22 April is International Earth Day
2022 will mark the 51st year we celebrate Earth Day.
Whether it’s small personal changes or prioritising sustainable outcomes in business, having an Earth Day event will strengthen your commitment to the environment – and ICMI has a fantastic range of speakers to inspire and inform.
Our team has picked some of the most sought-after speakers in the fields of environment, climate change & the future below, but you can find our full range below:
Dr Tammie Matson
Dr Rebecca Huntley
Dr Dianne McGrath
What is Earth Day?
Following on from Earth Hour in late March, Earth Day is the annual event dedicated to awareness about the various environmental challenges that our planet currently faces.
Co-ordinated by the Earth Day Network, 193 countries around the world celebrate this important day, with many extending it to Earth Week and including events, activities and campaigns.
Dr David Suzuki CC OBC
Dr Chadden Hunter
Earth Day Theme 2022
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is ‘Invest in our Planet’, because as EarthDay.Org says:
Because a green future is a prosperous future.
We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.
And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future, and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short.
Professor Jack Sim
Lyn White AM
The History of Earth Day
In 1969, American senator Gaylord Nelson was flying over the Santa Barbara oil spill and was so shocked by the scale of it that he decided to create a day to help prevent future cases.
Many point to the first Earth Day, held in 1970, as the beginning of modern environmental activism.
Earth Day is now the world’s largest civic event.