Earth Day 2021
As we have seen over the course of the past few years, climate change and extreme weather events have begun to wreak havoc for society. This is why Pearl Jam has devoted April as Earth Month, to bring awareness to the devastating changes that are taking hold of our planet, and the solutions that we can take to alleviate this problem.
Each year since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated as the largest modern environmental movement. Inspired by the Santa Barbara oil spill and the anti-war movement of the 1960’s, the late Junior Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin sought out to incorporate the energy of activism with public awareness on the effects of pollution to our health and planet. We now benefit from environmental protections as a result of Earth Day.
Our planet has changed a lot since the first Earth Day, and there is still work to be done. Check out these Earth Day resources and learn how you can make a difference.
1) Earth Day 2021 - Learn more about Earth Day and find ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle every day.
2) Calculate your carbon footprint to understand how you can lower it!
3) Climate change disproportionately impacts low-income and communities of color. Learn more about climate justice for all communities.
4) Go outside! There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than being surrounded by all of the beauty it has to offer.
Earth Day Documentary Watchlist:
1) The Story of Plastic
The Story Of Plastic is an exposé of big oil, plastic pollution, and the myth of recycling. The film also includes music by Mike McCready.
Consistently hearing about our environment’s poor health becomes difficult to listen to. Tomorrow is an uplifting and motivating film that highlights the alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy, and education.
3) Our Planet
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet is an eight part docu-series which seeks to educate about the awe-inspiring power and interconnectedness of nature while delivering the message that humans are disrupting this balance. You can watch the full length film on Netflix.