Global Climate Strikes: Earth Day Live

Earth Day Live

From April 22, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, young people and adults will take action all across the United States and the world to demand transformative action is taken to address the climate crisis. This year, US Climate Strike and partners have organized Earth Day Live, a three-day livestream featuring activists, artists, thought leaders and performers. Each day will mobilize around a different topic: Strike, Divest and Vote (more info below). RSVP to the three-day livestream here. Watch and share this video about the importance of Earth Day Live, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Faith Call to Climate Justice Web Summit

UU Ministry for Earth & UU Young Adults for Climate Justice have been active participants in the multi-faith working group of the US Climate Strike coalition. This is culminating in a very exciting Faith Call to Climate Justice Web Summit that will be a part of the Earth Day Live 2020 program. Find a full schedule of faith-led events here. See below for UU offerings.

 

April 22: Strike!

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.

  • Share on social media with this toolkit
  • Follow the youth strike coalition, coordinated by Future Coalition: Zero Hour, Earth Guardians, Earth Uprising, Fridays For Future USA, Sunrise Movement, US Youth Climate Strike, Extinction Rebellion Youth, and International Indigenous Youth Council.

April 23: Divest!

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. Target JPMorgan Chase Bank, Liberty Mutual and BlackRock and demand they stop profiting off of the climate crisis and instead invest in solutions.

 

April 24: Vote!

We need leaders who will address this existential threat. It’s critical for all of us to show up at the polls this year and vote for our future. So the final day will focus on the importance of voting through a nationwide youth voter registration day.

Ways to Participate

      1. Get updates by RSVPing to Earth Day Live
      2. Find a local livestream or organize one on the Earth Day Live map
      3. Find the schedule here of the Faith Call to Climate Justice Web Summit!
      4. Find, or organize, a virtual faith-based event on the Earth Day Network map
      5. Post on your social media using #StrikeWithUs and #ClimateStrike
      6. Add an Earth Day Live frame to your social media profiles.
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UUMFE Offerings around Earth Day

National Multi-Faith Earth Day Service
Sunday, April 19th @ 11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET

UUA Co-Moderator Elandria Williams and UUMFE Program Director Aly Tharp will be giving a 2-minute recorded reflection as a part of a national Earth Day worship service hosted by Interfaith Power & Light and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Leaders from Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist, Christian, and other spiritual communities will share their tradition’s gifts through sacred text, commentary, and song. This event will be broadcast on the National Cathedral website at the following link: here.

 

The Condor & The Eagle Documentary Screening 
Wednesday, April 22nd @ 6-8 pm PT / 7-9 MT / 8-10 CT / 9-11 ET

Hosted by UUMFE, Side With Love, the InterNātional Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC) & the film impact campaign. UUMFE is proud to be an executive producer of this documentary, which follows four Indigenous environmental leaders as they embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Boreal forest to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”. NOTE: there will be an interfaith prayer and a blessing from Casey Camp-Horinek directly prior to the film screening on the Earth Day Live 2020 “main stage” — you’ll definitely want to tune in for that too!! Details being finalized – stay tuned for updates. RSVP Here!

 

Letter-Writing Campaign – Tell your Senators to Act Now Against Dangerous “Super Pollutant” HFCs

UUMFE is partnering with the Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) to collect as many personally written letters by UUs as possible to deliver to the US Senate in support of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM), S.2754, a bipartisan bill to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% over 15 years.

  • Organize – Please invite & organize members of your congregation to participate in this Write Here! Write Now! (WHWN) letter-writing campaign. See full details via the button below.
  • Letter writing party — Friday 4/24 at Noon PT / 1 MT / 2 CT / 3 pm ET
    UUSJ and UUMFE will host a letter-writing event for this campaign as a part of the Earth Day Live 2020 interfaith online convergence for climate justice. Register Here.

Let’s keep up the momentum beyond Earth Day.

Are you committed to Striking for Climate with UU Ministry for Earth? Stay up to date with this campaign and support UU mobilization by joining the group titled “UU Climate Strike Mobilization” on CreateClimateJustice.net. Here’s how:

  1. Create an account or sign in to your account on CreateClimateJustice.net
  2. Search for “Strike” in the search bar at the top of the left-side menu bar
  3. Click on the group “UU Climate Strike Mobilization” in the search results
  4. Press the orange “Request Membership” button in the top-right of the group landing page and fill out the 1-question form. Your request will be reviewed by a group moderator shortly.