Earth Day

There are no longer questions or doubts that human-made climate change is already wreaking havoc on communities around our planet. It is a certainty that we have a very limited time left to reverse the damage our extractive, consumptive, capitalist systems have inflicted on the finely balanced ecosystems refined over millennia.

What remains a question is why do the governments of the richest, most resource- consumptive countries on our planet refuse to take action and divert humanity off this course of self-destruction?

Social Day of Action April 20

In honor of BP Deepwater Horizon explosion 12 years ago - we urge Greens and allies to shout out on your social media against the imminent authorization of new offshore oil drilling leases.

The National Committee of the Green Party of the United States voted on March 27 to endorse and co-sponsor the Earth Day Strike 2022 and Gas Boycott.

The Green Party joins the coalition of citizen activist groups calling for a Gas Boycott as part of a ten-day program of nonviolent action to advance the causes of peace, environmental protection, and social justice from Earth Day, April 22, through May Day.

  • Join us on the Journey and Welcome Home on Earth Day

The Green Party of California invites you to join us in a journey from Justice Day to Earth Day.

What's the connection?

Our country was shaken by the brutal murder of George Floyd in May of 2020. This week on April 19th the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, found Chauvin guilty of all three charges of murder and manslaughter.

Beginning in 1970, the early years of Earth Day were political. Participants made spider webs from yarn to revere the world’s interconnectedness. After a few years, Earth Day became less about politics and more about activities such as cleaning up litter. We also stopped thinking like an ecosystem.

Not thinking like an ecosystem entails linear, reductionist, mechanistic thinking. Reductionist-style thinking can be applied to any domain, though is limited in providing thorough explanations. The Newtonian paradigm of science is reductionist. Newton’s first law of motion states a body’s motion will not change unless impinged upon by an outside force. In mainstream economics, similarly, economic crises are seen as anomalies.

Like many people around the world, I’ll be celebrating Earth Day today.  And as a Green, I know that Earth Day is about much more than one time actions like recycling or picking up litter (as important as they are) but about ongoing sustainability.

Sustainability is one of the Green Party’s 10 Key Values.  Sustainability is the idea that we as humans need to live in concert with the planet for the ongoing maintenance of that planet.  We need to live in a manner that allows the Earth to sustain itself for generations to come.

  • Earth Day To May Day!
  • 05/04: NYC Cannabis Parade
  • 05/11: Statewide Meeting and Platform Renewal
  • 05/21: Lobby Day For 100% Renewable Energy by 2030
  • Coming Soon: FREE Online Political Education Workshops From GPNY

On this Earth Day, please consider making a contribution to the Green Party of New York (GPNY) so we can produce more competitive campaigns, more compelling and inspiring resources and events, and be a more powerful ally to social movements. Registered Greens can become Supporting Members to strengthen local organizing, and we are grateful to allies who are Sustaining Donors. It's up to us to win Real Solutions that can't wait! 

  • Celebrate Earth Day 2019 By Supporting the Green Party's Green New Deal

San Francisco, CA – The Green Party of California released the following statement today on Earth Day 2019.

In 1969, a three million gallon oil spill despoiled the coast of Santa Barbara and was the impetus for the creation of Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, twenty million people in the United States took part in Earth Day events and vowed to protect our only home. This year, it is expected that almost one billion people will recognize Earth Day, but it isn't enough. Only a few countries are to blame and ours is one of them.

Nassau County, New York – All Nassau Greens and friends are urged to attend a picket to urge Governor Cuomo to stop the Williams Pipeline. Join with other climate activists at the LIU Post Tilles Center Atrium this Monday, April 22, from 10:15 AM-11:30 AM. The Tilles Center is located at 720 Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY.

Join us outside Governor Cuomo's Earth Day speech to demand he reject the Williams fracked gas pipeline proposed to run through New York Harbor. The Williams Pipeline is unnecessary, expensive and will harm both human and marine life. This fossil fuel infrastructure project is also totally incompatible with fighting climate change. Our planet requires more renewable energy, not additional harmful gas pipelines!

  • We need system change, not business as usual.

As we celebrate Earth Day in 2019, we need to recognize that more than climate change threatens our environment and our very existence. We have passed or are approaching several Planetary Boundaries outside of which human society may not survive.