Earth Day Action Calendar

Earth Day Action Calendar

Compiled by the Southern New England Conference UCC Environmental Ministry Team
April 1, 6 PM - A Passover Seder for Everyone. Join Rabbi Ellen Bernstein and Rabbi Cantor George Mordecai for a Passover Earth Festival of text, music, and earthly delights. Pay what you can, suggested donation $36 (benefits EcoPeace Middle East) 

April 8, 7 PMInterreligious Eco-Justice Network’s Many Faiths, One Collaboration online series with Hartford Seminary: “Religious Communities and the Planetary Crisis” with Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Rabbi Warren Stone and others.

April 9-11 - The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a three-day, fully online event hosted by  with hands-on trainings, interactive workshops, and a powerful lineup of climate leaders from all over the world. Hear from Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Hakima Abbas, Vandana Shiva, Ailton Krenak, Nnimmo Bassey, Eriel Deranger, and more.  The Gathering is for everyone — whether you’re a seasoned organizer or new to the movement — to come together to design new pathways to build a better future for all.   

April 14, 4:30 PM - Earth Days Talk: Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy  Professor Jennie Stephens of Northeastern University will discuss "Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy." She is the author of a book with the same title which argues that effectively addressing the climate emergency requires diversifying leadership, redistributing wealth and power, and moving beyond mainstream male-dominated technocratic solutions to climate change. This zoom conversation is presented by the Earth Days Planning Committee at Salem State University. Register here.  

April 14, 1 PMWhat's Fair? The U.S. and Responsibility for the Climate Crisis
 From Brooks Berndt, Minister for Environmental Justice, United Church of Christ
We are excited to announce our next webinar which will address one of the central moral questions in addressing the climate crisis. As the largest historic emitter of greenhouse gases and as the wealthiest nation in the world, what are the moral obligations of the U.S. in confronting the climate crisis? In short, what's fair? 
Three leaders in addressing this question will present in the next United Church of Christ Creation Justice Webinar. Even if you can't make it, sign up now, and we will send you a recording afterward. Register now!

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April 16-25 - Interfaith Power & Light will focus its annual Faith Climate Action Week on "Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between Faith, Food, and Climate". Click here to reserve a copy of your 2021 Faith Climate Action Week kitThe kit will include a Sacred Ground guide with information on the way in which we grow our food can be part of the climate solution, and also address injustice. In the kit there are faith-based discussion materials, suggested short films, a Garden Blessing ceremony, and suggestions and resources for how to get engaged in supporting food justice and healthy soil.
April 18-21 - Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace (online)
Ecumenical Advocacy Days is an annual gathering of Christian advocates and activists. Participants will worship, delve deeply into the pressing issues of the day, and lift voices by speaking truth to power on Capitol Hill.
The 2021 theme is "“Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored.” EAD 2021 is an opportunity to support this global movement centered on and led by the people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts due to historic racial and colonial inequities. Together, participants will passionately advocate and reimagine a world that lives out the values of justice, equity and the beloved community.  Register now!   

April 20-22 - Join thousands of organizations to call on the world to come together for THREE DAYS OF CLIMATE ACTION.  EARTHDAY.ORG is honored that the Biden Administration has decided to convene a global climate summit on Earth Day 2021. Many important environmental events have happened on Earth Day since 1970, including the recent signing of the Paris Agreement, as Earth Day continues to be a momentous and unifying day each and every year. Be a part of this historic climate summit and making active progress to Restore Our Earth. Visit
April 25 - The Third Jewish Climate Change Conference: Everything Is Connected  will bring together Jewish climate activists from across the country for the purpose of providing not just vision and leadership but also a sense of community grounded in the Jewish value of tikkun olam, repair of the world.  

April 25 - Mary Evelyn Tucker, award winning author and Co-Founder of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, will preach at Immanuel Congregational, UCC in Hartford. The service is at 10 AM on Facebook and all are welcome; will be recorded for later viewing. At 11:15 AM,  join a live Zoom discussion with Dr. Tucker about her writing, film producing and teaching, hosted by A. Karim Ahmed, Board member of the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center. To request a link to this Zoom, please email   More information on Mary Evelyn Tucker here.
April 27-29 - Eco-America’s American Climate Leadership Summit 2021: Unprecedented Challenge, Unprecedented Opportunity. At ACLS 2021 you will connect with 1,000+ climate leaders from the local to international scale — and across sectors of society — to help move America along the solutions path faster. Program and registration here.  Fee varies depending on what you attend.
Ongoing - Take national action for climate justice and tell President Biden: Stop Line 3 and Build Back Fossil Free! Join the thousands of people of faith who have signed this petition  sponsored by Minnesota Power & Light and GreenFaith that calls on President Biden to stop the Line 3 pipeline and all other fossil fuel projects. In President Biden’s inauguration speech, he said “a cry for survival comes from the planet itself.”  We hear that cry, and we call on him to do what needs to be done. Read more and take action.  

Ongoing - NoToxicBioMass. Take local action for climate justice and support the campaign against the Palmer biomass plant!  Springfield Climate Justice Coalition has launched a new website to stop toxic biomass in Massachusetts and asks that people consider writing a letter to Governor Baker urging him to withdraw his proposed rule changes that will poison the air and undermine our state’s clean energy goals by paving the way for a massive wood-burning biomass power plant to be built in East Springfield. Information about the letter-writing campaign is here. Join the social media campaign, #BakerNoBiomass. 


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