​Join the Earth Optimism Digital Summit!

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The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22 and in recognition, the Smithsonian Institution will be hosting the 2020 Earth Optimism Digital Summit from April 22-24th. Watch the LIVE broadcast online on Facebook LiveTwitterYoutube and on the Earth Optimism website for FREE.

More than 100 global leaders will share successful conservation and sustainability strategies being deployed worldwide and discuss how to scale and mainstream these strategies to achieve transformative change.

Earth Optimism aims to fundamentally shift how we frame the narrative about our planet – from doom and gloom to optimism and opportunity. Started in 2017 through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, the Earth Optimism movement emerged from two key realisations: 1) that fear without hope leads to apathy rather than action, and 2) that conservation successes are widespread yet not widely appreciated. You won’t want to miss this inspiring three-day event!

Thirza Loffeld

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK

My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. For several years, I researched mother-young interactions in gorillas and chimpanzees, in captivity and the wild. After that, I worked for three years in Indonesia, where I developed and implemented youth ambassador and community engagement programmes on local and regional scales. These programmes are aimed at building conservation capacity and promoting stewardship. I currently conduct my PhD research on the professional development of conservation professionals and work as Community Manager at WildHub.
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