The Action Hub
WELCOME TO YOUR GO-TO EARTH DAY RESOURCE.
Thanks for joining the Earth Day movement. You can find everything you need to take action here. Choose from the menu below, read your options and come back later to find more resources and ideas.
The theme of Earth Day 2020 is climate action. From teaching students or neighbors to leading marches or movements, we can all take action on climate change. Click the links below to begin.
CHOOSE AN ACTION:
PLAN AN EVENT
This can be the easiest part—use who you have already! Invite friends, family, and coworkers to an evening meeting to assign some roles and think about Step Two.
Choosing roles will make your next steps much easier.
The three basic roles of an Earth Day event are: Outreach (getting the word out), Organizing (getting people organized once they arrive) and Logistics (handling setup, equipment and finances)
The topic of Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Your action can take a lot of forms. Not sure of the right topic? Read our Climate Discussion Kit for ideas.
Your event type should match what your community needs and what your team wants to do. Are you a university student? Plan a rally or a Teach-In on campus! Are you a teacher? Have a lesson in the classroom! Do you have a problem with litter? Organize a cleanup!
Earth Day Network has tools to help you plan almost anything. Click any of the links above to check out your options.
Earth Day is Wednesday April 22, but you can hold events at any point that week or in April! You’ll need…
…A time (morning, afternoon, or evening)
…The main point of contact (this can be a general email like [email protected])
…and the major details that people should know. Once you have those, register the event on the Earth Day map. If you have to make any edits later, email [email protected] with the changes.
More than one billion people participated in the last Earth Day. So don’t worry — you have an audience out there. Let them know they can participate by sending the message on a few platforms:
1. Post general events on the Earth Day Map. For climate actions, post them on the EARTHRISE Map. The first place where people go to find an Earth Day event is earthday.org. Make sure that yours is there.
2. Share within your network. Post to every social media account and ask your other organizers to do the same. When someone agrees to come, ask them to invite your friends! You don’t have to call to invite every attendee. Ask your attendees to do it for you.
3. Get some coverage. Ask for help from groups that can reach your audience: Your local newspaper could write an article, politicians like your mayor or city hall could announce the event, or if you’re a student, school administrators could send out an email to the student body. You don’t have to build your own list — ask for help from the people who already have one.
Have you planned the basics and gathered your team? Then get people excited!
The best way to grow the event is to recruit local leaders. Elected officials, popular teachers, or respected community members can be the “face” of your event. Remember, you don’t have to build everything from scratch. Use existing structures of trust, popularity and expertise to make your event a success.
Thanks again for planning something. Earth Day is made great by people like you. You can find more resources to plan your event on this page and all over earthday.org.
EVENT IDEAS AND RESOURCES
JOIN OR ADD AN EVENT
Find something near you on the map below. RSVP with the link in the event description or contact the organizer for more information. You can add your own event here.
Please email technical issues to [email protected] .
CHOOSE AN EARTH DAY CAMPAIGN
The Great Global Cleanup
Be part of the largest environmental volunteer event in history.
Our resources will help you organize your own environmental teach-in in your local community.
SPREAD THE WORD
A BILLION ACTS OF GREEN
STAY UP TO DATE
Find the latest Earth Day news and issues by clicking the button or image below.
EARTH DAY POSTERS, LOGOS AND BANNERS
This is the largest environmental event in a generation.
Make sure that everybody knows about it.
Scroll down to see the downloadable images.
Print these posters, write in your event information, and put them up around your campus or city.
For your marches, rallies, and parades