22 April is International Earth Day
2023 will mark the 53rd 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.
Below are some of the most sought-after speakers in the fields of environment, climate change and sustainability.
Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla
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
Dr Anika Molesworth
Earth Day Theme 2023
The theme for Earth Day 2023 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
The Honourable Peter Gutwein
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.