Earth Day Live: Three-day national and local climate action strike goes virtual

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Earth Day theme for 2020 was climate action, but local groups like Sunrise Spokane, believe climate action isn’t limited to just one day.

Earth Day Live is a three-day virtual climate strike that kicked off on Earth Day.

Local and national advocacy groups are hosting their own live streams to discuss climate change.

Here in Spokane, the local hub of the Sunrise Movement, Sunrise Spokane, held a town hall on Zoom with Spokane School Board leaders.

It asked them to consider some climate change directives: 100% electric school buses, installing solar panels for all remodeled and new schools and introducing climate literacy education into the curriculum.

“Having that climate curriculum in schools will help kids learn about the issue and as they grow up knowing about this issue they’ll be more inclined to help towards solving it and just be more aware of it,” said Sunrise Spokane member Rosie Zhou.

Day 2 of the local Earth Day live stream on Thursday, April 23 will be hosted by Fossil Free Gonzaga, discussing fossil fuel divestment.

Day 3 on Friday, April 24th will be on climate and voter mobilization, hosted by 350 Spokane.

You can register to tune in to the local and national live streams here.

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