Earth Day Has Moved Online - and You're Invited!
Earth Day Multi-Faith Livestream: A Call to Collective Care
Wednesday, April 22nd @ 1-3 pm
Participate online or by phone via Zoom
This moment of pandemic reminds us how deeply connected we are to each other and to the earth. We know that many of us are suffering, and we are finding new ways to care for one another and for our planet. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, join us for a virtual gathering of prayer, storytelling, art, and wisdom from our diverse spiritual teachings that speak to this current moment of crisis. We invite you to connect and support one other as we navigate this difficult time, and to send a powerful message to decision-makers that climate justice is a top priority. Sign up here.
Earth Day Toolkit
Visit our Earth Day toolkit, with resources for Earth Day prayers, practices, and liturgy to use in your faith community in the coming weeks. In addition, if you plan to share an Earth Day-related sermon or talk, please email [email protected] so we can honor your work!
Earth Day Action Opportunity #1: Share your photo!
One way you can help make this Earth Day livestream powerful is to take a photo of yourself answering this question: Why do you stand for climate justice? You can answer: “For love of ____, I stand for climate justice.” Then, email your photo to [email protected]. If you're on social media we encourage you to share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtag #MNEarthDay the week of April 20. We’ll be sharing this visual mosaic on the Earth Day livestream and with candidates and decision-makers throughout the year! Learn more in the toolkit.
Earth Day Action Opportunity #2: Share Your Story!
We know that we need millions of people around the world to come together to fight for a just, healthy world. We at MNIPL want to collect your stories about why you, as a person of faith and conscience, care about climate justice.
Please record a short 2-4 minute video sharing a specific story from your life that moved you to act for climate justice. Then, send your story to [email protected]. We hope to share some of these stories during our Earth Day livestream, and will be sharing them in the coming weeks and months ahead. Your story has power!
You can watch this recording of MNIPL’s Community Connector Webinar from April 7, 2020. This webinar explores why sharing your personal story -- and combining it with a story of “us” and “now” is so critical to bringing people along to fight climate change.
Other Earth Day Invitations:
- Share a climate and earth-related prayer, meditation, sermon, or talk in worship the week or weekend before April 22. Check out a list of resources in our Earth Day toolkit.
- Check out this website (mnearthday.org) for a list of Earth Week events happening across the state!
- Sign up to participate in Earth Day Live! Social distancing doesn’t mean to disengage from collective action. From April 22 to 24, youth activists and adults are coming together for Earth Day Live, a three-day live stream event focused on climate action. Earth Day Live is a mobilization that aims to engage people across the country and the world in collective action to protect their climate and communities. The live stream will include training sessions, performances, and appearances to keep people engaged, informed, and inspired, with speakers including celebrities, politicians, scientists, and youth activists. Sign up to join us: earthdaylive2020.org