EARTHRISE for Earth Day

50 years ago, millions took to the streets for the first-ever Earth Day and fought successfully for the future of our planet.

On April 22, 2020, let’s do it again.

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To build the world’s largest mobilization for the planet, we need everyone — every sector, every generation, every region — to show up for our planet on Earth Day 2020.

Earth Day Network is working to support the Strike With Us campaign, which is led by nine leading youth-led climate organizations and fellow adult allies, to coordinate the intergenerational climate mobilizations for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. 

The global climate strike movement has recently announced the plans for three days of action, launching on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, and ending on April 24.

THE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 22: 50th anniversary of Earth Day

On Wednesday, April 22, we will show our collective power and unity, with millions of young people and adults participating in thousands of strikes around the world. On this historic day of climate action, we hope to hear in particular from Indigenous people and people of color, who have been disproportionately impacted by our collective climate crisis.

Thursday, April 23: Day 2

On Thursday, April 23, individuals and groups will participate in community action, with young people on college campuses demanding their schools divest from fossil fuels while adults target financial institutions with a clear ask: quit profiting off the destruction of our planet.

Friday, April 24: Day 3

On Friday, April 24, individuals and groups will focus on escalated actions targeting elected officials, with a demand that the climate crisis is addressed urgently. As the finale of the three days of climate action, a central focus of the day is on voter registration, with an ask that eligible voters register to vote and pledge to use their voice and vote in 2020.

Led by a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led organizations, the strike coalition is shuttling us into a new era of climate action across the world. We are training, expanding, and strengthening in preparation to carry this momentum through 2020, and beyond, to ensure real, bold action is taken to address the climate crisis.

EARTHRISE FAQ

EARTHRISE is one of the next major steps in the global movement on climate change. Driven by youth climate groups in coordination with Earth Day Network — the global organizer of Earth Day — EARTHRISE will combine a half-century of action with the energy and demands of today’s global student strikes.

The goal: To mobilize thousands of organizations, communities and schools, and millions of individuals worldwide, in a united demand for greater protections for our planet. On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, EARTHRISE will mobilize for Earth Day across the globe, engaging students and young people as well as supporting parents, school administrators, faith leaders, businesses, policymakers and civic organizations to demand immediate action on climate change. 

The global climate strike movement is leveraging the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to deliver three days of action, launching on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, and ending on April 24.

Wednesday, April 22 will mark Earth Day with deep strikes — On Wednesday, we will show our collective power and unity, with millions of young people and adults participating in thousands of strikes around the world. On this historic day of climate action, we hope to hear in particular from Indigenous people and people of color, who have been disproportionately impacted by our collective climate crisis.

On Thursday, April 23, individuals and groups will participate in community action, with young people on college campuses demanding their schools divest from fossil fuels while adults target financial institutions with a clear ask: quit profiting off the destruction of our planet.

On Friday, April 24, individuals and groups will focus on escalated actions targeting elected officials, with a demand that the climate crisis is addressed urgently. As the finale of the three days of climate action, a central focus of the day is on voter registration, with an ask that eligible voters register to vote and pledge to use their voice and vote in 2020.

Broadly speaking, EARTHRISE is fighting for a cleaner, safer, more just and sustainable world that protects and supports all of us.

EARTHRISE calls for world leaders to increase their climate ambition for people and planet — Our leaders must take bold action to cut emissions, ensure a just and fair transition, and seize the opportunities of a clean energy future.

We also act on behalf of climate justice, recognizing that climate change threatens vulnerable and under-served communities the most. Those at greatest risk of climate impacts are those individuals and communities who least contribute to climate change. EARTHRISE also recognizes that indigenous communities and local solutions are key to solving our global crisis.

Five years into the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, the world is at a checkpoint, and 2020 must be the year of action.

Also in 2020, more than 65 countries will host major elections so the time is ripe to make our demands and priorities known.

Earth Day 2020 must be one of several major forcing mechanisms for change in 2020.

To change the world, we need everyone. EARTHRISE is an intergenerational movement that aims to combine the power and energy of today’s youth climate strikes with the history and global participation of a half-century of Earth Day action around the world.

EARTHRISE must be youth-led movement, bolstered by the support and participation of adult allies, organizations, and partners across all continents. No one is too small (or too young, or too old) to make a difference.

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For organizations, email [email protected] to join on as an official partner to the EARTHRISE movement for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

For individuals, register your EARTHRISE event in communities around the world

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