Lincoln Earth Day 2020: A Virtual Celebration! We are celebrating Earth Day’s 50th anniversary at a safe social distance by providing online content and hosting presenters, panels, and other virtual activities.
Join us for one (or all!) of the scheduled events! To join in all you need to do is click the link provided (for easy access, download the Zoom app either on your phone or computer!)
Not sure how to use Zoom? You can also head over to our Youtube page at any point and watch a free live stream there!
9 AM – Storytime with Lincoln Public Libraries
9:45 AM – Yoga with Maggie Mae Squires
10:45 AM – Panel: Faith and the Environment featuring Rev. Richard Randolph Ph.D. Senior Pastor at Christ United Methodist Church, Becky Seth from Green Sanctuary Committee at Unitarian Church of Lincoln, Steve Schafer from the Board of Trustees at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Penny Greer from Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light, and Laurel Van Ham Ph.D. Green@Heart Moderator at Westminster Presbyterian Church
This panel will focus on the relationship between humans and the environment from a faith perspective. It will highlight how care for all life on our planet is integral to our religious beliefs. The panel will also feature the work of Lincoln congregations who have made environmental sustainability central to their ministry and mission.
12 PM – Building Nebraska Communities from the Soil Up featuring Graham Christensen, GC Resolve
This discussion will diagnose current issues arising from the current industrial agriculture system, and offer a better environmental, economic, and just food production solution moving forward. That solution lies in how we manage the soil, and when properly managed we see benefits ranging from drastic greenhouse gas reductions to improved water quality, flood mitigation and erosion control, and improved public health.
1 PM – Panel: Energize and Unite: Kicking off the Decade of Our Lives moderated by Brittni McGuire, Sustain UNL President and Steven Kirchner, National Field Coordinator with Our Climate and featuring Aidan Chapman, Kristen Ohnoutka, Zach Renshaw, and Aidan Swanson
Join some of Nebraska’s leading young organizers for a discussion on the role generations play in the climate crisis and what we can all do to take action in the climate movement. Hallmarked with the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we stand on a foundation built by our elders, ready to give it our all and provide the energy for a movement towards a livable world. Young people are rising to the challenge of not just their generation, but of humanity thus far. Our moderators and panelists represent many areas of the climate movement: lobbying, voter registration, divestment, striking, public power, and sustainability.