Earth Day 2020
Thanks to everyone who participated and attended!
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!
“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.
History of Earth Day
Steve Gariepy, Touch of Nature Environmental Educator, lifelong Carbondale resident
Virtual All Species Puppet Parade and March for Climate Change Solutions
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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
Curt Carter: Fireside Chat with Aldo Leopold
This program focuses on solar group buys--a popular, non-profit initiated configuration to make it easier and less expensive for folks to go solar: homeowners, small business owners, and farmers. HERE IS THE ZOOM LINK FOR JOINING:...
The video from the May 27 fourth Wednesday community meetup is here: https://youtu.be/3TDn7szRte0; please note the next one coming up is June 24. Please stay tuned to these community meetups for updates about what's happening across our community. Solarize SI events...
From our friends at the Peace Coalition: Dear Peace Coalition, As we reel since the murder of George Floyd, reject the violence of the police/military, cheer on the massive response by young people and others who represent a challenge to discrimination and injustice...
From our friends at the Southern Illinois Poor People's Campaign ((Download a PDF with this information)): We are rounding the bend towards the June 20, 2020 Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering, NOW is the time to get...
UPDATE 6/8/20: ICYMI the video from this meetup is available at https://youtu.be/3TDn7szRte0. As a follow-up and continuation of our Earth Day 2020 event, we're going to provide our community with updates and a chance to ask questions and raise concerns every 4th...
Guide to Resources for the Southern Illinois Immigrant Community COVID-19 Response and Call for Donations and Volunteers
From our friends at Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project: Dear Friends, We write hoping you and your loved ones are well and safe. We know that COVID and the resulting economic consequences have made this a challenging time for many in our community. SIIRP...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 17, 2020 Contact: Amy McMorrow Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 618 713 2896 Local Groups Bringing Earth Day Home Online Presentations, Activities and Meetings for Earth Day's 50th Anniversary Celebration Carbondale, Illinois -...
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Carbondale’s Annual Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day is usually just one day, but this year will extend for a month. The 30-Day KCB Challenge will run for the month of April. Street assignments and communication will be done remotely, by phone, email, Facebook, and...
Ecology and Identification of Common Spring Wildflowers – Webinar https://go.illinois.edu/WildflowerWebinar April 2, 10-11am Wildflower Webinar Flyer (PDF) Illinois forests erupt with colorful wildflowers each spring. Join Extension Forester Chris Evans in this...
Love4.Earth - CarbondaleHumans 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!