2019 Earth Day London
It may not be one of the top four days of celebration each year, but Earth Day has been on the calendar since 1970.
In London, though, it extends well beyond 22 April with sustainability and environmentally-conscious events all year long. There are also volunteer opportunities and plenty of ways to participate and care for mother earth.
Clean Air Act
Earth Day’s introduction focused on the Clean Air Act. But it was also prompted by protests of pesticides, the loss of wilderness and wildlife, and oil spills. It’s probably not a coincidence that Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi was a big hit in Canada, Australia, and Britain.
While Earth Day was initially a US initiative, by 1990 it went global with 141 countries participating in various activities.
Just as the concept was circling the globe, it also evolved to focus on what supporters wanted from a cleaner earth, rather than fighting against the unwanted. Recycling was one of the prominent programs.
Another decade later, and the internet boosted participation. Activists had an instant platform to expand Earth Day’s presence and to share ideas and innovations.
Green New Deal
In recent years, global warming and clean energy moved to the top of the list. This upcoming April 22nd Earth Day may have an even bigger spotlight shining on it. Some United States’ politicians have been very vocal about a “Green New Deal.”
Earth Day has traditionally focused on a healthy, sustainable environment. The Green New Deal focuses on renewable energy, a green economy, carbon neutrality, and green job creation. All initiatives have the underlying goal of reversing the effects of climate change.
22 April, 2019
Whether you’ve participated in Earth Day activities for years or the Green New Deal and current environmental conditions have piqued your interest, keep 22 April open. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and celebrations going on around the world.
You certainly don’t have to limit your involvement to 22 April either. We look forward to sharing volunteer opportunities and eco-friendly news and events throughout the year.
For other London Earth Day and other community events, you can also check out our London Events Calendar powered by Evvnt.
Earth Living Fest 2019
An outdoor festival that celebrates creativity, wellbeing and nature in the local area.
30+ classes and workshops
Yoga, Storytelling, Bootcamps, Re-wilding, Sustainability, Crafting, Fitness, Bollywood dancing, Essential Oils, Hooping, Talks, Poundfit, Wild Workouts, Spoken Word, Live Music, Mindfulness, Bee Skep Workshop, Qi Gong, Sound Baths, Belly Dancing, Tai Chi, Poundfit, Functional Movement, Handstand workshop, Sacred Geometry, Mindful Mouse Walks, Cyclical Wisdom, Red Tents, Soundscape Walks, Relaxations…
Click here to view original web page at www.eventbrite.co.uk
Sing for London Earth Day 2019
You are invited to be part of ‘Sing For Earth Day 2019’ on Saturday 27 April 2019 in the Community Gardens, St Albans from 2-4pm.
This event is open to everybody; Men, women, and children.
Please arrive at 1.45 pm for a 2 pm start. Please bring a chair or a rug to sit on. We hope the weather will be kind to us but please dress appropriately (there is only a small wooden shelter if it does rain so waterproofs are a must)! Please bring a hot or cold drink to keep you going and snacks to share. If you have a drum or other musical instruments, please bring them too.
There are other similar events taking place across the UK on the 27th April.
Donation: £5 Adults, £2 Children – This will be collected at the event itself and will go to Treesisters – https://www.treesisters.org/
Earth Day Season
This two-week season to mark Earth Day 2019 features commissions and events by artists and writers whose work explores the important role of language and storytelling in promoting collective action on the global climate crisis.
As part of Somerset House’s year-round commitment to environmental sustainability, the programme explores different themes related to climate change and sustainable living and includes a new courtyard commission, artist talks, hands-on workshops and much more.
The best ethical fashion events happening in London for Fashion Revolution Week 2019
Fashion Revolution Week is one of the biggest campaigns of the year for the ethical and sustainable community.
22nd April: #EthicalHour Twitter Chat
Organised by: Ethical Hour
#EthicalHour will be kicking off Fashion Revolution in style with a worldwide Twitter chat all about ethical fashion!
We’ll be joined by leading ethical fashion brands, industry experts and consumers to discuss issues such as sustainable fabrics, supply chain transparency and the future of ethical fashion – and you can take part from the comfort of your own home!
Simply join the Twitter chat at 8 pm UK time using the hashtag #EthicalHour to follow the conversation and get involved!
We’re currently looking for sponsors to feature in our social media and blog campaign, so if you’d like to align your brand to the ethical fashion message and reach our audience of over 55,000 ethical consumers and business owners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
22nd April: Going Green 2019
Organised by: Roberta Lee and Ethical Brand Directory
The Going Green online summit is back for 2019!
After a successful launch last year, this online event will bring together an inspiring line up of changemakers including ethical investors, journalists, professors, sustainability experts for SMEs to large corporations, ethical business founders, Eco-designers, bloggers and influencers from across the UK, Europe and beyond.
EARTH DAY with Wisdom Roundhouse and The London Edition
Explore the cultivation of luminous life-force in our bodies – to heighten presence and awareness, elevate our creative spiritual capacities and return to realise a state of balance and clarity – through the practice of Kundalini Yoga whilst being immersed in harmonising sound.
Sound Medicine is the intentional use of sound to harmonise dissonances in the physical, emotional, mental and etheric body. Facilitating the expansion of self-awareness, compassionate perspective, enhanced creativity, balanced health, and total well being.