Earth Day 2020

Join Three Days of Action, Beginning with the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: April 22-24, 2020

From April 22-24, we are mobilizing for climate justice over Earth Day Live 2020! Below you will find some key resources to support your planning. Do you already have something exciting in the works? Let UUMFE know by “registering” your event below.


Get Ready for Earth Day Live 2020!

The global youth-led Climate Strike movement is on the rise and has gained tremendous momentum around the world in less than a year. In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the youth-led Climate Strike movement has moved the climate strike mobilization online to engage as many people as they can on Earth Day Live. From April 22-24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three-day live-stream mobilization. In tandem with Earth Day Live, the interfaith community will offer a Faith Call to Climate Justice Web Summit.

Find out how to plug into the livestream and web summit on the UUMFE Earth Day Live campaign webpage linked below:

Learn More / Register

 


 Worship Resources

Are you planning a worship service at your congregation? UUMFE has compiled resources to support you in putting together a wonderful worship service, which can be given online:

Earth Day Worship Resources

Additional Resources

Write Here! Write Now! Tell our U.S. Senators to Phase Down Dangerous Greenhouse HFC Gases

UUMFE is partnering with the UUs for Social Justice (UUSJ) for a virtual Write Here! Write Now! (WHWN) letter-writing advocacy campaign during Spring for Change: A Season of Sacred Activism. This year’s campaign calls on our U.S. Senators to address global warming by phasing down and replacing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – a powerful greenhouse gas with vastly more heat-trapping capacity than carbon dioxide – with safer alternatives. The American Innovation and Manufacturing Act S.2754 is a bipartisan, bicameral bill supported by the environmental and business community, that would reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% over 15 years. This is our best chance this 116th Congress to address greenhouse gases while also spurring innovation and new jobs.

  • Organize – Please invite & organize members of your congregation to participate in this Write Here! Write Now! (WHWN) letter-writing campaign. See full details via the button below.
  • Letter writing party — Friday 4/24 at Noon PT / 1 MT / 2 CT / 3 pm ET
    UUSJ and UUMFE will host a letter-writing event for this campaign as a part of the Earth Day Live 2020 interfaith online convergence for climate justice.

Join the Earth Day Screening of The Condor & The Eagle

Wednesday, April 22nd @ 6-8 pm PT / 7-9 MT / 8-10 CT / 9-11 ET

Hosted by UUMFE, Side With Love, the InterNātional Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC) & the film impact campaign. The Condor & The Eagle documentary offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the film’s four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy.

There is a suggested $10-50 sliding-scale donation (all are welcome regardless of ability to pay; those who have donated already are not expected to donate again). Donations will benefit Indigenous and Interfaith community collaboration for Climate Justice, and can be paid online now, during, or after the event  HERE

Host an Online Benefit Film Screening of The Condor & The Eagle

An online screening can be a great way to continue community building amid the COVID-19 crisis. UU Ministry for Earth is offering two screenings per month that congregations can join as co-hosts/group participants (and people can also sign up to attend as an individual). Click the link above to learn more.

Create Artwork for the Procession of the Species at GA 2020

Lead up to Biodiversity Sunday (May 17, 2020) by beginning to have conversations about the endangered species in your local area. While we can’t have the Procession of the Species in person at GA this year, we are pursuing other ideas for engagement – stay tuned!

 


 

Register your Earth Day/Sunday Events with UUMFE

Please spell it out
Do you have a official title/position in the congregation/community? Are you playing a particular role with regards to your Earth Day/Sunday activities?
Please provide dates and details. Are members of your community going to engage in or support the 3-day Climate Strike from April 22-24th? Is there a special Sunday program planned? Are you partnering with any groups in your community? Are you representing your congregation at a local Earth Day fair?
Supporting resources can be provided.
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