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Earth Optimism Nairobi in will be happening between 29 March & 4 April 2021

The 2021 Earth Optimism’s overarching theme is restoration. Restoration of green spaces and wetlands, our food systems, marine environments, hope in communities, populations and different species of wildlife and most important, self restoration.
2020 was a year that has pulled apart and disrupted each and every individual, community and country in many different ways; despite this tough and grueling year, there are still stories of courage and hope that can be shared; stories of transformation and restoration that build on the lessons drawn from 2020.
The Earth Optimism theme on restoration is in line with the UN decade of restoration and Earth Day’s Restoration of our Earth theme that all underpin the importance of healthy ecosystems for healthier communities.


Stories of Hope

Earth Optimism aims to fundamentally shift how we frame the narrative about our planet – from doom and gloom to optimism and opportunity. Here are the conservation stories that will inspire you to conservation action

Earth Optimism Voices

People are the drivers to the conservation of habitats and species. Some go unheard because of the nature of our media platforms today, Earth Optimisms gives everyone a chance to not only share but learn from other the positive impact for conservation 

Biophilic Film Festival

The Biophilic Film festival will run a long side Earth Optimism Nairobi to showcase the amazing conservation stories through Films. 









Environmental Conservation: Species and Habitats

Habitat restoration and conservation, not only enhances species diversity but offers various socioeconomic benefits to communities and cities. Healthy habitats enhance urban environments, livelihoods and quality of life. A community is as resilient as its habitats.

Earth Optimism Nairobi @TonyWild
Sustainable food systems: Ecological agriculture, Food security and nutrition

Food production and supply systems are an essential part of any community. Good systems ensure that populations have adequate nutrition while keeping negative environmental effects minimumal. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought to light the need for localized food systems and the value of traditional African vegetables, for instance. Kitchen gardens were and still are at the fore front of supporting a sustainable food system in a household level.

Communities: Site action, Research and Capacity building

Communities are custodians of the environment and play a critical role in the protection, sustainable use and management of species and habitats. They also drive change, and their actions, can mean presence or absence of resilience and adaptation at local levels, and often generate solutions that can be replicated at larger scales.

Climate action: Adaptation, Mitigation and Innovation

Against a backdrop of a global pandemic and natural disasters, the need for climate action is even more urgent. Adaptation and resilience to climate change is vital so as to ensure efforts that minimize future risks and enhance action are put forward and prioritized. Innovation around climate action seeks to adapt and mitigate climate change in novel ways that can offer socio-economic benefits to communities protect the environment and enhance livelihoods.

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Some of the local community scouts and rangers involved in the project

We join other earth optimists globally in celebrating the 50th anniversary of earth day with good news of growing populations of forest elephants at Omo Forest Reserve, southwestern Nigeria. This …

Dr Mao

As we celebrate Earth Optimism – and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – we are excited to bring you uplifting stories from real people who are making an impact …

Earth Optimism Digital Summit!

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 …



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