50th Anniversary of Earth Day: A perspective
A celebration of the last 50 years of environmental activism, and a look to the future for what is next.
The Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI), Rhode Island College, the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association, and members of the environmental community are hosting an event on Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm at Rhode Island College (RIC) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
The event will take place in Room 125 of the Clarke Science Building. The evening will feature a robust discussion about the first Earth Day including where the environmental movement has come from and where it is going, current efforts to improve our environment, the evolving response to the climate crisis, and reasons to remain hopeful.
To foster an understanding of the new leadership in the movement, several of our speakers will be from frontline communities including Priscilla de la Cruz from Green Energy Consumers, Monica Huertas from No LNG Providence, and RIC student and Sunrise member Jeni Melo. Greg Gerritt from ECRI and RIC professors Peter Little and April Kiser will also participate and Jeanine Silversmith from RIEEA will moderate. In addition, various environmental groups will be present to offer ways to get involved.
Date & Time
April 22, 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
John Clarke Science Hall, Rhode Island College 600 Library Road North Providence 02908 RI US https://www.rinaturalawakenings.com/businesses/ri-north-providence-john-clarke-science-hall-rhode-island-college