More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Today, we invite you to be a part of Earth Day and to help further climate action across the globe.
Restoration is imperative to fighting climate change and making the Earth a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. It’s time to step up. It’s time to make a change.
Climate change is occurring at an alarming rate and has many broad-reaching impacts on human health, the economy, and the stability of the natural environment. Increased emissions of greenhouse gases that trap heat and block it from escaping the atmosphere drive significant global disruption to climate systems as we know them. Low-income, indigenous, and communities of color are already bearing the brunt of climate change and are disproportionately on the front lines of environmental disasters. A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.
Join Earth Day 2021 live – Three day of climate action starting April 20th:
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- “The Year Earth Changed“
a BBC documentary — fronted by Attenborough — that charts the dramatic changes experienced across the globe as human activity slowed during the pandemic and animal life thrived. Streaming on Apple TV+.
- “Life in Color With David Attenborough“
Netflix’s three-part look at the role vibrant colors play in animal adaptations.
- “Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World“
a three-part documentary premiering April 22 on PBS.
- “Action Planet“
a Discovery+ series about the environmental work of “high-profile changemakers,” among them Thunberg as well as Common, Jane Fonda, Matt Damon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Adrian Grenier.
- “Our America: Climate of Hope“
a special by ABC TV stations teaming with National Geographic featuring meteorologists focusing on the impacts of extreme weather and what can be done in the face of the climate crisis.
- “Eye on Earth: Our Planet in Peril“
CBS is tackling the issue across its news platforms.
- “The Secrets of the Whales“
a four-part National Geographic documentary released on April 22 on Disney+ produced by director/conservationist James Cameron, the film offers a detailed exploration of how whales communicate and interact.
- “Cher & the Loneliest Elephant“
definitely one for the “star-studded” category, Cher becomes involved in an effort to save the “world’s loneliest elephant,” Kaavan. Released April 22 by Paramount+ in the US, Smithsonian Channel in the UK.
air on April 22, the CW will air documentary filmmaker Damon Gameau’s speculative examination of what life could look like 20 years from now, aimed at his young daughter.
- “The Race to Save the World“
director Joe Gantz’s documentary focuses on activists of various ages and backgrounds “in the trenches fighting for a livable future”. Aired April 22 on virtual cinemas.
- “The Last Igloo“
looking at igloos as a symbol of a way of life that’s being lost as snow and ice disappear. Aired April 19 on BBC Select.
- “One Wild Day“
a new BBC nature series follows different animals across a single day across the Earth. Aired on April 17 on BBC America.
- “Through Greenland – With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau“
a five-part documentary featuring the “Game of Thrones” star, traveling his adopted country to reveal the effects of climate change.
Based on CNN: Earth Day Programming
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