EarthRise

On April 22, 1970, millions took to the streets for the future of our planet.

On April 22, 2020, let’s do it again.

EARTHRISE FAQ

EARTHRISE is one of the next major steps in the global movement on climate change. Driven by youth climate groups in coordination with Earth Day Network — the global organizer of Earth Day — EARTHRISE will combine a half-century of action with the energy and demands of today’s global student strikes.

The goal: To mobilize thousands of organizations, communities and schools, and millions of individuals worldwide, in a united demand for greater protections for our planet.

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, EARTHRISE will mobilize across the globe, engaging students and young people as well as supporting parents, school administrators, faith leaders, businesses, policymakers and civic organizations to demand immediate action on climate change.

Five years into the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, the world is at a checkpoint, and 2020 must be the year of action

Also in 2020, more than 65 countries will host major elections so the time is ripe to make our demands and priorities known.

Earth Day 2020 must be one of several major forcing mechanisms for change in 2020 Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, the world is at a checkpoint, and 2020 must be the year of action with countries expected to strengthen their targets under the Paris Agreement and set ambitious targets to establish protected areas for the land and oceans.

Broadly speaking, EARTHRISE is fighting for a cleaner, safer, more just and sustainable world that protects and supports all of us.

EARTHRISE calls for world leaders to increase their climate ambition for people and planet — Our leaders must take bold action to cut emissions, ensure a just and fair transition, and seize the opportunities of clean and sustainable renewable energy jobs.

We also act on behalf of climate justice, recognizing that climate change threatens vulnerable and under-served communities the most. Those at greatest risk of climate impacts are those individuals and communities who least contribute to climate change. EARTHRISE also recognizes that indigenous communities and local solutions are key to solving our global crisis.

To change the world, we need everyone. EARTHRISE is an intergenerational movement that aims to combine the power and energy of today’s youth climate strikes with the history and global participation of a half-century of Earth Day action around the world.

EARTHRISE must be youth-led movement, bolstered by the support and participation of adult allies, organizations, and partners across all continents. No one is too small (or too young, or too old) to make a difference.

Sign up for our email for the latest updates, follow the conversation online with the hashtag #EARTHRISE, and join in yourself —

For organizations, email [email protected] to join on as an official partner to the EARTHRISE movement for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

For individuals, register your EARTHRISE event in communities around the world (interactive map to come in late 2019).

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