The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is devoted to climate, and all over the world the environmental community comes together virtually around the importance of creating a safe and sustainable future for everyone.
There are lots of ways to get involved while staying at home, here are some ideas and resources we fished out from the internet (UPDATED: 28/04/2020):
- Looking for educational, inspiring and fun activities for your children to do at home? PECT (UK) has created Nature’s School a multitude of downloadable resources to enhance your children’s understanding of the world around them and to enable them to discover more about the environment. Read more
- National Geographic launched Earth Day Neighborhood Safari – encouraging families across the globe to bring the wonders of the wild world to their neighborhood, as a way of staying connected with both nature and each other. Read more
- An unprecedented coalition has come together to launch Earth School, which provides free, high-quality educational content to help students, parents and teachers around the world who are currently at home. Initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and TED-Ed, Earth School takes students on a 30-day “Adventure” through the natural world. Earth School features videos, reading materials and activities in 10 languages to help learners gain an understanding of the environment while considering their role within it. Read more
- The Centre for Ecoliteracy reminded us of their digital resource and interactive guide Understanding food and Climate Change designed for educators, highschool students (K6-12), and advocates. The guide explores how food systems and our changing climate interact, and how personal choices can make a difference. Read more
- The Economist Foundation uploaded a resource for a 60 min activity engaging teenage students with big questions about climate action. The activity requires a group of at least 12 people that can gather in a virtual or face-to-face meeting. Read more
- CNN suggests outdoor activities to enjoy within the vicinity of your home that are good for the planet and for your health. Read more
- Connect4climate has set up an at-home-guide to Earth Week 2020 with activities all around the week. Read more
- Earthday.org suggests 3 ways to take action for Earth Day 2020, as earth goes digital. Read more
- Five environmental films to watch on Earth Day. The executive producer of Al Jazeera’s award-winning environmental solutions series, earthrise, shares her top picks. Read more.