Local climate advocates to join nationwide virtual Earth Day event

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, you are invited to participate in “Uniting from Home: A virtual CCL event with Katharine Hayhoe.” This event, taking place on Zoom, will allow attendees to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and take action on climate change, while still respecting public health recommendations for social distancing.

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, who is a world-renowned climate scientist, an evangelical Christian, and the creator of the educational show “Global Weirding” on PBS.  Many will recall that she spoke at a CCL-sponsored talk in 2018 at University Baptist and Brethren Church (UBBC) in State College.

The April 25 event will also include several breakout sessions:

●      Climate Advocate Training – People new to climate advocacy can learn how to effectively push the U.S. Congress for climate change legislation

●      Climate Organizing During the Pandemic – People already engaged in climate advocacy can learn to adapt their work for our current circumstances with COVID-19

●      Depolarizing Within – Attendees can practice holding respectful climate conversations with people who don’t share their political beliefs

During the event, attendees will also be guided through three simple actions they can take to help the climate, right then and there.

“It’s important that we continue to educate our communities about the climate crisis and build political will for major climate legislation,” said Mark Reynolds, CCL Executive Director. “Though right now Congress is focused on the pandemic, they will need to turn their attention back to climate change soon enough. When that happens, our volunteers will be there with clear policy suggestions.”

Saving the world while sheltering in place

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