Celebrate Earth Day at these virtual events

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SAN ANTONIO – Earth Day 2022 is Friday and there are many virtual events you can take part in to honor the planet.

Earth Day is central to an environmental movement that kicked off in the ’70s and seeks to raise awareness about the consequences of protecting the environment.

Reducing your use of electricity and upping your recycling habits are great ways to honor the planet year-round and Earth Day is a great day to learn more about climate change, take part in a virtual clean-up, or discover ways you can go green.

Here is a list of online events you can attend for free in celebration of Earth Day 2022:

*List is in order by date and time. Eventbrite has a full list of events.

Thursday, April 21

  • 48 Hour Earth Day - This event starts at 7 a.m. on Thursday and runs through 7 a.m. on Saturday. Code for All and DemocracyLab are collaborating with teams of talented technologists to tackle tough problems and work together to research, design and build innovative tech solutions.
  • Fighting for Our Future - The event takes place from noon to 3:30 p.m. and will create an opportunity for donors, partners, policymakers, and conservation-minded individuals to gather together and learn how to restore abundance to the world.
  • Pollinator Planting for Earth Day - This event takes place from 5-6 p.m. and will teach viewers about growing pollinator plants to support wildlife.
  • Make Your Everyday Greener - This event takes place from 6-6:30 p.m. and helps give advice on practical tools and tips you can use to make sustainable swaps.
  • Native Plants in our Gardens - This event takes place from 9-10:30 p.m. It will will showcase a variety of native plants that can be grown indoors and describe a few habitat types that can be created on a small scale but for great impact in addition to teaching techniques to begin shifting your yard spaces into rewilded spaces.

Friday, April 22

  • Green Careers Spotlight - This event takes place from 3:45-8:30 a.m. There will be 30-minute webinars that give people insight into a range of career opportunities that protect, repair and celebrate the Earth.
  • NASA Update Lunch + Learn - This event takes place from 1-2 p.m. and will provide insight into the aquifer system using satellite technology.
  • Waves of Hope - Ocean Protection Series - This event takes place from 1-2 p.m. and will dive into the topics of ocean conservation and marine protected areas in Canada. The vast majority of Canada’s oceans are not legally protected, leaving marine species and their habitats vulnerable.
  • Climate Crisis: What Can We Do? - This lecture takes place at 4 p.m. and will teach about the importance of talking about climate with friends and family members, voting with climate change in mind, and disinvesting from fossil fuels. You will also find out about ways you can change your diet, your home, and your transportation to lower your own carbon footprint.
  • Earth Days Sketch Night - Learn how to sketch the nature around you and hear some fun facts at this event, which takes place from 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Improv to Improve the Earth - This event takes place from 5-6 p.m. and celebrates the Earth through humor, play and joy in an interactive session with Quarantine Improv.
  • Earth Day Movie Night: The Story of Plastic - This virtual screening will take place from 6-8 p.m. The tagline for the story is “We only know the end of the story... and that’s only the beginning. This is The Story of Plastic.”
  • Healing Mother Earth: A Compassionate Offering for Earth Day - Join this renewing meditation, guided ritual, and restorative yoga practice from 7-8 p.m.
  • No One Saves the Earth from Us But Us - This call to action concert will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Composers, poets, performers, sound designers, and recording engineers from across the U.S. are expected to participate.
  • Earth Day Meditation - This guided meditation through nature will take place from 9-9:30 p.m. Participants will send healing energy to the planet and all of its inhabitants.

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.