Earth Day Live 2020

This year, millions celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Normally that would have meant gathering together in cities across the country to demand climate action with a series of marches, rallies, art builds, actions, and trainings. This year, however, was anything but normal. 

Instead of mass protests, from April 22 to 24, over 4 million youth and adult activists came together for Earth Day Live, a three-day live stream focused on climate action. The Livestream included training sessions, performances, and appearances to keep people engaged, informed, and inspired, with speakers including celebrities, politicians, scientists, and youth activists. 

In Colorado, we hosted local livestreams each day. If you missed them, you can watch below to continue the Earth Week celebration, even as we are social distancing. 

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we demonstrated our collective power and unity through community building and storytelling. This first day focused on amplifying the voice of indigenous leaders and youth climate activists who are leading the movement to halt the climate crisis.

Colorado Youth Climate Strike Morning Session 

Together we will celebrate, connect and grow. The morning session will kick off with Denver’s own Lady Speech, a fashion show, and powerful testimonials from youth strikers from across Colorado. We will dance together to the musical stylings of  DJ iETEF and Mental Temple.

Colorado Youth Climate Strike Evening Session 

Do you love spoken word, poetry, and stories? Join us during the evening livestream for an inspiring selection of youth voices, including the participants from the morning’s fashion show. Lady Speech will close us out and renew our connection to Mother Earth. 

The world’s largest banks have pumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since the 2015 Paris Agreement. Learn the role of money in driving the climate crisis in Colorado. Led by Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition, we are calling for a global reset. We want to reprogram the economy so that it works for people and the planet, not polluters and politicians.

Stopping Colorado’s Money Pipeline

Learn who is financing fracking, Suncor, coal & more here in Colorado. Hear from impacted community members and indigenous leaders on the front lines of the climate crisis. We will outline key ways to take action against fossil fuel financers, including participating in the #digitaltakeover. Together we will explore why stopping the money pipeline is a necessary to solving the climate crisis and enabling a #JustRecovery. 

Defunding Climate Disaster with Local Solutions 

Join us for an informative discussion on how we can promote and take action on local solutions to halt investments in fossil fuels. Experts will cover how divestment, public banking, insurance providers and pension funds can stop the money pipeline in Colorado! Moderated by 350 Colorado, we will be joined by Representative Jonathan Singer who will discuss legislation that would enable public banking in Colorado, Earl Staelin, Chair of Rocky Mountain Public Banking Institute, and Dragan Mejic, who serves on the Executive Board of Colorado WINS labor union.

Take action on divestment here! 

Live art creation with Diego Florez

We will finish out Colorado’s climate strikes with a beautiful live art creation. Watch Diego create a multi-dimensional visual storytelling masterpiece! Follow the piece as it develops on Instagram at @leondelasflorez or learn more about Diego’s art here. 

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