Peace Boat US Earth Day Events – April 1-30, 2021

Join us for a month of celebrating the earth and the SDGs!

April 1-30: Discover the SDGs – To Make Peace with Nature

Hosted by the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the Conscious Fashion Campaign, who are both partners of Peace Boat . The digital learning hub will feature informational tools and resources from United Nations agencies, environmental organizations and fashion initiatives confronting the global climate crisis.  We have a Peace Boat booth with information about our programs with various videos and PDF files for viewing at the virtual booth space which is open to the public during the month of April.
More details and free registration here: discoverthesdgs.com



April 5-16: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Youth Summit

The virtual IUCN One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit aims to strengthen connections between young leaders and their existing global networks, encourage interdisciplinary learning, provide a space for broader storytelling on conservation, and add momentum to growing youth movements for nature and climate. Peace Boat will be hosting a networking session to share our work with young people and answer any questions they may have about our volunteer opportunities, “Youth for the SDGs” scholarship or Peace Boat overall programming.  Youth from around the world are invited to participate in youth-led capacity building workshops, networking events, and contribute to an outcome document to be delivered to IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in 2021.
For more information: iucnyouthsummit.org



April 19: Earth Day Initiative

This Earth Day 2021 virtual event provides a space online for attendees to learn from environmental organizations and sustainable businesses, connect with one another, and hear from speakers about what comes next in this pivotal year.  A full line-up of speakers and presentations will explore issues like green living, sustainable business, and community-building around environmental issues. Peace Boat will host a booth here in the virtual networking space with other environmental NGOs.  The program will feature prominent climate activists, scientists, celebrities, community leaders, performers, and public officials in an interactive line-up of panels and discussions.  Last year’s event included Bill Nye, Elizabeth Warren, Al Gore, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, climate scientists, activists, and Broadway performers and they will be announcing this year’s full line-up soon!
For more information: earthdayinitiative.org/2021-events



April 22: Global Kids Citywide Afterschool – Human Rights Activist Project

The Human Rights Activist Project (HRAP) addresses the absence of youth voices in the public policy decision-making process and trains youth to become human rights activists and leaders in their communities and the world. Students identify and research human rights issues and develop a campaign for social change, which includes public outreach, direct action, media strategies, meeting with elected officials, and networking with other organizers.

Global Kids Citywide HRAP is hosting an Earth Day event featuring guests from Global Kids HRAP Bryant, Peace Boat, and more. We invite you to join us in learning about how we can care for our planet!

Date: Thurs, April 22
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM  EST
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93604887546



April 22: The Secretary General’s Youth Advisory on Climate Change

On Earth Day, Peace Boat will join our partners at March for Science for a full day focused on Climate Action. In partnership with YOUNGO, the official youth constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), we will be highlighting young climate leaders from across the globe who are spearheading climate action. Not only are we are honored to feature all seven of the UN Secretary General’s youth advisers – representing every major region of the world – but we have the privilege of being joined by Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres!  Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador, Eve Isambourg and Peace Boat US Director, Emilie McGlone will present about our work for climate action and ocean conservation.

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To join the effort, sign up at: https://airtable.com/shr9L5sbfaGf79gTF



April 21-25: Earth Day Event at the Selina Chelsea Hotel and Virtual program with Global Fashion Exchange

This event will take place in person at the Selina Chelsea NYC hotel where Global Fashion Exchange will host workshops on the SDGs, a media zone, discussions about plastic pollution and the oceans, and encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle their gently used items for the clothing swap. Peace Boat US will host various talks and activations for the oceans with our partners as an exhibition entitled “Fashion x Oceans”.
Please see the clothing swap event here: theswapchain.com/swapateria




April 21: Reverse the Trend Youth share their stories for Climate Action and Nuclear Disarmament

This youth-led event will focus on the stories of indigenous communities, island nations and young leaders who are working towards environmental sustainability and nuclear disarmament. Peace Boat’s “Youth for the SDGs” scholar, Silvia Cantu, from Mexico will join the event as a guest speaker to share her experiences onboard the 100th Global Voyage traveling through Patagonia and being inspired by the exchange with the Hibakusha onboard. Learning about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons has encouraged Silvia to share this message with more youth in Latin America and she will give a presentation about her current work and how this has shaped her future as a youth leader.
For more details: rttreversingthetrend.com

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