Earth Day 2020

Ecological Wisdom: from our Ten Key Values

Human societies must function with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation. To this end we must practice agriculture that replenishes the soil, move to an energy-efficient economy, and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems.

Earth Day at 50

Only A Green New Deal Can Rebuild a Post-COVID-19 ‘New’ New York ALBANY, NY  (4-22-2020) – On the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, the Green Party of New York said that rebuilding a ‘New’ New York from COVID-19 should be done by building a healthier, cleaner, and more equitable ecosystem. Green officers stated that a Green New Deal would begin to address the twin problems of the economic depression caused by the coronavirus crisis and the looming threat of catastrophic climate change. Continue reading

It's Earth Day's 50th Anniversary

It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and this year we find ourselves in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. If you’re paying attention to environmental news, now that many urban centers have been under stay-at-home orders, the earth is changing. Air pollution is receding because we’re no longer clogging up highways when we should be using public transportation instead. In fact, the world is on track to see a record 5 percent drop in carbon emissions. Continue reading

Let's celebrate Earth Day by dismantling Duke Energy!

My name is Forrest Hinton — cochair of the Triad Area chapter of the North Carolina Green Party, reproductive justice activist, black lives activist, LGBTQ rights activist, and member of the Working Class and Houseless Organizing Alliance in Greensboro. I’m writing to wish you a happy Earth Day on this 50th anniversary! Continue reading

Happy Earth Day - Welcome Home from the Green Party of California

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by Registering GREEN! SAN FRANCISCO – In these time of physical separation, the spirit of the human community and gratitude for our beautiful planet is with us all. Today, on Earth Day, please take a moment to reflect on the enormity of our responsibility in protecting and defending our home against greed and destruction. Indeed this responsibility weighs heavy on the shoulders of all Greens worldwide but we all know a better world is possible and we will continue to work towards making it a reality for all future generations to come. Continue reading

Earth Day – Funds Matched

Sustaining our party amidst the chaos of our time The Green-Rainbow Party wishes a Happy Earth Day to you in these perilous times. Today, April 22nd, fifty years ago, the first Earth Day effort was built, which spurred Nixon's creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now, nearly three years after the EPA's scientific integrity official, Francesca Grifo, was barred from testifying to Congress, the agency is as beleaguered by this administration as we humans are from corona virus. Meanwhile, the Earth itself has suffered over this half century. Continue reading

COVID-19 and the inability to properly celebrate the 50th Earth Day

By Greg Gerritt I have been working with a group of people to plan a 50th Earth Day celebration for Rhode Island but given the global pandemic associated with COVID-19, the odds of having a public celebration on April 22 are approaching zero and getting slimmer every day (we are starting to discuss an on line event) considering that the whole state is in lock down and it is extremely unlikely that the pandemic will be over by Late April. Continue reading

Earth Day 50th Anniversary – and Invitation!

By Laura Wells Earth Day's 50th anniversary is April 22, 2020. There are many individual changes we can make to celebrate Earth Day, but we know that in addition to individual efforts, institutional changes are necessary. Right now, even during this time of COVID-19, we can make a strong institutional statement about the urgent need to protect the planet. In the United States we can use the untapped power of our voter registration party affiliation. It will be a strong show of solidarity with the Earth when great numbers of people register Green on or before April 22, 2020.   Continue reading

Earth Day, Birthday: The Conception of a New World

By Alan Smith, Co-chair of the Green Party of Pennsylvania On January 28, 1969, an oil spill occurred on the California coastline. Three million gallons covered an 800 square mile area killing over 10,000 animals and countless sea creatures. Activists meeting about the oil spill created The Santa Barbara Declaration of Environmental Rights. "Moved by an environmental disaster in the Santa Barbara Channel to think and act in national and world terms....We propose a revolution...We will begin anew." Out of the death and destruction, of this oil spill did come something new. Continue reading

Welcome Home on Earth Day!

Welcome Home on Earth Day! Invite a Friend to Register Green for Earth Day 2020! San Jose, CA – On April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Green Party of Santa Clara County is calling every progressive, grassroots activist, Bernie supporter, and duopoly-avert independent to reveal their true colors and #RegisterGreen! By registering Green, you will be sending a powerful message to your local, state and federal representatives, that it's time to put people, peace, and the planet over profit! NOW is not the time to capitulate, give up, or stand back. If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it's that solidarity, compassion, and commitment benefit everyone on the planet. We know what we can achieve when we allow our values and principles to guide our actions. NOW is the time to encourage our government(s) to take even bolder steps in protecting everyone by providing Improved Medicare For All, housing as a human right, living wage jobs, safe & healthy communities, and a just and equitable transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030 (aka the Green Party's Green New Deal). So on Earth Day 2020, take a stand with us: register Green and invite a friend to do the same! Earth Week Events Environmental activists are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with three days of climate actions from April 22 to April 24. Locally, the Green Party of Santa Clara County has partnered with the Silicon Valley chapter of the California Youth Climate Strike to conduct teach-ins, fireside chats and Q&A panels, all virtual of course. On Earth Day, the focus will be on the climate crisis itself and will give voice to Indigenous and POC leaders. On Day Two, divestment (and how capitalism got us into this mess) will be the main themes. San Jose City Council for District 6 candidate Jake Tonkel and SCC Green Party councilmember Christine Pepin will participate in the teach-in on Capitalism and the Climate Crisis (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.). SCC Green Party council members Michele Mashburn and Nassim Nouri will be panelists on the teach-in about COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.). On Day Three, the focus will be on political engagement and how voting rights are linked to environmental justice. Check out the complete list of events here! Don't forget to RSVP. There's also a virtual Earth Day celebration organized by Green Foothills and friends of Protect Coyote Valley on April 22 at 11:45 am. Register here if you're interested! Virtual SCC Greens April Monthly MeetingThursday, April 23 at 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. We are meeting via conference call or Zoom until the shelter in place orders are lifted. Contact us if you plan on attending and we'll send you the information!