Earth Day April 22 ‘PLANET VS. PLASTICS’

Photo – Rui Stenio

“If every day was Earth Day, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in.” 

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The lyrics of ‘Solidarity Forever’ have captured the minds and hearts of Union movements around the world. The sound of massed voices singing this sound is a reminder of the power of collective action.

“There can be no power greater than anywhere beneath the sun,
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one? “

Perhaps Earth Day 2024 will be the day where individuals will choose to learn about and celebrate Earth Day this year. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. It has been described as the emergence of the modern environmental movement.

Australia has a proud history of acting to save some of rich and rare flora and fauna. National parks and World Heritage sites. Our plant is calling for our help, screaming with climate change!

Earth Hour is an important piece to the collective action of individuals. In our homes and in our workplaces. With our families and friends. You can register here:

The science is in and has sat on the desks of the politicians and vested interests. Yes, the houses of Parliament will turn off the lights for that single hour on April 22, but really? When will the collective voices of Australians be heard?

It can be difficult for one teacher to engage with their community about Earth Day 2024, but school leaders can take their community into the classrooms of the school. Yes, some communities have radically different beliefs about our continuing impact on the climate.

There must be a time where every community embraces the science and acts on climate change.

Earth Day can be the start of the conversation in our classrooms.

Resources to support your school can be found here:

How will you celebrate Earth Day 2024?