Earth Day 2020

Read April 17 press release.

Thanks to everyone who participated and attended!

Virtual Earth Day Celebration – Short Agenda (See detailed agenda and links to presentations below)
 
 
April 21
 
7:00 pm Dr. Roberto Barrios: “A Crisis for Whom? Experiences of Human Caused Climate Change in North America and the Caribbean”
 
April 22
 
11:00 am Steve Gariepy – History of Earth Day Presented by the Short Faced Bear
 
12:00 pm Virtual All Species Puppet Parade and March for Climate Change Solutions
 
1:00 – 4:00 on Virtual Earth Day Rally:
Speakers include Solarize Southern Illinois (solar group buy announcement), Food Autonomy, Carbondale Corona Response, The Climate Economy Action Network
 
6:00 pm Curt Carter: Fireside Chat with Aldo Leopold
 

April 21-22

Carbondale, Illinois

All Online

About The Event

Love4.Earth community organizations (see below) have been working for several months to bring a great celebration for Earth Day 2020 to Carbondale. We’ve had to make some adjustments from the usual format to make sure everyone stays well and healthy. Love4.Earth is the new home for Earth Day every day of the year!

April

21

7:00 p.m.

“A Crisis for Whom? Experiences of Human Caused Climate Change in North America and the Caribbean.”

Summary Since 2013, Roberto E. Barrios, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the SIU Department of Anthropology, has conducted ethnographic research on the lived experience of climate change and the policies and projects meant to mitigate it. This presentation reviews case studies from Central Mexico, the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the Caribbean to call attention to the particularities of the way the climate crisis is manifesting in the Americas.

April

22

11:00 a.m.

History of Earth Day

Steve Gariepy, Touch of Nature Environmental Educator, lifelong Carbondale resident

12:00 p.m.

Virtual All Species Puppet Parade and March for Climate Change Solutions

Send your images and links to videos to allspeciespuppetparadesil@gmail.com

Visit the virtual parade on the All Species Puppet Parade website.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Earth Day Rally: Speakers include Solarize Southern Illinois (solar group buy announcement), Food Autonomy, Carbondale Corona Response, The Climate Economy Action Network

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Love4.Earth - Carbondale

Humans working to care for each other and our planet, in Carbondale and the surrounding areas. Check here for updates on how and where to get help, online and (eventually) in-person events, and discussions.

Representatives from a number of local organizations are working on this site, including: Beloved Puppetistas, Women for Change, Carbondale Park District, City of Carbondale, Sierra Club Shawnee Group, Carbondale Spring, the Poor People's Campaign of Southern Illinois, Faith in Place, Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, Touch of Nature, and The Climate Economy Education Inc. We started out working on events for Earth Day, and we are adapting as the coronavirus takes its toll. We aim to help people through this time. We are only as strong as the weakest among us. Stay safe and healthy, and if you need help we'll try to help you!