Beaches Earth Day 2020 – Update
How to Celebrate Earth Day 2020 while Staying Home During COVID-19
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our Earth Day 2020 event plans this year; Earth Day 2020 is a special one, it marks the 50th Earth Day celebration and many people are using this milestone to reflect on how far the environmental stewardship movement has come and how far we still have to go.
While Earth Day 2020 will be different for us this year, there are still plenty of ways to get engaged and do something to benefit our planet from the comfort of their own home, yard, or garden. So, grab your boots and gardening gloves, and get ready to take advantage of your extra time at home!
Things you can do at home to celebrate and support Earth Day 2020:
1. Get outdoors: To help break up your day and boost your mood, breath in some fresh air by going for a walk, or run during early morning or in the evening with the whole family.
2. Work in your garden Digging your hands in the soil is good for not only your physical health, but your mental health as well. Welcome the spring season by planting native plants, fruits, and vegetables.
3. Start a compost pile Composting your food waste will reduce the amount of waste you send to a landfill, and once it fully decomposes, you’re left with incredibly rich fertilizer you can use in your garden.
4. Plant a tree: Native trees and shrubs help provide food and habitat for pollinators, birds, and other critters. Planting trees can also be a great way to engage and educate the whole family.
5. Go on a walk: Take a stroll around your neighborhood and take a trash bag and gloves with you so you can clean up debris along the sidewalk.
6. Plan a Project Clean Stream event for the fall: You can sign up to volunteer for a Fall community cleanup-event with a local organization in your community. National Day of Service Day is on September 11th, 2020.
7. Stay home and learn with us: Reducing the amount of time we spend running errands, driving to work, etc. plays a significant role in reducing our carbon footprint. While you’re home, learn with us by following the Facebook. We will continue to share content like on Earth Day Climate action, useful links and resources, and a plethora of other educational information for you to use.
While we may be celebrating Earth Day differently this year, we encourage everyone to be proactive for all communities and our planet.
Are you celebrating Earth Day by doing something on our list? Let us know! Post a photo of how you’re celebrating on social media and tag Beaches Earth Day 2020
On April 18th, Instead of a Live Event, we will mobilize—Digitally with Earth Day Network Globally.
We are not shutting Down – We are Shifting!
At Beaches Earth Day 2020, the health and safety of our partners, volunteers and community in the Beaches Earth Day 2020 events is our top concern. Amid the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we encourage people to rise up but to do so safely and responsibly—in many cases, that means using our voices to drive action online rather than in person.
Beaches Earth Day 2020 is postponing its live 50th anniversary event to another date this year that will be announced later.
Instead of the Live event on April 18h, Earth Day (April 22nd) will mark the first Digital Earth Day, a global digital mobilization to address the most urgent threats to people and planet.
Digital Earth Day will use some of the world’s most innovative digital media platforms to mobilize millions in a collective call for climate action. The coordination will deliver an Earth Day unlike any other in history.
In the face of a challenge that unites us all, whether it be coronavirus or our global climate crisis, we cannot shut down. Instead, we must shift our energies and efforts to new ways to mobilize the world to action.
The first Earth Day was the biggest civic engagement demonstration the world had seen. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day will take mobilization to the next level.
We’ll be in touch soon with ways you can participate in the coming days.
Beaches Earth Day 2020 – 50th Anniversary
On a date to be announced, the 50th Anniversary of Earth will be celebrated… The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Climate Action”.
Dynamic speakers, amazing music, demos, exhibits , panel discussions and workshops will go throughout the day with topics including conservation, climate change, recycling, and the intersection of politics, technology, and the environment.
Caring about the environment and gaining knowledge about our human impact on the earth is more important than ever. We are working to create our most educational, impactful and festive Beaches Earth Day celebration yet. There will be booths by non-profits providing information about environmental causes and solutions to pollution, transportation issues, health care, technology, and the environment and other topics relevant to leading a healthy and meaningful life in the modern age.
Beaches Earth Day 2020 provides a platform for compassionate ways for the community everywhere in Jacksonville to deal with social issues, fact-based science with informative speaker panels throughout the day, cutting edge green technology displays and demos, and non-profits that are working to help sustain the planet.
- Environmental & Climate Awareness Workshops
- Zero Waste Zone: Compost, Reuse
- Environmental Exhibitors
- Electric Vehicle Display
- Earth Friendly Vendors
- Food Artisans
- Kids Zone – Garden Activities
- Main Stage – Notable Speakers & Panel Discussion
- Live Music
- Yoga in the Garden
- City Official Presentations
- And more.
What Can I do for Beaches Earth Day 2020?
We Need You — and your actions — for Beaches Earth Day 2020.
There’s so much you can do to help protect, plant and prepare for Beaches Earth Day 2020, from joining a local cleanup, taking part in a school education science initiative, to volunteering or partnering with us! It is not a Day, it is a movement!