The above visual was created by Paulo Cesar Silva, "Specto", as the official Earth Day poster this year. Each year a new poster is designed to help inspire the movement.
This World Earth Day theme is...
"Restore the Earth"
"As the world returns to normal, we can't go back to business as usual."
This is aptly positioned in the year following the global pandemic, which last year, for the first time in a long time, the world was kind of put on pause. - less people were travelling to work for one thing.
And this allowed the natural earth to begin to heal just ever so slightly.... the earth began to restore.
As people begin to return to work, we want to make sure our environment is a cleaner, greener space for everyone. As we return to the cities we want to try and look after it a little better. Next week some of us from each office will be heading out, during working hours, to pick up litter and help keep the environment the same as when it had a break from all of us commuters!
Events in celebration of World Earth Day 2021
The Signify team are looking forwards to joining some of the online events next week. We want to learn more about climate issues and see what we can do to change for the better - we hope you will join us!
Tuesday 20th April, Global Youth Summit
5pm (PDT) Plastic Free July and Zero Waste Chef. @zerowastechef Anne Marie Bonneau and @plasticfreejuly founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz are teaming up to discuss how we can restore our earth, why the kitchen is a great place to start and what people can do in their own kitchens. April 20, 5pm PDT
Wednesday 21st April, Teach for the Planet
7pm (GMT -7) The Impact of Climate Change on Healthcare and Migration. Across the globe, the effects of climate change can be felt on every level. More than just natural disasters and a warming planet, climate change is a contributing factor to human migration. The climate crisis is also changing the way we think about health care. From renewable energy to how we respond to disasters, the effects of a warming planet are changing our approach in every way. During this 75-minute program, our panel of experts will discuss how climate change is shifting the way we provide hope and healing. Hear how our partners are bringing solutions into the most remote areas of the world and our proactive response to the impacts of climate change. Panelists- Andrea Johnson- Executive Director Green Empowerment Jane Greenhalgh- Senior Producer and Editor NPR'S Science Desk Michael Chapman- Senior Director Global Programs Medical Teams International
Thursday 22nd April
4pm (GMT +6) Webinar on "Clean energy, A Step Towards Earth Restoration". On the occasion of Earth Day on 22nd April 2021, Eco-club Bangladesh (The Earth Needs Love) in collaboration with the Earth Day Organization is going to arrange a webinar on “ Clean energy, A Step Towards Earth Restoration ". In this webinar, we will focus on the importance of clean energy to achive sustainability both in our economy and environment. Studies have found that the energy sector is responsible for up to 60% of greenhouse gas emissions which ultimately leads to adverse climate change conditions. It's a high time we need to focus more on using renewable resources and implement green technologies to mitigate the adverse impacts of the already threatned local environment and human health to achieve all the targets of SDG-13. You all are cordially invited to attend the webinar and share your wisdom with us on 22nd April, 2021.
11.30am (GMT -4) Virtual Upcycling Workshop. Tired of your old T-shirts taking up drawer space? How about turning them into a shopping bag! In accordance with this year's theme "Restore Our Earth" the German Consulate General in Atlanta and the DIY Academy in Cologne have partnered up and are organizing a virtual Upcycling Workshop on Earth Day, April 22, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Registered participants will be provided with a list of materials that they will need in order to participate in the live upcycling demos. They are easy to follow and suitable for all ages. Get your glue and scissors and your "upcycling materials" (which others would call waste) and get creative with us! Reserve your spot today for a fun crafts session and to gather some interesting insights into recycling initiatives in Germany and to receive some valuable life hacks which will help you avoid waste in the future! Because: A healthy planet is not an option – it is a necessity. We are looking forward to seeing you all virtually on April 22!
7.45am (BST) Making Nature Your Business. Over half the world's GDP is at "moderate, or severe risk due to nature loss" (World Economic Forum). Join the University of Suffolk's Justine Oakes and Professor Nic Bury from the Suffolk Sustainability Institute for a breakfast with a difference as they kick start Earth Day 2021. Justine and Nic will explore how business, climate and planet can be transformed by valuing nature through strategic business action. The format of the webinar is as follows:- • 7:45am Registration and welcome • 8:00am Presentation • 8:45am Q&A • 9:15am Close
7pm (GMT +5) Earth Day Celebration. Since 1970 people all over the world have celebrated Earth Day. Join us this year to celebrate Earth Day Girl Scout style! Learn about the Tree Promise program, take part in Earth Day activities, hear from guest speakers, learn how you can improve the environment in your community, and more!