Online Earth Day 2020: Our Cities & Climate

22/04/2020, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

at Online, video conferencing

An interfaith online gathering on climate action, to mark Earth Day 2020, led by Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) in partnership with Central England Quakers, West Midlands Climate Action Network and Jai Jagat 2020UK.

We invite you to participate in our online Earth Day programme: strengthening our spirit and cities taking the lead.

We are planning to repeat the two-hour programme at 10:00, 14:00 and 19:00 BST on Wednesday 22 April to allow you to choose the most convenient time to participate.

We’ll be sharing prepared contributions on caring for the Earth and for each other: through faith reflections, creative responses and practical actions cities are taking.  There will be opportunities for participants to make contributions before, during and after the online conference.

This is a free event, please register for the online programme so that we can send you details of how to join (and how to use Zoom if you are not familiar with it).

Programme (via Zoom) beginning at 10:00, 14:00 & 19:00 BST

Strengthening our Spirit

Shared faith, creative and musical contributions, including:

  • Birmingham Faith Leaders
  • Guided meditation
  • The Choir with No Name
  • JaiJagat 2020
  • Young people’s ‘Gifts to the Earth’

There will be opportunities to share your own faith reflections.

Cities Taking the Lead

How cities are tackling climate change: we will be exploring how Birmingham and other cities are taking the lead in addressing climate change and reflecting on what we are learning from the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Contributions including:

  • Birmingham Climate Emergency Declaration
  • Remy Pagani (Deputy Chief Executive and former mayor of Geneva)
  • Climate Action Network West Midlands (CANWM)

There will be opportunities to share online responses to the speakers and how your own cities are responding.

Image: ‘Floella’s Future’ flower display by Birmingham City Council: highlighting the need for action on climate change, at the Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

Full details on the Footsteps website.




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via Zoom video conferencing