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Earth Day Celebration 2019

Organized by the Climate Council of Greater Kansas City.

HRES is a Partner with this new climate organization.

Here is a quick summary of the day’s events.

SPEAKERS FORUM
CITY OFFICIALS & ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Michael Kelly, Mayor, Roeland Park, KS
Bob Grove, President, Climate Council
Sami Aaron, The Resilient Activist
Stephen Melton, Citizens Climate Lobby KC
Josh Thede, Lutherans Restoring Creation
Craig Wolfe, Heartland Renewable Energy Society
Katherine Kelly, Cultivate KC
Jack Vandeleuv, Sunrise Movement Kansas City
Philip Fracica, Renew Missouri
Lee Gum, Extinction Rebellion Kansas City

CLIMATE FAIR
ENVIRONMENTAL TABLING WITH VENDORS & CLIMATE GROUPS
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
MAKE A RALLY POSTER, FACE PAINTER AND MORE
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Parents may leave their kids in the children’s areas while attending EDC events from 10-11:30am and 1-6pm. Parents are responsible for their kids during the March & Rally, 11:30am-1pm.

MARCH & RALLY
PLAZA LIBRARY TO MILL CREEK PARK
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
LARGE MEETING ROOM
1:00 pm – Carbon Pricing: An International Movement
2:00 pm – Sustainable Food: The Environmental Impact of What We Eat
3:00 pm – The Climate Emergency: The Case for Immediate Action (Craig Wolfe, HRES)
4:00 pm – Inter-generational Nature-Connected InterPlay
5:00 pm – Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change

SMALL MEETING ROOM
1:00 pm – Agriculture and Climate Change: A Cause but also a Solution
2:00 pm – Missouri Renewable Energy Programs & Incentives
3:00 pm – Species Extinction: Climate Impacts on Ecosystems
4:00 pm – CCGKC Partners Meeting: Platform Training & Feedback

CHILDREN’S SECTION
1:00 pm – Children’s Storytime
2:00 pm – Children’s Science Projects with STEAM Saturdays
3:00 pm – Children’s Storytime
4:00 pm – Children’s Recycling Projects & Make A Costume
5:00 pm – Children’s Storytime