Youth Climate Strike Coalition — Earth Day Live 2020

Strike, divest, and vote to save humanity and our planet.

From April 22 to 24, young people and adults came together for a three-day live stream event focused on climate action.  MORE THAN 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED from home during the COVID 19 pandemic.

For many months youth activists have been planning three days of Earth Day Activities in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The plan originally included three days of marches, rallies and protests with the potential for millions of people in the streets all over the US (and beyond). As the event drew closer, so did the reality of the COVID 19 pandemic and all the planning for the physical strikes became obsolete. This did not deter the Future Coalition, an organization of youth climate activists, rather, they quickly pivoted, asking for input from all coalition partners and within weeks, Earth Day Live, a 3 day live streaming event, was born.

From the start the coalition committed to promoting Indigenous leadership and being inclusive of every part of our society in the process and programming. From panel discussions, to musical performances, inspirational presentations, meditation, and yoga, hundreds of speakers took to the virtual stage and streamed in OVER FOUR MILLION HOMES during the three day event. The inspiring format included three streaming channels (national, local, and special theme) and a specific focus for the day including a day focused on mobilizing the people, a day focused on stopping the money pipeline to the fossil fuel industry, and a day of political action and voter engagement.  The Youth Climate Movement created something in 4 weeks that no adult group would have even dared to attempt. I am humbled and in awe of these youth activists and proud to know them and for ECA to be in partnership with them. We are the elders trying to save the planet for the next generations, let us take a lesson from them about persistence, cooperation and tireless work. I know that with youth climate activists taking action that there is hope for the planet. They give me hope!

Did you miss Earth Day Live? Watch the videos below or catch up at Future Coalition on Youtube
Learn more about Earth Day Live earthdaylive2020.org.

 

 

 



 

Youth Climate Strike Coalition — Earth Day Live 2020

Strike, divest, and vote to save humanity and our planet.

From April 22 to 24, young people and adults will come together for a three-day live stream event focused on climate action.

Earth Day Live is a 72-hour live stream and online mobilization that aims to engage people across the country and the world in collective action to protect their climate and communities.
The live stream will include training sessions, performances, and appearances to keep people engaged, informed, and inspired, with speakers including celebrities, politicians, scientists, and youth activists.
Learn more about Earth Day Live earthdaylive2020.org. Together, we can transform our world into one that is not only safe and sustainable, but flourishes for generations to come.

 

 

 



 

From our friends at iMatter

We are so proud of these young folks at iMatter who are taking action on climate change in their communities!  These are the programs and people we want to encourage and support our elders to get involved with!



 

Voices of Elders – Earth Day 2020 Videos

Voices of Elders – Florence, OR Climate Strike

Elders Start a Climate Emergency Campaign

The Florence Climate Emergency Campaign was formed in September 2019 to raise awareness of the climate emergency andgenerate a resolution by the Florence City Council to address the climate crisis.A second purpose is to promote a climate curriculum in the Siuslaw public schools.
Email posts and a group Facebook page are available to share and respond to articles that highlight the climate crisis. Conversations and comments that help the campaign organize and act to realize its goals are encouraged. The campaign has partnered with local and national climate organizations including ECA.
In addition, Climate Strikes are conducted every Friday at City Hall on the Coastal Hwy 101 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. For more information contact – Michael Allen, Florence Climate Emergency Campaign, Founder and Coordinator, mikepatallen@earthlink.net

Learn more about Elders Declare a Climate Emergency or contact the Project Coordinator, David Freedman davidf@eldersclimateaction.org


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