National Events

4/22 - 4/24 - 350.org Earth Day LIVE online three-day mobilization to fight the climate emergency

This Earth Day, we may not be able to take to the streets in our millions as we had planned. But we can still make sure that our politicians, and Wall Street CEOs know that there will be consequences for financing the destruction of our planet.

On April 22-24, Activists, performers, influencers, and thought leaders are coming together to host a 3-day digital event full of teach-ins, performances, and more. Stop the Money Pipeline is focused on the 23rd in particular to talk about the role that money plays in driving the climate crisis.

https://www.earthdaylive2020.org/

Earth Day Live will feature a three-day livestream where millions of people can join activists, celebrities, musicians, and more in an epic moment of community and hope for the future. Each Day features a different action focus

April 22 - STRIKE - Earth Day and Youth Climate Strikes

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will demonstrate our collective power and unity through community building and storytelling. This first day will focus on amplifying the voice of indigenous leaders and youth climate activists who are leading the movement to halt the climate crisis.

April 23 - DIVEST - Divestment and Climate Financing

Led by Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition, during this day of action we are calling for a global reset. We want to reprogram the economy so that it works for people and the planet, not polluters and politicians.

April 24 - VOTE - Voter Registration and Political Engagement

We need leaders who will address this existential threat, and for this to happen, we need people to show up at the polls this year and vote for the future of the planet. So the final day will focus on the urgency of political change through a nationwide youth voter registration day.

4/18 - Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction - 10 am

New Yorker Radio Hour WAMC 90.3 FM, 93.1 FM, 104 AM, also Sunday 11 AM and 6PM on WNYC.org

online any time at https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/the-new-yorker-radio-hour


4/19 - March for Science NYC and Earth Day Initiative - 4-8 pm

“virtual stage” livestream featuring climate scientists, activists, Broadway performances and other special guests.

4 PM Public Health & the Climate Crisis

5 PM: Food Security

5:45 PM – Mental Health and the Climate Crisis

6:20 PM – Halftime Break – “An Inconvenient Talk Show” + Broadway performers

6:50 – 8:20 Climate & Our Communities with People’s Climate Movement CM-NY organizer Kei Williams and more

8:20 – 10 PM Climate Science & the Green New Deal

Check out the full line-up and watch it live: http://www.earthdayinitiative.org/virtual-kick-off

4/21 - Public Radio’s Living on Earth - 10 PM

Denis Hayes Denis Hayes, coordinator of the very first Earth Day when some 20 million Americans peacefully rallied for protecting the planet, and founder of the Earth Day Network EarthDay.org, about what April 22, 1970 was like, and how this year’s grand Earth Day plans have adapted to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

WAMC 90.3 FM, 93.1 FM, 104 AM, online any time at www.LOE.org

https://loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=20-P13-00016&segmentID=3

4/22 - Online Webinar On Financial Institutions And Climate 1-3 PM

State Senator James Sanders, Jr. (D-Queens) invites you to April 22 online.

You can participate from home or anywhere. https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/james-sanders-jr

4/22 - Story of Stuff Project: The Story of Plastic - 2pm

2 PM on Discovery Channel https://www.storyofplastic.org

The Story of Plastic is a seething exposé uncovering the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Striking footage shot over three continents illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash; rivers and seas clogged with waste; and skies choked with the poisonous runoff from plastic production and recycling processes with no end in sight. Original animations, interviews with experts and activists, and never-before-filmed scenes reveal the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, with the global movement rising up in response. Tune in to watch or stream on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 on the Discovery Channel 2PM or stream via Discovery Go after April 22nd.

More Story of Stuff Project videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/storyofstuffproject

4/23 - Stop the Money Pipeline

Earth Week NYC Coalition alongside the national Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition will be demanding that J.P. Morgan Chase and BlackRock, two of the biggest Wall Street financiers of climate destruction, divest from fossil fuels and deforestation. The action will feature, via digital livestream, individuals who have been impacted by, or who are directly vulnerable to, the climate crisis. Each spokesperson will invite viewers to engage in an action you can take from home.

In addition to the action prompts during the aforementioned section of the livestream, activists will be encouraged to take additional actions from home throughout the day to put pressure on BlackRock and JP Morgan Chase to divest. The instructions and support for these other actions will be linked above in advance of April 23rd.

4/23 - Wetsuweten Solidarity online: Shut down KKR - Greenpeace

https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/wetsuweten-solidarity/

Sign the petition to protect Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Sovereignty: Demand U.S.-based fossil fuel profiteers JPMorgan Chase and KKR to stop financing the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-to-protect-indigenous-sovereignty-demand-fossil-fuel-profiteers-jpmorgan-chase-and-kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co-divest-from-coastal-gaslink-pipeline

4/26 - A Planet to Win Why We Need a Green New Deal 8 PM

DSA Ecosocialist Working Group webinar webinar with authors of A Planet to Win - Why We Need a Green New Deal

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3107-a-planet-to-win

A Planet to Win explores the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal. It calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry, building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, and guaranteeing climate-friendly work, no-carbon housing, and free public transit. And it shows how a Green New Deal in the United States can strengthen climate justice movements worldwide.

https://act.dsausa.org/survey/DSA-ecosocialists-a-planet-to-win/

4/28 - Workers Memorial Day AFL-CIO

While coming together to remember those who have lost their lives and to demand safe workplaces and good jobs for all workers, which are the centerpieces of Workers Memorial Day, extra precautions may be necessary when planning for any Workers Memorial Day event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The spread and impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States is constantly developing and could last for a long time. Please begin contingency plans to hold virtual or nontraditional events and utilize these resources when planning any event or gathering:

Stay tuned as we continue to organize and demand safe workplaces during this public health crisis. If you have a nontraditional Workers Memorial Day event idea, please share it with us. Examples of events that incorporate safe public health practices include:

https://aflcio.org/about-us/conferences-and-events/workers-memorial-day

Ongoing Campaigns

EARTH DAY NETWORK

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/

https://www.earthday.org/history/

https://www.earthday.org/our-work/

https://www.earthday.org/take-action-now/

Volunteer: https://action.earthday.org/iworkfortheearth


Earth Challenge 2020

A global citizen science initiative where you can use the app to gather critical environmental data near you https://earthchallenge2020.earthday.org


Tell Amazon to promote green shipping – environmental-action.org

https://environmental-action.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=23989

Labor Network for Sustainability

LNS, in collaboration with Taylor Mayes of Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, is launching a social media campaign to honor Earth Day, April 22, through May Day. While youth climate strikes plan to go digital in light of the pandemic, LNS is doing its part by honoring the labor-climate movement during this difficult time with social media toolkit and series of interviews, to be broadcast on LNS’s YouTube channel to help our network stay mobilized for the health, wellbeing and economic stability/security of our workers. This campaign will keep in mind these main areas that affect our network most deeply and personally:

https://www.labor4sustainability.org/articles/earth-day-and-the-emergency-green-new-deal/

Artists for the Earth

is a global campaign to connect with arts organizations and artists everywhere in order to engage the public with the critical issues of the environment. Art has the power to reach people personally, establishing a deeper understanding and emotional connection with what is happening to our planet.

Artists for the Earth will display works of art centered on the environment, enlist educators to integrate arts programming about the environment into their curricula, leverage social media to expand its reach, and generate a global conversation about climate change.

https://www.earthday.org/campaign/artists-for-the-earth/

350.org: Locked Down? Try organizing

Many of us also find ourselves stuck indoors, looking for new ways to build resilience so we can come out of this crisis into a more just and sustainable world. For some, organizing is a big part of getting there. So we wanted to highlight some tools – all accessible online – that can help you learn about climate activism and spark thinking on how you can organize your own community to make change once restrictions loosen.

https://350.org/locked-down-try-organizing/


NO BAILOUT FOR BIG OIL

Oil Change United States

Congress has discussed multiple stimulus packages that would prioritize Big Oil and Wall Street over Americans who need immediate relief from the impacts of Covid-19. Millions of Americans are hurting, right now. Industry and service workers, small-businesses, and communities are facing a mounting economic crisis, while frontline healthcare workers are battling a public health emergency, facing shortages of necessary protective medical equipment.

Join us in flooding Capitol Hill with a simple message: When it comes to an oil industry bailout, we say ABSOLUTELY NOT. Contact Congress NOW thru link

https://act.oilchangeus.org/sign/No-BigOil-Bailout/


#EarthDayAtHome with NASA

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/earthdayathome-with-nasa/

https://www.nasa.gov/content/earth-day-2020-50th-anniversary-toolkit


Movement Building 101

Learn about the crises gripping our society and how to confront them, build community with others around you who are ready to make lasting social change, and practice the skills you need to win a Green New Deal. You'll go through this training in a small group of people from your area, taking meaningful action together and building power together where you live while still social distancing.

Schedule: 3-week training, meets bi-weekly for 1.5 hrs/day on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Who should sign up: People new to Sunrise who’ve attended Crash Course: Green New Deal & Coronavirus and who are excited to start taking action!

MORE: https://www.sunrisemovement.org/sunrise-school


SUNRISE SCHOOL

Crash Course: Green New Deal & Coronavirus

We’re in a moment of crisis, but we’ve got a plan to heal: the Green New Deal. Join us to learn what exactly the Green New Deal is, how it fits into the coronavirus crisis, and how we can work together to win it.

Schedule: 4-day training offered weekly, Tues-Fri. Meets 1 hr per day.

Who should sign up: Everyone! Especially those new to Sunrise, and those who want to deepen their understanding of the Green New Deal.