Happy 50th Anniversary to Earth Day! While the Earth, for humans at least, is mostly shut down, which eliminates the “usual” ways to celebrate (community tree plantings, concerts, clean-ups and National Park Visits) there are still plenty of ways to acknowledge how important the planet is to us right now:
Start the day by listening to this Bill Nye Earth Day mixtape on Apple Music (BONUS:Nye is a DC native, so the city gets a nice little shout out in there)
Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Summit – The Smithsonian Conservation Commons is hosting a four-day virtual Earth Day celebration running now through Saturday. The line-up includes José Andrés and Hayes, the Earth Day co-founder, among others. All the sessions will be available on the Earth Optimism‘s website, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Live.
Check out our yesterday’s livestream (still available in @brightestyoungthings instagram stories) with the Jane Goodall institute and take a virtual tour of Jane Goodall exhibition at Nat Geo Museum and finish off by watching Jane Goodall: the Hope tonight on Nat Geo channel.
Earth Day Live: 24 hours of programming, which includes: Pope Francis, Steve Ballmer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Dave Matthews (hey there!) and more.
Head to hearherout.com and share your story of connection to the nature and the outdoors, as well as listen to other stories. While we can’t be outdoors, together as a community, it is as important as ever to remind ourselves what it means to us all.
Check out Warming Waters Earth Day virtualcast event – 12 Noon – 1 pm from the studios of Monica Jahan Bose and Robin Bell. WARMING WATERS is a public art project that engages the public in Washington DC and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh in creating saris on themes of climate change. We present an installation showcase, videos, and images of the workshops plus video messages from Heran Sereke-Brhan, Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Ben De Guzman, Director, DC Mayor’s Office On Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, Elizabeth Brandt, DC Field Consultant, Mom’s Clean Air Force, and A. Tianna Scozzaro, Director, Gender Equity & Environment, Sierra Club.
BYT LIVE @ 2pm #EarthDay edition – Hoegaarden #SpringCollective Live with Up Top Acres
Up Top Acres takes over BYTLive with a special Earth Day edition of Hoegaarden’s Spring Collective live from the farm! This livestream will benefit Up Top Acres. Join with a Hoegaarden in hand: Try the new flavor of spring in D.C. Save $5 on your first Drizly order using code CHERRYBLOSSOM. Join Us
- Make a donation to Nature Conservancy
- Re-watch Pattie Gonia’s Everything to Lose video:
- Also this Dave Burd, Lil Dicky video which helped raise $800,000 for climate change:
- Commit to a lower carbon footprint in your life and shop for all your COVID essentials (and other things) locally.
- Bake some Earth Day cookies
- Acquire some plants: the new (LOCAL!) Grounded service delivers you new plant pets monthly.
- Dive into some animation and poetry inspired by Earth Day
- Check out Carpe Diem Arts and Washington Revels livestream Earth Day concert
- Watch Max Cooper’s Morphosis (premiering at 3pm) and check out Earth Day Model simulation 2020
- Take a Cherry Blossoms Around the World virtual tour
- Go outside (SAFELY). Check out this great list of natural wonders in and around DC while you’re at it. Enjoy some forest bathing while you’re out there.
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