This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2020). While we’ve been inhibited this beautiful planet far longer than 50 years, this is reminder to protect and appreciate the any resources Earth has given us.
Celebrate with us this week by tuning into Earth Week with some of our partners! Here’s what’s happening this week!
– Monday, April 20 –
Anniversary of Deep Water Horizon
An explosion and oil spill that devastated the Gulf of Mexico – it’s waterways, economy and communities have never been the same. This is what we’re protecting our coast from. In recognition of the Deepwater Horizon spill, click the link below to have access to our collaborative Conservation Coalition webinar series. Be sure to tune into episode 2; a focus on offshore drilling. Follow the link to also see a bonus video from SELC that features attorneys who went to work after Deepwater Horizon.
– Tuesday, April 21 –
Climate and Solar 101 webinar with Conservation Voters of SC
Conservation Voters of SC with be celebrating Earth Day’s 50th anniversary by hosting a Climate & Solar Energy 101 webinar along with our partners Citizens Climate Lobby, Audubon South Carolina, and the Environmental Defense Action Fund. This informative discussion will focus on climate change impacts in South Carolina and the importance of transitioning to a clean energy economy. We’ll also share some basics about solar energy, providing an opportunity to ask questions from experts in the government and business sectors. Time: 12:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP.
Solo Sweep Challenge with the South Carolina Aquarium
All week the South Carolina Aquarium will be encouraging fans, followers, volunteers and corporate partners to join their month-long challenge to reach a goal of logging one million pieces of litter in the Litter-free Digital Journal, a project of the South Carolina Aquarium Citizen Science app. Learn more about how you can participate and make your community litter-free here: https://www.facebook.com/events/270889997237823
– Wednesday, April 22 –
Panel Discussion with the Sierra Club:
Panelists include: Jim Gandy, retired from WLTX-TV, Prof. Kirstin Dow, University of South Carolina, Rev. Leo Woodberry, Kingdom Living Temple and New Alpha Community Development Corporation. Moderators Emma Sylves-Berry (University of South Carolina) and Amy Brooks (GreenFaith)
Discussion will focus on: Renewable energy as an alternative to extractive fuels, sustainable land and water use, environmental justice; and strategies to fight the climate crisis such as divestment.
This will also be live on Facebook , so tune in 7:00 p.m. EDT until 8:00 p.m. to watch this discussion!
– Thursday, April 23 –
Film Screening with Conservation Voters of SC
Grab your favorite beverage and join CVSC’s field team for an hour of fun during our Virtual Film Screening of the documentary, Clinging to coal: West Virginia’s fight over green jobs. There will be an informal conversation after the screening. This event is family friendly, so kids are welcome! Time: 6-7 p.m. RSVP link.
Live ride-along with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy & Electrify the South
Join the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Electrify the South (noon – 1 pm) for a live lunchtime ride and drive in a Tesla Model 3 and see what it’s like on a Driving on Sunshine drive. They will showcase the features of the car, talk about the benefits of driving electric, and have time for a live-audience question and answer session. Register HERE!
– Friday, April 24 –
Public Concern Podcast
We started a podcast! Stay informed on what’s happening with conservation in South Carolina during the pandemic, with Alan Hancock, Rebecca Haynes, and Bill Stangler, brought to you by the South Carolina Conservation Coalition, a collaborative effort of environmental non-profits here in the Palmetto State.
Catch up and tune into episode 4 this Friday, April 24 by clicking HERE or listen below