Earth Day 2021

Today is Earth Day and we're talking about what the day is about, how it links to our work how you can get involved.

About Earth Day

Parallel to the Biden Administration’s global climate summit, EARTHDAY.ORG will have its second Earth Day Live digital event online.

Workshops, panel discussions, and special performances will focus on Restore Our Earth™ — it will 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
  • 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 will come to push us towards a better world.

Earth Day x Elephant Family

Our work seeks to restore and protect the landscapes of India in order to conserve the continent’s most endangered animals.

Protecting forests creates healthy ecosystems which do a better job at combatting the climate crisis by drawing down more carbon from the atmosphere. Not only this but healthy ecosystems also support a greater variety of life and create richer biodiversity. Our work is achieving this, and is simultaneously supporting the livelihoods of the communities within these areas.

We are helping to restore healthy ecosystems and regenerate forests by providing alternative fuelsources to communities which traditionally rely on firewood taken from the forests, simultaneously reducing deforestation and improving wildlife habitat.

As well as this, our education outreach programmes are increasing the environmental literacy of communities in the Karbi-Foothills of Assam. These programmes provide access to information about local wildlife and habitats, as well as addressing issues around the illegal poaching and killing of protected species.

Read more about how we’re working with forest communities from this article we wrote to celebrate World Wildlife Day, the theme for which was ‘Forests: Supporting People and Livelihoods’.

Get involved with Earth Day 2021

The EarthDay website has lots of great activities and Covid-safe events for you to take part in. Find out more here. 

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