As we wait this out in the safety of our homes, we cannot ignore how the most vulnerable and marginalized bear the worst brunt of the health crisis, as in the climate crisis. What we’re seeing now is all too familiar to communities most vulnerable to climate change: social injustices, food insecurity, disrupted supply chains, unemployment, retrenchment, and others. The pandemic has exposed the broken systems we’re made to rely on.
But compassion and kindness have emerged, too, as citizens make sacrifices and go out of their way to help in any way they can. What’s amazing is a lot of these solutions are the same that we need to address any crisis, such as the climate crisis. This gives us hope and lets us see this as an opportunity to rebuild a better world.
Today, April 22 at 3pm, we’re opening an FB live conference on the changes we want to see in our cities, as we overcome this health crisis together. RSVP on the event page now.
There will also be a webinar on urban gardening at 5pm that will be hosted by the I Am Hampaslupa Ecological Agriculture, Inc. and Urban Agriculture PH. The webinar is free but you need to register here.
At 7pm, we will have the online screening of Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil’s “Lakbay2Love,” the first bike movie in the Philippines starring Dennis Trillo, Solenn Heussaff, and Kit Thompson. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/VnjMki8fhlg and register here.
Lastly, on April 26 at 3pm, Greenpeace will host the exclusive online screening of “The Story of Plastic,” a documentary exposing the ugly truth behind the global plastic pollution crisis. Know more here: https://youtu.be/37PDwW0c1so and register here.
Exciting stuff, right? Celebrate Earth Day with us and get involved in the movement to build a better world!