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The City and County of San Francisco invites you to a virtual Earth Day celebration dedicated to youth and supporting communities.

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The City and County of San Francisco invites you to a virtual Earth Day celebration dedicated to youth and supporting communities. Bay Area youth are modeling climate resilience through action and by connecting with nature and community. This day-long event will coincide with the Biden-Harris National Climate Summit and is designed to serve as an interactive space for youth to learn, heal, and connect on climate issues and develop climate solutions.

The event is intended to bring together Bay Area youth from many diverse communities. All are welcome and children, young adults, teachers, and families are encouraged to participate in any or all sessions.

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Throughout the day, participate in multicultural events that celebrate climate action in San Francisco.

11 AM – 12 PM PDT - Traditions Rooted in Nature - Chinese Celebration: (hosted in Mandarin): Bilingual and Emerging Multilingual Learner school programs are invited to honor the cultural traditions and hard work of the students from Edwin and Anita Lee Chinese Newcomer School as they present their 2020 Climate Action work.

上午11點-中午12點 PST - 根深蒂固的大自然傳統習俗 - 華人慶典:誠意邀請雙語和多種語言學校一起來表彰李孟賢伉儷新移民學校的學生的文化傳統和努力。 他們將介紹他們 2020-21 年的氣候行動項目。

Language(s): Mandarin Ages Recommended: K-12 grades

2 PM – 3 PM PDT - National Climate Summit After Party and Environmental Justice Workshop: Youth 12 years old and up are welcome to attend. Hosted by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the National Climate Summit will strengthen the carbon reduction commitments of the U.S. (and other nations) under the Paris Agreement. Watch highlights from the summit and connect with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Student Advisory Council, other Bay Area youth leaders, and local environmental justice experts who will offer their analysis on these commitments and how you can take action locally.

Language(s): Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish language support available. Ages Recommended: 6-12 grades

3 PM – 4 PM PDT – Amplifying Youth Voices  Instagram Livestream*: Youth and supporting community members are invited to join this special event featuring San Francisco youth climate leaders in conversation with Department of the Environment Director Debbie Raphael. Mission Dance Theater’s Grrrl Brigade will open with a performance. *Access the Livestream here: https://www.instagram.com/sfenvironment/

Language(s): English Ages Recommended: 7-12 Grades, Adults

4:00 – 5:00 PM PDT - Climate NOW’s Climate Action Crash Course Webinar*: Youth and young adults of all ages welcome to attend. Learn about climate action tools that promote lasting change in this webinar hosted by Climate NOW founder Sarah Goody, who will be joined by celebrity activists and representatives from the San Francisco Department of the Environment. *Register for this event here: https://www.climatenow.solutions/webinar

Language(s): English Ages Recommended: All ages

4:30 – 5:30 PDT - Zero Waste Champion Mixer: San Francisco K-12 Teachers are invited to attend this mixer focused on sharing zero waste best practices, testing your knowledge through Zero Waste Jeopardy, and learning about the Zero Waste Champion program.

Language(s): English Ages Recommended: Teachers

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Do I have to attend all sessions? No! Attending all sessions is not mandatory. Join the sessions that are of interest to you and that fit your schedule. Attend one, two, or all!

Does the summit take place in person? The summit will take place on various virtual platforms, including Zoom and Instagram Live. We encourage you to join from a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection to see the presentation and participate in the breakout rooms. You can also join by phone only if internet access is not available.

How do I get the Zoom Link? You will receive a Zoom link shortly after registering on Eventbrite. Note: You will receive one confirmation from Eventbrite and one from Zoom with your unique link–save the e-mail! For the starred* events, please follow the instructions at the link.

Is there a deadline to register? Registering early will help us prepare for the summit, but you can register anytime before the start.

This event is presented by the San Francisco Department of the Environment in partnership with Bay Area Youth Climate Summit, Climate Now, SFUSD Student Advisory Council.

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