This year, it will be the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day. The theme of the day this year is “Restore Our Earth”. With COVID-19 causing public health lockdowns around the world, Earth Day, the planet’s largest civic event, went entirely digital for the 2nd time in its history. On every continent, in dozens of languages, humanity celebrated our shared home. People resolved that after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, they would restore our Earth to a cleaner, fairer, better world for everyone.
Today, the Internet is our lifeline. In a world locked down by coronavirus, the Internet is how we connect. It is how we communicate, collaborate, and create together. It is how we work and how we play. And on this Earth Day 2021. Besides it, there are so many little things we can do to celebrate and help save the Earth.
Whatever the situation is we can do interesting things by staying at home like planting trees on our balcony or rooftop. We can buy reusable bags from the internet, organize a musical show in YouTube, or buy a t-shirt tagged with “Earth Day” logo.
On Earth Day 2021, we seized all the tools and actions that we have, big and small, to change our lives and change our world, not for one day, but forever. Where the coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, it did not force us to keep our voices down. The only thing that will change the world is a bold and unified demand for a new way forward. We may be apart, but through the power of digital media, we’re also more connected than ever.
On April 22, we showcased 24 hours of action in a global digital mobilization that drove actions big and small, gave diverse voices a platform, and demanded bold action for people and the planet. Over the 24 hours of Earth Day, the 51st anniversary of Earth Day filled the digital landscape with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins, and more.
While Earth Day went digital, our goal remained the same: to mobilize the world to take the most meaningful actions to make a difference.No matter where you are, you can still make a difference. Check out Our Work to keep the momentum going. Together, we can save the planet.