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Earth Day Events in Florida

April 23, 2016

In Boca Raton

Florida Earth Festival  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

University Woodlands Park, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33434

Florida Earth Festival’s 3rd Annual Earth Day Fair, April 23rd. We’re doing it again! Get ready for Green products, Urban gardening, Electric cars, Crafts, Biodegradable supplies, Workshops and more.

Website: http://www.floridaearthfestival.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaEarthFestival

UU Fellowship of Boca Raton: http://www.uufbr.org/

In Gainesville

A month of Earth Day events at UU Fellowship of Gainesville 

http://www.uufg.org/

From World Water Day to Earth Day (March 22 to April 22), Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith and conscience take action to build resistance to climate change and add our moral voices to the movement for climate justice. Organized by Commit2Respond, the Unitarian Universalist climate justice coalition, individuals, families, groups, and congregations engage to learn together, and take action to shift to a low carbon future, advance the human rights of frontline communities, and grow the climate justice movement. You may learn more at http://www.uua.org/environment/climate/climate-justice-month

PACHAMAMA SYMPOSIUM ~ Sunday, April 24, 2-5pm  Free and open to the Public

Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream: A Pachamama Symposium. Climate change, social justice, leadership, action, inspiration. This is a transformative social justice workshop that explores the challenges and possibilities of this moment in time and the role people can play in creating a new future. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve your spot by email to  Pachamama@uufg.org.

SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMMING ~ APRIL 2016
Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Action

“The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity.” ~Al Gore

This five-part series begins Sunday, April 3 and has three objectives:

  • To explore ethical questions connected to climate change, and to address them within the context of the spiritual teachings of the world’s religions.
  • To practically apply spiritual teachings in our everyday personal lives which will benefit the environment and future generations.
  • To carry out an action project.
  1. Sunday, April 3, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
    Watch the video “Home” together, or if you prefer you may watch it at home instead, at http://www.youtube.com/homeproject#p/a/f/0/jqxENMKaeCU
  2. Sunday, April 10, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
    Impacts of Climate Change. We will discuss the film “Home.”

III. Sunday, April 17, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
Spiritual and Ethical Dimensions – the Individual. Spirituality as opposed to materialism. Impact of individual actions.

  1. Sunday, April 24, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
    The Role of Society. Aspects of justice. Poverty and climate change. Decide on individual or group
    community service project.
  2. Sunday, May 1, 9:00-10:15 am, Common Room
    A Challenge to All of Us. The role of religious communities. What is progress? Reports on action projects.

 In Orlando

Central Florida Earth Day 10 am – 6 p.m.

Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington St. Orlando, FL

SPEAKERS + presentations + ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMANE EDUCATION + Earth Kids Zone + ARTIST CORNER + Artist Corner + LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT 250+ Eco-friendly vendors

Website for activities and presentations: http://www.CFEARTHDAY.ORG

First Unitarian Church of Orlando table at Festival at www.orlandouu.org/

University UU Fellowship of Orlando at http://www.universityuus.org/

April 17th – Chris Castro “Orlando’s Journey To Be One Of The Most Sustainable Cities in America” Over the next two decades, the City of Orlando is aiming to be one of the greenest and most sustainable cities in the country, with a strong focus on growing the economy, environmental protection, and enhancing quality of life for all residents. Chris Castro, Senior Advisor and Sustainability Program Manager for Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando ‘Green Works’ initiative, speaks.

In Jacksonville

EARTH DAY and Ecology Fair on April 23, 2016 at Jacksonville Landing 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fun-filled day for the whole family. FREE local festival to learn about conservation, reducing energy and water use, preventing pollution and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Earth Day and Ecology Fair website: https://www.earthdayjax.com/

UU Church of Jacksonville at http://www.uucj.org

Buckman Bridge of Orange Park at http://www.bbuuc.org/

In Tampa

Appreciating the Earth April Sundays:

Why I am a Humanist,Why I am a Religious Naturalist,Green day every day-Overcoming Inertia, Just be in Awe

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa –uutampa.org/

EcoFest on April 23, 2016 at Lowry Park at 7525 N. Boulevard, Tampa 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

https://www.learninggate.org/ecofest

April 16, 2016

at UU Fellowship of Charlotte County at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd, Port Charlotte

Why do we need an Earth Day?

The movement encourages education and invigorates individuals to take action to protect our planet. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, incorporating more than a billion people per year. Locally, celebrate with us at our annual Earth Day celebration with family-friendly games, environmental activities and lunch!

Who: For the young and young-at-heart who care about protecting our environment!

Fee: This is a free community event open to KCB members and non-members.

See http://www.uufcc.org/ regarding UU Fellowship of Charlotte County

It is also a great time to pledge your support to protect Charlotte County’s environment by Adopting-A-Road, or registering your family and friends for our annual Great American Cleanup,  and Coastal Cleanup.

Affiliated with Keep Charlotte Beautiful Keep America Beautiful Affiliate

 

 

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