Earth Day 2021 Celebrations

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day marks the birth of the modern environmental movement. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans (10% of the total population of the United States) took to their streets, parks and auditoriums to call for a healthier, more sustainable treatment of the environment. Individual groups fighting against air and water pollution, fossil fuels, land clearing, soil erosion, the loss of biodiversity and the extinction of wildlife; all united on Earth Day around their shared common values. On this day in 1970, Earth Day achieved a rare political alignment with grassroots values which spear-headed policy change throughout the United States.

Learn more about the history of Earth Day here

'Restore Our Earth' 2021 Theme

Since 1990, Earth Day has since been celebrated across the globe, with 2021 marking the 51st anniversary of its mission to drive ‘transformative change for people and the planet’. This year's theme, Restore Our Earth, reminds us that as we return to normal, we can't go back to business-as-usual.

 

GAP members weeding

GAP x St Lucia Bushcare PLANTING Bee

24 April 2021 7:30am10:30am
Join GAP for a bushcare PLANTING bee on a Saturday morning, help the environment, meet like-minded people, and enjoy fellowship afterwards!
Great Barrier Reef

Watch Party - 'Coral Reefs in a World of Extreme Climate Change' Earth Day Webinar

22 April 2021 6:30pm8:30pm
Join us in the Steele Building as we tune in for this fascinating webinar on coral reefs in a world of climate change.

GAP Online Watch Party - 'Thule Tuvalu'

21 April 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Join the UQ Green Ambassador Program (GAP) from your very own couch for an online movie night featuring the film 'Thule Tuvalu'.

Herb Seedling Care Tips

21 April 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Check out these tips on how to care for your herb seedlings!
3 days of climate action - EARTHDAY.ORG

EARTHDAY.ORG's 3 Days of Climate Action

20 April 2021 12:00pm23 April 2021 12:00pm
Join EARTHDAY.ORG and global partners for 3 parallel Climate Summits!
2021 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum

2021 UQ & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum

20 April 2021 9:00am21 April 2021 5:00pm
Take part in Australia's first SDGs event this year and learn about the importance of sustainable partnerships for achieving the SDGs, among other topics.
Reimagining Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

Reimagining Climate Adaptation Summit by Future Earth Australia

19 April 2021 9:45am22 April 2021 3:00pm
Tune in for Future Earth Australia's 'Reimagining Climate Adaptation' Summit from 19-22 April 2021, via Zoom.