EARTH DAY LIVE
Strike, divest, and VOTE FOR OUR FUTURE.
On April 22-24, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency.
Even if we’re stuck at home, we can still change the world. Join us for three days of action — from teach-ins, musical performances, divestment, and more. All you need is an internet connection.
Together, we can change our world into one that is not only safe and sustainable, but flourishes for generations to come.
Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future, and have been going on strike — every week, all over the planet — for months. On September 20, 2019, and again on November 29 and December 6, the adults joined us.
Now, we’re preparing to take the youth-led climate movement into the digital-first era due to the coronavirus pandemic. Launching on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, and ending on April 24, youth activists and adult allies are leading Earth Day Live, a 72-hour livestream that aims to engage people across the country and the world in collective action to protect our communities.
We are training, expanding, and strengthening in preparation to carry this momentum through 2020, a critical year for climate action, and beyond. We are determined to ensure real, bold action is taken to address the climate crisis. As we approach the US elections and the consequences of climate change are becoming ever more clear and dire with each passing day, a new powerful wave of the climate movement has been swelling.
We are prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect our futures. We will stop going to school. We will stop going to work. We refuse to participate in a society and economy that is actively destroying our generation’s chance at a livable future.
Day 1 / Wednesday April 22
We will demonstrate our collective power and unity through community building and storytelling. Originally a day of mass mobilization, we are leaning into healing and togetherness to provide comfort and inspiration during this time of unknown. As with all three days, we are centering the stories and voices of frontline, Indigenous, and POC leaders.
Day 2 / Thursday, April 23
We will target financial institutions across the country, bringing attention to the fact that banks, insurance companies, and asset managers are complicit in funding, insuring, and investing in the climate crisis, and that stopping this money pipeline is one of the most important ways we can address the climate emergency.
Day 3 / Friday, April 24
We will focus on the urgency of political change through a nationwide youth voter registration day, including by holding a digital, relational voter registration challenge to see which region of the country can register the most voters, and call on elected officials to support our demands.