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Library Resources for Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021

~ Things To Do for Earth Day, April 22, 2021 ~

Students can learn about the environment & conservation and celebrate Earth Week 2021 with these resources and educational opportunities. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Restore our Earth,” and it’s all about reducing our environmental footprint and fixing the damage we’ve already done.

Watch Films & Shows

Inside the garbage of the world

This informative, hard-hitting film reveals the truth about plastic pollution and how it is harming the oceans and threatening human safety. We are on the edge of a tremendous disaster – can humankind act before it is too late?


In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Determining Decade Summit

A revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians band together in a global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.

To get a free link, visit: https://kissthegroundmovie.com/ 

The Biggest Little Farm

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Attend a Virtual Event

We Shall Breathe Event

Tuesday April 20

Determining Decade Summit

Wednesday April 21

Teach for the Planet Summit

Wednesday April 21

Earth Day Live event

Thursday April 22

LAFS Theatre Rewind: The Biggest Little Farm Panel
Thursday April 23

The global youth climate summit will be followed by “We Shall Breathe,” a virtual event in the evening that will examine climate and environmental justice, connecting the climate crisis, pollution, poverty, police brutality, and the pandemic, within a racial justice framework.

More info here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/ 

The Nature Conservancy will host a virtual Summit with conservation leaders, scientists, policymakers, and advocates to help show the way forward.

Join to learn about Jane Goodall, Alexandra Cousteau, & Dolores Huerta’s work in the fight against climate change, and what you can do to make a difference in the “Determining Decade.”

More info here: https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/california/stories-in-california/virtual-summit-2021/

Education International presents “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit,” a multilingual virtual summit focused on the role educators play in combating climate change and the need for transformative climate education.

More info here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/ 

On Earth Day, EarthDay.org will produce the second Earth Day Live Digital Event, a multi-hour, multi-channel livestream with workshops, panel discussions, and special performances. EarthDay.org has also partnered with Global Environment Media, a TV and educational platform, to carry Earth Day Live on their cable, satellite, and IPTV platforms. 

More info here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/ 

Relive our “Biggest Little Farm” Panel, where we discuss the film in great detail with a host of professional filmmakers.

More Info here: https://www.lafilm.edu/event/lafs-theatre-rewind-the-biggest-little-farm-panel/

Find & Register an Event here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/#map

Ways to Celebrate at Home

      1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
      2. Unplug rechargeable devices such as cell phone chargers, digital cameras, etc., even though these devices are in standby mode.
      3. Plug TVs, DVD players, electronics, and computer equipment into power strips and turn off at night or when you leave to avoid the phantom/vampire power that is constantly lost. Also, screen savers fo NOT reduce energy use by monitors – switching to sleep mode or manually turning off monitors is always the better energy-saving strategy.
      4. Switch out incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent (CFLs) which us 75% less energy or light emitting diodes (LEDs) which use 90% less energy.
      5. Open the windows for some fresh air when the weather is pleasant instead of running the mechanical heating or cooling system – better for your health too.
      6. Turn off the energy-hogging heated dry cycle on your dishwasher.
      7. Walk or bike to where you need to go. Or just to enjoy the outdoors. Pick up trash while you are at it.
      8. Do you really need to print that document? If so use back side of scratch paper or double side you printing.
      9. Bring that reusable coffee mug and water bottle instead of throwing away one each time.
      10. Celebrate green reads via a display of books or online web site of resources and sustainable information.

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