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Local Leaders Worldwide Join EARTHDAY.ORG’s 2021 Global Day of Conversation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In its 11th year, EARTHDAY.ORG’s Global Day of Conversation is a coordinated opportunity for local governments to engage constituents in a constructive dialogue about environmental issues. Today, EARTHDAY.ORG, the global organizer of Earth Day, released the 2021 Global Day of Conversation Toolkit which contains resources for local leaders on how to spread environmental messages to their communities on Earth Day. 

Many of the world’s most challenging environmental issues require solutions informed by the local circumstances of each community. In 2021, the Global Day of Conversation will provide a forum for government officials to communicate the importance of environmental unity. EARTHDAY.ORG’s theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Participation from local officials in this event is an excellent way to shine a light on the environmental progress taking place around the world.

Terra Pascarosa, U.S. Earth Day National Campaign Director, stated, “In order to Restore Our Earth, we must work together at the local level to build climate action on a global scale. We need to increase environmental awareness through effective policies and environmental education. This starts in our cities.”

Many local officials worldwide have already committed to participate in the 2021 Global Day of Conversation and take action to Restore Our Earth on Earth Day and every day. 

“Mayors are on the front lines addressing the tangible impacts of climate change, everyday,” said Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, City of Easthampton, Massachusetts. “Climate literacy needs to be in our lived experience. It’s not in a book; it’s out there in life’s classroom. In Easthampton, we honor Earth Day by taking the long view: Climate consciousness is part of our planning and actions – not just an afterthought.” 

“This year, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UN in Bonn. As a global UN hub for sustainability – and international home of global climate action with the UNFCCC as part of the Bonn UN Family – Bonn is committed to the climate neutrality pathway,” said Mayor Katja Dörner, City of Bonn, Germany and Co-Chair of the Climate Action portfolio in the ICLEI Global Executive Committee. 

For more information on the 2021 Global Day of Conversation, please visit:

EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day (1970), EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Learn more at:

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