Earth Day celebrations take place around the world in over 150 countries at the annual event held on April 22.
The international event established by US senator Gaylord Nelson, now in its 51st year, is a celebrated day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes. Naturally, food production and consumer behaviour play a major role in that conversation.
Local events celebrating the day can be found around the world. Here are a few online food-themed events to plug into:
Earthday.org is hosting an Earth Day Live global event at 9 am Pacific Time on the theme 'Restore our Earth', with presentations on new green technologies, reforestation, regenerative agriculture, and citizen science. Join the live event on YouTube.
Foodtank is offering a panel with international chefs exploring the intersection of food culture, health, and climate, moderated by Food Tank president Danielle Nierenberg.
Chefs Ozoz Sokoh (Kitchen Butterfly) and Mahlomola Thamae (TM Innovations) from the East and South Africa region feature on 22 April. Register for the conversations here.
Slow Food USA is hosting an Earth Day Conversation: Farms & Community at 10AM PST/1PM EST, when farmers and CSA advocates will have a conversation around the connection between small farms and communities. Register here.
If you feel like a moment of reflection, watch David Attenborough's latest special, The Year Earth Changed, a documentary about how the global human lockdown affected the non-human inhabitants of Earth. Watch the trailer here.
If you want to start with small changes that can add up to make a big difference at home, check out: 5 practical ways to reduce food waste in your kitchen at home.