For 46 years, Earth Day has inspired millions of people to take action on environmental issues. This year, it’s coinciding with Climate Education Week and the signing of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, making Earth Week 2016 an incredible platform for climate action. We’re harnessing the energy and spirit of this occasion by co-hosting events, sharing platforms for climate advocacy, and generating social media buzz around the growing movement for real, meaningful solutions to climate change. We hope you’ll join us!
Take action – Earth Week events in MN:
- ALL WEEK: Discounted Summer Institute registration fee! Sign up for our 11th annual Summer Institute April 18-22 for just $120 (that’s 20% off!)
- April 18, 4-6pm: Youth, Tech and COP21 panel with Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Hennepin County Library downtown (free pizza from Pizza Luce provided by Best Buy)
- April 20, 6-8pm: Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate screening co-hosted with ESG Architects, U.S. Green Building Council-MN, and the City of Minneapolis at the Mill City Museum
- April 21, 11:30-1:30pm: Earth Day Celebration at the Capitol with MNIPL, MN350, MPIRG, YEA! MN and Lutheran Advocacy MN (free coffee and bagels generously donated by Peace Coffee and Common Roots!)
Add your name as a citizen signer of the Paris Agreement:
Show your support for the momentous agreement reached in Paris at COP21, when 196 nations agreed to take collective, decisive action on climate change. Add your name as a citizen signer here, and raise the #climatesign during Earth Week to call on world leaders to sign as well!
Join the conversation on social media
Throughout Earth Week, we’ll be posting to social media to elevate climate change education, youth leadership, and the work of our partners around the country to promote climate action! Follow along, and join us in raising the profile of climate change during Earth Week, by checking out our Earth Week social media kit. Each day is oriented around a theme we’re hoping to elevate: youth action, climate change education, climate storytelling and more! All Tweets and posts are suggestions, so feel free to tailor, add your own photos, and share your own ideas as well!
We look forward to connecting with you this Earth Week – and beyond.
The Climate Generation team