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Earth Day 2020 Climate Strike

Fridays for Future

April 21, 2020, 8 p.m. - April 24, 2020, 8 p.m. EDT

Earth Day 2020 (Wednesday, April 22) will mark the 50th anniversary of the world's first major environmental movement. Regrettably, Earth Day 2020 also marks another year of insufficient progress by the world's richest and largest polluting countries on addressing the climate crisis. The December 2019 United Nations COP25 climate conference was a clear failure, and most world leaders refuse to take meaningful climate action. So again, environmentalists, youth climate strikers, and coalition allies will use Earth Day 2020 as a platform to call attention to the urgency of protecting the place we all live: Earth. Earth Day 2020 will be a day of major global climate strikes, rallies, community events, arts and culture, learning opportunities, and marches around the world. We will use the week of April 22nd (and Friday, April 24th) to send a clear message to our leaders in a critical election year that we need (and demand) climate action now. On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. We need that type of hope, positivity, and people power again as we push for a Green New Deal - but this time around the world. Please mark your calendar and RSVP to receive reminders and additional info as Earth Day 2020 events get planned. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up as an organizer here or submit your event information here. To share an Earth Day climate event with your friends, family, or organization, you can use our free email template here.

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Go Carbon Neutral

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times and locations

When we started Brightest we made two simple commitments to ourselves and you: anytime someone completed an act of good or volunteer shift through Brightest, we'd plant a tree. Second, we'd operate as a net zero carbon (CO2) service, offsetting all our servers, travel, and anything else we use to run our website and build our community. Thanks to the commitment of our climate community (and people like you), we've already planted over 10,000 new trees, capturing more than a hundred tons of CO2 this year. All thanks to individual acts of good adding up to big change. Now, with your help, we're taking our tree projects and sustainability commitment to the next level with a new service: a Zero Carbon Living tree-planting offset subscription. Using our existing project and partner infrastructure, each month we plant plant trees and invest in carbon-neutralizing clean energy and waste projects on behalf of our members, then verify the work to report back impact, allowing you to go carbon neutral (or gift zero carbon living to a friend) for less than the price of a weekly coffee ☕ While we don't think this alone will solve the climate crisis (one of the many reasons we provide digital infrastructure and tools to groups like Fridays for Future, XR, and Sunrise Movement), little differences DO add up when we spread the word and work together. To illustrate this, if every Spotify or Netflix customer went carbon-zero, it would carbon offset the environmental footprint of a country the size of Australia or Brazil. If you'd like to help us reach our next planting target of 1 million trees, we'd be extremely grateful, and you can start right here. Your contribution to plant trees and go carbon neutral is tax deductible. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Your contribution to plant trees and offset your carbon footprint with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S law.

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Community Outreach Volunteer

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter

Flexible times

IntroductionAt The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we're passionate about our mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS volunteers help carry out this mission in so many ways: supporting patients, family members, healthcare professionals, and our community, driving policy advocacy, participating in our campaigns, and helping LLS build much needed capacity.PurposeThe purpose of this role is to distribute LLS marketing materials to enhance community involvement and revenue generation for key fundraising campaigns such as Light The Night, Team In Training, Big Climb Philly and The Dude Hates Cancer. The outcomes of this role serve our mission work by helping staff to conduct impactful, grassroots outreach for our fundraising events and keep records of participating establishments.Position TasksDistribute LLS event materials (flyers, brochures) to local establishments in your immediate neighborhood (home,work).Update and maintain local establishments with LLS campaign materials as needed.Document new contacts, establishments and personal volunteer hours.Shift Time: 2-4 hours per month or mutually agreed upon time. Monday - Friday, during business hours and the occasional weekend. Flexible schedule.Benefits: Outreach is an integral step to help increase awareness about LLS and our fundraising events. This position has great opportunities to network and make professional contacts, have access to LLS events, and be part of a nationwide LLS community.Training: LLS will provide instruction for distribution and documentation of establishments.Best for Age Group: All agesTime of Opportunity: Morning, afternoon, evening. WeeklyDuration of Opportunity: Short-termRemote/Onsite Volunteering: Remote

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100 N. 20th Street, Suite 405
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Help New And Small Businesses

Score Philadelphia (Philadelphia)

Flexible times

SCORE Philadelphia is one of over 300 all-volunteer chapters of SCORE, a 50+ year old non-profit dedicated to helping people start and manage small businesses through mentoring and education, all free to the clients. We offer opportunities for retired and working people to use their skills and knowledge in this endeavor. Our chapter is one of the most diverse in the country,with many men and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. We look for people with business experience, in small businesses or large corporations, in general management or particular functions, who would like to share that experience with eager entrepreneurs and struggling business owners and managers. Experience in retail business, restaurants and other service businesses are especially in demand. Our volunteers find great personal satisfaction in using their hard-earned knowledge to help people who need and value that knowledge. Our mentors work closely with some clients on a long-term basis, watching their clients successfully implement their ideas. Some clients have a particular problem in finance, marketing or operations and seek expertise in those areas. Some clients are just exploring the idea of working for themselves and need education and wise counseling to clarify their own values, resources and willingness to put in the required effort. In addition to mentors and counselors, the chapter needs volunteers to help in running its own operations, to serve on committees in marketing, communications, IT, etc. Some of these volunteers do no mentoring but only help the chapter in pursuing its mission.

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105 N. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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