Awakening the Dreamer, Pachamama Alliance Symposium @ Berg'n
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm has been promoting the Pachamama Alliance for the past few years as its values & mission are parallel with ours. This is a Free Event. To register:


The Symposium in NY Sat., April 30, 1-5pm. It’s a powerful education across a broad spectrum of social, economic and environmental, indigenous issues and justice.

See you soon–

Mitchell J. Rabin, M.A., L.AC.
Creative Consulting, Stress Management
Host & Producer, A Better World Radio & TV
212 420-0800

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

Croquons Nature @ Town Hall Square
May 20 – May 22 all-day

An annual three day event with stalls and workshops promoting local and national associations concerned with organic agriculture and protection of the environment.

Climate Stories from the Heart @ I Million Women Head Office
Jun 14 all-day

An evening of story-telling with young climate change leaders in Australia for two weeks of talks.

Pesticide Action Week @ Multiple venues
Mar 20 – Mar 30 all-day

A week to raise awareness of pesticide usage and educate people about the alternatives.

Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries @ University Center, The New School
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Native and Indigenous communities across the country are leading a resistance movement focused on climate change, decolonization, and cultural appropriation. In celebration of Earth Week, the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School invites you to join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.

10th Anniversary Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration @ Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Produced by Andrew Kaen in Association
with We, The World (fiscal sponsor) & Jodi Serota.

Come join us in NYC in a Conscious Community Gathering in Unity, Honoring Mother Earth & The New Earth,
with Inspirational Talks,
Live Music Performances,
Meditation, Ceremony,
Vendors and


Myra Jackson,
Julian Michael,
Jodi Serota,
Olivia Olkowski,
Rick Ulfik,
Bethany and Rufus,
Deborah Moldow,
More to come…
More details coming soon!

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please Share!

Time: 6:30PM Sharp – 9:30PM.
(Doors Open at 6pm for Registration)
Price: $25 (pre-paid by April 21st) or $33 cash only at door. (No Refunds).
Location: Church of Saint Paul & Saint Andrew
263 W. 86th Street @ West End Ave.
Tickets & Info:,
Email: ,
Call: 212-222-5432.

A portion of the proceeds helps support We.Net.

For anyone that is going to the March for Science NYC, this is the perfect antidote for the evening to be led to, as we connect as ONE.

Co-Sponsors/Partners: Inner Realm Magazine, Wisdom Magazine, Creations Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Heart of Mind Radio, WBAI, Talking Alternatives Broadcast, Good News Broadcast, Green Festival, Vigil for International Peace and Ecology, We Care for Humanity… more to be added.

International Day of Forests 2018 @ International
Mar 21 all-day

International Day of Forests 2018

2018 Events around the world

To celebrate this year’s International Day of Forests, this event will gather eminent speakers presenting innovative ideas on urban farming, the integration of trees in buildings, wood construction and architecture, showing that technology and ingenuityhave no limits.

Project Extraordinary is an inaugural award competition to make sustainability sexy for consumers. The brief is to develop a concept for a short-form video that demonstrates an idea that makes sustainability so sexy it cannot be ignored any more. This initiative is a collaboration between WiLD Studios and WWF, supported by UN Environment. 

Distinguished guests will discuss ‘difference’ from diverse perspectives and how engagement with the natural world, each other, and diverse spiritual traditions may bridge the divide. The evening’s guests include Duncan Murdoch, host of forest walks throughout the state with his organization, Nature Connection Guide, artist; and Steven Parker owner and manager of High Reach Farm, a diversified tree farm in Danville, VT.

Global Water Dances – Takoradi – GHANA – In Celebration of 25 Years of World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day



  • Date/Time

    Date(s) – 22/03/2018  in GHANA

    All Day

  • Location

    Chief’s palace

Sankofa: Reclaiming relevant indigenous cultural and ancestral values to make a case for nature-based solutions

The chieftaincy, elders and people of Funko community-located in the Western Region of Ghana- honored World Water Day by creating awareness about the need for circumspection when adopting vices or policies which consequently cause public health problems and are detrimental to the environment. Illegal/unsustainable mining – popularly referred to as “Galamsey”in the country- and fringe activities which indirectly empower the practice are examples of such vices.

The Funko community is close to the Ankobra river and, symbolic of the strong inter-connectivity still existent between most societies and their natural environment. This river is an important source of drinking water for many communities in the Western Region of Ghana- and beyond- but continues to be polluted through illegal mining activities. It flows at least 120 km south to the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic) and is located very close to the western part of Axim, a commercial center of the river basin.

In celebrating this important day, we sought to highlight the important role some historic cultural practices (spoken word, dancing and drumming) and community dialogues can play in influencing the re-adaptation of relevant conservation values which were more commonly applied by the ancestors. Overall, the concept of Sankofa is espoused. Sankofa is a Ghanaian-originated cultural principle which literally means to take back what was lost in order to protect the future. This -arguably- manifests the tenets of sustainability. There are many of such doctrines in many communities across the world.

The principle teaches communities the importance of going back to their roots- and reclaiming worthy values- in order to move forward. For example, the indigenous and unadulterated local anthropological cognition reveres some key natural receptors – such as rivers, wetlands and forests- as deities. By tapping into the novelty of such values, the current mega trend of sustainability would be well anchored and in a way which significantly addresses most of the conservation, food security and sub regional stability challenges existent now. A cultural dance and community dialogue were among the activities undertaken to commemorate the day.

On World Water Day, the funding partner and collaborator for the performances –who is also the founder of Windhouse Resources Systems (WRS)- would reach out to stakeholders to solicit input on case studies concepts intended to be develop in order to make a stronger case for nature-based solutions. WRS is a boutique sustainability consultancy located in Ghana – West Africa.

Contact information
Email Address:

Date(s) – 22/03/2018
All Day

Chief’s palace

Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm

Share your smiles, compliments, time, talents, money, and energy with those around you. We must truly be the change that we want to see. And we can do it. We are doing it. Believe that the future is full of mindfulness where hearts mean more than our accounts.

The Love Initiative.

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Book a house concert or music for a yoga class today!!


Date Time Venue Location Cost
3/22/18 3:00 PM Choices Akron, OH
3/22/18 6:00 PM Tea Time for Peace Kent, OH
3/23/18 5:00 PM Friends of the Metro Parks Benefit w/ the Bright Lights Akron, OH
3/27/18 7:00 PM Brother’s Lounge Cleveland, OH
3/30/18 6:30 PM 330 Day @ Akron Civic Theatre Akron, OH
3/31/18 10:30 AM Celebration of Life for Marilyn Stroud Cuyahoga Falls, OH
4/3/18 6:30 PM MLK Kirtan Akron, OH Donations
4/4/18 6:30 PM Nonviolent Communication Circle Akron, OH Donations
4/6/18 7:00 PM Big Love Night @ Live Music Now w/ Rhodes St Rude Boys Akron, OH $5-10
4/7/18 8:30 PM Mustard Seed Highland Square w/ Bright Lights! Akron, OH
4/10/18 7:00 PM Brother Lounge Cleveland, OH
4/16/18 7:00 PM Wolf Creek Winery Norton, OH
4/21/18 6:30 PM Bright Lights @ the Rialto Akron, OH $5
4/22/18 4:00 PM Yoga Central Canton, OH
4/28/18 7:00 PM Wine Mill Peninsula, OH
5/2/18 6:30 PM Nonviolent Communication Series Akron, OH Donations
5/4/18 7:00 PM Big Love Night @ Live Music Now w/ Gretchen Pleuss Akron, OH $5-10
5/5/18 12:00 PM Cleveland VegFest Cleveland, OH
5/5/18 6:00 PM Bent Ladder winery Doylestown , OH
5/8/18 7:00 PM Brother’s Lounge Cleveland, OH
Mar 24 all-day

Soon it will be time again: On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the next EARTH HOUR will take place! Watch as the lights go off anywhere in the world between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm local time – as a sign of protecting our planet and calling for more climate protection.

For a nature-friendly energy transition :

The oceans are warming up, glaciers are retreating, the deserts are spreading: in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change, we must consume significantly less energy, switch to environmentally friendly renewable energies and protect the forests and oceans for climate regulation. Politics must create framework conditions, companies must save greenhouse gases, but every single one is now in demand!

Together we can promote a nature-friendly energy transition, actively influence climate policy and promote sustainable lifestyles.

Join in:

Largest climate protection action in the world!

The WWF EARTH HOUR is a simple idea that quickly became a global event: when the first time the EARTH HOUR was switched off in 2007, it only happened in one city: Sydney. Meanwhile, the number of participants is growing from year to year. In 2017, EARTH HOUR reached hundreds of millions of people in 187 countries and territories. More than 12,000 famous buildings have been darkened.

Go With the Flow Watershed Awareness/Earth Day Fundraiser @ Standing Rock Gallery
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hosted by The Annual “Who’s Your Mama?” EARTH DAY & Environmental Film Fest Events.

Celebrate EARTH MONTH in Montgomery Parks, Maryland @ Varies by event
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Celebrate Earth Month in Montgomery Parks! From cleanups to nature hikes to festivals, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Select from the family-friendly activities below.

Looking for other ways to celebrate? During April, show us your love for trees. Share a photo or video of how you care for trees on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, tag @MontgomeryParks, and include #HugATree. We will share our favorites.

Here are some suggestions for showing love for trees:
•  Plant a tree
•  Remove invasive vines
•  Hug a tree with friends and family
•  Learn more about trees at Montgomery Parks’ nature centers and gardens
•  Do research on trees at your local library

Happy Earth Month!

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EARTHX An Environmental Expo, Conference and Film Festival @ Fair Park
Apr 13 – Apr 22 all-day

register for free attendance or $5.00 tickets

EarthX Presents the World’s Largest Environmental Expo, Conference and Film Festival in Dallas

With a mission to connect the global community to create a sustainable world for all life and future generations, Texas-based nonprofit EarthX is hosting the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival from April 13-22, 2018, at locations throughout Dallas.

The EarthX three-day expo, five-day group of conferences and 10-day film festival champions progress and innovation by bringing together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, interactive programming and thought leaders. The event also fosters celebration with interactive and immersive family entertainment, live music and sustainable food pavilions.

Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, EarthX, formerly known as Earth Day Texas, began as an outdoor event spanning five blocks of Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. It has grown to occupy approximately 1/2 million square feet of indoor and outdoor event space in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. In 2017, the event drew 116,000 attendees, 800 exhibitors, more than 250 speakers. Approximately 1,200 volunteers will be needed to put on the massive event this year. Visit to register for the 2018 event and receive free admission.

“While we didn’t come up with the initial idea of a pro-business Earth Day, we ran with it and grew it into the world’s largest gathering of its kind,” said Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthX. “International environmentalists, elected officials, investors, business leaders, educators and families are coming to EarthX in Dallas for an array of conservation-focused offerings, exhibits, films and conferences, where Earth is our common ground.”

Confirmed, renowned speakers in their areas of expertise for EarthX 2018 include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue; James Baker, Former Secretary of State; John Kasich, Governor of Ohio; Susan Eisenhower, Presidential Blue Ribbon Nuclear Commission; Academy-Award winner Louie Psihoyos; Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd; mayors of Phoenix, San Antonio and other cities; Dr. Ved Chirayath, Director of Laboratory for Advanced Sensing in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Silicon Valley; as well as representatives from National Laboratories.

EarthX features five days of conferences from April 18-22.  E-Capital Summit will convene mission-driven investors, incubators, accelerators, researchers and breakthrough clean technology innovators from around the world to form partnerships having substantial, positive impacts on profits, people and the planet. EarthxHack, a 24-hour event, is the world’s largest environmental hackathon, sitting at the intersection of innovation, technology and the environment. The platform will create groundbreaking solutions by utilizing the brightest technical minds of today focusing on the problems of tomorrow.  New for 2018, EarthxSolar will bring together change-makers in the business world and in solar energy. Other conferences, including EarthxOceanEarthxResponsibleOilandGasEarthxBridge Summit and EarthxPolicy: Energy Done Right, will encompass educational, municipal and environmental efforts.

Exhibitors of EarthxExpo, taking place at Fair Park April 20-22, include The National Audubon Society, Greenpeace, and The Plastic Soup Foundation, a nonprofit focused on reducing ocean plastic from Amsterdam, NL.  EarthX has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant as many trees as possible in five African countries during the expo as well as with The Great Seed Bomb and City of Dallas for the weekend-long Seed Bomb Blowout to help increase vital pollinator habitat here at home. In addition, Oncor will showcase the new Nissan Leaf with examples of EV charging stations, UPS is bringing its interactive education trailer on alternative fuel transportation, and TxDOT’s Don’t Mess with Texas Program offers an interactive virtual reality game about litter prevention.

EarthxExpo attendees can experience a wide range of educational and interactive activities for the whole family during the three-day event. There is plenty to do and see focused on sustainability and green living, from an Outdoor Adventure Zone featuring scuba diving to tree climbing and goat yoga and an Interactive Zone with virtual and mixed reality, to exploring a Tiny House Village or enjoying the Eco Auto Show, E-Bike track and science education trucks.

Prior to the launch of the expo and conferences, EarthxFilm will commence on April 13 and run through April 22. EarthxFilm uses the power of film and emerging media to raise awareness of global environmental issues. Over 10 days, EarthxFilm will present over 60 features and shorts at screenings and events across the city.  EarthxFilm’s educational components include Youth Online Filmmaking Competitions (open now), in-school screenings and hands-on workshops at EarthX. An EarthxFilm Awards Ceremony will be held on the last day of the festival, Sunday, April 22.

On Friday, April 20, EarthxGlobalGala will be a star-studded evening event that honors visionary leaders in environmental education, film and television.  The Global Impact Awards will be given during this fascinating, fun and interactive night at the Perot Museum of Science and Technology.

Alta, Utah EARTH DAY @ Alta Ski Area
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm

Alta Earth Day

Join Alta for its 9th annual community Alta Earth Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018. We aim to encourage environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. The day will feature: Eco-Friendly Vendors, Naturalist Tours, Birding in Alta, Après Earth Day & Film!

Wildlife in the City Week Discover Your Wild Neighbors April 15-21, 2018
Apr 15 – Apr 21 all-day

Wildlife in the City Week – Seattle WA

Discover Your Wild Neighbors

April 15-21, 2018

The National Wildlife Federation, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Conservation Northwest, and other local organizations, is presenting the second annual Wildlife in the City Week. This multi-day, multi-venue event will help the community to explore and learn how we can all have a positive impact on wildlife living among us and become a champion of urban wildlife.

Discover Your Wild Neighbors

Our experiential events range from urban wildlife walks to hands-on activities with youth at community centers. The week will conclude with a Wildlife Festival on Saturday, April 21 from 1-5 pm at Discovery Park. Numerous nonprofit organization will share what people in urban areas can do to help animals specific to the Puget Sound, like river otters, salmon and bobcats, that need our protection.

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation is one of the largest and most influential non-profit conservation, education and advocacy organizations in the U.S. We are building on a long legacy of bringing species such as bison, eagles and whales back from the brink of extinction while inspiring the next generation of conservationists. Learn more about what you can do for wildlife at our Garden for Wildlife website.

The Institute for Sustainable Development Welcomes Xiuhtezcatl Martinez @ Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to present Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, author, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians to Chico State for a student and community Earth Month event.

We hope you can join us on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.Seating starts at 2:00 pm. This show is free and open to the public with advanced registrationClick here to register for this event.

Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) is a 17-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, author and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. At the early age of six Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world, from the Rio +20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York city.

He has worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, and moratoriums on fracking in his state and is currently a lead plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations. Xiuhtezcatl has traveled across the nation and to many parts of the world educating his generation about the state of the planet they are inheriting.

Xiuhtezcatl MartinezHis message has inspired youth to join the front lines to combat some of the greatest issues of their times that are impacting their communities and future. Earth Guardians has grown to hundreds of youth-led crews in over 30 countries. His work has been featured on PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Upworthy, Aljazeera, The Guardian, Vogue, Bill Maher, The Daily Show, Skavlan, Q&A, AJ+, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, VICE, and many more.

In 2013, Xiuhtezcatl received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the President’s youth council. He is the 2015 recipient of the Peace First Prize, recipient of the 2015 Nickelodeon Halo Award, 2016 Captain Planet Award, the 2016 Children’s Climate Prize from Sweden, as well as the 2017 Univision Premio’s Ajente de Cambio Award.

Read an excerpt from Xiuhtezcatl’s book
We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet

Check out more about Xiuhtezcatl’s Album on YouTube

Check out his journey on YouTube

Spaces on the Earth prayer sessions
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am
Thursday April 19, 2018, at 8 am Pacific time and at 7pm Pacific time
The call will be recorded and a free MP3 provided upon request.

Free Conference call invite

Organizer: Rita Morgin

  1. Join meeting with audio:
  Dial-in Number: (712) 770-4035 – United States
  Access Code: 493843
  2. Join meeting with video conferencing and/or screen sharing:
  Or, enter online meeting ID on desktop app: ritadragon79

Land healing meditation: sending love and light to all the energies on a land or space that are in need of Loving Care.

Mission statement: SpiritEarthMinistries is a prayerful service for this planet: let the Earth be healed such that every space and every being may they have all the love and light and care that they need to live in harmony and create their personal heaven on Earth Here and Now.
Spaces on the Earth have been collecting our energetic debris for thousands of thousands of years. It can be cleared easily and quickly to create harmonious space that supports our living.
Do you know of a land that needs love and care? What if the places around you are just waiting to support your life? What is heaven on Earth to you?
Meditations by Rita Morgin at offer feelings of calm and peace to the places and all beings in those places. Saturating lands with the life Giving Loving Light Of Heaven and Earth is one of many healing modalities created  to bring more love into this world.
As a transformational catalyst and door opener, Rita Morgin invites you to open doors of possibilities that you might not otherwise see to open.
Earth Day Tokyo 2018 @ Yoyagi Park
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

The climate and environmentally conscious get together for this two-day event held in Yoyogi Park. Non-profit organisations have stands among the food stalls and there are musical performances and dances on the main events stage. The event runs from 10am to 8pm on the Saturday and until 7pm on the Sunday.

18 Annual EARTH DAY Celebration AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC @ Aquarium of the Pacific
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

18TH ANNUAL Earth Day Celebration

The Great Hall during Earth Day Celebration

Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Earth Day Celebration. Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations, and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages. The Aquarium will also debut new climate change programming and exhibits during Earth Day weekend.

WHEN SATURDAY, APR 21, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM 
SUNDAY, APR 22, 2018 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM 
COST Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.
TICKETS Members get in free. Simply show your card at the entrance.
Not a member? General admission is required. You can purchase tickets online.
INFO (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
Free EARTH DAY at the Wilderness Center @ The Wilderness Center
Apr 21 all-day
April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9877 Alabama Ave SW
Wilmot, OH 44689

Spend a day celebrating the earth!

TWC Wilderness Run: 9:00 – 12:30

Register through Vertical Runner Race Management. A fun run for the kids is an option.

Garlic Mustard Pull: 9:00 – 3:00

You can help with conservation efforts by picking up litter or pulling invasive garlic mustard.

Backpacking Club Demonstration: 9:00 – 12:00

Looking for a new hobby? Learn about places to go and the gear needed from the experts.

FotoFest: 9:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, April 22, 1:00 – 4:30

Be sure to vote for your favorites in our annual nature photography competition sponsored by TWC Photo Club.

Playscape Playdate: Earth Day Scavenger Hunt: 10:00 – 12:00

How well does your family know The Wilderness Center?  Start at the Playscape on a scavenger hunt around our favorite spaces and come back to show off your discoveries.  Easy and advanced levels will accommodate children of all ages.

Habitat Earth: Digital Theater Show: 11:00, 12:00 and 1:00 show times

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small — from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world.  Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.

Story Walk™ and Dip-netting: 1:00 – 3:00

Walk a trail and read a book! Follow pages from Turtle Splash then grab a net and dip into the pond to discover for yourself first-hand what lives there!

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors @ DOCKWEILER YOUTH CENTER
Apr 21 all-day

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors


Sat, April 21, 2018

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

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Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista Del Mar

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

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Don’t miss the first Earth Day celebration at the Dockweiler Youth Center! Join 3rd Rock Hip Hop as they teach kids about environmental awareness through hip hop music. This community and family-oriented event will also feature:

  • Environmental exhibitors
  • Hands-on activities
  • Bouncy houses
  • Games
  • FREE giveaways
  • & so much more!

COST: Admission is FREE!

Faster Check-In w/ EventBrite RSVP Tickets! For faster entry into the event and access to the rides & attractions, each entrant must show a printed or digital EventBrite ticket showing acceptance of the liability waiver.

Regular Check-In: Upon arrival, all entrants to the event who don’t have an EventBrite ticket that shows acceptance of the liability waiver must complete & sign a hard-copy liability waiver form before accessing the rides & attractions.

Please click here for a downloadable flyer. Call (310) 726-4128 for more information.








SCA Earth Day in Seattle, WA @ Washington Park Arboretum
Apr 21 all-day

 Saturday, april 21, 2018   9:00 am to 1:00 pm  PDT

This April, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is hosting 60 projects for Earth Day in honor of 60 years of SCA!

With national support from Southwest Airlines and American Express, we are aiming to connect our members, alumni, friends, and partners across the country to create a nationwide network of Earth Month celebrations.

In Seattle, volunteers will be working to help restore Washington Park Arboretum. Join us to ConSERVE this local green space and preserve its natural beauty for future generations to enjoy!

WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112. (#43 or #48 bus to 24th Ave East at Lynn Street.) Meet at Crabapple Meadow just south of the Graham Visitor Center.

WHAT: Volunteers will restore the Washington Park Arboretum through planting, mulching, removing invasive species, and maintaining trails throughout the arboretum.

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots or sturdy sneakers, and bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. The event will take place rain or shine so please dress for the weather!

PROVIDED: SCA will provide coffee and snacks for volunteers, as well as project materials and work gloves.

QUESTIONS: Contact SCA Northwest at 206-693-3147 or email Michael Helms at

***SWA volunteers: Please contact or 1-888-SCA-EVENTS.***

Nashville EARTH DAY @ Citywide Spring Clean Event
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Earth Day Workshop END PLASTIC POLLUTION @ Grantham Heritage Park
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sat. 21 April 2018       2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AES

Sustainability Hub at Grantham Heritage Park       71 Seven Hills Road South

Seven Hills, NSW 2147               Australia

According to a study, at least 8m tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean evey year, which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. Although most plastic is being used on land, if not disposed properly, it eventually makes its way to the ocean through our waterways. Plastic is becoming a pressing issue, which is why the theme for this year’s Earth Day is to End Plastic Pollution.

Join us on an interactive and compelling workshop as we learn more about how plastic can reach the ocean through Blacktown’s own waterways. We will also pick up easy tips on how you can do your bit and reduce your everyday plastic consumption.

All attendees will enter in a raffle prize for an eco-friendly hamper to kick start your plastic-free lifestyle, worth $200! There will also be some runner up prizes for a few more lucky attendees.

Afternoon tea will be provided during a quick break in the workshop.

This is FREE for Blacktown residents and a family friendly event. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Due to the high interest, please cancel your ticket if you are unable to attend, or email or call 9839 6055, so we can offer your place to someone else on our waitlist.

If you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us using either options above.

Planet Heart’s 11th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration @ New York New Church
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Planet Heart's 11th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration @ New York New Church


“Celebrating Our Planet, Healing Our Heart”

Produced by Andrew Kaen in Association
with We, The World (fiscal sponsor) & Jodi Serota.

Come join us in NYC for A Very Special Evening with our Conscious Community as we Gather in Unity Honoring Mother Earth & The New Earth.

Listen to Inspirational Talks, Experience Live Music Performances, and Inspired Poetry along with Guided Meditations.

Heal, Awaken & be Ignited through Vibrational Sound Activations.

There will be Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Celebrations & Prayers for World Peace, Planet Earth & All Inhabitants.

All Are Welcome! Please Share! We Are One!
May Peace Prevail On Earth!

❤️Mitchell Rabin (Host/MC): Founder/Host/Producer, A Better World Radio and TVP,
❤️Andrew Kaen: Executive Producer/Vibrational Sound Healer/Poet
❤️Jodi Serota: Metaphysical Educator, Channel, Vibrational Healer, Professional Artist,
❤️Rick Ulfik: Founder of We, the World, We Campaign (
❤️Kurt Johnson – Author, The Coming Interspiritual Age, President of the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (FIONS),
❤️Ron and Victoria Friedman: Co-Founders, Vistar Foundation
❤️Barbara Biziou: Spiritual Life Coach and Global Ritual Expert


❤️Premik Russell Tubbs: Composer, Arranger, Producer and an accomplished Multi-Instrumentalist,
❤️and you
❤️Visit our Full Website for FULL DETAILS and bios of Presenters
Event hotline: 212-222-5432
Direct line: 646-765-7890 – Andrew Kaen,
Executive Producer, Founder, Principal Organizer

❤️Visit the website

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please Share!❤️

Time: 6:30PM Sharp – 9:30PM.
(Doors Open at 6pm for Registration)
Price: $25 (pre-paid by April 20th) or $33 cash only at door. (No Refunds).
Location: New York New Church
114 East 35th Street, New York, NY, 10016
More Info: ❤️
Email: EarthDay@WeTheWorld,org
Call: 212-222-5432.

A portion of the proceeds helps support We.Net.❤️

Co-Sponsors/Partners: Inner Realm Magazine, Wisdom Magazine, Creations Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Heart of Mind Radio, WBAI, Talking Alternatives Broadcast, Good News Broadcast, Vigil for International Peace and Ecology, We Care for Humanity, Pete Rogina and Eileen Cohen’s Peace Lights, Aum Shanti Bookshop, Forest Nation, Action Moves People United, Interspiritual Network, A Better World with Mitchell Rabin, The Family of Light: Artists, Psychics & Healers (Alan Pratt), Ayurveda Cafe, Sanctuary for Harmonic Living, Peace December (NY Peace Coalition), Sylvia Moss, Vistar Foundation, FIONS, Peace Toys (HUGG A PLANET), Peace Lights Org, Media Dream Productions, Vanessa Espinosa Graphic Design, Anne Leighton Media Relations, #EarthDay2018 #PledgetoPlant

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Global Catholic Climate Movement for Earth Day 2018
Apr 22 all-day

Pope Francis said “Bring the whole human family together . . . for we know that things can change.” (Laudato Si’, 13) 

Celebrate creation during mass. After mass, encourage your diocese to shrink its carbon footprint by signing postcards together.

It’s surprising, but postcards really do work.

The diocese is a moral leader. It also coordinates activities in parishes that affect a lot of people. That’s why its commitment is so important.

On Earth Day we lift our voices as one.  We’re uniting in a big global effort to encourage dioceses to reduce their emissions.  Here’s how it works:

  • Celebrate creation during mass.  After mass, work together to write postcards to the diocese.
  • The postcards will encourage the diocese to put Catholic teaching into practice by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The first step is to establish an office devoted to caring for creation.

Diocesan staff are invited to a webinar led by Vatican officials.

Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



  APRIL 22, 2018




WHEN: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 1 pm – 4 pm.

WHERE: Starts at the Niels Bohr Institute by the entrance to Fælledparken, at the corner of Blegdamsvej & Frederik V’s Vej. Ends at Julius Thomsens Plads at the entrance to Forum, where there will be talks and entertainment.

WHAT: The March for Science is a celebration of science. It’s not about scientists or politicians, but about the very real role that science plays in our society, and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insights into our world.

WHY: In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we ask ourselves: Can we afford not to speak out in the defence of science?


In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered together in the largest event for science advocacy in history.  On April 22, 2018, March for Science Denmark unites again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good.



We are scientists, science enthusiasts and concerned people of planet Earth. We come from all cultures, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength; a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process and social progress. What unites us is a love of science, reason and an insatiable curiosity for knowledge. We recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone on the globe.

Science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations.

Landfill Harmonic Film Screening in Barangaroo, Australia
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The World Sends Us Garbage, We Send Back Music”

– Favio Chávez, The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura

Mon, April 23, 2018                        5:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST

Lendlease, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney

300 Barangaroo Avenue

Barangaroo, NSW 2000           Australia

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, Somos21 Sydney invites you to a unique film screening of The Landfill Harmonic. The film tells an empowering story of a youth orchestra in Paraguay whose instruments are made from objects found in the landfill where the community live.
The innovative community organisation, The Possibility Project will be joining us for an open Q&A on the circular economy, up-cycling and capacity building following the film.
Instead of ticket sales, Somos21 will be sending all donations to The Recycled Orchestra’s Go Campaign fundraising page.  You can donate when registering or during the event. Seats are limited.
Proudly supported by Lendlease.
Catering kindly provided by Food Rascal.
We look forward to sharing this special evening with you!
Bayside Arts Festival in Sydney, Australia EARTH DAY ECO-FAIR @ Cook Park, Kyeemagh
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get creative at our recycled art and sculpture workshop, hear from local environmental groups and see this year’s Sculptures @ Bayside exhibition.


Tue. 24 April 2018

11:00 am – 2:00 pm AE


Cook Park, Kyeemagh

Cnr Bestic St and The Grand Parade

Sydney, New South Wales 2216


Rocky Mountain Conservancy Volunteer Recruitment @ Rock Cut Brewing Company
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Rocky Mountain Conservancy's photo.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Volunteer Recruitment Happy Hour

4:30 – 6:00 pm MDT

390 W Riverside Dr
Estes Park, Colorado 80517
Highlights info row image
(970) 586-7300

Rocky Mountain Conservancy is excited to share its 2018 Volunteer Events! This summer we have volunteer projects planned from May through October working on litter clean-ups, trail project, invasive species removal, native plant restoration, fire fuels reduction, and more!

Join us on April 25, 2018 for Happy Hour at Rock Cut Brewing to learn more about these opportunities, register for our volunteer list, and enjoy some discounts on local craft beer when you sign up!

Current list of volunteer opportunities can be found at


The Empowered Elder: CEN’s Foundation Workshop @ online Zoom conference
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 3:15 pm
The Empowered Elder: CEN's Foundation Workshop @ online Zoom conference

The Empowered Elder:
CEN’s Foundation Workshop
Tuesdays, Sept 11th – Oct 23rd
10 – 12:15pm PDT 1 – 3:15pm EDT
Join the Conscious Elders Network for our online workshop. The Empowered Elder Workshop covers the underlying principles and ideas of CEN and invites a shift from individual self to global self, and from “senior” to empowered Elder. This highly interactive workshop incorporates practices of the Work That Reconnects, Age-ing to Sage-ing, Sacred Activism, and more to help us explore together what it means to be an Elder at this time in history.

Facilitated by Constance Washburn M.A., a founding member of the Conscious Elders Network. She is an activist, workshop leader, and educator with over 35 years of experience designing programs which inspire and build deep connections to ourselves, each other, and the natural world.
Video recording of each session will be available for those who need to miss a session or two.
Seven Online Sessions
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Cost: $85 – $100 Sliding Scale

Be an Elder Standing for Earth and Humanity! @ First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
Sep 15 all-day
Be an Elder Standing for Earth and Humanity! @  First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

Sponsored by Elders Climate Action (ECA) and Elders Activists for Social Justice (EASJ), Action groups of the Conscious Elders Network, Environmental Justice Working Group and the Unitarian Universalist Church.
September 15, 2018
9 am – 4 pm
San Francisco, CA
As Elders, we will explore, decide, and act:

Seeing with new eyes- what really is happening to our Earth home.
Claiming our roles as Elders and our interconnection to all life.
Examining and choosing the ways we are called to act for our Earth home.

Come join a deep examination of our elderhood and our needed, pivotal role in restoring the life-sustaining legacy for our grandchildren, future generations, and all life. We will explore our passions and skills to effect change and to build relationships for a thriving future.

Be an Elder Standing for Earth and Humanity!

Morning Session
Through interactive processes from the Work that Reconnects, we will explore together how to reclaim our Elders’ moral voice — the voice that speaks for the welfare of all — protecting our grandchildren, restoring Mother Earth, and regenerating a flourishing world. We will have opportunities for truth-telling about the state of our world and the pain and gratitude we feel on its behalf. We will provide particular focus on the unjust effects on communities most at risk from climate chaos and on our planetary life support systems. And we’ll share our dreams of transforming our society towards health, justice, peace, and cooperation.

Lunch Hour
Lunch will be provided. This hour will feature a celebration of our diversity.

Afternoon Session
We will summarize the reality of our changing climate and the positive solutions available to combat this threat to all life. We will hear from Elders who have developed successful community organizing methods that we can adopt. We will divide into small groups by interest and region (a) to address climate action, social justice, intergenerational collaboration, or other themes that may arise; and (b) to create action plans for going forth. We will come together to report on these plans and our commitments thereof.

We will end by celebrating our elderhood and the restorative roles we have chosen.

First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
Martin Luther King Room
1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA
9 am- 4 pm

Registration includes sliding scale fees to cover our costs.

River Gratitude Ceremony @ Everywhere
Sep 22 all-day

River Gratitude Ceremony on September 22nd- Join us!!

September 22, 2018 (Equinox), 1:00 pm ET and all corresponding time zones the world over.

In honor and recognition of Rivers of Life, we encourage you to join us in holding your own River Gratitude Ceremony – from wherever you are, with a group, or by yourself.  We invite you to pray with the rivers and sacred waters near you, and connect with other communities participating in the same prayer for the protection and balance of the rivers and waters.

Planning and holding your own gratitude ceremony is simple and O.N.E. and For a Tree have created  a short video demonstration and a 1 page printable instruction sheet to provide guidance.

You may also include your ceremony on our website through the form below and let us know if your  group would welcome prayers from our wider community for balancing the waters or restoring your river.  Also, for those people/organizations that sign up and share information, a group call will be offered before 9/22 (TBD) to connect more deeply, receive guidance and ask questions.  For more detailed information visit our River Gratitude Ceremony page.


Making Waves 2018 @ Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018


Thu, September 27, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

101 Wilshire Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Making Waves 2018

Raise a glass to another 25 years of clean water for LA!

Patrón Tequila
Taco Bar by FIG
Brews by Ballast Point
Music by DJ Kara

California State Senator Ben Allen
TreePeople’s Cindy Montañez
Emcee Amy Friedlander Hoffman

@ The Bungalow immediately following event

Making Waves is Los Angeles Waterkeeper’s annual benefit to support our groundbreaking work to safeguard LA’s inland and coastal waters. With a sponsorship or ticket purchase, you can help us ensure clean, safe and affordable waters for all Angelenos. Your contributions are tax-deductible.

About Us

Our mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County. Our Litigation, Advocacy, Marine, and Water Quality teams conduct interconnected projects that serve this mission.

Los Angeles Waterkeeper is an Organization of Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s fastest growing environmental movement. Along with hundreds other Waterkeeper Organizations, our movement works for swimmable, drinkable and fishable waterways worldwide.


In 1993, Terry Tamminen and his team first started Santa Monica Baykeeper while patrolling the Santa Monica Bay-on a single houseboat no less- identifying sources of pollution and taking action to stop it. Twenty years later our organization has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now called Los Angeles Waterkeeper, recognized as the defender of all waterways throughout Los Angeles. However, despite our growth in size and prominence, our principles have remained fundamentally the same.

Since 2004, sewage spills that foul our rivers and beaches have decreased by 83%–a direct result of our successful lawsuit against the City of LA under the federal Clean Water Act. More recently, we have reached a $6.6 million dollar settlement with the City of Malibu, requiring the City to clean up some of Malibu’s most frequented spots including the world famous Surfrider Beach. Whether it’s protecting ocean habitats, endangered species, addressing the impacts from oil drilling, sewage and trash collection, or advocating on statewide policies related to our issues, we are there. And not only do we use the law to achieve our goals, we also work to restore creeks and rivers, and our volunteer scientific diver team works tirelessly to reduce the impacts of invasive species along our shoreline.

Recent Accomplishments

Protected local waterways from 3,000+ Clean Water Act violations at industrial facilities. We were victorious in 2 lawsuits against  facilities that released toxic levels of pollutants into our waterways. We filed 5 more lawsuits just this year, and we continue our relentless campaign to ultimately eliminate polluted stormwater discharge from entering LA’s waterways.

Engaged hundreds of students and community volunteers in monitoring the health of the region’s most impaired waterways. We revamped our stormwater assessment teams and spearheaded a collaborative project to empower volunteers to steward the LA River. In 2016 alone, we’ve trained 300+ volunteers in an effort to support communities monitoring their local waterways.

Challenged the State Water Board’s plan to weaken pollution standards for the LA River. We filed a lawsuit against the California State and Los Angeles Regional Water Boards over their decisions to relax regulations on lead and increase limits for copper by up to 1000% in the LA River and its tributaries.

Launched a new underwater research project to utilize our volunteer scientific diver corps to assess and address the emerging threat of invasive species. We recruited and trained nearly 50 volunteer scientific divers to help us investigate the growing threat of invasive species in our coastal ecosystems. We established sites in Palos Verdes to begin monitoring, and we’re set to begin testing removal methods early next year.

Secured $4 million from LA County for clean water projects in LA’s most impacted communities. Our settlement with the County will result in $2.8 million for a Green Streets project in Watts and $1.2 million for stormwater capture systems across the county—efforts that will help address the toxic mix of pollutants found in billions of gallons of annual stormwater runoff.

Empowered underserved and at-risk youth in helping enforce No Fishing zones along our coast. We completed 60 survey trips through LA’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and reported 43 violations to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. We provided MPA education to 32 violators and brought onboard 150+ new volunteers.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

LA Waterkeeper
120 Broadway, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone Number: 310-394-6162
Fax Number: 310-394-6178

Our office is located in Downtown Santa Monica. We are on the 1st floor of the Brian Cave building facing Broadway. Free public parking is available for the first 90 minutes adjacent to Santa Monica Place in public parking structure 8, 1571 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA (Colorado Ave. and 2nd St.)

Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend @ The Women's Environmental Institute - Amador Hill Farm
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm

The New Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend  –

Farm, Eat, Sleep: All Four Seasons

The weekend workshops will provide participants with hands-on knowledge for building a low-cost hoop house, growing microgreens, growing mushrooms, herbalism workshops, soil building through composting and vermiculture, keeping bees, and growing fish and greens together through aquaponics. The Saturday night bonfire discussion with Will Allen will focus on cold climate farming, community sustainability and climate change – a very popular capstone event which brings environmental, agricultural and food justice together.


Registration Info:  $275/person
Deadline is September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

Meals:  All meals, snacks and beverages included.

Overnight Accommodations at WEI:  Limited camping space is available, please reserve your camp space upon registration.

Instructor Name:  Will Allen, Will Allen Farms, LCC Milwaukee, Former Founder Growing Power, Inc., Urban Farmer Hero





The Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) is an environmental research, renewal and retreat center designed to create and share knowledge about environmental issues and policies relevant to women, children and identified communities affected by environmental injustice; to promote agricultural justice, organic and sustainable agriculture and ecological awareness; and to support activism that influences public policy and promotes social change.

Our mission brings together agricultural, food and environmental justice, one community at a time; one farm at a time, one person at a time and all of us together.

The Women’s Environmental Institute
Amador Hill Farm and Orchard
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN 55056


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 128 (55056)
St Paul Office –
550 Rice St
St Paul, MN 55103


24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves & Become a Citizen Producer!
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day
Climate Reality's photo.

DECEMBER 3 at 9:00 to DECEMBER 4 at 9:00 pm

24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves

Tune in and learn how we can make a healthy future a reality: #24HoursofReality

Hosted by Climate Reality

It’s a fact: Fossil fuels are driving a climate crisis and threatening our health. On December 3 – 4, Climate Reality and former Vice President Al Gore will be joined by an all-star line-up of artists, thought leaders, and scientists for 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves.



Find out to become a Citizen Producer!

Climate Action – Art Build Workshops @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room)
Mar 16 – May 8 all-day
Climate Action - Art Build Workshops @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room)

MARCH 2-MAY 8, volunteers invited to participate in workshops working with the community to create spectacular visual art, giant puppets, and costumes for the Ecological City procession celebrating climate solutions.

-Costume Workshops: WEDNESDAYS, 6-9:30pm with artist Yelaine Rodriguez
-Puppet Workshops: SATURDAYS, 12-4pm with artist Lucrecia Novoa

Workshops are free of cost and take place every week at Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room) 82 Rutgers Slip (between FDR and Cherry St. -LES)

Please register here:

ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT, on Saturday May 11, 2019 (Rain date- May 12), is a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event featuring a spectacular 7 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

Mar 19 – May 2 all-day


The CCRT is a unique, interactive opportunity for students to become mobilized around sustainable solutions on college campuses. We’re preparing for the 8th Annual Conscious College Road Tour, a cross country journey from March 18 – May 2, 2019. The tour stops at up to sixteen college campuses to educate about conscious living through a sustainability themed exhibition and Town Hall dinner. The goal is to empower students to create tangible change in their own lives and campus community and with the TG team, develop a student-led action project.


OCTOBER 1-30, 2019


Beginning on October 1, 2019, Project Green Challenge (PGC) seeks to inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally–themed challenges. PGC aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and communities worldwide.

Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward a healthy, just, and thriving planet.

Since launching in 2011, PGC has built a movement of young leaders, engaging over 40,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly on 4,000 campuses, 50 states and 56 countries.


Each day throughout the month of October, a uniquely themed challenge will be delivered to registered PGC participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes. Deliverables include photos, videos, and text uploaded on the PGC site, as well as across TG social platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Twenty incredible prize packages will be awarded daily based on outstanding content.


Turning Green (TG) is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.

We operate under the belief that when students understand that they can directly affect small and large scale change, they are motivated to carry this sense of responsibility, purpose and stewardship for the rest of their lives.

Our hope is to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, empowering this generation and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy, just and thriving planet.

Turning Green is a global student-led movement devoted to cultivating a healthy, just and thriving planet through education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. We inform, inspire, and mobilize a global network of students to become visionary catalysts for sustainable change in their lives, school campuses, and local communities.



to inform

We are young people with a passion to change the world. We speak our minds, and value ethics. We stand for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices, practices and communities. We assess our surroundings and investigate the impacts of what we do and think. And then we share solutions.

to inspire

We believe that a conscious mindset and thoughtful perspective are critical in today’s society. We remain aware of the effects of our actions on the earth and those around us. We choose wisely and lead with purpose and passion. We empower peers to grow our global voice because together we thrive.

to mobilize

We see individuals as catalysts for the change that our world needs at every level. We learn from innovation and living in the moment. We push for transparency, challenge injustice, and shake up systems that oppress, poison, or fail. No is not an option. Inspiration is everything.
We dream and do.

Drawdown EcoChallenge @ In your community
Apr 3 – Apr 24 all-day
Our Story

For over 25 years, we’ve inspired, educated and activated thousands of communities and organizations through our solutions-focused programs and ready-to-use social and digital tools. Together, they provide the launchpad for emerging generations and sustainability leaders to experience “ah-ha” moments that lead to extraordinary environmental and social change.

Drawdown EcoChallenge is:

  • a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction;
  • a challenge taking place April 3-24 and;
  • following actions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exists and;
  • where participants track and share their progress online in a robust platform and earn points for taking action and;
  • the combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun and;
  • providing tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and
  • giving participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse global warming!


Over eighty actions within seven challenge categories

provide participants with diverse options to reduce carbon usage. 


The EcoChallenge Platform is a signature offering of (formerly Northwest Earth Institute), a sustainability organization that provides innovative social and digital tools designed to be a launchpad for emerging generations and sustainability leaders to experience “ah-ha” moments that lead to extraordinary environmental and social change. also hosts a global October EcoChallenge which is free and open to everyone, everywhere. Over 73,500 people from 101 countries have used the EcoChallenge Platform and the organization has engaged over 250,000 people throughout its 25-year history. The EcoChallenge Platform can also be used to create custom Challenges that meet the engagement and action goals of your workplace, college, or community.

107 SE Washington St. #251
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 227 2807

Climate Change & Consciousness 2019 Live-streaming 20-26 April 2019 @ livestream
Apr 20 – Apr 26 all-day

Climate Change & Consciousness 2019 Live-streaming
20-26 April 2019

Connect with a worldwide community of people who are willing to face Climate Change and are committed to creating a sustainable future for all beings on earth.

Breaking News:
Attending the livestream of the Climate Change and Consciousness Conference now qualifies for CPD certification!!

By registering, you can:

  • Access the conference through livestream
  • Engage with other livestreamers through livechat during the event
  • Access our social network CCCnet where you can share inspiration and meet all other participants

Access recordings:

  • Streamed sessions are available about 30 minutes after the end of each live session to watch in your own time.
  • You have lifetime access to all livestreamed sessions.

Findhorn livestream provided me with an exciting, heartfelt, inclusive and sublime experience – very close to actually being there in the Universal Hall.

EW, Tallahassee, USA

Your host Thomas George is here to welcome you and answer all your questions. (

Click here for detailed information on speakers and workshops etc.

Click here for the livestream schedule.

Click here for the CCC19 website.

Create your own mini-conference (CCC19 hub)

We invite you to use the livestream as a basis to create your own mini-conference. Imagine if groups all over the world come together in a single week to take responsibility for their part in Climate Change. Our vision is that these hubs will stay connected after the conference and keep working towards a sustainable future for all beings.

Do you feel called to be that person in your community, company, city? Read our hub-guide and see the growing list of hubs.

If you need help with setting up a hub, please email:


Pricing & Registration

Subscription prices are self-selected on the basis of personal income levels, the size and type of group as well an organisation’s profitability.

Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
May 11 all-day
Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT, on Saturday May 11, 2019 (Rain date- May 12), is a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event featuring a spectacular 7 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

For more information:


PAGEANT DAY: Volunteers are needed to participate for various roles. Sign up today!
-Wear a spectacular ecological costume, direct puppets, marshal parade, direct make-up/body painting, photograph/video document and more…

-Marshals/ Key Performers needed: 8am-6pm / Make-Up artists 8am-12pm

Sign up here:

SUSTAINABILITYNOW Teleconference @ Online
Jun 1 – Jun 7 all-day

The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…

Today is DAY 1 of the Sustainability Now Telesummit and boy, are you in for a treat!
Each speaker will be available on-demand for 48 hours.
Here’s today’s schedule:
Alosha Lynov – Off-Grid Water Systems
Marina Qutab – Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Ryan Eliason – How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Sean Steed – Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy
Zach Bush, MD – Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health
Warm regards,
Mira & Scott
Together we rise!
Click the image below to download a PDF calendar with descriptions
Alosha Lynov  Bio Veda: Off-Grid Water Systems
Marina Qutab – Eco Goddess: Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Ryan Eliason – Visionary Business School: How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Sean Steed – Change Climate: Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy
Zach Bush, MD – Farmer’s Footprint: The Crossroads of Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health — A Path to Regeneration
Alexander Verbeek – Planetary Security Initiative: Climate Change and Planetary Security
Brother Phil Lane Jr. – Four Worlds International Institute: The International Treaty to Protect & Restore Mother Earth
Heshie Segal – Kids Better World: Clean Water on the Go: Reducing Plastics and Protecting Our Health
Mike Strizki – Hydrogen House Project: Hydrogen Micro-Grids: Clean Power for the Future, Now
Summer Bock – Guts & Glory: How Fermented Foods Can Repair Our Health
Hazel Henderson – Ethical Markets: Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis
Jay Potter – ECOR: From Waste Stream Fiber to Circular Economy
Jorgen Hempel – Hemp Ecosystems: Seeing Green: Hemp and Hydrated Lime Construction
Ronit Herzfeld – Leap Forward: Beyond Bias: Moving From “Me” to “We”
William Padilla-Brown – MycoSymbiotics: Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
Brian D. Ridgway –Level 5 Liberation: Finding Freedom
Judy Wicks – Circle of Aunts and Uncles: Nurturing Local Economies
Kristen Comella – U.S. Stem Cell: Heal Thyself: The Regenerative Power of Your Own Stem Cells
Reggie Nayar – Innovative Waste Solutions: The Dirty Truth About Waste and Recycling
Jon Ramer – Compassion Games: Deep Social Networking as a Vehicle for Global Change
Judah Becker – Mercy House Ministry: Aquaponics: a Path to Self-Sufficiency
Michael Rice and Zana Zu – ZeMArc Design: Holistic Design
Dr. Richard Satava – University of Washington Medical Center: Frontiers of Medicine and the Ethical Implications of Medical Breakthoughs
Amy Oskins & Amzi Smith – EastCoast EarthHomes: New Paradigms for Housing: Earthship 2.0
Hajjar Gibran – DomeGaia: Go Dome or Go Home: Earthy meets Elegant with AirCrete Construction
Larry Stearns – Nature’s Head: From Waste to Resource: Composting Toilets and Waterless Waste Solutions
Paul Rodney Turner – The Food Yogi: Food Yoga: Sharing Food, Sharing Compassion
Vinit Allen – Sustainable World Coalition: We ARE the Planet: Redefining the Human Family
Jessica Cooper – International WELL Building Institute: Health and WELL-building: Work Environments Designed to Help People Thrive
John Todd – John Todd Ecological Design: Restoring Water and Land with Biologically-Based Eco-Machines
Michael Gosney – Synergetic Press: Vehicles of Social Change
Michael Pawlyn – Exploration Architecture: Solving Design Challenges Through the Wisdom of Nature
Off-Grid Water Systems
Alosha Lynov – Bio Veda
Alosha Lynov, inventor and master builder of regenerative living habitats, walks you through the basics of building an off-grid water system to provide water self-sufficiency including collection, purification and reuse.
Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Marina Qutab – Eco Goddess
From a Zero-Waste Survival Kit to buying in bulk, eco-goddess Marina Qutab makes it cool to jump on the zero-waste bandwagon with simple steps we can all take to become more conscious consumers.
How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Ryan Eliason – Visionary Business School
Rethink business with Ryan Eliason as he empowers social entrepreneurs and changemakers to make money while making a difference and busts limiting beliefs like the notion that service must mean struggle.
Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy 
Sean Steed – Change Climate
Sean Steed of Change Climate shows how one innovative solution to a toxic global problem can create circular economy, impact social justice, restore an ecosystem and transform manufacturing world-wide.
The Crossroads of Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health — A Path to Regeneration 
Zach Bush, MD – Farmer’s Footprint
Discover how we can restore our health by restoring our soil. Zach Bush, triple-board-certified MD, makes brilliant big picture connections between current commercial farming practices, gut health, and the meteoric rise of disease since the introduction of glyphosate—a powerful herbicide and antibiotic used in big agriculture.
Climate Change and Planetary Security
Alexander Verbeek – Planetary Security Initiative
Climate change is not just about the weather. Alexander Verbeek discusses the threat to global security—like financial damage from increasingly violent storms, disruptions in delivery of food and essential goods and displacement of millions of people. Learn how we can act now to take the future in hand.
The International Treaty to Protect & Restore Mother Earth
Brother Phil Lane Jr. – Four Worlds International Institute
Brother Phil shares the fruit of 50-years’ work with indigenous peoples from around the world—a comprehensive plan to restore Mother Earth and unify the human family by incorporating empowerment of youth and women, renewable energy, organic food production, biodiversity and more.
Clean Water on the Go: Reducing Plastics and Protecting Our Health 
Heshie Segal – Kids Better World
A champion for children and clean water worldwide, Heshie Segal uses her networking expertise to dispel myths, raise awareness and promote the Puritii filtered water bottle, a safe water solution for first and third-world countries alike.
Hydrogen Micro-Grids: Clean Power for the Future, Now
Mike Strizki – Hydrogen House Project
Clean, pure water as a by-product of “burning” hydrogen fuel? Join Mike Strizki, founder of the Hydrogen House Project, for a tour of his Skunk Works where he’s been pioneering hydrogen fuel cell technology for the past 25 years.
How Fermented Foods Can Repair Our Health 
Summer Bock – Guts & Glory
Did you know that good health begins with billions of tiny bacteria in the gut? Certified fermentationist Summer Bock shares how and why fermented foods, like sauerkraut, are the recipe to better health.
Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis 
Hazel Henderson – Ethical Markets
The global food crisis is inextricably linked to the dwindling fresh-water supply. Futurist Hazel Henderson sees a solution in plants like quinoa, one of the many edible halophyte plants that thrive in a salt water environments.
From Waste Stream Fiber to Circular Economy
Jay Potter – ECOR
Jay Potter, innovator and co-founder of ECOR shares how to build a business by turning problems into profits through circular economy. ECOR takes fiber from the waste stream, and produces materials for furniture and building that can be fully recycled at end of life. Their patented process adds only water, heat and pressure.
Seeing Green: Hemp and Hydrated Lime Construction
Jorgen Hempel – Hemp Ecosystems
Jorgen Hempel has been refining hemp and lime construction practices for over 25 years. Learn how he creates living buildings from easily renewable materials. These buildings breathe, won’t burn, are naturally insulated and grow more stable over time.
Beyond Bias: Moving From “Me” to “We” 
Ronit Herzfeld – Leap Forward
Psychotherapist, Ronit Herzfeld invites us to join in exploring a “new way of being human” and shares an emerging strategy for awakening humanity to appropriate action as we rise to the unprecedented and urgent demands of our times.
Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
William Padilla-Brown – MycoSymbiotics
With an affordable and relatively low-tech lab and grow room, self-schooled mycologist William Padilla-Brown shows how to make a lucrative career of growing and foraging for mushrooms.
Finding Freedom
Brian D. Ridgway – Level 5 Liberation
Brian D. Ridgway dissolves the “illusion” of problems to generate an experience of unlimited possibility and the power to intentionally create a world of your choosing.
Nurturing Local Economies 
Judy Wicks – Circle of Aunts and Uncles
Through Micro-Loans and Mentorship Recognizing strong local economies as a foundation of resilience and sustainability, Judy Wicks shares how to establish a micro lending and mentorship network to support the growth of local entrepreneurs.
Heal Thyself: The Regenerative Power of Your Own Stem Cells
Kristen Comella – U.S. Stem Cell
Learn how stem cells from our very own fat have the potential to eliminate the need for many pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures, how the Federal Drug Administration is trying to regulate this revolutionary treatment and what we must do to preserve our rights.
The Dirty Truth About Waste and Recycling
Reggie Nayar – Innovative Waste Solutions
Most of what we “recycle” still winds up in landfills and landfills are filling up. Expert in developing zero-waste strategies for major manufacturers, Reggie Nayar takes you behind the scenes to gain a deeper understanding of the waste stream, current recycling practices and steps you can take to make a positive impact.
Deep Social Networking as a Vehicle for Global Change 
Jon Ramer – Compassion Games
Jon shows how to turn big dreams into reality and make “waves” as a social innovator by bringing together networks of social changemakers to amplify one another’s voice and collectively make a global impact.
Aquaponics: a Path to Self-Sufficiency
Judah Becker – Mercy House Ministry
A means to both food and financial security, Judah Becker provides an introduction to aquaponics, a circular system where the waste from farmed fish nourishes hydroponically grown plants and the plants purify the water for the fish.
Holistic Design
Michael Rice and Zana Zu – ZeMArc Design
Michael and Zana take you on a journey into the dynamic interplay of beauty, functionality and sustainability that defines holistic design. Learn how they combine Bio Architecture and the sacred to create temples of life.
Frontiers of Medicine and the Ethical Implications of Medical Breakthoughs
Dr. Richard Satava – University of Washington Medical Center
Explore the future of medicine with Dr. Richard Satava. From cloning and 3D body-part printing to suspended animation and directed energy therapies, technology is outpacing our moral maturity, creating the necessity for new ethical guidelines.
New Paradigms for Housing: Earthship 2.0 
Amy Oskins & Amzi Smith – EastCoast EarthHomes
Flip the script from high maintenance, high expense housing to the financial freedom of a home that heats and cools itself, collects its own water, generates its own electricity, grows its own food and processes its own waste water.
Go Dome or Go Home: Earthy meets Elegant with AirCrete Construction
Hajjar Gibran – DomeGaia
Hajjar Gibran, founder of DomeGaia, offers tools and techniques for building with AirCrete, a light-weight mixture of foamed dishwashing liquid and cement that is low cost, extremely durable and DIY-friendly.
From Waste to Resource: Composting Toilets and Waterless Waste Solutions
Larry Stearns – Nature’s Head
Learn how Larry Sterns’ special commode turns human waste into valuable compost while conserving water and minimizing pollution.
Food Yoga – Sharing Food, Sharing Compassion
Paul Rodney Turner – The Food Yogi
With over 2 million vegan meals served daily by his global Food For Life organization, food yogi Paul Rodney Turner shares the power of food as a means to spread love and equality by bringing presence and reverence to food preparation, consumption and sharing.
We ARE the Planet – Redefining the Human Family
Vinit Allen – Sustainable World Coalition
Vinit Allen helps us to recognize human beings as cells in the body of Mother Earth and the human family as her consciousness. Through this lens of profound interconnection, we experience care for the planet as direct care for ourselves.
Health and WELL-building: Work Environments Designed to Help People Thrive
Jessica Cooper – International WELL Building Institute
Going beyond LEED certification, Jessica Cooper shares how the IWBI WELL Building Standard raises the bar for work environments to include comprehensive metrics in 10 categories: air, light, sound, community, water, movement, materials, nourishment, thermal comfort and mind.
Restoring Water and Land with Biologically-Based Eco-Machines
John Todd – John Todd Ecological Design
John Todd guides us through ways we can harness nature’s genius to clean up toxic waterways, re-green the desert, rehabilitate devastated landscapes and clean up our oceans.
Vehicles of Social Change
Michael Gosney – Synergetic Press
Michael Gosney discusses the connection between festival culture and community as fertile ground for social experimentation, as well as new cultural models and morays related to food, energy, social justice, monetary exchange and more.
Solving Design Challenges Through the Wisdom of Nature 
Michael Pawlyn – Exploration Architecture
Beyond low- or no-impact sustainable design, regenerative design is an innovative approach that contributes to the betterment of the environment. Michael Pawlyn explains how it works, plus the impact it would have if entire cities adopted this model.
Faith & Climate Series | Webinar 2: The Ten Green Commandments @ Parliament of the World's Religions
Jun 18 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm





Faith & Climate Series | Webinar 2: The Ten Green Commandments
Public · Hosted by Parliament of the World’s Religions and Interfaith Power & Light

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM CDT

Parliament of the World’s Religions
70 E. Lake Street Suite 320, Chicago, Illinois 60601


The Parliament’s Climate Action Program and the Security and Sustainability Forum are working together to produce the new Faith and Climate Webinar Series.

The second webinar in the Faith and Climate Webinar Series will be a discussion with Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, author of The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s second encyclical, “On Care for Our Common Home,” which asks “every person living on this planet” to begin a dialogue about the future of our world. The webinar is hosted by the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

The Faith and Climate webinars will bring faith leaders and climate activists from all sectors and faiths together to address our increasingly urgent and collective responsibility to act on behalf of the natural world and all humanity to change the catastrophic impact we are having on our planet.

Visit for more information.

Aug 3 – Aug 4 all-day


Honoring the Past • Healing the Present • Celebrating the Future




Thank you Joanne and Monte for this inspiring, hope-infused  interview.

Note that the concert is at the Shea Theater at 17 Avenue A in Turners Falls at 7:30 pm on Saturday and tickets are available before the event at a reduced rate and also available at the door.


Festival details and

Note that the Festival is at the United Park Waterfront on 1st Street in Turners Falls from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days and admission is free.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 285, 91 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01302

The mission of the Nolumbeka Project is to promote a deeper, broader and more accurate depiction of the history of the Native Americans/American Indians of New England before and during European contact and colonization;

To protect and preserve sites sacred to, and of historic value to, the Native Americans/American Indians of New England; to create and promote related educational opportunities, preservation projects and cultural events; and to work in partnership, as much as possible, with the tribes.

We will strive to exemplify the Native American/American Indian peoples’ respect for Mother Earth and all living beings; to be mindful of our role as caretakers for future generations; and to honor our connection to the Earth and Sky and to the Creator.

The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Native Americans/American Indians of New England through educational programs, art, history, music, heritage seed preservation and cultural events. We are actively building, maintaining and expanding an historical archive research library for use by the Tribes and Educators of the Northeast and beyond.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who have been active for more than 40 years in a number of other preservation, historical research, environmental and social justice organizations.

The Convergence on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel @ online
Aug 9 @ 12:00 am
The Convergence

The Convergence

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In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, what becomes of religions and spirituality? What becomes of activism towards real global change? In THE CONVERGENCE, global Interspiritual pioneer and scientist Dr. Kurt Johnson joins interfaith leaders Ben Bowler of Australia and Doug King of America in engaging women and men who are inspiring leaders and change agents around our world. Spiritual and cultural leaders, sacred and secular activists, scientists, artists, writers, economists, politicians and even shamans join in this discussion of a world trying to wake up and grow up. What is at stake and what are the technologies and cosmologies creating a world that can work for everyone? If you are concerned for our world’s future and sincere about your commitments to bold and world-serving ideas, you’ll want to tune in to The Convergence on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.


Episode Description

VoiceAmerica presents this Evergreen Special detailing major 2019 and 2020 global events upcoming from UNITY EARTH partners Standing for Peace Campaign, Road to 2020 Events, and Caravan of Unity across America. The five sections of the Special spotlight, now and for months to come: United Nations mandated global holiday events like the International Day of Yoga and the International Day of Peace, the vision and work of Light on Light Magazine and VoiceAmerica in covering all these events, UNITY EARTH and its partners month to month activities and initiatives 2019-2020, and the roles of partner groups like Transformation365, We, the World, URI, UNIFY, EcoPeace and The Evolutionary Leaders. Featured are global leaders from the UN, UNITY EARTH, Light on Light Magazine, Transformation365, We, and The Evolutionary Leaders. Lets share this Special, ongoing, as a resource and PR instrument pointing toward all of these global events and gathering a global constituency for their success!


Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu

Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu

His Excellency Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu is a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service representing the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School. His extensive background includes being a fluent Chinese speaker and having previously served in China on four separate postings. More recently, he was the National Coordinator for establishing the International Solar Alliance in India. Significantly, Ambassador Naidu is a long-standing yoga practioner. Reaching back to a tender age, he was exposed to his grandfather rising early to teach yoga classes. As part of the 5th Anniversary of World Yoga Day in June, he moderated a high level panel in New York in the UN Secretariat on the theme of climate change and climate action.

Gayatri Naraine

Gayatri Naraine

Since 1980 Gayatri Naraine has served as the representative of the Brahma Kumaris at the United Nations in New York. She is a spiritual educator, writer, and speaker. She is currently the vice chair of the International Day of Yoga Committee. Gayatri’s focus is on the Sustainable Development Goals. She helped in the development of a concept paper entitled Enhancing Human Flourishing Within the 2030 Development Agenda: The Spirituality of Global Transformation. This was the result of a 3-year dialogue held with UNFPA. As a design team member for the Call-of-the-Time Dialogues, a global leadership dialogue, she has spent the last 20 years exploring “experiments in silence,” the transformational depth of contemplative silence and its impact on the world. She serves on the Board of the Kosmos Journal. Gayatri was born in Guyana and currently lives in New York City, USA. Contact

Ben Bowler & Deborah Moldow

Ben Bowler & Deborah Moldow

Ben Bowler, Executive Director of UNITY EARTH and Deborah Moldow, UE Creative Consultant discuss the vision of UNITY EARTH and its Road to 2020 and Caravan of Unity across America. Ben and Deborah are leaders of a team projecting inspiring global events from 2019 – 2020 and beyond. The Road to 2020 to date has touched all five continents with major intercultural and musical events. ( In 2019 events in India and The Holy Land will join the list. The New York Convergence and UNITY Earth Liftoff Celebration and concert are first steps toward “the Caravan of Unity across America” which, in 2020, will features events across America culminating in major celebrations in New York City for the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21). Ben and Deborah will help anchor a “Coalition for the Road to 2020” organized regionally to create participations in these inspiring events. The Leadership Conference, February. 1 will begin that process (contact

Rick Ulfik

Rick Ulfik

Rick Ulfik is Founder of We, the World, and The 11 Days of Global Unity which for many years has been directing major events around the major international holidays of the United Nations. Rick is a founder/leader of, FIONS and other New York City transformational organizations. He works with leaders of United Nations Committees and fellow members of the Evolutionary Leaders network co-sponsoring New York and UN international event programs. We, the World and their “Eleven Ways to Change the World” are central to the plans for 2019 and 2020 for The Road to 2020 and the Caravan of Unity across America. Rick is also a leader in Marshall Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication initiatives as well as an award-winning composer and musician. Rick co-produces Visual Voices on the Dish Network available in 15 million homes. Producing short films as well, Rick organizes and promotes scores of events and other better world activities, large and small, every year. See

Denise Scotto and Adam Collett

Denise Scotto and Adam Collett

Denise Scotto, Esq., and Adam Collett join us, respectively, as Chairperson of the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations, and as Creative Director for UNITY EARTH. Denise is Guest Editor of Light on Light Magazine’s annual issues on the International Day of Yoga and hosts the IDY discussion on this broadcast. Adam, a strategist, designer, media and event producer dedicated to making a positive impact in the world by combining innovative solutions with a deep knowledge of cultural diversity, joins Ben Bowler and Rick Ulfik in the discussions of these global activities on this broadcast. Denise is an attorney at law and policy advisor who has held leadership roles in professional bar organizations and has organized numerous events at UN fora. Adam, with 20 years of experience in design and technology, event production, not-for-profit management, cultural projects, youth programs and more, implements cutting-edge solutions for NGOs and social enterprises.

Karuna and Kurt Johnson

Karuna and Kurt Johnson

Karuna is founder of and a leader in the international Yoga and spiritual practice communities. She is also Host Editor of Light on Light Magazine and a host of The Convergence Series on VoiceAmerica. Dr. Kurt Johnson is the Series Host for The Convergence on VoiceAmerica and Contributions Editor for Light on Light Magazine. Light on Light has produced two annual special issues on The International Day of Yoga with the IDY Committee at the United Nations also featured in this broadcast and will publish a special issue in August 2019 reflecting this VoiceAmerica Special,see lightonlightmagazine Karuna and Kurt are co-developing Light on Light with Managing Editor Shannon Winters (below) and also preparing a lifestyle book, manual and lifestyle Teacher Training program with Karuna for 2019. Light on Light magazine and Kurt’s Interspiritual Network are both partners of UNITY EARTH. See

Rev. Diane Berke and Jeff Genung

Rev. Diane Berke and Jeff Genung

Part of Tranformation365, Rev. Diane Berke is the founder of The One Spirit Learning Alliance and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Jeff Genung is co-founder and President of Contemplative and, with Rev. Berke, a leader in the interspiritual movement. One Spirit and Contemplative Life have both co-sponsored various events with UNITY EARTH and Contemplative Life is a UNITY EARTH Partner. An author and international speaker, Diane is a recipient of the Houston Smith Interfaith Educator Award and numerous other recognitions. Contemplative Life and Transformation365 create a digital hub that connects people and communities with transformative practices. Contemplative’s prodigious website hosts hundreds of spiritual teachers and practice traditions, as do the famed interfaith education programs at One Spirit Recently Jeff has also partnered with along with Dr. Kurt Johnson of the Interspiritual Network and UNITY EARTH.

Kate Sheehan Roach and Sr. Mary Friedland

Kate Sheehan Roach and Sr. Mary Friedland

Sr. Mary Friedland and Kate Sheehan Roach join us from Transformation365. Mary Friedland is Coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris activities in Chicago and the Midwest. A Raja Yogi of more than 30 years, she teaches courses in meditation and everyday spirituality. She enjoys applying spiritual principles to life’s knotty problems and sharing what she has learned with others. Kate Sheehan Roach served as founding editor of Contemplative Journal, and as managing editor of the Spirituality Channel at She is now Director of Content for and as a founding member of the core team. Kate works alongside some of today’s great spiritual and religious teachers as editor/agent, podcast host, moderator, and program director. She is a certified Centering Prayer facilitator and serves on the North America Leadership Council for the United Religions Initiative. She lives on the edge of Philadelphia. Contact:

Shannon Winters and Yanni Maniates

Shannon Winters and Yanni Maniates

Shannon Winters in the Managing Editor of Light on Light Magazine and Yanni Maniates is Global Projects Director for UNITY EARTH. Light on Light is dedicated to spiritual practice and inspired lifestyle and Yanni has been working with Contemplative and other leaders in the UNITY EARTH Network creating spiritual practice programs to accompany UNITY EARTH’s events. The program developed by Yanni, Jeff Genung of Contemplative Life and Rev. Diane Berke of America’s largest interfaith seminary, One Spirit in New York City is called “Transformation 365” and its programs can be found at Shannon has also been Managing Editor of UNITY EARTH’s Convergence Magazine which, along with Light on Light, publishes special issues on the amazing activities across the networks featured in this broadcast. Shannon has also just completed a spiritual autobiography, The Gospel of Wisdom, documenting her journey from religious fundamentalism to interspirituality.

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AREI presents the 16th Annual AREDAY Summit – “The Politics of Change: Creating the New Hydrogen-Carbon Economy” @ Viceroy Snowmass
Aug 14 – Aug 17 all-day

AREI Inc. | PO Box 7784 | Aspen, CO 81612
970.930.8002 |


The mission of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), is to advance the rapid implementation of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the speed and scale necessary to provide solutions of both the environmental and economic crises currently facing humankind and the planet.

AREI, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 public charity not-for-profit corporation.



American Renewable Energy Day

America’s premier renewable energy summit is a deep immersion into topics designed to precipitate an historic and necessary transition to an environmentally and economically sound future.

Speakers and attendees include world leaders from both the public and private sectors in science, finance, investment, government and diverse technology development and deployment. We will cover Solar, Wind, Biofuels, Geothermal and other trail-blazing approaches to sustainability.

AREI presents the 16th Annual AREDAY Summit

“The Politics of Change: Creating the New Hydrogen-Carbon Economy”

DATE: August 14-17, 2019

LOCATION: Viceroy Snowmass
130 Wood Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

REGISTRATION: Registration is now open. Click here to register.

Full passes include entry to receptions, concert, expo and Impact Film. Passes available for students and locals, non-profit and small business.

Additional Community Programming:


Click here for more information.


Startup Green

Startup Green

Startup Green is a two-day accelerator platform for cleantech entrepreneurs, providing professional one on one mentorship, access to investors, and the opportunity to present at the 2017 AREDAY Summit.

Startup Green, now in its third year, is an essential program of the American Renewable Energy Institute initiated to strategically utilize our 1,000+ alumni network.  Top leaders have been gathering at the AREDAY Summit for 13 years. The Startup Green program opens this network to startups creating an environment that facilitates introductions, fosters relationships and provides knowledge essential to kick start companies and grow the low carbon economy.

Startup Green Programming

Five to ten teams, will be carefully selected to convene in Aspen/Snowmass, June 19-21st, for three full days of programming vital to taking a clean technology business to the next level. This will include classroom-style sessions and one-on-one mentorship meetings specific to company needs. Topics will include, but are not limited to, business refinement, industry, market, and sales analysis, access to the mentors networks, strategies for approaching venture capitalists, perfecting the “art of a pitch” and advice on intellectual property and patent law.

All companies will have the opportunity to present the night of June 20th at the Startup Green Evening Showcase. On June 21st, entrepreneurs will attend the AREDAY Summit and the top 3 businesses will present on the AREDAY Summit main stage.

Click here for more information.



ACELISince 2004, American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) has been bringing top leaders and educators together to promote the rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency strategies via demonstrations, presentations and dialogue. Each year, AREDAY has hosted nationally and internationally renowned speakers and attracted attendees from across the globe – resulting in unique, powerful cross-sector collaborations and a call to action around the issue of climate change. In 2012 AREDAY became a project of the newly formed not-for-profit, American Renewable Energy Institute, Inc. (AREI). The development of the American Climate and Energy Literacy Initiative (ACELI) moves the AREDAY Summit beyond a yearly conference in order to build clean energy job training and public education on climate change solutions.

The ACELI Mission
“To accelerate the partnership between industry, community colleges and public education to create core curriculum, both online and classroom, that results in the implementation of jobs in the clean technology sector.”

We recognize the urgent need to prepare for global change, as a result of the build-up of carbon in the atmosphere that is impacting ecosystems, economies, and energy use. ACELI is positioned uniquely to respond to the urgent need and will serve as a public-private collaboration to foster resiliency and sustainable practices in connected communities across the country. ACELI projects and curriculum will enhance existing programs and initiatives, fostering synergistic activities and opportunities between educational and industry partners. We are creating and implementing publicly accredited programming for community colleges and K-12 public schools with a turn-key model that adheres to national core standards.

ACELI educational programming is being developed and will be available in four different formats:

  • Public Education Curriculum of accredited coursework offered through various Community Colleges
  • A series of Speakers Programs offered throughout the year both for public attendance, in K-12 and Community College Classrooms
  • Junior Climate Ambassadors K-12 Classroom Projects and Programs to promote climate and energy literacy while advancing science and math standards. Online curriculum development, including an interactive platform for students to share and collaborate on projects.
  • AREDAY Video library archive of prominent Keynotes, Panel Discussions, and Power Point Presentations of nationally recognized experts and business leaders in the Renewable Energy and Sustainability fields from the AREDAY Summit programs.

Click here for more information.



The newest program of AREI, RENEW is the retrofit of the built environment to a carbon neutral or net zero standard, moving toward the ultimate goal of carbon or net positive buildings. With approximately 120 million residential homes and 60 billion square feet of commercial real estate constituting the greatest national use of fossil energy, RENEW is designed to reduce energy use while increasing economic savings.

“There is more money to be made in saving energy than producing it.”– Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute.

RENEW creates awareness of climate change solutions through net zero retrofitting projects in critical areas of high energy consumption. From resort communities, like Snowmass Village, Colorado, to retrofits in urban areas such as Detroit, Chicago, and Denver, the goal of RENEW is to stimulate job creation in renewable and energy efficiency sectors, while creating measurably reduced energy use in each retrofit. Demonstration projects will include local, regional, and national educational outreach and awareness campaigns, policy initiatives based on a project overview, as well as a tandem effort of on-site job training with our educational branch, The AmericanACELI.

RENEW’s pilot project, began in Jan 2013, at the Goodwin residence, in Snowmass Village, CO. This home is typical of high energy use homes in the Aspen and Snowmass area, and represents a real energy consumption issue in the Roaring Fork Valley. While this home is a year round residence, many like it are vacant for many months of the year, yet require heating and cooling even when unoccupied. Through a coordinated effort with local energy contractors, trades, and renewable energy experts, our team redesigned the energy systems of this home, implemented air sealing and weatherization of the building shell, and added renewable energy after significant energy efficiency measures were taken. As a result of these improvements, this project is reaching its NET ZERO goal.

NET ZERO: A building produces as much energy as it uses, bringing it to a carbon neutral operating level.

CARBON/NET POSITIVE: A building produces more clean energy that it uses, delivering clean energy back to the grid.

The further goals of RENEW are to recommend policy and initiatives on both local and regional levels that will support the overall vision of the RENEW program.

Click here for more information.


Sustainability News & Entertainment™

Diana Dehm“We are all in this together!” Hosted by Diana Dehm. We are crossing the nation, and heading around the globe to bring each of you to the table to tell your story on how you have made a green difference. This is all in an effort to share information we can learn from, and create a global collective for a sustainable planet – One shared idea, one solution, one conversation, and one laugh at time!

Our goal is to bring awareness around the new green economy, and drive improvement towards social and environmental impact on the planet. Diana believes “People are the heart of driving change” and that your innovative voices, ideas, and solutions will drive the green difference. We are turning up the volume and putting a voice behind green consumer products, green partnerships, sustainable technologies, renewable energy options, green jobs and so much more, with a focus on our next generation. You will walk away with a better understanding of opportunities, risks, choices, and the tools for making a green difference on the planet

“If we can walk on the moon, we CAN create a global collective for a sustainable planet”.
– Diana Dehm,Sustainability News & Entertainment for the Planet™ Host.

Stay tuned for more information and please visit


2019 Summit Agenda

The Summit will include Keynotes, Panels, Armchair Conversations, IMPACTFILM, Networking Sessions and  Concert
Viceroy Snowmass Resort

August 14-17, 2019

Agenda subject to change.

AREDAY SUMMIT 2019 – 16th Annual Event

“The Politics of Change: Creating the New Hydrogen-Carbon Economy”

Wednesday, August 14th

Grand Ballroom, Viceroy Hotel

Evening Program
Hosts for the Evening: Chip Comins and Salley Ranney AREI

5:00 pm Pre-Registration
Open Until 6:00pm
6:00 pm Networking Welcome Reception
Appetizers and Cash Bar
Hosted by AREI
Welcoming Remarks
Chip Comins and Sally Ranney AREI
7:00 pm Opening Keynote Address
2020: The Most Important Political Year in History
Gen. Wesley Clark Wesley Clark and Associates
7:15 pm Keynote Address
Framing the Hydrogen Carbon Economy:
Opportunities and Hurdles to Going to Scale

Ellen Stechel Lightworks ASU
7:45 pm Keynote Address
The HERO Breakthrough
Andrew Horvath Planet Power Systems
Q & A 
8:30 pm Keynote Address
Hydrogen Aircraft for Poaching Surveillance 
Skipper Darlington Africa ASAP
8:45 pm Keynote Address
The Hydrogen Moonshot
Kunal Sood NOVUS
The Hydrogen Age 
Narrated by Leonard Nimoy
10:00 pm Evening Program Concludes

Thursday, August 15th

Grand Ballroom, Viceroy Hotel

Morning Session: Burning Up The Biosphere: Will New Energy Technologies Save Us? 
Host for the Morning: Elizabeth Halliday Grace Richardson Fund

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI 

Daily Blessing
Phyllis Bald Eagle Lakota Sioux Elder
8:15 am Keynote Address
Bring Back the Wolf: Bring Back the Balance
Delia Malone RMWP
8:30 am Keynote Address
The HERO Breakthrough
Andrew Horvath Planet Power Systems
8:45 am Keynote Address
The Hydrogen Space: An Update
Mary-Rose de Valladares International Energy Agency
9:00 am Panel Discussion
Accelerating the Transition to ZERO Carbon
Moderator: Brian Goldstein Energy Independence Now
Andrew Horvath Planet Power Systems
Mary-Rose de Valladares International Energy Agency
Ellen Stechel Lightworks ASU
9:45 am Keynote Address
Energy Economies:
What Does 100% Renewable Look Like?

Lori Smith Schell Empowered Energy
10:00 am Panel Discussion
Blue Hydrogen: Profit from Capturing Methane Emissions
Moderator: Wiley Rhodes One Step In Foundation
Amory Lovins Rocky Mountain Institute
Alice Madden Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources
10:45 am Keynote Address
PCs, iPhones and Hydrogen
Ed Davis Blue Earth, Inc.
11:00 am Keynote Address
Where the Currents and Tides are Taking Us
Jim Dehlsen Aquantis
11:15 am Keynote Address
What Does it Really Take to be Energy Independent?
Brian Goldstein Energy Independence Now
11:30 am Panel Discussion
The Big Leap Over Fossil Fuels:
Renewables In the Developing World

Moderator: Tom King Borincana Foundation Inc.
Luka Powanga, Ph.D Energy Africa Conference
Colonel William Wyatt United States Army
Steven Conger P4P
12:00 pm Armchair Conversation
It Will be Done! 100% Renewable by 2045
Melissa Miyashiro Blue Planet Foundation
Henk Rogers Blue Planet Foundation
12:15 pm Luncheon Break
Quickly select from a variety of delicious, nutritious buffet food
served with reusable items and return to seats.
12:30 pm Lucheon Keynote Address
New Frontiers in Energy Efficiency 
Amory Lovins Rocky Mountain Institute
1:15 pm Luncheon Keynote Concludes

Afternoon Session: New Energy Economies: Security for Our Life Support Systems
Host for the Afternoon: Hutch Hutchinson Resilient Analytics

1:30 pm Keynote Address
What We Think About When We Think About Global Warming
Per Espen Stoknes Centre for Green Growth
at the Norwegian Business School
2:00 pm Keynote Address
Beyond Coal and Other Game Changing Campaigns
Michael Brune Sierra Club
2:15 pm Keynote Address
Recovering Wildlife in Crisis and Repairing Natural Systems
Collin O’Mara National Wildlife Federation
2:30 pm Panel Discussion
Alarms, Alliances & Acceleration of Solutions 
Sally Ranney AREI
Chip Comins AREI
Michael Brune Sierra Club
Collin O’Mara National Wildlife Federation
Bruce Stein National Wildlife Foundation
3:00 pm
Armchair Conversation
Carbon Pricing = Taxes or Dividends
Moderator: Chip Comins AREI
Ryan Costello Americans for Carbon Dividends
Jonah Kurman-Faber Climate XChange
3:30 pm
Keynote Address
Economically Sustainable Carbon Capture 
Brent Constantz Blue Planet Ltd
4:15 pm Armchair Conversation
Utilities Must Take the Lead
Moderator: Dave Munk Holy Cross Energy
Bryan Hannegan Holy Cross Energy
Jon Goldin-Dubois Western Resource Advocates
4:45 pm Panel Discussion
Large-Scale Efficiencies in the Built Environment
Moderator: Chip Comins AREI
Juan Grobler Fridgwise
Brian Black ProStar Energy Solutions
Heidi VanGenderen University of CO Boulder
5:15 pm
Keynote Address
Quantifying the Cost of Adaptation
Hutch Hutchinson Resilient Analytics
5:30 pm
Armchair Conversation
Adaption: Efficiency & Supply Chains
James Goudreau Novartis Business Services
Hutch Hutchinson Resilient Analytics
5:45 pm Closing Remarks
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI 

Evening Program
Hosts for the Evening: Chip Comins and Salley Ranney AREI

6:30 pm Networking Dinner
Buffet and Cash Bar
Sponsored by Ted Turner, Ocean Elder and Turner Enterprises, Inc.
7:00 pm Dinner Keynote Address
Passion In Action
Capt. Paul Watson Sea Shepherd
7:30 pm Keynote Address Video
Revolutionary Ocean Project
Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest Fortescue Metals
Flourishing Oceans and Minderoo Foundation
7:45 pm Keynote Address
Turning Passion into Purpose:
Mobilizing the Adventure Sports Community in 2020

Mario Molina Protect Our Winters
8:00 pm Keynote Address
Ocean Health: Strategic Solutions for Governments and Society
Doug Woodring Ocean Recovery Alliance
8:15 pm Keynote Address
Source Points: Solutions to Plastic Pollution Improve the Planet
Dianna Cohen Plastic Pollution Coalition
With Video – Don’t Throw It Away
By Keb’Mo’ with Taj Mahal
8:30 pm Armchair Conversation
The Blue Heart
George Cummings Mission Blue Project Partner
Melody Saunders Brenna Reef Life Restoration and Foundation
Intro and Q & A with Captain Paul Watson Sea Shepherd
10:30 pm Evening Program Concludes

Friday, August 16th

Grand Ballroom, Viceroy Hotel

Morning Session: Sustainable Finance and Business – A New Lens
Host for the Morning: Bud Wilson Deep Nature Journeys

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI 

Daily Blessing

Phyllis Bald Eagle Lakota Sioux Elder
8:30 am Opening Keynote Address
Breaking the Mold
Maggie Cutts Prime
8:45 am Panel Discussion
Innovative Finance Powering Solution
Moderator: David Levine American Sustainable Business Council
Robert Levin Emerging Star Capital LLC
Maggie Cutts Prime
Sandra Kwak 10 Power 
9:30 am Panel Discussion
Accelerating the Transition to ZERO Carbon
Moderator: Bill Brandt ASU Lightworks
Klaus Lackner Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
Ellen Stechel ASU Lightworks
Cheryl Martin Harwich Partners
10:15 am Armchair Conversation
Reinvested Divestment: Can It Help Achieve Climate Stability?
Moderator: Timothy Wirth United Nations Foundation
Thomas Van Dyck SRI Wealth Management Group at RBC
Ellen Dorsey Wallace Global Fund
10:45 am Panel Discussion
Block Chain: Creative Finance for Good 
Moderator: Hanieh Sadat Genesys One Capital
Ben Goertzel Singularity NET
Christian Shearer Regen Network 
11:15 am Panel Discussion
Climate Philanthropy
Moderator: Chip Comins AREI
Trammell Crow EarthX
John “Spike” Buckley Earth’s Call
Henk Rogers Blue Planet Foundation
John Powers Alliance Center
12:00 pm Armchair Conversation
Impact Investing: Real or Imagined?
Moderator: Inge Relph Global Choices
Julie Muraco TBLI Group Holdings B.V.
Rachel Payne FEM.Inc
12:30 pm Armchair Conversation
New Green Banking and Sustainable Finance
Sally Ranney AREI
Ilmi Granoff Climate Works
12:45 pm Luncheon Break
Quickly select from a variety of delicious, nutritious buffet food
served with reusable items and return to seats.

1:00 pm Luncheon Keynote
A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life
Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism Solutions
1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Concludes

Afternoon Session: INNOVATION and POLITICS of CHANGE
Host for the Afternoon: Elizabeth Halliday Grace Richardson Fund

1:45 pm Keynote Address
Where the Votes Are
Gene Karpinski League of Conservation Voters
2:00 pm Keynote Address
2 Trillion Trees? No Problem
Tom Chi Google X
2:15 pm Keynote Address
Innovative Collaborations and Strategies for Waste 
Stan Emert Green EnviroTech Holdings
2:30 pm Keynote Address
The Blixt Breakthrough
Charlotta Holmquist Blixt
2:45 pm Panel Discussion
Entrepreneurs Leading Innovation
Moderator: Frank Rukavina Sustainable Innovations Operative, LLC
Gail Levy HFactor Water
Dan Powers CO Labs
Charles Erdman Ideas by Nature
Brenna West Ethique
3:30 pm
Point of No Return 
Noel Dockstader Far West Films
3:45 pm
Panel Discussion
Wind Energy: 100 Gigawatts and Counting!
Moderator: Larry Flowers G4 Wind
Susan Innis Invenergy
Edward Zaelke McDermott Will & Emery LLP
4:15 pm
Keynote Address
Politics of Change
Bill Becker Presidential Climate Action Plan
4:30 pm
Keynote Address
The New Green Deal
Demond Drummer New Consensus
4:45 pm
Armchair Conversation
In the Disguise of Democracy
Moderator: Timothy Wirth United Nations Foundation
David Orr Oberlin College
Jena Griswold Secretary of State, CO
5:15 pm
Panel Discussion
Digital Democracy: Reinventing Politics with the Iowa Caucus
Moderator: Inge Relph Global Choices
Tracy Vasaturo Traces Consulting
Merlin Yockstick Blue Planet Village
Sen. Jack Hatch Former Iowa State Senator and Hatch Development Group
Joe Conte The Strategy Agency
5:45 pm
Keynote Address
Climate and Social Justice
Brad Markell  AFL-CIO
6:00 pm
Panel Discussion
The Teddy Roosevelt Factor: Conservatives are Conservationists
Moderator: Elizabeth Halliday Grace Richardson Foundation
Colin Finnegan CRES
Benjamin Backer American Conservation Coalition
Captain Robin Tyner Deploy/US
6:30 pm
Closing Remarks
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI

Evening Program
Special Guest Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer
Hosts for the Evening:
 Chip Comins and Salley Ranney AREI

7:00 pm Networking Dinner
Buffet & Cash Bar
Sponsored by World Ethics and Leadership Foundation 
and Cambridge Global Conversations
7:30 pm Dinner Keynote Address
Tom Steyer 2020 Presidential Candidate
8:15 pm Q & A
8:30 pm Armchair Conversation
Greening the Bridge to China: The G-2
Moderator Chip Comins AREI
Daniel Fung Cambridge Global Conversations
Bill Mundell IKM
Better Angels
Q & A 
10:15 pm Evening Program Concludes

Saturday, August 17th

Grand Ballroom, Viceroy Hotel

Morning Session: Science + Nature-Based Solutions = Sustainability
Host for the Morning: Bud Wilson Deep Nature Journeys

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
Chip Comins  AREI
Sally Ranney  AREI

Daily Blessing

Phyllis Bald Eagle Lakota Sioux Elder
Rev. Jane Quiat Methodist Minister
8:30 am Opening Keynote Address
The World’s Water: Status, Challenges, Solutions
Peter Gleick Pacific Institute
8:45 am Panel Discussion
What Does Water Resiliency Look Like in a Changing Climate?
Moderator: Peter Gleick Pacific Institute
Ravé Mehta Water Ledger
Jerry Mallett Colorado Headwaters
9:15 am Panel Discussion
Enough is Enough: Cleaning Up Compton’s Water
Moderator: Chip Comins AREI
Riggs Eckelberry OriginClear, Inc.
Fred Martin Compton Kidz Club
Cederic Cebbalos Former LA Lake
9:45 am Armchair Conversation
Can Science Lead the Way in Biodiversity and Climate Policy? 
Michelle Wyman National Council for Science and the Environment
Tiina Kurvits EcoSystem Management. Grid Arendal
10:15 am Armchair Conversation
Sustainable Land Use Planning
John McBride Sopris Foundation
Harry Teague Teague Architects
10:30 am Keynote Address
Community Supported Agricultural and Resilient Living
Eden Vardy Farm Collaborative
10:45 am Panel Discussion
Go Smart Go Safe Go Sustainable: Regenerative Agriculture
Moderator: Eden Vardy Farm Collaborative
Jerome Ostentowski Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
Bobby Gill Savory Institute
11:15 am Panel Discussion
In Wildness is the Preservation of the World 
Moderator: Amy Lewis WILD Foundation
Vance Martin WILD Foundation
Eli Weiss WildiZe Foundation
Eric Schmidt Wildlife Protection Strategies
James Brundige Nature Needs Half and First Light Films
12:00 pm Keynote Address
Big Win for Biodiversity: The Bonobo Peace Forest
Sally Jewell Coxe Bonobo Conservation Initiative
12:15 pm Luncheon Break 
Quickly select from a variety of delicious, nutritious buffet food
served with reusable items and return to seats.

12:30 pm Luncheon Armchair Discussion 
Ethics of Climate Change: Cambridge Global Conversations
Moderator: Sally Ranney AREI
Marjorie Layden World Ethics and Leadership Foundation
Daniel Fung Cambridge Global Conversations
1:00 pm Luncheon Armchair Discussion Concludes 

Afternoon Session: Rising Up! The Urgency is Now! 
Host for the Afternoon: Elizabeth Halliday Grace Richardson Fund

1:15 pm Keynote Address and Trailer
Kate Maloney WeRiseUP
1:30 pm Keynote Address
Beware: Do Not Ignore the Next Generation’s Voice
Julia Olson Our Children’s Trust

Armchair Conversation

Moderator: Julia Olson Our Children’s Trust
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Earth Guardians
Xiye Bastida Fridays for the Future
2:00 pm Keynote Address
Y On Earth
Aaron Perry Y On Earth
2:15 pm
Youth Unstoppable 
Slater Jewell-Kemper Youth Unstoppable
2:20 pm
Panel Discussion
Youth Eco-Warriors Take On Climate Justice
Moderator: Henk Rogers Blue Planet Foundation
Alec Loorz Circle of Fire
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Earth Guardians
Xiye Bastida Fridays for the Future
Slater Jewell-Kemper Unstoppable Youth (Skype)
3:00 pm Armchair Conversation
Millennials Moving the Needle
Katie Hoffman NEXUS
Sandra Kwak 10 Power
Matt Myers EarthX
3:20 pm Armchair Conversation
Incognita Incognitum:
Moving Towards Solutions in the Climate Crisis

Paul Miller (DJ Spooky) Musician and Author
Tom Chi Google X
3:45 pm Keynote Address 
EarthX: Bridging the Divide
Tony Keane EarthX
4:00 pm Armchair Conversation
Captain Planet: 1.5 Million Kids Later
Leesa Carter-Jones Captain Planet Foundation
Charles Orgbon Captain Planet Foundation
4:15 pm Panel Discussion 
Films Open Your Mind and Change Your Heart
Moderator: Daniel Shaw Author and Catto Shaw Foundation
Beverly Camhe Beverly Camhe Productions
Kate Brooks The Last Animals
Michael Cain EarthxFilm
Jean-Francois Cavelier True Media Company
Rex Wong fliqsmedia
5:00 pm Armchair Conversation
Nexus: Next Gens’ Conservative Case For Clean Energy
Aaron Berger Asymmetrical Solutions
Sarah Hunt Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy
5:15 pm Keynote Address
Consequences of the Apocalyptic Myth
Andrew Scott Open Mind Project
5:30 pm Keynote Address 
A Time for HEROs
Andrew Horvath Planet Power Systems
5:45 pm Closing Conversation
Generation to Generation
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Earth Guardians
Xiye Bastida Fridays for the Future
Chip Comins AREI
Sally Ranney AREI

Evening Program
Hosts for the Evening: Chip Comins and Salley Ranney AREI

6:30 pm Networking Dinner
Buffet & Cash Bar
7:15 pm Dinner Keynote Address 
Flourish or Perish: Time for a Progressive Reality
Jonathan Granoff Global Security
7:30 pm Dinner Armchair Conversation
The Nature of Consciousness: 
How Do We Accelerate the Shift Needed
Lawrence Ford Conscious Capital
Sally Ranney AREI
7:45 pm Panel Discussion
Practical Wisdom:
Indigenous Knowledge Guides the Way ‘Home’

Moderator: Lawrence Ford Conscious Capital
Osprey Orielle Lake Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
Anita Sanchez Pachamama
Xiye Bastida Fridays for the Future
8:15 pm AREI AREDAY Awards Ceremony
8:30 pm Concert
Valle Musico & Aponi Kai 
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Earth Guardians
10:00 pm Evening Program Concludes

Agenda subject to change.
Any questions please contact us.



Viceroy Suite
Viceroy Bar
Snowmass Golf Course
Viceroy Snowmass

Viceroy Snowmass

130 Wood Road
Standard Mail: PO Box 6985
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Guestroom Reservations:
Phone: 970.923.8000

Viceroy Snowmass Resort

With interior design by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston International—renowned for his luxurious approach to ecologically conscious design—and its all-season pool café, bar and terrace created by tastemaker Kelly Wearstler, Viceroy Snowmass reveals such unexpected Rocky Mountain details as reclaimed timber, textural stone and embossed metals, all while embracing sustainably minded, next-generation building standards that earned Viceroy for inclusion among the nation’s rare LEED®* Gold certified resorts.

*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

To Book a Room:

Viceroy Snowmass Resort

For room reservations, please contact the Viceroy Snowmass Hotel at 877.235.7577 and reference the AREDAY Summit for special rates, or reserve online (CLICK HERE) using group code: AREDAY (with code type “Promotion”). A limited number of rooms are available with special rates. Our room block always sells out, so make sure to reserve your room ASAP. There is also a Pre-Pay option available to help save even more, but must book before July 15thand this has a no cancellations policy.

Also, if you are flying into Denver and looking to rideshare to the Summit visit our carpool page:


AREDAY Pass Options:

  • Full AREDAY Summit – $1,250
  • Government AREDAY Pass – $850
  • Nonprofit and NGO AREDAY Pass – $750
  • Student AREDAY Pass – $450
  • Single Day AREDAY Pass – $400
  • AREDAY Speaker Pass – $250
  • AREDAY Locals Pass (ID Verification) – $350
  • AREDAY Media Pass (Credentials Required) – Contact for information.
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force Webinar @ online
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

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Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force

From September 20th to the 27th, there will be a Global Climate Strike led by youth. In the United States, the 17-year-old Jamie Margolin has been at the forefront of the youth climate movement. She led the call for last year’s youth climate march, and she is a co-founder of the youth organization Zero Hour. She will be our guest presenter for this edition of Creation Justice Webinars as we prepare for ourselves for the climate strike by focusing on the moral power and perspective that youth bring to the movement.

This webinar is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt of the United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministry and the Rev. Michael Malcom of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People’s Justice Council.

Sign-up now to join the webinar! Even if you can’t make its scheduled time, still sign-up, and we will send you a recording of it.

Special thanks to the sponsorship of the Cornerstone Fund in making this webinar possible.

Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The Zero Hour movement started with our founder, 16-year-old Jamie Margolin. Frustrated by the inaction of elected officials and the fact that youth voices were almost always ignored in the conversation around climate change and the profound impact that it would have on young people, Jamie started gathering several of her friends in the summer of 2017 to start organizing something big, something hard to ignore! Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew, and Zanagee Artis joined her in her efforts.

Jamie realized that a national day of mass action, led by youth, would be an ideal platform to ensure that young voices were not only centered in this conversation, but that elected officials and adults would hear their voices loud and clear!

By the end of the summer, young activists from across the country, from diverse backgrounds, had joined the team and the Zero Hour movement had started taking shape.

Compassion Camp presented by School of Integrated Living (SOIL) @ Earthaven Ecovillage
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm

Compassion Camp

August 15-18, 2019

at Earthaven Ecovillage | near Asheville, North Carolina

Compassion Camp is a four day event for adults and children where we create a community of people who learn, play and celebrate together, empowered to then send each other back into the world to spread these seeds of justice and love. Our time together is designed to foster community among the growing number of people in Western North Carolina and beyond who are passionate about living and promoting compassionate consciousness. Located at Earthaven Ecovillage, it is an opportunity to have fun, enjoy ourselves, learn together, and connect deeply in a beautiful natural setting.

Compassion Camp is inspired by the life and work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). We believe that the theory and practice of NVC is a life-changing tool for cultivating compassion in our hearts, communities, and the world. In addition to NVC, other topics may include: social justice, ecology, circling, restorative circles, healthy relationships, feminism, families and children, eco-sexuality, community, economics, and authentic movement.

Compassion Camp combines experiential and traditional approaches to learning, including professionally led classes, small-group conversations, hands-on practices, movement, self-reflection, and interactive activities, to provide an intimate, well-rounded, and powerful experience. Through both pre-planned presentations and Open Space sessions, Compassion Camp seeks to concentrate the creativity and inspiration of participants into an ongoing, life-serving energy for the community and create networks among affinity groups such as educators and social activists. Compassion Camp also features relational activities centered around singing, dancing, storytelling, and silence, which cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien has identified as the four most common ways that humans create wellness, community, and connection.

Compassion Camp participants will likely experience:

  • Increased connection to self, others, and nature
  • A deeper commitment to being of service
  • A broader understanding of the ways you can live compassion
  • More skill in creating supportive community in your life
  • More practical tools and resources to inspire yourself and others


Compassion Camp hosts a broad selection of topics to explore through the combination of pre-planned presentations and group-selected open space offerings. Connection and movement activities, meals, and rituals also contribute to a rich and nourishing experience.

More about schedule and Open Space technology

About the Co-Directors

For over thirty years, Steve Torma has gently guided our culture toward cooperation and regeneration. He is the former President of Earthaven Ecovillage, where he continues to live his passion for community and sustainability. Trained in Nonviolent Communication, and other healing modalities, Steve co-founded The REAL Center in 2007. Through his compassionate presence and guidance, Steve has helped countless people to find healing, direction, and meaning in their lives.

Terrie Lewine focuses her work on deep self-awareness, communication and relationship work. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA where she owns and manages her private teaching/coaching practice and the Back to Life Wellness Center. She offers classes, workshops and trainings for individuals and couples, and supports organizations by developing and supporting best practices regarding collaboration, team building and effective conflict resolution.

Steve and Terrie have been deeply enriched by using NVC in their own lives, relationships,  communities and with the people they serve. Having felt the power of NVC to transform lives they are excited to create a gathering where people can come together to learn from each other, celebrate, and network.

While deeply inspired by NVC, their vision of a compassionate world includes many other aspects of creating the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With that in mind, they’ve brought together a group of leaders in WNC to share their wisdom at Compassion Camp.

More Facilitators and Class Descriptions

Location, Travel, and Accommodations

This program takes place at Earthaven Ecovillage. This permaculture-based community offers a unique living classroom where participants will engage with the natural world, eco-infrastructure, and the intimate experience of rural community living.

What to expect at Earthaven

Camping is included. Private indoor lodging at Earthaven is available for an additional cost.

Shared indoor lodging

Cost per person: 1 night $20, 2 nights $40, 3 nights $60, 4 nights $75

Private indoor lodging

Cost for 1 person: 1 night $50, 2 nights $85, 3 nights $105, 4 nights $120
Cost for 2 people (shared bed): 1 night $75, 2 nights $130, 3 nights $160, 4 nights $175

Off-site options

Various options in Bat Cave, Black Mountain, and Asheville.

More about accommodations

Earthaven is nestled in the heart of the rural Southern Appalachian Mountains, 30 miles outside of Asheville, NC on curvy mountain roads and within two hours of three airports.

More about travel

Permaculture Design Course participants look at a locally grown feast.


Delicious, omnivorous meals are prepared by talented culinary artists from the Earthaven community. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. Snacks and beverages (tea, coffee) are provided. Participants are invited to help with meal clean-up. Many hands make light work.

As much food as possible is sourced from Earthaven and its surrounding farms and gardens, with some ingredients sourced from local grocery stores. Our meals are created with seasonal, local, fresh, wildcrafted, humanely-raised, and organic ingredients.

Children and Families

We welcome families with children to attend and will do our best to support you and your children. The village setting of Earthaven offers a safe and fun place for people of all ages and stages to explore. Much of the content involves focused, sit-down presentations, so attending with a young child will likely mean being less able to participate fully in the program.

Children ages 0-3 ($0 includes food and camping)
Young children are welcome to attend with parent/guardian at no cost. We do not offer a program or childcare for this age group. If you decide to bring your young child(ren) to sessions, please understand that you and your child may need to step outside if your child is crying or playing loudly so that others may participate fully.

Children ages 4-12  ($100 includes food and camping)
Children are welcome to attend with parent/guardian. For this age group we offer a youth program that runs during open space sessions and will include games, crafts, and nature connection activities. Parents are responsible for their children during all other times.

Teens ages 13-17 ($100 includes food and camping)
Teens are welcome to attend with parent/guardian. We do not offer a program for this age group. Teenagers may attend sessions, but parents should be aware that there may be adult content, and parents are responsible for them and what they attend.

Compassion camp was an emotionally nourishing environment where I was able to sink into my relationship with my partner and our children. ~ Angel Trail, 2018 Participant


Registration includes instruction, all materials, food, and three nights of camping. Private indoor lodging at Earthaven is available for an additional cost (see above).

Registration Sliding Scale: $220-400
Payment available in $60 increments

Infant and Toddlers ages 0-3: Free
Children ages 4-12: $100 (youth program available)
Teens ages 13-17: $100 (no program available)

Work Trade: We offer a few partial work trade opportunities to individuals who are available and qualified for the following service areas, and who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend.  Our partial work trade positions cost $50-90 depending on the position, require about 11 hours of service, and include food, camping, admittance to camp, and materials.

Scholarships: We offer limited partial scholarships of $100 to individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford it. We prioritize scholarships for people of color and single parents with financial needs. We understand that people of color experience more financial and institutional barriers to participation, and we want to counteract that by offering scholarships.

Work trades and scholarships do NOT cover transportation or indoor lodging.
Please contact us at to receive a work trade or scholarship application.

Register Today

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.   ~ Dalai Lama

Welcome to the Self-Study Version of Living the New Story Series 1 and 2 @ Online
Aug 21 @ 12:00 am

Welcome to the Self-Study version of Living the New Story Series 1 

Our live journey ran from August 2017 to March 2018 and each of the 8 videoconferencing sessions were recorded.


Welcome to the Self-Study version of Living the New Story Series 2 !

Our live journey ran from September 2018 to April 2019 and each of the 8 videoconferencing sessions were recorded.

Throughout the eight sessions, we are inviting you to take an experiential journey into what needs to change in us, and in the human story. Each session will explore, at increasing levels of depth, what it is to live the new story personally, and accelerate it collectively, through:

  • Understanding our own personal journey inside of our larger, collective story of human evolution.

  • Awakening to ourselves as dynamic, inspired agents of change and learning how to powerfully cocreate the future of our world in a way that is uniquely ours.

  • Catalysing our growth and evolution beyond the patterns and core beliefs of our past to make way for the new story to unfold.

  • Honouring the best of the old story and integrating it into the new.

  • Connecting with, and beginning to harness, the power of the collective field to carry the new story forward.

As we change our story, we change our world

We humans find our way by story. Our stories shape us, hold us and give meaning to our lives. Every so often it becomes clear that a prevailing story is no longer serving. Now is such a time. Humanity needs a new, inspiring picture of the future to live into.

This website is designed to support the emergence of a coherent new story for humanity and the production of practical, collaborative ways to live this new story.

We invite you to help us accelerate our collective understanding of what the ‘world in waiting’ holds for us, what is already emerging and what needs to change, both in us and in the human story.

As a first step in this journey already begun by others, the Findhorn Foundation gifted to the world – The New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future –which was held from 27 September to 3 October 2014…a gift economy gathering of the human family to experience planetary community, draw on our collective intelligence and co-create a story to inspire us all.

The Summit was more than full so we know there is huge support and longing for a new way to live together – a way which honours ancient wisdom and the interconnected whole living system of which we, the Earth and the cosmos are all part. It’s all connected and we are all accountable. To find out more, visit our Summit page.

This online hub will continue to be just that – a hub for people from all over the world to meet, engage, collaborate, share information, dream, synergise and inspire each other to live a new story.

If you would like to join this wave of collaborative action to shift consciousness and build on the threads of a new story already being lived and experimented with, you are very welcome. We invite your engagement, transparency, trust, compassion, innovation, entrepreneurship and generosity of spirit

You can also contact us by post:

Visitors Centre
Findhorn Foundation
The Park
Forres, IV36 3TZ
Scotland, UK
For general enquiries tel: +44 (0)1309 690311

Bookings office contact details:

Findhorn Foundation
The Park
Forres, IV36 3TZ
Scotland, UK
For booking and workshop information tel: +44 (0)1309 691653

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LOAM Creating Community
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Boulder, CO


August 22, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT

Join Loam on August 22 for a Loam Home strategizing session and sweet summertime picnic. We’ll gather together in the garden to break bread, savor herbal tea, and talk about tangible next steps for Loam Home.

Loam Home is an emerging community center and creative co-working space in Boulder, CO committed to serving as an intentional container for climate adaptation and eco entrepreneurship. From hosting permaculture workshops to farm-to-table suppers, we envision Loam Home as a vibrant hub for our community to explore regenerative living in practice. We want Loam Home to be a true collaboration and hope you’ll bring your radical skills and big dreams to share with us.

Location will be e-mailed to registered participants the day before.

We’re so excited to connect with you all!


Loam is a movement of compassionate and creative activists who strive to support one another as we find our footing in the heart of the climate crisis. Our community is passionate about seeding regeneration, resilience, and joy through embodied experiences that inspire the cultivation of sustainable activist practices, foster inter-sectionality across movements, and help each one of us to heal our connection to our earth.

From publishing vibrant print publications to facilitating immersive workshops, Loam’s constellation of creatives is committed to building a better world through arts-as-activism.

We are endlessly grateful to the Kalliopeia Foundation for supporting this work. Loam would not be possible without our community!


Reconnecting Ecology, Culture, and Spirituality

Kalliopeia Foundation is responding to a need—a global challenge—to take spiritual as well as physical responsibility for our common home. Our programs and those we support engage with contemporary issues at their root, with the understanding that ecological, cultural, and spiritual renewal are interdependent.

We envision a future rooted in fundamental values, such as compassion, respect, dignity, reverence for nature, and care for each other and the Earth. Our work strives to embody the following core principles:

  • Life Is Sacred: Honoring all life as sacred; expressing reverence for one another, the Earth, and life as a whole.
  • Interconnectedness: Approaching ecology, culture, and spirituality as inextricably interdependent.
  • Innovation: Generating creative ideas and outcomes through simple, meaningful engagement with others and the Earth.
  • Service: Embracing an ethic of care—the essential and natural aspiration to respond to needs beyond our own.

Kalliopeia’s Story

In 1997, Kalliopeia was founded as an independent private foundation to help support people and organizations who are working to bring spiritual values into institutions and systems of everyday life and work. The name “Kalliopeia” means beautiful voice and refers to the first of the nine Greek muses. She is associated with heroic poetry, justice, and transforming lower qualities into higher.

Climate Mobilizers–Climate Discussion and Meditation for Change
Sep 1 – Dec 2 all-day

supporting one another, supporting the movement.

Be with a community That is facing climate truth during our  monthly calls: 

Hear Climate Emergency Movement leaders talk in an informal setting, get to know one another, and plant seeds for collaboration. Join the Q and A at the end of these hour-long calls. Click below to register:

Our monthly Meditation calls explore the personal work that helps us develop as agents of change and maintain a healthy, burnout-free balance. We weave meditation instruction and practice with themes from Margaret Klein Salamon’s work on the psychology of climate change and concepts from essays like The Transformational Power of Climate Truth. Click below to register for the next call:

The Web of Life – Season of Creation – 2019
Sep 1 – Oct 4 all-day

Take Action with Creation Justice Ministries This September


Check out these different ways for you and your congregation to get involved. Come back every month for new ways to take action!

#CareForCreation: September 2019


Share the Word


September 1, 2019

Online Prayer Service for Creation Day/World Day of Prayer for Creation

Creation Day, also called the World Day of Prayer for Creation, opens the Season each year. Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew, the World Council of Churches, and many other leaders have called the faithful to celebrate it. Christians from around the world are invited to join an online prayer service to come together in a joyful celebration of our common cause.

September 16, 2019

Learn more

10:00 Eastern US / 15:00 London / 21:00 Manila
Please join us for a webinar to explore the connection between biodiversity and Christian spirituality. Speakers include Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless or A Rocha International / Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care, Rev. Dra. Neddy Astudillo of GreenFaith Latino America, and Celia Deane Drummond of the University of Oxford. The conversation will be moderated by Rev. Rachel Mash, Environmental coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Green Anglicans.

September 20, 2019

Global Climate Strike

Young people from around the world will come together for a remarkable day of strikes from school to demand urgent action on the climate crisis. Their parents, neighbors, teachers, and families will stand alongside them. The climate strikes were galvanized by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, and each strike to date has sent more than a million people into the streets. Learn more at Laudato Si’ Generation, the climate initiative by and for young Catholics.

September 21, 2019

International Coastal Cleanup Day

For over 30 years, communities have come together to remove trash from coastlines and waterways including ponds, lakes, and rivers. Together, these volunteers remove and catalogue mountains of litter every year. Your community is invited to join. To learn more, please visit the Ocean Conservancy.

September 23, 2019

United Nations Climate Action Summit

The UN Secretary General is hosting a summit devoted to climate change, with the aim of calling the world’s attention to the urgent need to implement the Paris Agreement. The Paris pact has been agreed to by every country–only the United States has said it intends to leave it. But countries have not made policies to meet its goals. Of the 197 countries in the agreement, only seven are on track to keep warming below 2 degrees celsius, and only two are on track to keep warming below 1.5 degrees celsius. Science tells us that every fraction of a degree in warming means more hunger, more sickness, more conflict. The UN Secretary General’s summit is a chance for the people of the world to rally around real, ambitious policies to solve this crisis.

September 23, 2019

6th International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics, Orthodox Academy of Crete Chania, Crete, Greece
Learn more

This conference will engage theology on key ecological concerns from a variety of religious traditions and perspectives. This year’s theme is “Ecological racism and prophetical voices for ecological crisis.” The conference will be a blend of learning and discussion, while attending to the magnificent Earth and cultural context of this region of Crete.

Guide 2019 – Season of Creation Theme – Web of Life

October 4, 2019  St. Francis Day  Many traditions view St. Francis as an inspiration and guide for those who protect creation. October 4 is his feast day and the last day in the Season of Creation. Faith leaders from around the world will come together to reflect on how St. Francis has informed their spiritual journey and to celebrate our month-long journey together.

Climate Action–United Nations
Sep 1 @ 12:00 am

Tackling Climate Change

Goal 13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is intrinsically linked to all 16 of the other Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Learn more about Goal 13, and for the latest United Nations climate news, visit


2019 Climate Summit | IPCC Climate Report 2018 | (Climate Action via Facebook Messenger) | Paris Agreement FAQ

Why we need action

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.

People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century—with some areas of the world expected to warm even more. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.

A race we can win

Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts.

But climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. Emissions anywhere affect people everywhere. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy.

To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement at the COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. The Agreement entered into force less than a year later. In the agreement, all countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and given the grave risks, to strive for 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Implementation of the Paris Agreement is essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and provides a roadmap for climate actions that will reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

Climate Action Summit 2019

The Secretary-General will convene a Climate Action Summit in September 2019 to bring climate action to the top of the international agenda. Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, a former Mexican diplomat, will be his Special Envoy to lead its preparations.

The Summit will focus on the heart of the problem – the sectors that create the most emissions and the areas where building resilience could make the biggest difference – as well as provide leaders and partners the opportunity to demonstrate real climate action and showcase their ambition.

To read about the commitments that regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society pledged during the Global Climate Action Summit in California, September 2018, click here.

A RIVERKEEPER EVENT – Hudson River Day at the Croton Yacht Club @ Croton Yacht Club
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Hudson River Day at the Croton Yacht Club

September 7, 2019: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Croton Yacht Club, 6 Elliot Way, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 map

The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday,  September 7th, from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliott Way in Croton-on-Hudson. The mission of the event is to promote interest in the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources.

There will be events and exhibits throughout the day targeting both children and adults, focusing on the history and ecology of the river, including a seining exhibition; hands-on exhibits for children such as toy sailboat making, fossil making; sailboat rides, and local artist displays and sales. Also, educational seminars will be conducted by NYSDEC Fisheries Biologist, Amanda Higgs on the Hudson River Sturgeon and Riverkeeper’s Nicholas Mitch who will speak about the ecological impact of the controversial proposal to build storm-surge barriers at the mouth of the Hudson River.

Free sailboat rides, will be offered by Ferry Sloops aboard their 22’ sloop-rigged  Catboat the “Whimbrel” on a first-come-first-served basis. The sails will depart at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM. Guests can sign up at the Ferry Sloops table in the tent beginning at 10:00AM for any of the day's scheduled sail times. Limit of 4 passengers per sail. Passenger age requirement: must be at least 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.

There will also be a youth fishing clinic and contest sponsored by the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and the Yacht Club. Volunteers will be present during the hours of 11:30 PM and 3:30 PM and provide the use of fishing equipment and bait, free of charge. Fishing rod and reel combinations will also be awarded as prizes. All youths wishing to fish at the Yacht Club must be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information please contact Dennis Kooney at or call 914-271-6384.


The Islands


Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/

A Wildness RemainsUpriver, channels diverge and a unique habitat of small islands and wetlands cry out for preservation. Here, mink, otter, and beaver live along the shore. Though huge container ships plow through the dredged, deep-water channel, this slow, low-lying stretch of the river is a link back to an earlier time. It offers a chance to re-discover our intimate relationship to the natural world.


The Salomon Collection, The Historical Society of Rockland County

Leave No TraceIt’s in the quiet of the river that we get an inkling of how Native Americans lived: trapping fish, building small disposable dwellings, carefully observing the plants and wildlife. We no longer weave fishnets out of bark or make hooks out of deer bone, but just as the Lenape survived by adjusting their lives to the river’s, we’re beginning to understand that we need to respect, not dominate, the environment around us.


Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/

Preserve HabitatsThe decline of the bald eagle in the Hudson Valley was a direct result of human interference: from the use of pesticides to the destruction of habitat. And it’s humans who are helping to bring the eagle back. Riverkeeper works with scientists and government agencies to reduce pollution, preserve nesting sites, and protect the eagle’s main source of food, fish.


A Benefit Concert for Daily Acts: Rising up for Climate Action! @ SOMO Village Event Center
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Benefit Concert for Daily Acts: Rising up for Climate Action!
Enjoy a full day music festival centered around Climate action and ways you can reclaim the power of your every daily action. Also enjoy local & sustainable craft and food vendors, non-profit organizations, green technology demos, inspirational talks and info on climate action programs, a kid’s craft area, silent auction, and more! LEARN MORE about the event, Bands, and Presenters on our Concert page under the Support tab on our main menu.Bands preforming:
Rupa and the April Fishes
The Coffis Brothers
The Highway Poets
Dusty Green Bones Band
The Real SarahsPresentations by:
Brock Dolman – Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, Trathen Heckman – Daily Acts, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Sunrise Movement – Youth Climate Leaders, Trashion Fashion Show – CREDO High School + more to be announcedAll proceeds will benefit Daily Acts’ climate action programs

When:   Sunday, September 8th, 2019  1pm – 7pm
Where: SOMO Village Event Center (Sonoma County’s 100% Solar Powered Venue)
Cost:      $30, buy your tickets on our Eventbrite page here.

Please note that we have a new registration platform and if you have not done so already, you will be prompted to create a Daily Acts username and password. We are here to help by email or by phone (707) 789-9664.

Hudson River Maritime Museum 2019 Pilot Gala presented by RIVERKEEPER @ Hudson River Maritime Museum
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hudson River Maritime Museum 2019 Pilot Gala

September 8, 2019: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Hudson River Maritime Museum

Capt. John Lipscomb, on patrol in the Gowanus Canal.

As part of its 2019 Pilot Gala, the Hudson River Maritime Museum will honor John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain and Vice President of Advocacy, with the annual Roger W. Mabie Award. The award is named after the museum’s founder and former president Roger Mabie, recognizing individuals who exemplify service to the Hudson
Valley and its history.

Enjoy cocktails along the historic Rondout Waterfront and an elegant buffet at sunset. Live and silent auctions benefit the museum’s education programs.

John Lipscomb became Riverkeeper’s boat captain in 2000. Having grown up in Irvington and Tarrytown, he learned to swim and sail in the Hudson River. In the early 1970’s, he apprenticed for “old time” WWII-era boat builders to learn wooden boat maintenance and repair at Petersen’s Boatyard in Nyack. In September of 2000, John began patrolling the Hudson for Riverkeeper aboard the “R. Ian Fletcher”, a 36-foot Chesapeake Bay style wooden vessel. He travels between New York Harbor and Troy, and on the Mohawk River, searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facilities, and taking regional decision makers and media out on the river so that “the river has a chance to advocate for itself.”


New York Harbor

Downtown NYC

Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/

Mouth of the RiverA modern journey upriver begins with the churn of ferry boats, the cry of gulls circling garbage barges and the roar of traffic. Millions of New Yorkers have discovered the pleasures of the harbor; now we all share the responsibility of restoring its natural abundance.


Fight PollutionRiverkeeper leads the battle to rescue Newtown Creek, a near-dead waterway on the border between Brooklyn and Queens. Contaminated by a colossal 17 million gallon oil spill and on-going illegal pollution, the creek was neglected for years. Residents of the area have some of the highest rates of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema in the city. Riverkeeper’s efforts have brought the matter not only into the courts, but to the attention of the government, which owes its citizens the basic right of clean air and water.”

Conserve Water[image]

Photo courtesy The Gaia Institute

The marshes and forests that used to grow throughout the New York City region have long since been replaced by skyscrapers, loading docks, and parking lots. One result is that even medium-sized rains overwhelm the city’s antiquated sewage systems and cause polluting run-offs. By “green”planting on street corners and rooftops, we can capture excess stormwater and significantly reduce the amount of raw sewage now being diverted into New York Harbor.

1 Million Actions 4 the Planet @ Your community
Sep 9 – Sep 30 all-day



Our mailing address is:

1 Million Women

Lvl 5, 66 Wentworth Ave

SydneyNSW 2000


Thanks a million,

Nat and the 1 Million Women team xx

Natalie Isaacs
1 Million Women Founder

Will you sign up for 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet, our challenge to mobilise thousands of people to change their habits for the planet and to raise critical money to combat the climate emergency?

How we live each day matters. One small action at a time multiplied by millions and millions changes the system. 1 Million Women is empowering women and girls all over the world to take action on the climate emergency every day. But we need funds to grow and reach more women and girls. To fight the climate emergency, we need every single one of us.

Starting on the 9th September, will you take on the 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet challenge and show your family, friends and community that we need a lifestyle revolution right now to combat the climate emergencyGo plastic freemeat & dairy free or car free for 21 days while raising vital funds for 1 Million Women to help make our movement bigger and stronger at a time when it’s needed more than ever.

It takes at least 21 days to change a habit so we’ll be changing our habits for the planet and demonstrating to the people around us that they can do it too!


We’ll give you all the tips and guides you need to undergo the challenge so that you can create new lifelong habits to help our planet!

SOW TRUE SEED at the Heirloom Festival
Sep 10 @ 3:30 pm – Sep 12 @ 11:00 am


Join Angie Lavezzo at the National Heirloom Expo
Santa Rosa, CA Sept 10-12



There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! 

Bees & Pollinators: How to Maximize Your Garden Pollinators

with Angie Lavezzo, Kate Frey, Dave Hunter and Tora Rocha
Sept 10 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable discussion on Pollinators

Sept 11 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Incorporating Pollinators and Pollinator Plants into Your Garden

Sept 12 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801

Mon-Fri : 9am-6pm | Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Seeds and Garden Supplies

SOW TRUE SEED – Monarchs, Milkweed and More! @ Sow True Seed
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Sow True Seed has a collection of over 500 varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. We are proud to carry heirloom, organic and small-farmer grown varieties. It is central to our social mission to support and encourage a seed saving community for resilience in agriculture and our food systems.


Who we are: Sow True Seed provides open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to home gardeners and small market farmers.

We ask that all of our growers fill out the Grower Questionnaire.

You can do so here

.For more information, contact: Angie Lavezzo, Agriculture Manager

E-mail:  Phone: (828) 254-0708

Location: Sow True Seed, 243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801

Date: Tue Sept 10 2019 from 6 -7:30 PM

Cost: $10 class (includes a milkweed plant and your choice of flower seed packet!). $5 of each ticket will be donated to the “Bring the Hive Alive” initiative to raise awareness of pollinators by painting a bee mural in downtown Hendersonville –


Need additional income on your farm? Sow True Seed is always looking for more farmers to grow seed for us!

Growing Seed Seed=Food




Hope on the Hudson Series Screening and Q&A with Jon Bowermaster presented by RIVERKEEPER @ Bedford Playhouse
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hope on the Hudson Series Screening and Q&A with Jon Bowermaster

September 10, 2019: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Bedford Playhouse – 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506 map
Learn More and Purchase Tickets

Join Bedford Playhouse for a special installment of their Environmental Series in partnership with Bedford2020 and the Weeden Foundation. National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster will screen three short films (“Hope On The Hudson” Series, part of that explore his passion for conservation in the Hudson Valley and the important work of non-profit environmental organization Riverkeeper and others who help restore life within our majestic Hudson River.  Following the films, guests will enjoy a panel discussion and audience Q&A with Mr. Bowermaster, Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson and a representative from Riverkeeper. Don Weeden of the Weeden Foundation will moderate the panel.

Films to be screened:
Growing With the Grain
A Living River
Carbon Farming
(total run time 52 min)

Regular ticket pricing begins at $14.



The Hudson River is not your typical river. In fact, most of the Hudson is actually a tidal estuary where salt water from the ocean combines with freshwater from northern tributaries. This “brackish”, or mixing, water extends from the mouth of the Hudson in NY Harbor to the Federal Dam in Troy, approximately 153 miles.

The salt front of the estuary, where the freshwater runoff meets the saline water, can range from the Tappan Zee Bay near Tarrytown/Nyack in the spring to Newburgh Bay in Poughkeepsie/Newburgh in the late summer or during droughts.

Because the Hudson River is a tidal estuary, meaning it ebbs and flows with the ocean tide, it supports a biologically rich environment, making it an important ecosystem for various species of aquatic life. For many key species, it provides critical habitats and essential spawning and breeding grounds.

To learn more about the unique regions of the Hudson River take A Hudson River Journey.


More than nine million people living in New York City, Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Ulster Counties enjoy clean, unfiltered drinking water from the Croton, Catskill and Delaware Watersheds. The 6,000-mile network of pipes, shafts and subterranean aqueducts carries approximately 1.2 billion gallons of pristine water each day from 19 upstate reservoirs.

It is a remarkable engineering achievement and the single largest man-made financial asset in New York State. But, today the city’s reservoir infrastructure is in serious trouble, as is its ability to continue supplying New Yorkers with water.

Many of the nation’s water systems are over 100 years old and in a state of grave neglect. Between 23,000 and 75,000 combined sewage overflows occur each year as a result of failing infrastructure, spilling out 1.26 trillion gallons of untreated sewage annually and incurring $50.6 billion in clean up costs.


Ashokan Reservoir

Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper believes that access to clean, affordable drinking water must be a human right. In the interest of protecting human health and preserving freshwater ecosystems, filtration of public drinking water supplies should be considered as a last resort to be employed only when an unfiltered water supply poses an imminent threat to public health. Sound watershed protection programs not only safeguard human health and aquatic life but also are vastly more economical than filtration.

Public Access

fishermen at the Shandanken output

Riverkeeper generally supports expanded opportunities for low-impact, passive recreation that is compatible with watershed protection goals on water supply lands. It is through use and enjoyment of our shared resources that people become invested in their long-term protection.

Our Story

In 1966, the Hudson River was dying from pollution and neglect. Run-down factories choked it with hazardous waste, poisoning fish, threatening drinking water supplies, and ruining world-class havens for boating and swimming. Sadly, America’s “First River” had become little more than an industrial sewer.

At that time, the Hudson River fishermen decided they had enough. Because their catch reeked from oil spilled daily into the river, they banded together to use a decades-old federal law to the tide from ruin to recovery.

This was the founding of the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association – now Riverkeeper. Today, Riverkeeper continues its fight, seeking out polluters and teaming with citizen scientists and activists to reclaim the Hudson River. And, we also work to ensure that over nine million New Yorkers have clean, safe drinking water. Today, pollution levels are down, and swimming and boating are back.

But the Hudson’s recovery is still fragile, still incomplete. Some fish species have not recovered, and many remain too toxic to eat; pollution levels spike with every rainfall. Mammoth cuts in government spending threaten to reverse a half-century of water quality gains, and we face the challenges of antiquated power plants, climate change, and emerging, harmful pollutants.

Riverkeeper’s vision is of a Hudson teeming with life, with engaged communities boating, fishing and swimming throughout its watershed.

Here’s what Riverkeeper stands for:

  • Guarding your waterways. Riverkeeper holds polluters accountable, making the Hudson safer and cleaner each year. We patrol the river, inform the public, and go to court whenever it’s necessary, to eliminate illegal contamination.
  • Defending clean drinking water. Community water supplies are increasingly threatened by pollution and shortage. Riverkeeper empowers citizens to make their voices heard and assure that their precious drinking water resources stay clean and plentiful. Our locally-based “water democracy” approach gets results.
  • Finding solutions. Riverkeeper fights threats to clean water like destructive power plants, reckless development and decrepit infrastructure. We also specialize in solutions: we improve wildlife habitat, foster sustainable energy, increase investment in water supply/sewer systems, and rally thousands of volunteers to restore their local river fronts.

“Our strategy for success hasn’t changed much since we started out as the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association in 1966: Support the grassroots. Be data driven. Don’t flinch when the going gets tough.” – Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper


New York Harbor

Downtown NYC

Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/

Mouth of the RiverA modern journey upriver begins with the churn of ferry boats, the cry of gulls circling garbage barges and the roar of traffic. Millions of New Yorkers have discovered the pleasures of the harbor; now we all share the responsibility of restoring its natural abundance.


Fight PollutionRiverkeeper leads the battle to rescue Newtown Creek, a near-dead waterway on the border between Brooklyn and Queens. Contaminated by a colossal 17 million gallon oil spill and on-going illegal pollution, the creek was neglected for years. Residents of the area have some of the highest rates of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema in the city. Riverkeeper’s efforts have brought the matter not only into the courts, but to the attention of the government, which owes its citizens the basic right of clean air and water.”

Conserve Water[image]

Photo courtesy The Gaia Institute

The marshes and forests that used to grow throughout the New York City region have long since been replaced by skyscrapers, loading docks, and parking lots. One result is that even medium-sized rains overwhelm the city’s antiquated sewage systems and cause polluting run-offs. By “green”planting on street corners and rooftops, we can capture excess stormwater and significantly reduce the amount of raw sewage now being diverted into New York Harbor.

One Planet, One Family: Facing Our Environmental Challenges & Finding Solutions Together
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day

Alaska Interfaith Power & Light (AIPL) and the United Religions Initiative-North America are excited to present:

“One Planet, One Family: Facing Our Environmental Challenges & Finding Solutions Together,”

a gathering on climate change in Juneau, Alaska from September 12-15, 2019.

World-renowned climate scientist and public speaker Katharine Hayhoe will be

the key speaker of the conference and participants will have ample time to spend

working collaboratively on finding solutions to our shared concerns.

Alaska is on the front lines of dealing with climate change.

Because of this, Alaska Interfaith Power and Light and the United Religions Initiative North America are hosting a gathering for environmentally-concerned URI members from across the US and Canada to:

  • learn about—and see—the climate crisis in Alaska,
  • understand how it affects those of us working on environmental issues outside of Alaska, AND
  • work together to identify solutions!

The gathering will take place in Juneau, Alaska from September 12-15, 2019.

World-renowned climate scientist and public speaker Dr. Katharine Hayhoe will be the key speaker of the conference and participants will have ample time to spend working collaboratively on finding solutions to our shared concerns.

Let us bring together our knowledge, wisdom, and energy to fan the flame of caring for Our Common Home!

For more details about the gathering, follow this link:
If you are a member of a URI North America Cooperation Circle/Affiliate and need financial assistance to travel to Alaska, please fill out the travel assistance application:

Arrival and Departure Times
For our out of town guests, it is advisable to arrive on Wednesday night if you plan to participate in Alaska Day on Thursday. If you are unable to participate in “Alaska Day,” plan to arrive at the Juneau airport by 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 12. Our program will start with a dinner at 7 pm on Thursday. The gathering will end at 9 pm on Saturday with an Alaskan seafood reception. For those who will still be in town Sunday morning, we will be organizing some optional activities. Please note: All attendees are responsible for covering the cost of their own transportation to and from Juneau.
For our planning purposes, please select the sessions you will be able to attend given your travel schedule. *
Note: The schedule is subject to change and adjustments.
How to Stop Plastic Pollution Forever @ Your community
Sep 12 @ 12:00 am


Story of Stuff Project


Help bring accountability to Big Plastic polluters by organizing a brand audit in your community! This massive, rolling citizen science project with the #breakfreefromplastic movement spans from San Francisco to Surabaya. It’s a great way to participate in the global movement working to end plastic pollution. Ready to take action with us?
What’s a brand audit? A brand audit is like a litter cleanup – but in addition to picking up trash from a beach, park, or other public area, participants record data about the products and materials that are ending up in the environment.
Your Brand Audit can be big or small: a solo activity, or a public event with lots of volunteers. Either way, you’ll be taking part in a global movement that transforming the conversation around plastic waste in the environment.
Get Started: Take the first step by signing up below! You’ll receive an email with your guide to hosting a brand audit, and a link to register your event with the #breakfreefromplastic movement.


Did you know that humans have produced more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the last 70 years(1) and 91% of which have not been recycled?(2)

This means that almost all of the plastics ever produced are in a landfill, have been incinerated, or somewhere else in our environment causing destructive impacts to the Earth’s ecosystem.

The fossil fuel industry plans to increase plastic production by over 40% in the next decade(3) which means there will be more plastic than ever before.

Recycling and cleanups alone won’t solve the massive scale of the plastic crisis.

Think about it, if your bathtub was overflowing, you wouldn’t immediately reach for a mop — you’d first turn off the tap. That’s what we need to do with single-use plastics.

Watch this video and learn how we can turn the tide and put an end to plastic pollution.

Please share this video on FacebookTwitter, or pass this email along.

We have the power to solve the plastic crisis before it’s too late.

Thank you for watching,

Jericho Apo
Digital Strategist
P.S. If you’d like to get involved and take action, sign up here to host or join a Brand Audit!



SOW TRUE SEEDS – ALL ABOUT OKRA – at Mother Earth News Fair @ Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

Join Chris Smith at Mother Earth News Fair
Seven Springs, PA Sept 13-15


There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! 


Mother Earth News FAIR

contact customer service by phone at 1-800-234-3368 for fair information, etc,

Friday, Sept. 13: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Dr.
Seven Springs, Pa. 15622


Our mailing address is:

Sow True Seed

243 Haywood St

Asheville, NC 28801

What I Learned from Growing 76 Varieties of Okra

This workshop focuses on top tips for growing the plant, discussion of its multitude of varieties, and great and tasty reasons to include it in your garden and kitchen.
Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m.

The Whole Okra, An Underdog Superfood!

This seed-to-stem celebration of okra explores the diverse traditional and creative uses of the whole plant. Learn about eating the plant’s pods, leaves, flowers, and seeds, as well as using the fiber.
Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
RIVERKEEPER’S The Great Wallkill River Race @ Sojourner Truth Park
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Great Wallkill River Race

September 14, 2019: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Sojourner Truth Park, Plains Road, New Paltz map

Wallkill River Watershed Alliance Boat Brigade. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)

As part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, join the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance for this first-of-its-kind race on the Wallkill River. Enjoy the river’s scenic beauty and the serenity of being on a flat water, slow-moving river. Children are welcome with adult supervision. There will be different race categories, such as recreational kayak, canoe, racing kayak, or other craft. Racers will launch from Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz. The race will begin at the Route 299 bridge, head downstream 1/2 mile to the River to Ridge site, and return to finish at the same starting point.

Registration is required

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The Half Moon by S. Hollyer, engraving. Collection of The New-York Historical Society

The Half Moon by S. Hollyer, engraving. Collection of The New-York Historical Society

In 1609, Henry Hudson entered a lush estuary studded with rocky islands, fringed with marshlands, and crisscrossed by Native Americans in dugout canoes. He discovered then what we still find today: a majestic river and the people who depend upon it.


Photo courtesy Melissa Brown

Riverkeeper is the leading defender of an ecosystem as complex as it is fragile. As the river struggles to recover from four centuries of abuse, our boat makes regular patrols, our lawyers fight polluters in court, and our members act as watchdogs to preserve the beauty we’ve inherited.


The Earthling Movie
Sep 15 – Nov 15 all-day

OJAI, Calif — Planet Earth is not a star but it rises to outright star status in one of the most fascinating film documentaries of 2019.

In “The Earthing Movie,” produced by award-winning filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell, the curtain rises to demonstrate − to very unsuspecting audiences – that our planet packs surprisingly huge healing properties. 

The film relates the discovery of the healing power of the planet’s electrically charged surface, a natural, perpetual energy shown in multiple studies over the last 20 years to significantly reduce inflammation, pain, and stress, produce deeper sleep, more energy, and improve circulation.

Earthing, also known as grounding, refers to accessing these major health benefits by walking outdoors on natural surfaces or using commercially available grounding products indoors while you sit or sleep. 

In short, Earthing is a simple lifestyle addition that connects you to the Earth’s healing touch.  You get the benefits without effort or dieting.

The Earthing movie debuted at the Sedona International Film Festival earlier this year to a packed audience of 750 people.  It subsequently won the Audience Award at the Dances With Films Festival at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood in June.

The movie features actresses Amy Smart and Mariel Hemingway, integrative medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra, and an array of physicians, who, along with Earthing pioneer Clint Ober, describe the unique science and benefits of Earthing.

September showings include Palm Springs, London (The Health Optimisation Summit), Los Angeles, and Santa Monica, and at the Yoga’s Research Society’s annual convention on November 16 in Philadelphia.

For showtimes, screening locations, and a short trailer of the film, see

The film is currently doing a festival circuit after which it will be available on major digital platforms both in the U.S. and internationally.

You can read a review of the film here:

Previous films by Josh and Rebecca Tickell’s Big Picture Ranch Production Company, based in Ojai, California, have won multiple awards for social and environmental documentaries, including awards at Sundance, Seattle, Gaia, and Sustainable Planet film festivals.

For more information about Earthing, refer to the Earthing book and the Earthing Institute website

Whether you practice Earthing outdoors or indoors, make sure you do it routinely.  Stay connected to the Earth’s healing power!  Indoor grounding products developed by Earthing pioneer Clint Ober are available at and   

The Earthing Institute


Tree of Peace & Reconciliation Tree Planting with Drawdown Markham @ Fly High Farm and Gardens
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tree of Peace & Reconciliation Tree Planting with Drawdown Markham @ Fly High Farm and Gardens

In cooperation with the WE-Energime-Global Cooperation Turtle Island International Civil Society Organization and in support of peaceful interfaith dialogue, especially in light of Laudato Si, the recent message from Pope Francis on “Care for Mother Earth”, Drawdown Markham will be assisting Global Cooperation Day (GCD, New Zealand) to Celebrate the 800 year Anniversary (in 2019) of the meeting between Saint Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al Kamil in the year 1219 by planting a *Commemorative Tree of Peace* on a property in the East end of Markham (Locust Hill) on Sunday, September 15th.

This event is being done in support of the DD Markham CCAH Collaborative Exchange Project (CEP) and the “Spark for Humanity” project by We Are Mother Earth! (WAME) and GTI Enterprises (cooperative corporation), and for the eventual establishment of our “Go Local” Campaign for community resilience and adaptation, supported by our local Drawdown Markham Interfaith Neighborhood and Business Collaborative (which is part of the EncounterCanada collaborative, which is intended “to localize the Sustainable Development Goals to build ‘Climate Smart’ safe and sustainable communities and cities, pursuant to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction”).

More Info

Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Climate Change Theatre Action: Setting the Stage for a Better Planet

September 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT



September 15
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Caveat NYC
21 A Clinton Street
New York,NY10002 United States
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Our Mission

The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners.

Our Initiatives


The Plays

The Arctic Cycle will support the writing, development, and production of eight plays by playwright Chantal Bilodeau that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states. Each play is written after extensive research, visits to the areas, and consultations with scientists and local communities.

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Artists & Climate Change

Through the publication of essays, interviews, and editorials, the blog and international network Artists & Climate Change creates community and promotes the inclusion of the arts in the global climate change conversation. Since its launch in  2013, A&CC has become an educational resource for art, environment, and social change classes.

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Climate Change Theatre Action

A biennial initiative, Climate Change Theatre Action(CCTA) is a series of worldwide readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP meetings). CCTA seeks to foster non-partisan local and global conversations about climate change and encourage people to take action within their community.

The Incubator

The Incubator is 5-day intensive workshop for artists, activists, scientists, and educators interested in engaging, or furthering their engagement with, climate change through the arts. Limited to 20 participants, it provides a space for focused reflection, exchange of ideas, learning from other fields, and expanding possibilities beyond traditional forms and venues.

The Juliana plaintiffs and Greta Thunberg together in DC
Sep 18 all-day

Press Conference – Livestream – Facebook – JULIANA vs UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 18 – SIGN UP AND TUNE IN – WASHINGTON D.C. 

This month will be the dawn of a new era in the climate movement. With glaciers melting at unprecedented rates and fires burning across the Amazon, young people are going all out to fight for our future and our elders are rising in solidarity with us.

On Wednesday, September 18, my Juliana v. United States co-plaintiffs and I will come together with Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, at a press conference in Washington D.C. We will call on world leaders to recognize the fierce urgency of climate change, and to put in place science-based climate recovery plans around the world. Tune in to the Facebook livestream of this historic union of major youth leaders.

Sign up for a reminder to tune in to the September 18 press conference featuring the Juliana plaintiffs and Greta Thunberg.



On Friday, September 20, young people, workers, activists, politicians and many more will strike to demand immediate climate action in what will likely be the largest climate mobilization ever. We will strike to demand transformative action to address the climate crisis. Building on the recent surge of the youth climate movement, adults will join us to send a clear, intergenerational message to governments that they must act decisively in the face of climate chaos. 

Join my co-plaintiffs and me at strikes across the country, from New York City to Alaska, to show solidarity with the broader youth climate movement and demand our day in court.

Grateful for all you do to support the brave young people in this movement.

Thank you for rising with us,
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Juliana v. United States plaintiff and Earth Guardians Youth Director



On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to #strikewithus

Find a strike near you to attend on September 20 on the map below. If you don’t see an event in your area, organize one! We’ll provide everything you need to get started in planning something in your community so no experience is necessary.

Whether you’re 7 or 777, you’re invited to join the movement.



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While we wait for the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, we must call on Members of Congress to publicly support Juliana v. United States and the constitutional rights of young people to life, liberty, and property free from government endangerment. We have been calling on the judicial branch to help hold the executive branch of our federal government accountable for its role in causing the climate crisis, and we need the legislative branch to step up as well.

Let’s make this happen.

~ Vic Barrett, Juliana v. United States plaintiff

Remember to do all three – tweet and email and call

The United States government has known about the causes and dangers of climate change for more than half a century. Yet it continues to promote and protect the major driver of the climate crisis: our national fossil fuel energy system. These actions of the executive branch have endangered young Americans. This is unjust and unconstitutional. That’s why the 21 young plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States are suing the federal government. We need Congress to support them and their fundamental constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property free from government endangerment in its role in causing climate chaos.


Lift the Earth: Bringing Peace to our Ancestors @ Menla
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day
Bringing Peace to Our Ancestors

September 19-22, 2019
Menla, Phoenicia, NY
Register at:

Join us on World Peace Day and the Fall Equinox for LIFT THE EARTH: Bringing Peace to Our Ancestors; a four-day gathering which includes the participation of the Grandmothers Council, Alice Walker, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Chief Phil Lane Jr, Dr. Robert Thurman, Jussara Korngold and other spiritual leaders and activists from around the world.This gathering will include interactive dialogue, prayer circles, and teachings on ancestral healing, water and land issues, and the future of the generations to come.

Register now before we sell out – join us for this special event and participate in this world-wide collective prayer for outer and inner peace.

Program Tuition: $520
3 Day Commuter Fee (No Meals): $754
Night Accommodations with Meals: $294 – $564
Sep 20 all-day


On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to


Find a strike near you to attend on September 20. If you don’t find an event in your area, organize one! We’ll provide everything you need to get started in planning something in your community so no experience is necessary.

Whether you’re 7 or 77, you’re invited to join the movement.


From Bill McKibben:

Dear Friends,

“Last week I ended up in jail for a little while, because I’d sat down in a Congress member’s office to protest the deadly confluence of climate and immigration policy. You can read about my day in the New Yorker1 story shared on the bottom of this email, but my point in sharing it with you is not to say that I acted nobly or that it was a big deal.

Instead, my point is simply that sometimes you have to act even if you’re not entirely sure what the effect will be. We’re coming up on the next great moment in the climate movement, the global all-ages climate strike on Sept. 20. Years of sustained resistance from Standing Rock to the school strikes and beyond, particularly from youth of color, have led us to this moment. So let’s make the most of it.

We’re now just one month away from the Global Climate Strike. Join your community members, coworkers, and children in the streets at an event near you, or host one yourself.

Whatever you do that day — whether you walk out of work or school, close down your business, or join a protest, it will help build the groundswell that is now clearly rising.

When you strike, you’ll be striking for justice above all — it’s one thing you can do on behalf of those who are incarcerated at the border, or who are living so close to the margin that taking a day off is not possible. If you have some flexibility in your life, it’s time to put it to work. If you don’t, sign up anyway, we’ll find other ways for you to participate and show your support.  

The UN’s best guess is that unchecked climate change could produce a billion climate refugees this century. Think about that for a moment — a billion people whose lives would be utterly, permanently, devastatingly upended. Then think about whether you can take a day to do something real about it, even without knowing exactly what change it will produce.

It’s time for all of us who can to take action for a more just and sustainable world. Join the Global Climate Strike starting on September 20th and fight with me for the future we all deserve.

Together we build movements, and when those movements get big enough they change history. You change history. Thank you for being a big part of it –

Let’s make change, “

Bill McKibben 


For more information, please visit



With the consequences of climate change becoming ever more clear and dire with each passing day, a new powerful wave of the climate movement has been swelling up over the last couple of years. Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future, and have been going on strike – every week, all over the planet – for months. On September 20, for the first time, the adults are joining us.

We, as a global society, are at a crossroads. We have a decision to make. Are we going to choose money or power or are we going to choose the future? The September 20 strike is an invitation to everyone to choose us. Choose the kids, choose humanity, choose the future.

Led by a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led organizations,

September 20 is an intergenerational day of striking

that will launch an entire week of climate action across the world.

September 20 is only the beginning. We must carry this energy to the 2020 elections, and beyond to ensure real, bold action is taken to address the climate crises. This is history in the making, and it’s time we take back the narrative to save our futures.

The demands set forth by the youth coalition will be released soon.







ECOLISE @ Global
Sep 21 all-day


The European Network for Community-led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability, is the initiator and main organiser of the European Day of Sustainable Communities. We have 46 member networks and organisations across Europe



European Day of Sustainable Communities

A celebration of local communities taking action for a zero-carbon, regenerative and inclusive Europe.

This is an ECOLISE flagship event. #EDSC19 #SustainableCommunity

Become a co-creator of the day! For details see