Starting on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, join millions of people around the world for a three-day online mobilization to stop the climate emergency. Follow these links to register for local and national events:
Bay Area actions (all Pacific time):
Day 1/Wednesday, April 22
National theme: Our collective power and unity, focusing on the voices of indigenous and youth climate leaders.
CODE PINK: WAR IS NOT GREEN
Join CODEPINK to spread the message that War is NOT Green! They’ll be taking to social media to educate the community about the need to address the climate crisis by cutting the Pentagon budget and investing in the Green New Deal. RSVP at the link above to receive the social media toolkit.
Environmental trauma has catastrophic impacts on our community. African Americans are dying at higher rates from the Covid-19 virus than other races, largely because Black communities face a disproportionate burden of environmental toxins. Join the Center for Food Faith and Justice, Green The Church, Seeds for Peace, and the Black Church Food Security Network for a discussion of the intersection of environmental justice and mental health in the African American community and solutions toward avenues of equity.
Join a livestream program bringing together voices of community and labor activists with music, poetry and more. Jobs with Justice, PODER, Senior Disability Action and SEIU 1021 are putting together a photo montage of youth, workers, and community members holding signs calling for a Just Recovery including messages about what we need now! We need your help!
RSVP to the event and take a selfie with your message for the “Earth Day to May Day” montage, to be shown at 4 pm April 22. Print out a sign and add your message. Or create a sign of your own! We’d like to have photos of a hundred faces and signs already prerecorded, to stream along with art and music. Email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Monday April 20
A panel on the state of public health in the US and the Bay Area. We’ll discuss the situation in our local hospitals, labor movements across the state, and how the Green New Deal can move us toward a more equitable and resilient public health system.
Day 2/ Thursday, April 23
National theme: Divestment and climate financing
What can we do to get banks like Chase and Wells Fargo to stop financing the planet’s destruction? Tune in to understand the deadly role banks are playing in humanity’s worst crisis and what you can do about it. A panel of campaign leaders and videos starring local activists will bring you up to speed quickly. Plus, you’ll get a chance to take online action yourself!
Join the Bay Area Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition action to give Chase Bank a day of thousands of negative reviews for being the largest funder of the fossil fuel industry worldwide with $196 billion in financing. Post your reviews on Google reviews, Yelp reviews, Yellow pages and more. Take these four easy steps.
Move your money out of banks that fund fossil fuels! Get your accounts ready to count your divestment toward this Earth Day Action to #StopTheMoneyPipeline. “Call in” with your divestment to the pledge drive hosted by rockstar climate comedians.
Sign up now to pledge divestment here
This webinar will focus on what a just transition means for workers in California, and how the vision of a Green New Deal can guide the much-needed economic recovery from the COVID crisis. Sarah Kuo (Sunrise Bay Area) and Denny Khamphanthong (Asian Pacific Environmental Network) will present alongside guest speakers Andrés Soto (Communities for a Better Environment) and Steve Ongerth (No Coal in Richmond Just Transition Group).
Day 3/Friday, April 24
National theme: Voter registration and political engagement
We’ll be calling and emailing our members of Congress and state representatives demanding their support for a People’s Bailout for Californians and all of us. We’ll be providing training on how to effectively contact your representatives, including tips and scripts for calling and emailing them, give some informational background on what the People’s Bailout actually is, and provide a space for community and movement building beyond Earth Day.
YOUTH VS APOCALYPSE: NO ONE IS DISPOSABLE
Catch the premier of a new music video by YVA’s youth climate leaders, featuring their original 2020 Earth Week song, No One Is Disposable.
Look for it on music streaming services such as Spotify, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (search for youthvsapocalypse).
Premiering a special video of climate experts and activists speaking to the importance of continuing the fight for climate justice. We will also see how the community is maintaining social solidarity while remaining physically distant during a global pandemic. Neighbors, young and old will share their creative signs, chants, and artistic designs to commemorate Earth Week
And a day-after bonus, Saturday 4/25
Join a discussion with Mike Davis, author of many books about the impact of capitalism on the lives of working people and on the planet. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences from your workplace and community.