On Earth Day, South Carolinians are joining millions of others across the country in a day of learning and a day of action demanding that our political leaders respond to this emergency and that financial leaders stop funding climate destruction.
Join us April 22 for a discussion with our expert panel, including 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) will lead a discussion around four issues of importance to South Carolinians:
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.
What began as a dire cry for clean air and water fifty years ago has now reached a boiling point. The climate is in a state of emergency that can no longer be ignored. South Carolinians of all walks of life are unifying in the optimism that they each have a role to play in ending this crisis, no matter their age, race, income or education level.
Before COVID-19 delayed our in-person event, an ever-growing coalition of partners had united to bring a statewide Earth Day rally and series of teach-ins at the S.C. State House on April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day. Born out of an idea that faith communities had an increasingly important role to play in our current climate crisis, three friends from GreenFaith Columbia Circle invited other environmental organizations to help plan what organizers hope will be the largest Earth Day event in the state. Students at nearby colleges and universities had collaborated to make this a youth-led event. After this Earth Day kick-off, organizers hope to continue online discussions through the summer until we can safely come together for a Columbia rally this fall.
Join us online for EARTH DAY SC! Register below to stay up-to-date on future announcements.
Who? EARTH DAY SC
What? Zoom Panel Discussion using video and/or teleconferencing. We will also be live on Facebook. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE LIMITED TO 500 ZOOM PARTICIPANTS, first come, first served. Check your email for an invitation from your faith community or your local environmental organization. For