Conservation Music Malawi (CMMW) has joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 50th edition of Earth Day on 22, April 2020.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
However, this year the world faces two crises: One is the
COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the other is a slowly building disaster for the environment.
CMMW has joined the world as EARTHRISE, a global digital mobilization that drives
actions big and small, gives diverse voices a platform and
demands bold action for people and the planet, goes digital in commemorating the day.
CMMW in its role of promoting environmental sustainability and climate action, it has produced songs and poems that talk about the need of coordinated efforts in restoring the land, reducing pollution and protecting wetlands.
A song by Clifford Mkanthama talks about land restoration, a poem by Binge talks about the impacts of climate change and what we all can do, a poem by Zinja talks about how water is life
CMMW will on 22 April also launch a song by Tigris and Chisomo’s Fate short story, both of these talk about floods preparedness, prevention, response and roles of different stakeholders.
CMMW further encourages the general public to follow #EarthDayAfrica #EarthDay #EarthRise as well as joining the existing social media environmental movement such as #ClimateStrikeOnline or #fridaysforfuture.
Conservation Music Malawi (CMMW) is a registered, non-profit organization made up of activists and artists from a wide array of expertise.
Stream and download CMMW Earth Day music, poem and short story
Download Ndizotheka by Tigris
Watch “Ndizothekera” by Tigris