2020, with all its challenges, is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Although the movement can't take it to the streets this time around, we'll kick off Earth Week in style with a virtual Teach-in on Sunday the 19th -- please join us to learn about important issues affecting our communities and our region, enjoy live music, and connect with organizations and individuals who are making a difference. Because environmental and community health are inextricably linked (as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates), we're pleased to have this event raise funds for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Then on Earth Day itself (Wednesday the 22nd), please join area youth activists for a virtual Climate Strike in the form of a 24-hour telethon. Check out https://earthweekpgh.org for more details!
Teach-in from 1-4 p.m. on your computer, tablet, or smartphone! The event is free, but you must register in order to participate. There's also a Facebook page to stay in the loop on these events, and I'll post the Earth Week Pgh web site as soon as it's in place -- lots more details there!