As a firm believer that every day is Earth Day, I also celebrate this one day a year that is devoted to our Mama Earth. It’s kind like loving my own mom all the time but paying special attention to her on Mother’s Day.
April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This year is unprecedented in light of the COVID-19 crisis, which has quarantined and socially distanced everyone in the world. As a shy introvert preferring my own space, I also terribly miss hanging out with my family and friends. It’s enlightening to see how well humans have adapted and begun to create alternatives to how we gather socially. Authors, musicians, and other artists are taking to the online world to celebrate our ongoing love for the Earth. By the way, on Earth Day I will be outside in the yard, prepping a garden! But when I come back in, I’ll consider several of these events.
Check back often for updates. Feel free to email me with a listing of your own!
- James Bradley, Madeleine Watts, and Lucy Treloar at Writing the Anthropocene Panel Discussion, Monday, May 18 6:30 – 7:30 pm (note AU time zone)
- Earth Day Live, a three-day livestream event including many artists, such as Stacey Abrams, Jane Fonda, David Wallace Wells, and Moby
- A schedule of streaming and live events for EarthxFilms 2020, including Sacred Strides, Golden, Lowland Kids, The Wild Inside, and Chasing Ghosts
- Extinction Rebellion: Every day is Earth Day here; find your events on their global map
- FridaysforFuture: Truly an organization of “every day is Earth Day,” watch their site for monthly live talks
- Oliver Jeffers, author of Here We Are, an animated movie narrated by Meryl Streep, comes to Apple TV+ on April 17
- Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, week of Earth Day lectures
- Andrew Krivak, author of The Bear. April 22, 8:30 pm CDT. Book a day live chat
- John Muir: The Unruly Mystic to be offered online for Earth Day by Garna
- Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach Trilogy, Borne, Dead Astronauts, and more, digitally live at West Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 21
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