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Upcoming Earth Week Events

Thanks to Jessica Hanson, co-chair of ESTHER’s Environmental Justice Task Force, for compiling this list

Friday April 17 – Sunday April 26

Interfaith Power & Light film viewing opportunity - due to the coronavirus restrictions on gatherings, the Earth Vision Institute and James Balog, the filmmaker of The Human Element, are offering a link to view the film for free from home between April 17 and 26. Recommended to share it with your households or host a watch party with your congregations. Register to view the movie here.

Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24

(Facebook) Today's the start of our week long #strikefromhome. For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we're asking you to make a protest sign, take a picture with it using the hashtag #StrikeFromHome, tag us @wiconservationvoters and your decision makers, while asking them to commit to 100% clean energy. Let's make a big impact!

Tuesday, April 21 – 4:30 pm

Labor and Clean Energy Forum   As clean energy becomes more affordable and the consequences of inaction become more dire, we can expect to see the clean energy sector grow steadily. Dr. Jon Shelton, a Democracy and Justice Studies professor and labor expert at UW-Green Bay, will join Jesse Michalski, a Project Manager for Eland Electric and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, to discuss what cross-sections of labor and clean energy could look like in the near future.

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Wednesday, April 22 – 11:00 am CST

Evangelical Environmental Network is hosting aCreation Care Worship Gathering online at 11:00 am CST. The original Earth Day was a long time ago, and we invite you to join EEN staff on this Earth Day for a live worship service to celebrate the God of all Creation. You can find the live Facebook stream here.

Wednesday, April 22- 12:00 pm CST

The Earth Is the Lord's: A Webinar with Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr.   The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., was a central leader in the launch of the environmental justice movement in the 1980s and 90s. He coined the phrase “environmental racism” and played instrumental roles in Warren County civil disobedience campaign, the landmark Toxic Wastes and Race report, and the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. In this special address marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Chavis will focus on the role of faith communities in resisting those powers that would seek to rule and desecrate what is not theirs. Register for the webinar here – if you can’t tune in live, they will send you a recording!

Thursday, April 23 – 3:00 pm

Clean Energy Toolkit Webinar for Organizers   Want to learn more about how to transition your community towards renewable energy? Environmental advocacy groups from around the state have joined together to create the Wisconsin Clean Energy Toolkit, a guidebook for committing your community to clean energy. 

In this webinar you will connect with leaders from Wisconsin Conservation Voters to hear about how communities are taking the next steps in combating climate change locally. 

Conservation Voters field organizers will share how they have helped communities craft clean energy resolutions and action plans and how you can take these skills and build a clean energy coalition in your own community. Participants must register in advance.

Thursday, April 23 – 5:00 pm

            Citizens Climate Lobby Earth Day Talk: Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy

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Friday, April 24 –3:30 pm

Youth Climate Panel     Greta Thunberg has led the way globally as a young climate activist, but Wisconsin has plenty of its own. Join us Wednesday, April 1st at 5pm to hear from some of the leading young voices in the local fight against climate change. 

Panelists include: Claire Westlund, Clean Energy Fellow with Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Emi Lopez, Environmental Justice Fellow with Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Tressa Lange, Environmental Geography and American Indian Studies major at UW-Eau Claire and president of the Inter Tribal Student Council, Brandon Byrne, President of Roundriver Alliance, and Mae Sommerfeld, UW-Green Bay student and co-author of UW-Green Bay’s clean energy resolution.

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Saturday, April 25 – 12:00 pm CST

Dr. Hayhoe's talk: Healthy People, HealthyPlanet     Please join CCL to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Not all of us are able to focus on climate change right now. But for those who can, we’ll hear from climate leaders, learn about quick actions we can take to advocate for climate legislation, and get trained. You can attend this virtual Earth Day event from home and (virtually) bring a friend! Additional details and registration here on Eventbrite! To connect by video conference, go to

Monday, April 27 – 7:00 pm 

Our Community: An Antidote to Crisis Being part of a community eases feelings of isolation, reduces stress and generally increases happiness. In this time of the COVID-19 crisis, our communities are even more important than usual. Here’s a way to come together in community despite the need for physical distance between us. Hear local faith and spiritual leaders lift up the value of our connections to each other and highlight sources of hope as we navigate these difficult days. They will be joined by some of our great local musicians performing uplifting and encouraging songs. Together, we will celebrate community, share hope, and stand for justice in these challenging times. Register online to receive your personal link to the gathering; it will be sent by email a day or two before the event.

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