Naomi Curland (612) 325-9192 email@example.com
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April 21, 2021- This Saturday, Sustainable Resilient Longmont (SRL) will host the 7th annual Longmont Earth Day, featuring a full day of programming for youth, families, and adults of all ages. The daytime programming will consist of two online sessions: the first session for elementary-aged youth and the second for students in middle through high school. The morning session for younger participants will feature an interactive presentation with the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center followed by a bilingually presented recycled arts and crafts activity. The events for our older students will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with conversation and advice on how to start an environmental club. Then, we will begin our Youth Visions for the Future Film Festival, viewing and discussing submissions from our local student filmmakers.
In the evening, we will co-host with the Longmont Museum a bilingual, interactive program about what Longmont is doing to promote economic and racial justice and equity while mitigating climate change. This event, We're In This Together: Equitable Climate Action in Longmont, will feature a live panel with members of the City’s Equitable Climate Action Team. This is a bilingual event, and Spanish and English interpretation will be provided.
“I’m excited to be organizing our 7th annual Earth Day celebration,” said Naomi Curland, Vice Chair of the Sustainable Resilient Longmont Board of Directors. “We have an excellent lineup of fun, interactive and educational online events, as well as a community cleanup on Sunday.”
“It has been an absolute honor to be involved in the planning of the Earth Day celebration for the second year in a row. It is a joy to see the resilience of our program as we overcome the challenges of the pandemic with the help of online services and our incredible friends at the Longmont Museum. Our event has grown not only in size from the previous year, but in inclusivity, as well, blossoming to mirror the true diversity of our amazing community. With programming suitable for everyone from young children to adults, as well as multiple bilingual opportunities and a showcasing of the city’s Equitable Climate Action Team, this Earth Day is sure to be as beautifully diverse as the environment of the state we all call home.” said Allie Hummer, Silver Creek High School Senior.
“Wonderful things can be achieved when there is teamwork and collaboration. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences on the Equitable Climate Action panel as part of Longmont Earth Day this year.” added Iris J. Prieto - Cultural Broker, Promotora, and Founder of HOLA.
The full program is below and more information can be found at http://www.srlongmont.org/earth-day.html
Longmont Earth Day
April 24, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Longmont Wildlife Rescue
- Join us to learn how local nonprofit Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center takes care of abandoned and injured wildlife! During this interactive presentation, participants will discover new local species and find out how to help orphaned wild animals.
- Presenter: Claudia Laprise, Volunteer & Outreach Manager with Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Recycled Environmental Art Activities
- These bilingually presented art activities will guide participants through creating their own artwork using materials found at home! Materials needed include: cardboard, two cardboard tubes, nature pictures, yarn or string, glue, markers, paint and/or paint pens.
- Presenters: Mary Claire Collins, Kindergarten teacher, La escuela bilingue Pioneer, BVSD, Stephanie Potter, 3rd Grade Teacher, Eagle Crest Elementary School, SVVSD
1:00- 2:00 p.m. Environmental Club Student Panel
- Join local high school students for a panel discussion about running an environmental club, and tips for event and campaign planning.
- Panelists: Ana Greer, Longmont High School, Rakhi Kataria, Silver Creek High School, Earth Guardians, Youth Sustainability Board
- Moderator: Maya Beauvineau, Niwot High School
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Youth Visions for the Future Film Festival
- Enjoy a collection of short environmentally-focused films made by local youth filmmakers.
- Hosted by: Allie Hummer, Silver Creek High School, Jorge Arroyo, Longmont High School
Register for the day program to join via Zoom, or stream on SRL’s Facebook page: http://facebook.com/SustainableResilientLongmont
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. We're In This Together: Equitable Climate Action in Longmont (co-presented with the Longmont Museum)
- Climate change affects everyone, and everyone can do something about it. As part of SRL's virtual Earth Day Celebration at the Longmont Museum, join the Equitable Climate Action Team (ECAT) on Saturday, April 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. to learn about what Longmont is doing to promote economic and racial justice and equity while mitigating climate change. The evening will include a live panel with members of ECAT, as well as an opportunity for the public to ask questions and find out how to get involved. This is a bilingual event, and Spanish and English interpretation will be provided. The panel will be moderated by Katie Doyle Myers, Executive Director of Philanthropiece Foundation. We are excited to welcome our community panelists to this year’s Earth Day celebration!
- Garrett Chappell - Local Artist and Climate Advocate
- Osbaldo Jane Gomez - Longmont Senior Center Latino Chorus
- Iris J. Prieto - Cultural Broker, Promotora, and Founder of HOLA
- Rachel Zelaya - Small Business Owner and Neighborhood Organizer
- Ways to Watch:
- Longmont Museum's Facebook LIVE https://www.facebook.com/longmontmuseum
- Longmont Museum's Live Stream Webpage https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/museum/watch-events-online
- Local Comcast Channel 8/880
- Longmont Public Media's Roku App
- Watch in Spanish: https://bit.ly/LongmontYoutubeLive
For a full list of event sponsors please visit: http://www.srlongmont.org/earth-day.html