climate summit, EARTHDAY.ORG had its second Earth Day Live digital event, right here.
Workshops, panel discussions, and special performances focused on Restore Our Earth™ — covering natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
More topics included:
- Climate and environmental literacy
- Climate restoration technologies
- Reforestation efforts
- Regenerative agriculture
- Equity and environmental justice
- Citizen science
- Cleanups, and more.
World climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit innovators, thought leaders, industry leaders, artists, musicians, influencers, and the leaders of tomorrow gathered to push us towards a better world.