Earth Day is around the right corner. We know what that means for the planet, but what does it mean for Buffalo and WNY? To answer this question, I clicked Earth Day map, to see what’s going on around town. Look and behold, what have I discovered? In fact it’s not so much that I felt weird and weird about it.
There was only one event on the map – Rebuilding Your Home — A Roadmap to Reduce Toxins in Your Home That Can Cause Cancer. The 2-hour event in Zum will be accompanied by my friend Teresa “Ti” Forton-Barnes (Green living gurus), which is always in the interest of the Buffaloes.
“Why am I doing this? I want to share my knowledge about ways to protect not only the environment, but our homes and our health, ”Te told me. “There are so many chemicals that contaminate the earth and enter our homes and bodies. I also want to help celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet. ”
After talking to Ti about his event, I wondered why there were no other WNY events on Earth Day map – there should definitely be organizations, schools, businesses and individuals taking refuge in other Earth Day events?
When the world returns to normal, we will not be able to return to normal business.
Looking around the map, looking at other cities, I wanted to see how other groups were recording events. Here are some examples of what I found:
- Teachers teach students about Earth Day
- Four seasons, a stage play written for the Zoom platform
- Calling for Climate Commitment
- Virtual Earth Day for Xerox partners around the world
- Clean and green, Clean society
- Distance: Eliminating the impact of racism on climate activism
- Live Movie Show on Facebook: Green Document Connect to Climate Change and Literacy Changes
- Distance: Count each tree: Civil Protection Day
- Cleaning schools
- Earth Day takes place in the gardens
- Land Management Review
- Visit the farm
- Scientific Workshops: Earth Day Awareness
- Cleaning of ponds
- A blanket wall display
- Earth Day Art Camp
- Film festivals
- Planting trees
- Group bikes
- Bird watching meetings
- Sustainable fashion program
- Webinar: Fuel Reserves of Minerals
- STEAM Storytime
- Panels, discussions, games, art performances…
As you can see, many of these events and activities are not complex or basic lifts. Some of them are things that groups are already doing. Others only interact with others in nature. Some are actually detained due to the pandemic. The greatest measure is that all of these actions allow people to interact with Earth Day in a certain way.
“Why is it important to list your events? Communication is key, and if it’s so valuable, the word comes out, ”Te explained. “It was very easy to get our event on EarthDay.org website. They will send you an confirmation email and help you make changes if needed. We all live together in this world and share air, land, and water. If we all talk about why it is important to take care of the earth, we can all have a healthier life. I learn from others every day and want to know what else happens on Earth Day week. If you are unable to attend any of the events, you can attend as well. It can be a small species, such as garbage collection or planting trees, that makes our world a happier and healthier place to live. ”
I’m sure there are plenty of Earth Day events going on around WNY, especially now that we know how diverse and extensive these actions are. It’s not about huge festivals or organized clean-ups of 100 people (although they’re good too). We are talking about low-hanging fruits – the initial work, which all contribute to the big picture.
Join World Leaders on Earth Day 2021 from April 20-22 – three days climate action.
If you have an event plan, no matter how big or small, please get the word out by recording it on the International Earth Day platform. Also, hopefully you will now be inspired to create a small event that you can share with the world! Let’s show the planet that we care about its future – it’s easier than we think.
Now, let’s get started. Click here learn more and register for Earth Day event.
The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restoring Our Earth.
Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, but recorded events should not fall on the same day. Once recorded, each event is shown on a Earth Day map along with the days and times, as well as a description of the event and links.
If you post any event on a map, be sure to email me to let me know what you’re doing. Email email@example.com.
To attend the Gurus Living Living event on Earth Day via Zoom, visit thegreenlivinggurus.com. Wednesday, April 21 @ 19PM.
You can too register here.
Main image: Delaware Park – photo by Christine Hornung-Potl