The Nature Conservancy’s Second Annual Earth Day Virtual Summit to Explore Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future

A scuba diver in the center of the photo surrounded by circling barracuda. The left side of the image has a gold-brown color overlay, and the right side has a blue color overlay.
Fighting for our Future Diver in a sea of barracuda. © Scott Portelli/TNC Photo Contest 2021

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John Kerry, Meryl Streep, Paul Hawken and Dr. Michael E. Mann, among many others, gather for a discussion about the fate of the planet and our path forward.

The Nature Conservancy in California is hosting its second annual Earth Day Virtual Summit for audiences across California and the globe on Thursday, April 21, 2022. The Earth Day Virtual Summit will bring together environmental luminaries, scientists, entertainers, policymakers and business leaders in a forum on adapting to climate change, energy alternatives and tackling plastic pollution.

The summit will feature conservation luminaries and advocates including John Kerry, Meryl Streep and Adam McKay; renowned scientists and environmentalists Dr. Michael E. Mann, Paul Hawken, Dr. John Francis and Eric and Julia Rignot; energy advocate and inventor Saul Griffith; head of Patagonia, Inc. Jenna Johnson; professional ski mountaineer and athlete-activist Caroline Gleich; and National Geographic Explorer and wildlife filmmaker Malaika Vaz.

This year’s Summit theme is “Fighting for Our Future” and will center our discussions on some of our planet’s most pressing problems, and the urgency with which we need to move to solve them in order to mitigate and adapt to the devastating effects of climate change on our planet. The Summit will feature panel discussions and one-on-one conversations designed to provide inspiration, exchange of scientific perspectives and an exploration of nature-based solutions needed to overcome our unprecedented global challenges. 

The 2022 Earth Day Virtual Summit is free to attend. For more details on the program and to register, please visit:

Event hashtag: #FightForOurFuture


The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 70 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.