Earth Day 2020 Message from Elandria Williams and Aly Tharp + Program Highlights

As we head into a jam-packed week for the 50th Earth Day and 3-day global climate strike 4/22-24th, here is a video message from our UUA co-moderator Elandria Williams and UUMFE program director Aly Tharp, shared in a Multi-Faith Earth Day Worship  today — follow the link to view the worship recording!

Please also join the following programs later this week:

4/22-24: Earth Day Live 2020

The US climate strike coalition has pulled together three straight days of stellar programming for Earth Day Live 2020 — calling on everyone to STRIKE, DIVEST, & VOTE! 

Earth Day Live

Fridays for Future is also hosting a 24-hour live stream on Friday, April 24th! Each hour will be led by youth climate strikers in various countries around the world!

Fridays for Future

The Condor & The Eagle Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

Earth Day, April 22nd, 6-8 pm Pacific / 7-9 Mountain / 8-10 Central / 9-11 pm Eastern
Sliding scale suggested donation: $10-50+ (all are welcome)

Close out Earth Day with this award-winning documentary screening that showcases Indigenous environmental leaders embarking on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Boreal forest to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America in a spiritual renaissance that deepens the meaning of “Climate Justice”.

There will be a discussion with the film co-director & protagonists, and featured event partners, after the screening. Hosted by UUMFE, Side With Love, The InterNātional Initiative for Transformative Collaboration, UUYACJ, and more.

Register
Facebook Event


A Faith Call to Climate Justice Web Summit

The multi-faith working group for the climate strikes has pulled together a fantastic collection of multi-faith offerings for this week.

Click the button below to check out the schedule of great worships and workshops that are planned:

 

Learn more

 


Letter-writing Advocacy Virtual Hangout with UUSJ
Friday, 4/24, Noon Pacific / 1 Mountain / 2 Central / 3 pm Eastern

Join UUs for Social Justice in a virtual Letter writing campaign that offers constituents the ability to write to their senators and other virtual advocacy options. This session will focus on asking US Senators to support the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (S.2754) – which will improve air quality, create green jobs, and phase down and replace industrial use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs – a powerful greenhouse gas with vastly more heat-trapping capacity than carbon dioxide) for safer alternatives. Numerous other public comment and letter-writing opportunities will be discussed as well. Bring your own paper and writing materials!

Register
Learn More


Support the People’s Bailout for a #JustRecovery!

The fourth principle of the People’s Bailout platform is “Make a down payment on a regenerative economy, while preventing future crises.”

The pandemic impact of reducing fossil fuel consumption, combined with the current oil market collapse, create a window of opportunity to forge a regenerative economy that can restore and safeguard ecological and public health. OR… we could bail out business as usual. Which would you prefer?

Read the full platform and consider supporting the call for a People’s Bailout.

 

Learn More

 

Is your UU community doing something for Earth Day/Climate Strikes? Did you have an amazing Earth Justice worship service?

Let UUMFE know! Fill out the “Register your event” form at the bottom of this UUMFE Earth Day webpage. UUMFE would love to celebrate and uplift your programs.

Lastly, please make a donation to sustain and support the growth of the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth and Create Climate Justice campaign in these critical times. New sustaining monthly donors will be mailed a copy of As Long As Grass Grows by Dina Gilio-Whitaker while supplies last!

UUMFE
UUMFE
This is an administrative account for UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE).