Iowa Virtual Earth Day

Earth Day Virtual Rally

On April 22, 2020, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the first ever #IowaVirtualEarthDay. When the coronavirus crisis subsides, the climate crisis will still be with us and will continue to accelerate every day that we postpone proactive measures.

This is why we will use #IowaVirtualEarthDay to call on our leaders to focus their energy on protecting the health and well-being of Iowans by supporting renewable energy. On Earth Day 2020, Environment Iowa and our partners will host a virtual rally featuring local climate leaders while providing Iowans the opportunity to #ActonClimate, because staying home does not mean staying silent.

Rally Agenda

5:00-5:30 Social Media Storm
5:30 - 6:15 Speakers including State Senator, Rob Hogg, climate activist, Lilly Hill.
6:15-6:30 Wrap Up & Action

 

#IowaVirtualEarthDay Colition partners

Ames Climate Action Team

Bur Oak Land Trust

Bold Iowa

Environment Iowa

Iowa Citizens Climate Lobby

Iowa Farmers Union

Iowa Native Plant Society

Iowa Wildlife Federation

Moms Clean Air Force

National Wildlife Federation

Sierra Club - Iowa City Area Group 

Sunrise Movement - Cedar Rapids

Join us all month for online events

April 20-26

Phonebank Session - Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 pm 

Green Kids - Wednesday April 22 at 1:00 pm Central (11:00 am Pacific) (RSVP)

The Big Election (Puppet Show) - Thursday, April 23 at 3 PM 

Activist Training Workshop - Friday, April 24, 4-6 pm  

View the film "The Story of Plastic" and join us for happy hour on Friday discuss what we need to address this problem locally- Friday, April 24 - 5pm

Climate Crisis in The Light of The Pandemic - Saturday, April 25 at 3 PM

Interfaith Conversation About Caring for the Earth - Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3 PM

Future Events

Farm Solutions: No Till & Cover Crops - April 29 at 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. (RSVP)

Diversifying for on Farm Success - May 14th, 12:30 pm (RSVP)

Returning Livestock to Pasture - May 28 at 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.  (RSVP)