50th Anniversary of Earth Day | KALW

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Apr 21, 2020

ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh located in the traditional and unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations, Saturna Island, British Columbia
Credit Wetland Project

On Wednesday April 22, KALW will air 24-hours of the Wetland Project Slow Radio Broadcast in honor of Earth Day. Tune in to 91.7 FM, or listen online at kalw.org, to hear an environmental soundscape from Saturna Island, British Columbia. 

"The simple act of listening to the radio is a powerful act of collective protest for climate action and a healthier planet," say Wetland Project artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings.

April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which many say launched the modern environemental movement. 

Now in its fourth year the Wetland Project Slow Radio Broadcast will be heard on stations across Canada and the U.S. The broadcast can also be heard worldwide via the project's livestream.

Marks and Timmings say Earth Day is a time to pause and reflect, "The beautiful and complex environmental soundscape, featuring birds, frogs, airplanes and more, engages with you in real time throughout the day. The immersive quality of the slow radio broadcast promotes heightened awareness of the natural environment, which turns the simple act of listening to the radio into a powerful act of collective protest for climate action."

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