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This Earth Day 2024, join the growing movement of support for healthy farms and food! For one day only, on April 22, the award-winning documentary film ‘Common Ground’ (follow-up to Kiss the Ground) presents a nationwide super screening in select AMC and other theaters across 75+ cities.

This Earth Day 2024, join the growing movement of support for healthy farms and food! For one day only, on April 22, the award-winning documentary film ‘Common Ground’ (follow-up to Kiss the Ground) presents a nationwide super screening in select AMC and other theaters across 75+ cities.

JOIN THE REGENERATIVE MOVEMENT ON EARTH DAY 2024!

Earth Day 2024 - Common Ground Super Screening with AMC Theatres

Gather your friends and family to watch the extended Earth Day edition of the film, including Q&A discussion featuring filmmakers, narrators, and special guests. You will experience the hard truths about our food systems, and walk away with tangible solutions after seeing the profound and hopeful stories of heroes among us that are defying the odds to heal the planet with regenerative practices, one acre at a time!

PURCHASE TICKETS TO SEE COMMON GROUND

EARTH DAY 2024 | APRIL 22

Albany GA | AMC CLASSIC Albany 16

Annapolis MD | AMC Annapolis Mall 11

Asheville NC | AMC River Hills

Atlanta GA  | AMC Phipps Plaza 14

Austin, TX | AMC Barton Creek Square 14

Avon, NY | Avon Park Theater

Bainbridge Island, WA | Historic Lynwood Theater

Baltimore, MD | The Charles Theatre

Billings MT  | AMC Classic Shiloh 14

Birmingham AL  | AMC Summit 16

Boston MA  | AMC Commons 19

Burbank CA | AMC Burbank 16

Chicago IL |  AMC River East 21

Chula Vista CA | AMC Otay Ranch 12

Cincinnati OH | AMC Dine-In Anderson Towne Center 9

Clearwater FL | AMC Classic Palm Harbor

Dallas TX | AMC Northpark 15

Dayton, OH | The Neon

Denver CO | AMC 9 + CO 10

Des Moines, IA | Varsity Theatre

Dothan AL | AMC CLASSIC Dothan Pavilion 12

Downer’s Grove, IL | Classic Cinemas Tivoli

Durham NC  | AMC Southpoint 17

Evansville IN | AMC Evansville 16

Harrisburg PA | AMC Camp Hill

Houston TX | AMC Fountains 18

Houston TX | AMC Willowbrook 24

Indianapolis IN | AMC Indianapolis 17

Leawood, KS | AMC Town Center 20

Las Vegas NV | AMC Town Square 18

Los Angeles CA | AMC Century City 15

Madison WI | AMC Fitchburg 18

Miami FL | AMC Sunset 24

Minneapolis MN | AMC Southdale 16

Missoula MT | AMC Southgate 9

Montgomery AL | AMC Classic Chantilly 16

Moscow, ID | Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

Nashville TN | AMC Bellevue 12

New Orleans LA | AMC Elmwood Palace 20

New York, NY | AMC Empire 25

Niles IL  | AMC Niles 12

Omaha, NE | ACX Cinema 12+

Orlando FL | AMC Altamonte Mall 18

Phoenix AZ | AMC Arizona Center 24

Paonia, CO | Paradise Theatre

Pittsburgh PA | AMC Waterfront 22

Redondo Beach, CA | AMC Dine-In South Bay Galleria 16

San Diego CA | AMC La Jolla 12

San Diego CA | AMC Mission Valley

San Francisco CA | AMC Metreon 16

Santa Clara CA | AMC Mercado 20

Sarasota FL | AMC Sarasota 12

Saratoga Springs NY | AMC Saratoga Springs

Seattle WA | AMC Seattle 10

Spokane WA | AMC River Park Square

Tampa FL | AMC Veterans 24

Traverse City, MI | State Theatre

Washington, D.C. | AMC Georgetown 14

Wellfleet, MA | Wellfleet Cinemas

Wichita KS | AMC Northrock 14

Williamstown, MA | Images Cinema

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Together we can create the “tipping point” for regenerative agriculture. This will mean screening Common Ground across the country and around the world, celebrating Earth Day 2024, every day, building a consumer advocacy force, educating new farmers, putting an educational version of the movie into schools, and ultimately changing our farming practices. These are big goals and we need your help.

Together we can create the “tipping point” for regenerative agriculture. This will mean screening Common Ground across the country and around the world, celebrating Earth Day 2024, every day, building a consumer advocacy force, educating new farmers, putting an educational version of the movie into schools, and ultimately changing our farming practices. These are big goals and we need your help.

Thank You to Our Earth Day 2024 Partners!

100 Million Acres
Heal documentary and podcast
washington farmland trust
Unify
LocalHarvest
Climate Reality Project Alabama
environmental media association
Mad Agriculture
Conservation Northwest

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Earth Day 2024: Celebrating Our Planet by Embracing Regeneration

How “Common Ground” Marks a Turning Point for Earth Day April 22 Celebrations

Earth Day 2024 stands as a pivotal moment in environmental activism. The rich history of Earth Day is a perfect complement to the urgent need for regeneration and sustainable practices. This year, we invite you to celebrate Earth Day not just as a day of reflection but as a call to action. By watching “Common Ground,” a documentary shedding light on regenerative agriculture, we can transform our engagement with Earth Day from passive observance to active participation. Dive into why this Earth Day is unlike any before and how “Common Ground” serves as a beacon of hope and change.

Earth Day 2024: Celebrating Our Planet by Embracing Regeneration

How “Common Ground” Marks a Turning Point for Earth Day April 22 Celebrations

Summary:
Earth Day 2024 stands as a pivotal moment in environmental activism. The rich history of Earth Day is a perfect complement to the urgent need for regeneration and sustainable practices. This year, we invite you to celebrate Earth Day not just as a day of reflection but as a call to action. By watching “Common Ground,” a documentary shedding light on regenerative agriculture, we can transform our engagement with Earth Day from passive observance to active participation. Dive into why this Earth Day is unlike any before and how “Common Ground” serves as a beacon of hope and change.

The Genesis of Earth Day: A Retrospective Journey

The inception of Earth Day on April 22, 1970, was not just the birth of an annual event but the catalyst for the modern environmental movement as we know it today, underlining its status as part of the world’s largest environmental movement. This groundbreaking day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson, a passionate environmentalist from Wisconsin, who was deeply concerned about the deteriorating state of the planet due to rampant industrialization and negligence toward environmental issues. Earth Day was his response to ignite global awareness and bring environmental concerns into the limelight.

The Prelude to Earth Day

The 1960s were a time of profound social and cultural upheaval in the United States, with movements advocating for civil rights, peace, and justice, paving the way for the first Earth Day in 1970. However, amidst these powerful social currents, environmental issues were largely overshadowed and neglected until the first Earth Day in 1970 marked a turning point. It was the era of big cars, booming industrial growth, and little regard for pollution and environmental degradation, highlighting the need for observances like International Mother Earth Day to instigate change. Senator Nelson, disturbed by the oil spills, air pollution, and the loss of wilderness, envisioned a day that would put environmental concerns on the national agenda.

The First Earth Day: A Groundbreaking Moment

The idea for the first Earth Day on April 22 came to Senator Nelson in the wake of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, one of the most devastating ecological disasters of the time. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse the energy of student protests with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it could force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Nelson announced the concept of a “national teach-in on the environment” and persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair. Together, they enlisted Denis Hayes, a young activist, to organize campus teach-ins, which quickly spread to communities beyond college campuses, turning into a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment.

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to protest against environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. This unprecedented event saw Americans from all walks of life coming together, showcasing the power of unity in pushing for change and collectively participating in Earth Day. It led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of landmark environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

Earth Day’s Legacy and Evolution

The first Earth Day successfully placed environmental issues on the national agenda, but its impact did not stop there. It galvanized Americans and people around the world to see the planet’s well-being as integral to humanity’s survival. Earth Day went global in 1990, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.

Earth Day has since evolved into Earth Week and Earth Month, with various events and initiatives focusing on educating and mobilizing communities worldwide. It has spurred actions both big and small, from local clean-ups to global campaigns against plastic pollution, all aimed at protecting our common home, as part of the Earth Day 2010 legacy.

The Common Ground team has reflected a lot on the genesis of Earth Day.  It’s clear that this day was more than just a moment in history; it was the beginning of a collective journey toward environmental stewardship, one that continues to inspire and challenge us to think globally and act locally. The legacy of Earth Day reminds us of our shared responsibility to safeguard our planet for future generations, a mission that is as urgent now as it was in 1970, underlining the ongoing importance of Earth Day events.

Earth Day 2024: Why This Year is Different

As we approach Earth Day 2024, the stakes are higher than ever. With climate change accelerating, this year’s Earth Day emphasizes actionable solutions, with “Common Ground” leading the charge by highlighting the potential of regenerative agriculture.

The Power of Regenerative Agriculture: Insights from “Common Ground”

“Common Ground” showcases regenerative agriculture as a powerful tool against climate change. It not only revitalizes the soil but also serves as a carbon sink, a crucial step toward healing our planet, aligning with the goals set for Earth Day 2020.

Celebrating Earth Day with Meaningful Impact: A Call to Action

As Earth Day 2024 approaches, we invite you to partake in celebrations that transcend traditional activities, aiming for a profound and lasting impact on our planet. This year, the focus is not just on awareness, but on actionable change that each of us can contribute to. The opportunities to make a difference are as vast as they are vital, ranging from engaging in the Great Global Cleanup to championing sustainable policies, a testament to how Earth Day is celebrated globally. Earth Day offers a platform for every individual to play an essential role in shaping a greener future.

A centerpiece of this year’s Earth Day is the nationwide screening of “Common Ground,” a documentary that brings to light the transformative power of regenerative agriculture. By attending a screening, you’re not just observing Earth Day; you’re stepping into a movement of change. “Common Ground” doesn’t just aim to educate; it seeks to inspire and equip viewers with the knowledge and drive to initiate tangible actions towards environmental regeneration.

A Call to Engage in Actions with Lasting Impact

  • Celebrating Earth Day with Purposeful Action: A Revitalized Approach

As we gear up for Earth Day 2024, it’s time to redefine our approach to celebrating this crucial day with environmental action. It’s not just about acknowledging the day; it’s about embarking on actions that forge a sustainable future, such as participating in Earth Day festivals and tree-planting events. This year, let’s pivot towards initiatives that promise a tangible impact, drawing inspiration from “Common Ground,” a documentary that showcases the transformative potential of regenerative agriculture.

A Call to Engage in Actions with Lasting Impact

    • Watch and Learn from “Common Ground”: Make plans to attend a screening of “Common Ground” on Earth Day. This documentary is more than a film; it’s a catalyst for change, illustrating the critical role of regenerative agriculture in healing our planet. By understanding the issues and solutions presented, you become part of a larger movement towards sustainability.
    • Support Local Regenerative Farmers: Discover and support local regenerative farmers using this comprehensive MAP from our friends at the Organic Consumers Association. By choosing regenerative products, you contribute to a healthier planet through actions like tree planting.
    • Look for Certified Regenerative Labels: Make informed choices by looking for products with Certified Regenerative Labels, ensuring your purchases support sustainable agricultural practices.
    • Transform Spaces into Food Sources: Embrace urban agriculture by growing food in planter boxes, rooftops, or converting your lawn into a food forest. Our guide to gardening offers practical tips to get started.
    • Advocate for Regenerative Agriculture: Voice your support for regenerative agriculture by asking your representatives to prioritize it. Regenerate America provides an easy platform to communicate this critical message.
    • Stay Informed and Connected: Sign up for Common Ground’s newsletter and follow our channels on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on regenerative practices and events.
    • Spread the Word: Share your insights and enthusiasm for regenerative agriculture on social media using our social media toolkit, in celebration of Earth Day 2024. Your voice can inspire others to join the movement.
    • Host a “Common Ground” Screening: Amplify the message by hosting a screening of “Common Ground.” Whether it’s a community gathering or a film on the farm event, every screening makes a difference.
    • Embrace Regenerative Practices: If you’re a farmer, consider transitioning your farm to regenerative practices. Our Free Guide offers a roadmap to sustainable farming.
    • Incorporate Regenerative Foods: Elevate your diet by incorporating regenerative foods, a key topic for Earth Day 2024. Our guides provide valuable insights into making regenerative choices, particularly pertinent for Earth Day 2024.
    • Create a Regenerative Garden as a form of environmental action for Earth Day: Start a regenerative garden with our comprehensive guide, fostering a direct connection with the earth and contributing to soil health.
    • Sign up for our “Take Action Guide” to find out more.

Partner Initiatives:

    • Advocate through 100 Million Acres: Contact your representative via 100 Million Acres (https://100millionacres.org/) to support regenerative policies. Sign the Petition to Change the Farm Bill and consider taking the Soil Advocacy Course to become a more effective proponent of soil health.

For Farmers Embracing Regeneration:

    • Transitioning to Regenerative Agriculture: Explore resources for transitioning to regenerative agriculture, including courses by Understanding Ag and consultations with Mad Ag.
    • Certification and Financing for sustainable practices come into sharp focus as Earth Day 2024 approaches, highlighting the need for environmental action: Consider getting certified through ROA or Regenified and explore financing options for your transition, including private and public financing through Mad Agriculture, Farm Raise, and FARMLAND LLC.
    • Carbon Credits in 2024: Investigate opportunities to generate income by registering your land for carbon credits with Nori and Indigo, contributing to carbon sequestration efforts.

Renewing Earth Day Celebrations:

As we observe Earth Day 2024, let’s commit to these impactful actions and embrace the regenerative movement championed by “Common Ground.” By taking purposeful steps, we not only celebrate Earth Day but also contribute to a resilient, sustainable, and thriving planet for generations to come.

Engaging Communities and Beyond

This Earth Day 2024, let’s expand our horizons beyond the usual activities to include a billion acts of green. By participating in impactful actions, advocating for change, and immersing ourselves in the enlightening journey “Common Ground” offers, we can all contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet. It’s a chance not just to celebrate Earth Day but to actively participate in the stewardship of our environment through environmental action. Together, let’s turn inspiration into action and ensure that Earth Day 2024 marks a turning point in our collective journey towards a regenerative future.

Plastic Pollution and the Environment: A Critical Look

Plastic pollution continues to devastate our oceans and wildlife. Earth Day 2024 calls for a strong UN treaty on plastic pollution, aiming to end the era of single-use plastics, reflecting how Earth Day has evolved into a platform for significant environmental advocacy.

Renewable Energy and Earth Day: The Perfect Match

Renewable energy plays a pivotal role in Earth Day celebrations, with initiatives promoting solar and wind energy as alternatives to fossil fuels, aligning with Earth Day’s mission to protect our planet.

The Regeneration Pledge: A Commitment to Heal Our Planet

The Regeneration Pledge highlights the vital role of individual commitments in healing our planet. By aiming to regenerate 100 million acres of land, this initiative showcases the power of collective action in addressing environmental challenges. Every pledge, whether it involves adopting regenerative practices, supporting sustainable farming, or contributing to the restoration of ecosystems, is a step toward a more sustainable future. This movement, echoing the spirit of Earth Day, invites individuals globally to join in one of the most significant efforts to combat climate change and promote biodiversity. Let’s make every action count towards regenerating our Earth, embracing the pledge as a beacon of hope and transformation in the environmental movement.

Understanding the Earth Day Network: A Global Coalition

The Earth Day Network mobilizes over 1 billion people worldwide, making it the largest environmental movement. It works year-round to solve climate change, end plastic pollution, and protect endangered species.

The Role of Education in Earth Day Celebrations

Education is at the heart of Earth Day, empowering individuals to take part in actions like tree planting and reducing their carbon footprint. Through climate education and awareness campaigns, we can advocate for widespread awareness on environmental issues and inspire the next generation of activists, emphasizing the importance of biodiversity and the initiatives on earthday.org.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Earth Day Celebrations

As we look to the future, Earth Day celebrations, now part of the world’s largest environmental movement, will continue to evolve, focusing on sustainability and regeneration. “Common Ground” exemplifies this shift, showcasing that every day is Earth Day when we commit to protecting our planet.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of regenerative agriculture as showcased in “Common Ground.”
  • Engaging in meaningful Earth Day actions that contribute to long-term environmental health through activities like tree planting.
  • The critical role of education in fostering a deeper understanding of environmental issues.
  • Earth Day has since evolved into Earth Week and Earth Month, with various events and initiatives focusing on educating and mobilizing communities worldwide, marking its growth into the world’s largest environmental observance.

As Earth Day 2024 approaches, let us unite in our efforts to protect and regenerate our planet through environmental action. By embracing the lessons from “Common Ground” and participating in acts of green, we can ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.