As life around the world slowly returns to normal, the climate crisis is worsening and our world cannot return to business-as-usual. We all have the ability to make a difference; join events taking place next week to help restore our planet.
Monday 19 April
We are in a climate emergency! (7.00pm)
A panel discussion and Q&A on the current climate crisis - what is it? And why does it matter? How does it affect us? What are the main issues?
If you’ve ever wondered why people are getting more and more worried about the state of our planet, join us to find out more about what is happening and why.
Ben Kenward (Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Oxford Brookes)
Dr Andrew Lack (Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology at Oxford Brookes)
Dominic Dyer (Wildlife Protection Campaigner, Conservationist and Broadcaster)
Tuesday 20 April
Bike Doctor workshop 1 and second hand bike sale (12 noon - 2.00pm)
This is the first of 3 workshops where you can make sure your ride is roadworthy, Learn about the nuts and bolts of your bike's essential safety points, brakes and transmissions and find your new pre-loved bargain bike (10% discount).
Global youth climate summit (external event)
This summit is led by Earth Uprising, in collaboration with My Future My Voice, OneMillionOfUs and hundreds of youth climate activists. The global youth summit will consist of panels, speeches, discussions, and special messages with today’s youth climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor, and Licypriya Kangujam.
Wednesday 21 April
Hungry for Change - the power is on your plate! (6.00pm - 7.00pm)
Join our panel debate to mark Earth Day and find out how you can make your food choices a force for good! The panel will share practical tips on how we can all make a positive difference by changing what we put on our plate.
Thursday 22 April
Global Climate Summit (external event)
President Biden has invited 40 world leaders to the ‘Leaders Summit on Climate’ he will host on 22 and 23 April. The virtual Leaders Summit will be live streamed for public viewing.
Earth Day Live digital event (external event)
Parallel to the Biden Administration’s global climate summit, EARTHDAY.ORG will have its second Earth Day Live digital event starting 12 noon EST (5.00pm BST); the event includes workshops, panel discussions and special performances. World climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit innovators, thought leaders, industry leaders, artists, musicians, influencers, and the leaders of tomorrow will come to push us towards a better world.
Friday 23 April
Panel Discussion: Building back better: Addressing the climate crisis in a post-pandemic world and looking to the future. (7.00pm)
How can we bounce back from a pandemic world into a greener and more sustainable world? How does the future look for our planet? What opportunities do we have moving forward? How are technologies helping us to make the world greener? What kind of policies can assist? Join us for this panel discussion and Q&A on the future of our planet and how we can use current opportunities and technologies to build a cleaner and greener future for all.
Labour Councillor Tom Hayes (St Clements Ward, Oxford)
Dr Tim Jones (PhD Urban Planning, Reader in Urban Mobility, School of The Built Environment at Oxford Brookes)
Dr Mina Samangooei (Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Oxford Brookes)
Dr Esra Kurul (Reader and Teaching Fellow, Building Conservation, School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes)