Your Sask Guide to Earth Day 2020

Our Changing Earth and COVID-19 

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day meets us practicing physical distancing, hunkered in place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Even as celebrations move online the goal remains the same, mobilizing people to take meaningful actions in their everyday lives to protect our planet. 

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. This can only be accomplished by incorporating deliberate climate change actions into everyday life at the individual and societal levels. Each one of us can impact climate change. Let’s work together!

Read more about the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, how COVID-19 has impacted our environment, about Saskatchewan’s climate action plans, and how you can effect change in achieving climate action. 

Take Action!

Did you know that the City of Regina has agreed to join the growing number of municipalities from around the world committed to being a 100% renewable city by 2050? Learn more here and here.

How many Earths does it take to support your lifestyle?
Find out how sustainable your lifestyle is by taking your ecological footprint here

What is Earth Overshoot Day?
This date, which is calculated each year, is the date which humanity's resource consumption exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate it’s biocapacity (resources generated by Earth).   Enter the contest to guess the day here.

Join the Earth Day Network, watch Earth Day Live, and take 24 hours of action. To meet this moment, we must build the largest, most diverse online mobilization in history in defense of the environment. Our world needs a united response for bold action. Together, a better world is possible!

Learn more!

The 2020 We Don’t Have Time Climate Conference 
This Earth Day Week Conference will broadcast live talks and other daily shows with speakers, thinkers, and doers from all over the world. This public, free, online, no-fly climate conference features the brightest minds to discuss solutions to the most daring challenge humanity has ever faced: the climate crisis. Find the Facebook event here!

Join SCIC members the National Farmers Union and KAIROS as well as speakers from Fridays for Future ClimateStrike, Climate Action Network, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment; Africa Climate Action Initiative (ACAI), Greenpeace and many more in a Live Webcast: Earth Day 2020: Toward a Green and Healthy Recovery Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm CST.

Like doughnuts? Support local and enjoy The Everyday Kitchen’s signature sourdough doughnuts and other delicious products from Local & Fresh in Regina - they deliver! Also, learn more about ecosystems by checking out doughnut economics here.

Check out the Energy Mix, a Canadian non-profit that promotes community awareness of, engagement in, and action on climate change, energy, and carbon-free solutions.

Physical distancing has led to a reduction in pollution (Redmond Shannon, Global News, 29 March 2020). Read the article here.

The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down
Widespread social-distancing measures have produced some jarring effects across land, air, and sea. Read the article here.