Earth Day 2012 Event Extravaganza
All kinds of Earth Day events are happening . . . well . . . all over the earth. These are some of the Center’s favorites — that we’ll be attending, at least. See you there! Or celebrate in your own town.
University of Arizona Earth Day Event
The Center will definitely be there tabling, with lots of information (and stickers!) to share. There will also be a kids’ section with a fun inflatable, face painting, balloon animals, and more! We will have validated parking in the nearby Tyndall parking garage for those who need to drive.
This event features environmentally themed exhibits, music, performances, and food vendors. Admission is free, and all exhibits include hands-on environmental activities for young and old alike. The Center will be there tabling, with lots of information (and stickers!) to share
We’ll also be participating in the “All Species Procession” Make a banner proclaiming how your favorite or chosen species is so important to planet Earth. Are you helping clean the air (trees and plants)? Are you an endangered or threatened species? Dress up as your species, draw a poster for it—whatever you want to do to make sure everyone knows how important it is to the heath of the planet. The parade begins at 10 a.m., and winners for the best species representation are announced at 11:30.
There will also be a solar cook-off and an alternative-fuels vehicle show. If you bike to the zoo at the park, too, you’ll get free admission there before or after the festival on the same day by showing your safety helmet.
When: Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Baraka
Population Growth Presentation
Film: A Sea Change
April 20, 2012
Imagine a world without fish. A Sea Change is the first documentary about ocean acidification, sometimes called, along with global warming, "the other CO2 problem"—which could cause dramatic changes to our seas, harming species from corals to fish to whales. Learn more about this looming threat to our oceans and their web of life and find out what you can do to help.
The film features internationally known scientists and highlights the personal story of a family of fishermen. With Sven Huseby — retired educator, Center for Biological Diversity supporter, and concerned grandparent — we travel from Norway to northwestern America, learning about the scientific, economic, and cultural implications of ocean acidification.
The film includes an interview with Center attorney Miyoko Sakashita, who discusses the Center’s legal approaches to addressing the problem of ocean acidification.
At this screening, Sakashita will also be giving a live speech about the film and the problems our oceans face.
When: Friday, April 20, 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: U.C. Berkeley, 2200 University Ave., Wurster Hall, Auditorium 112
Email email@example.com or call (626)716-8919 or visit the A Sea Change website for more information.
Then learn more about the Center’s Endangered Oceans campaign.
April 22, 2012
San Francisco, California
This Earth Day, youth will be marching in record-breaking numbers around the world, revealing (and "celebrating") the mindset that makes global warming possible. In San Francisco, we’ll get to the Earth Day SF's celebration in time for a Sing Out, a youth poetry slam, and a flash mob "die-in" similar to this one, in an effort to draw attention to the importance of curbing the effects of climate change.
This is a sarcastic "Rally to Celebrate Global Warming," so make a poster, come out and use humor to open minds.
The aim of the march is to show the world that our future matters, and the longer they delay action on climate change, the worse things will be for our children. Just as Martin Luther King Jr. marched for civil rights, as women marched for the right to vote, as youth protested the war in Vietnam, the time has come to fight for our right to a safe future for us, our children, and our planet.
Note: This is not a youth-only event. This is a march for anyone concerned about the future of generations to come. Also, while we’ll be ending our march at the SF Earth Day Celebration, the march itself isn’t affiliated with Earth Day SF.
Remember to invite your friends—tell everyone. The better the turnout, the stronger our message. This is the mission of our generation. Will you rise up to the challenge and tell the world that enough is enough, that you matter?
Where and when: Meet at Justin Herman Plaza at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 22; we'll be marching to UN Plaza to meet up with Earth Day SF's celebration.
Find out more here and RSVP here.
Earth Day Every Day Celebration
April 21, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Center for Biological Diversity will be tabling at and participating in a multi-faceted, family-friendly Earth Day celebration in Florida on the day before the official Earth Day —- and you're invited, too. This all-day-long "party with a purpose" will offer engaging activities celebrating the values of sustainability, community and fun, including:
When: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd.
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