Earth Day 2021 Events
Posted 20 April 2021.
Thursday, April 22nd is International Earth Day!
Earth Day is a global event where people honour the natural environment and raise awareness of environmental issues that trouble the world.
With the Climate Crisis being an ever present threat, now is the time to be active and participate in creating a better world and a cleaner Aotearoa. It is especially important to educate ourselves, our Whānau, and the next generation on what we can do to help fight for a cleaner world, and have fun doing it!
How can you help?
- Join a Beach Clean Up in Takapuna
- Explore a Cloud Forest and meet the rare birds and reptiles that live there in Orokonui Ecosanctuary - Great to bring the kids to!
- Get the kids involved in creative and fun ways to learn about the Earth in St Heliers and make art while learning in Papkura.
- Volunteer to plant trees at Sanders Reserve Auckland
- In Aotea Square, Auckland CBD take the family and watch ‘I Am Greta’ and ‘Rise’, a short film that dives deep into the motivations, fears, and hopes of a passionate group of young climate activists in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Attend a Climate Collage Workshop in Auckland CBD. Based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the workshop explains how the climate functions and the consequences of disrupting it.
“Now, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more and more apparent every day. The social and cultural environments we saw in 1970 are rising up again today — a fresh and frustrated generation of young people are refusing to settle for platitudes, instead taking to the streets by the millions to demand a new way forward. Digital and social media are bringing these conversations, protests, strikes and mobilizations to a global audience, uniting a concerned citizenry as never before and catalyzing generations to join together to take on the greatest challenge that humankind has faced.” EARTHDAY.ORG