Earth Day 2021Earth‌ ‌Day‌ ‌is‌ ‌celebrated‌ ‌every‌ ‌year‌ ‌on‌ ‌April‌ ‌22nd.‌ ‌This‌ ‌year,‌‌ ‌‌EARTHDAY.ORG‌‌ ‌is‌ ‌honoring‌ ‌51‌ ‌years‌ ‌of‌ ‌Earth‌ ‌Day‌ ‌by‌ ‌hosting‌ ‌a‌ ‌multi-hour,‌ ‌multi-channel‌ ‌live-streamed‌ ‌digital‌ ‌event,‌ ‌beginning‌ ‌at‌ ‌12‌ ‌PM‌ ‌Eastern‌ ‌Time.‌ ‌The‌ ‌special‌ ‌occasion‌ ‌will‌ ‌feature‌ ‌artists,‌ ‌musicians,‌ ‌and‌ ‌celebrities,‌ ‌alongside‌ ‌climate‌ ‌leaders,‌ ‌grassroots‌ ‌activists,‌ ‌nonprofit‌ ‌innovators,‌ ‌and‌ ‌industry‌ ‌leaders.‌ ‌The‌ ‌program‌ ‌will‌ ‌consist‌ ‌of‌ ‌panel‌ ‌discussions,‌ ‌workshops,‌ ‌films,‌ ‌and‌ ‌special‌ ‌performances‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌concentrate‌ ‌on‌ ‌climate‌ ‌and‌ ‌environmental‌ ‌literacy,‌ ‌reforestation‌ ‌efforts,‌ ‌regenerative‌ ‌agriculture,‌ ‌equity‌ ‌and‌ ‌environmental‌ ‌justice,‌ ‌citizen‌ ‌science,‌ ‌and‌ ‌cleanups.‌ ‌Earth‌ ‌Day’s‌ ‌2021‌ ‌theme,‌ ‌“‌Restore‌ ‌Our‌ ‌Earth‌”‌ ‌focuses‌ ‌on‌ ‌natural‌ ‌processes,‌ ‌emerging‌ ‌green‌ ‌technologies,‌ ‌and‌ ‌innovative‌ ‌thinking‌ ‌that‌ ‌can‌ ‌restore‌ ‌the‌ ‌world’s‌ ‌ecosystems.‌ ‌That,‌ ‌of‌ ‌course,‌ ‌includes‌ ‌climate‌ ‌education‌ ‌which‌ ‌would‌ ‌lead‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌green‌ ‌jobs-ready‌ ‌workforce,‌ ‌a‌ ‌green‌ ‌consumer‌ ‌movement,‌ ‌and‌ ‌an‌ ‌educated‌ ‌and‌ ‌civically‌ ‌engaged‌ ‌citizenry‌ ‌around‌ ‌the‌ ‌world.‌ ‌More‌ ‌than‌ ‌one‌ ‌billion‌ ‌people‌ ‌in‌ ‌192‌ ‌countries‌ ‌now‌ ‌participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌Earth‌ ‌Day‌ ‌activities‌ ‌each‌ ‌year,‌ ‌making‌ ‌it‌ ‌the‌ ‌largest‌ ‌civic‌ ‌observance‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌world.‌ ‌ ‌‌EARTHDAY.ORG‌‌ ‌invites‌ ‌YOU‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌a‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌celebration‌ ‌and‌ ‌help‌ ‌further‌ ‌climate‌ ‌action‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌globe.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌LWV‌ ‌Environmental‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌Group‌ ‌(EIG)‌ ‌seeks‌ ‌to‌ ‌educate‌ ‌its‌ ‌members‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌entire‌ ‌League,‌ ‌along‌ ‌with‌ ‌community‌ ‌leaders‌ ‌and‌ ‌government‌ ‌officials‌ ‌on‌ ‌critical‌ ‌environmental‌ ‌issues‌ ‌affecting‌ ‌Palm‌ ‌Beach‌ ‌County.‌ ‌The‌ ‌group‌ ‌follows‌ ‌legislative‌ ‌bills‌ ‌affecting‌ ‌our‌ ‌environment‌ ‌and‌ ‌advocates‌ ‌for‌ ‌appropriate‌ ‌public‌ ‌policy‌ ‌to‌ ‌address‌ ‌concerns‌ ‌related‌ ‌to‌ ‌climate‌ ‌change‌ ‌including:‌ ‌Everglades‌ ‌restoration,‌ ‌water‌ ‌quality‌ ‌and‌ ‌supply,‌ ‌renewable‌ ‌energy,‌ ‌plastics‌ ‌pollution,‌ ‌and‌ ‌sea‌ ‌level‌ ‌rise.‌ ‌The‌ ‌EIG‌ ‌encourages‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌to‌ ‌celebrate‌ ‌Earth‌ ‌Day‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌own‌ ‌special‌ ‌way‌ ‌-‌ ‌connect‌ ‌with‌ ‌nature‌ ‌by‌ ‌taking‌ ‌a‌ ‌neighborhood‌ ‌walk,‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌our‌ ‌beautiful‌ ‌beaches,‌ ‌plan‌ ‌an‌ ‌adventure‌ ‌to‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌Florida’s‌ ‌state‌ ‌parks‌ ‌and‌ ‌trails,‌ ‌visit‌ ‌a‌ ‌nature‌ ‌center,‌ ‌learn‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌excellent‌ ‌work‌ ‌being‌ ‌done‌ ‌at‌ ‌our‌ ‌marine-life‌ ‌centers‌ ‌and‌ ‌wildlife‌ ‌sanctuaries,‌ ‌or‌ ‌participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌beach‌ ‌cleanup.‌ ‌The‌ ‌opportunities‌ ‌are‌ ‌endless.‌ ‌

It‌ ‌is‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌each‌ ‌and‌ ‌every‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌us‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌Restore‌ ‌Our‌ ‌Earth‌‌ ‌-‌ ‌not‌ ‌just‌ ‌because‌ ‌we care about the natural world, but because we live on it. We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness.  A healthy planet is not an option – it is a necessity.

Kathleen Panko, EIG

April 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please check with organizers on Earth Day event status.