Earth Day 2021: “Restore Our Earth”


Decolonizing Earth Day – A BIPOC Perspective

An online panel discussion with Haw River Assembly’s board members Nicole Spivey, Crystal Cavalier, Ayo Wilson, Jeannie Ambrose, and, former member Maribel Sierra – bringing Black, Indigenous, Asian and Hispanic perspectives to issues of environmental activism, equity, justice and access to nature.


Meet Our Panelists

Jeannie Ambrose, Nicole Gaines, Crystal Cavalier-Keck,
Ayo Wilson & Maribel Sierra


Earth Day History

“Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. ” 
– For more information, check out the official Earth Day website here

See How People Got Involved in Our 2020 Earth Day Challenge
  • Safe distancing river clean-up near Bynum Bridge, by Kallum and Cabe families
Ms Butterfly’s Earth Day Video 2020

Break Free From Fossil Fuels

Earth Is Holy – a song written by Cynthia Rylander Crossen and performed by Pomegranate Rose
Earth Super Heroes – a poem by Suzy Lawrence
Other Text Submissions