Third Party Events

TUESDAY:

  • Sustaining All Life: "Healing Climate Grief and Reclaiming Power for Action in the COVID Pandemic,”Tuesday, April 21 at 12:00pm CT, led by Barbara Love.

 This session offers participants the opportunity to notice and examine the range of emotions that they experience related to and resulting from the climate emergency and the COVID pandemic, including grief, and the debilitating effects of carrying these unexpressed emotions. Participants will be introduced to tools to heal these emotions and release individual thinking, energy, and initiative to engage in actions that help to solve the climate crisis. https://www.sustainingalllife.org/healing-climate-grief-earth-day-liv


WEDNESDAY:

  • Stand Up For Climate Change Comedy Show - An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy, Wednesday, April 22 at 8:30pm CT

This “best of” show features brief climate comedy videos from our five years of hosting this event along with this year’s international climate comedy video contest winners. Max Boykoff and Beth Osnes will co-host, and Philadelphia comedian Chuck Nice is a featured guest! This online offering is an example of something we call, ‘good natured’ comedy,’ which our research shows helps process negative emotions, feeds hope, and sustains climate action. Reversing global warming is a mighty challenge to our survival that requires a steep incline in new behaviors. But like any huge mountain, there’s only one way to get over it. Climate! Tune in here to watch:https://insidethegreenhouse.org/news/stand-climate-change-april-22 

  • Sustaining All Life: "Speaking Out and Taking Creative Action Against Anti-Asian Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic, for Young Black, Indigenous, and People of Color," Wednesday, April 22 at 3:00pm CT

 Violence against people of Asian heritage has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, deepening the ways Black, Indigenous, and other people of color have been targeted by racism. This interactive workshop will create space for young people of color to come together and support each other to heal from the ways people of Asian heritage are being targeted by violence during this pandemic, and use art to find and express hope, possibility, and our vision for the world that we actually want and need in this moment. https://actionnetwork.org/events/against-anti-asian-violence-sal-uer

  • Climate Generation: Eyewitness: Earth Day Virtual Storytelling Slam, Wednesday, April 22 from 11:00am-12:30pm CT

Tune in live to hear personal experiences of climate change, including stories, poems and musical performances to encourage our spirits, create connection, and build solidarity. The line up will begin with Dakota Elder and spoken word artist, Strong Buffalo (Tatanka Ohitika) who is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and a decorated Vietnam veteran. During moments of difficulty, grounding ourselves in our community can help to uplift us for the challenge at hand. Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/earth-day-storytelling

  • MN350: MN350 Earth Day Community Call to gather, get current on MN350’s work and take meaningful action to support the Clean Jobs Stimulus Package in Minnesota! Wednesday, April 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm CT

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts Minnesotan’s daily lives, including our ability to work, pay rent and send our kids to school, we need to ensure working people can make ends meet. We can respond powerfully and wisely in this time of pandemic by creating millions of new family-sustaining, career-track clean energy jobs and delivering strategic investments — like energy efficiency housing retrofits, rooftop solar installation, electric bus deployment, rural broadband development, and other forms of economic diversification. That's why we're asking legislators to support a Clean Jobs Stimulus Package. Sign up today to receive the zoom call information: Community Call Sign Up. And help spread the word!

  • Youth Climate Strikes: Earth Day Livestream Events, Wednesday, April 22 through Friday, April 23, all day

STRIKE, DIVEST, AND VOTE FOR OUR FUTURE. On April 22-24, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency. Even if we’re stuck at home, we can still change the world. Join us for three days of action — from teach-ins, musical performances, divestment, and more. All you need is an internet connection. Together, we can change our world into one that is not only safe and sustainable, but flourishes for generations to come. https://strikewithus.org/#about

  • Earth Day Network: Earth Day Livestream Events, Wednesday, April 22 all day

https://www.earthday.org/

 

THURSDAY:

  • Sustaining All Life: "Remembering and Uplifting What Our People Have Known For Centuries, for Young Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,"Thursday, April 23 at 6:00pm CT, led by AL Caballes and Cecilia Lim

 People of the Global South (Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands) are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. This interactive workshop will create space for young people of color to come together and support each other to heal from the ways the climate crisis is impacting us and our people back home. We will remember the brilliant ways our people work together in cooperation and harmony with each other and the natural world, precontact and before colonization. We’ll imagine how we want the world to be and our role in it. Drawing inspiration from our cultures, we’ll use art to express our vision for the world that we actually want and need in this moment. https://actionnetwork.org/events/remember-uplift-sal-uer