Earth Day and How to Celebrate

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Virtual Earth Day Event flyer. Photo provided by Emma Tice

Abigail Tice, Editor

More information on the Virtual Earth Day Event. Photo provided by Emma Tice

April is Earth month and Earth Day is just around the corner! Although Spring is when people are most aware of the state of our planet, it’s important for us to always make a conscious effort to heal and improve the Earth.

If you’re looking for ways to get involved in your community and learn more about how to live sustainably and how to help the Earth in general, there is a Virtual Earth Day event where you can do just that. Young Climate Advocates of North OC/Southeast LA Chapter of CCL is holding an event to help teach people of all ages how to take action in their communities.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is an organization where people who are involved call the representatives and state legislators and push them to advocate for the Energy, Innovation, and Carbon Dividend Act. This bill would force prominent energy companies to be taxed for excessive amounts of carbon emissions. That money then would be redistributed throughout our communities and be given back to the citizens.

Emma Tice ’13, one of the organizers of this event, expresses her hopes for the Virtual Earth Day event: “I hope that it inspires newcomers to the movement and shows them that there are many different avenues of involvement. Making a difference and making change isn’t only important but it can be extremely fun as well.”

This Virtual Earth Day Event will feature the following speakers, with opportunities for Q&A:
• Thea Merritt, founder of Eco Now, Orange County’s first zero waste shop
• Johanna Speiser, Orange resident and climate activist who started “Fridays for Future” strikes in Orange in 2019
• Aastha Sehgal, Tustin resident and leader of Climate Reality Project Youth Action Team
• Keala Minna-Choe, San Diego resident, Co-lead of Youth Environmental Action Pod, and youth climate activist
• Adrian Rafizadeh, San Jose resident and Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conservative Climate Outreach Fellow

This event is completely free and takes place on Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Those who attend will receive a 10% off discount code to the Eco Now shop in Costa Mesa.

To register for this event use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-earth-day-event-by-young-people-for-young-people-tickets-148714191149

To learn more about the Youth Climate Activists, you can follow them on Instagram or TikTok @reform_and_sustain