Earthapalooza: Iowa City's Earth Day Extravaganza
By Mike Carberry
The Iowa Global Warming Campaign, Sierra Club and I-Renew are hosting a special Earth Day event on Tuesday, April 22, which is open to members of the public. The event offers free admission and refreshments and will feature a film screening of Global Warming: the Signs and the Science, a film that uses expert dialogues on global warming to talk about how we can reverse its course. After the film, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a discussion about the film and related issues. The event also includes a Sierra Club Cool Cities/Counties Press Conference & an Eco Fair with information tables from 12 local environmental groups.
WHAT: Earthapalooza event featuring Global Warming: the Signs and the Science film screening and discussion. Eco Fair and Sierra Club Press Conference. Free and open to the public.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2008 from 6:00 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City Iowa
WHO: Iowa Global Warming Campaign, Sierra Club and I-Renew supporters and the public
6:00 pm: Event starts with Mike Carberry (IGW) welcome speech about Earth Day and Global Warming Solutions.
6:15 pm: Presentation of Cool Cities/Counties Certificates to representatives of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and Johnson County. Photo opportunity and short thank you speeches by recipients.
6:45 pm: Introduction of documentary film Global Warming: The Signs and The Science
6:50 to 7:50 pm: Documentary film Global Warming: The Signs and The Science
7:50 to 8:45 pm: Discussion of film, global warming science and solutions and next steps with guests Sharon Benzoni (UI), Michelle Kenyon Brown (I-Renew) and other climate change and renewable energy experts.
The Iowa Global Warming Campaign seeks to have state and national leaders, both Democrats and Republicans, discuss publicly, frequently and specifically how they will address global warming, and pledge that they make that plan a top priority. Iowa Global Warmings founding members are the Iowa Environmental Council, Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-Renew), Environmental Law & Policy Center, League of Conservation Voters, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, and Union of Concerned Scientists.
The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
I-Renew (Iowa Renewable Energy Association) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1992. I-RENEW sponsors practical educational activities designed to reach individuals, farms, businesses, schools, and utilities, while also encouraging retail opportunities. The association is a vehicle for pooling and disseminating existing knowledge and experience in renewables and energy efficiency.