Earth Day Update – Have you seen all our climate art and Earth Day activities yet?!
More than 1,300 people were mailed some 60,000 climate posters for the Peoples’ Earth Week. We’ve already seen the art out in the streets and in use at events in Colorado, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington DC.
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April 11 update – We told you last month as we wrapped up a big week of action in DC that Earth Day is coming. Here’s a rundown of just a few events happening around the country, and how you can get involved.
Earth Day DC End the Era of Fossil fuels
Join a planning call this Wednesday, April 12, at 6pm Eastern to learn more and plug into the high voltage, clean, renewable organizing power that is EarthDayDC!
And plan to join us Saturday, April 22 beginning at noon in Freedom plaza to End the Era of Fossil fuels.The main events will be a youth-led rally, a march to the White House, and an organizing festival. There are also expected to be smaller events and actions all weekend around the DC area. Learn more and RSVP at earthdaydc.org
Southwest Louisiana “Better Together” Earth Day Extravaganza
Southwest Louisiana is better TOGETHER! On Earth Day, April 22, members of the Lake Charles Louisiana and communities from across the Gulf South will come together for a march and rally as they demand a safer, healthier future for their home. The event will feature speakers from the community sharing their stories of both environmental injustice and continued hope, as well as local musicians and allies.
While greedy executives are planning a massive expansion of fracked gas exportation in Southwest Louisiana, communities are already suffering from an overabundance of polluting oil, gas, and petrochemical facilities. Entire communities have been wiped out – and yet countless people who have been displaced are still fighting for their right to clean air, water, and safe homes. Southwest Louisianans are coming together to say “enough is enough!” to fossil fuel expansion and to celebrate the region’s unique environment and culture.
Join us for the 2nd Convening of the Four Winds in Oklahoma
In this two-day gathering, we will be grounding in ceremony followed by speakers, NVDA Training and an art build. Please join us for our 2nd Convening of the Four Winds at Lake Tenkiller on Cherokee Territory in Oklahoma.
🦋 Indigenous Strategies for Water Protection & Rights of Rivers
🦋 Wounded Knee Veterans & Indigenous Organizing Now
🦋 NVDA and Canoe Training
🦋 From Fossil Fuels to Just Transition
🦋 National and local organizing for a fossil free future
And for everyone else, Anywhere else
We’re continuing our spring campaign to pressure the financiers of fossil fueled fascism – the big bad fossil banks! If you haven’t heard already by now, two massive coalitions — People vs Fossil Fuels, and Stop the Money Pipeline — are teaming up this April 15-25 for a global, decentralized, arts action that anyone, anywhere can participate in.
But don’t worry, there are lots of ways to participate whether you fill out the form or not. As Alec and Tejal explained in this earlier post:
Right now, people all over the country are signing up to receive climate justice movement poster art created by leading artists who are involved in movements for justice. Between April 15th and 25th, activists will use the poster art to organize mass wheat pasting actions, pop-up art shows, and arts-centered direct actions. This Earth Day will be the biggest day of coordinated climate arts-based action.
Peoples’ Earth Week builds on a long history of social movements centering arts and culture. Freedom songs were the soul and lifeblood of the civil rights movement, sung in meetings, at sit-ins, and in jail houses. Poetry played a key role in the fight for women’s liberation in the 1960s, helping to bring countless women into the struggle. In the 1980s, ACT UP brilliantly used graphic arts and direct action to help win changes that saved millions of lives.https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/people-s-earth-week-climate-art
Whether you’re just getting started in arts and action, or have been on the list for weeks and are getting your package of arts by mail already, the Peoples’ Earth Week starts this Saturday. So get out there and post your art, rally your neighbors, and take wild, creative, non-violent direct action April 15-25. Here’s what you need to do (easy as 1-2-3):
- Send us your photos and post on social media. However, you use the art, send us photos and we’ll amplify them on social media.
- Email your photos to email@example.com and use the hashtags #PeoplevsFossilFuels #StopTheMoneyPipeline
- Tag twitter: @wealsoherdcats, Instagram @198methods, Facebook @198methods, as well as @stopmoneypipe / @stopthemoneypipeline and @fightfossils! You can also tag the artists: Jackie Fawn. Dio Cramer. Moselle Singh. Emily Thiessen. Jan Burger. Use the hashtags #PeoplevsFossilFuels #StopTheMoneyPipeline
- We made the tools, now use them. Use the Peoples’ Earth Week Arts Toolkit for wheat paste recipes, tips for putting on art shows, and downloading the art
- Check out the recording of our online arts training for Q&A with the artists, training on making & using wheat paste, and more!
- Finally, make a plan to join one of the three BIG Actions on April 24 targeting Bank of America, Citi Bank, and Wells Fargo