Earth Month 2020

We won’t give up – we’re going virtual!

You might already know that the Office of Sustainability (OoS) and the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) led the effort to partner Mason with the Earth Day Network (EDN) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, 2020! We’re also part of the EDN’s first-ever, state-based campaign in Virginia! Although a lot has changed as a result of COVID-19, we are steadfast and remain committed to creating positive change for people and the planet. And that is why Earth Month (April) is going virtual, so welcome to Virtual Earth Month (and the Virtual Earth Month Calendar)!

To ensure we’re promoting and showcasing the amazing efforts of Mason’s community during this challenging time, we’ll be updating this page with amazing opportunities throughout the month. Additionally, we’ll be adding opportunities from all over the world, so if you know of something cool, please let us know by sending us an email.

Are you hosting a virtual program, event, or initiative and don’t see it on the list? Do you know someone who is? Please let us know! Click here to send us an email.

Wishing you the happiest Earth Month!

The Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) and the Office of Sustainability (OoS)

*This page will be updated constantly throughout the month – check back frequently!

Get right into the action (click to go right to the day): 

April 9th                 April 10th                    April 15th                       April 20th                      April 21st

April 22nd #EARTHRISE #EarthDay2020 #VAEarthDay2020 #MasonEarthMonth #MasonGoesGreen #SGGoesGreen

April 23rd              April 24th                   April 25th                        April 27th                      April 29th

Get @ us on social!

#MasonEarthMonth #MasonGoesGreen #SGGoesGreen

All Earth Month Long!

Join the citizen-science effort to protect the planet.

“Earth Challenge 2020 is the world’s largest ever coordinated citizen science campaign. The initiative integrates existing citizen science projects and builds capacity for new ones — all to grow citizen science worldwide. Using mobile technology and open citizen science data, Earth Challenge 2020 empowers people around the world to monitor and mitigate threats to environmental and human health in their communities.

Coordinated in partnership with the Wilson Center and the U.S. Department of State, Earth Challenge 2020 connects, builds and enables global communities to leverage the power of scientific research to drive meaningful change. Starting in April 2020, the campaign will use a mobile app to collect billions of observations in air quality, plastic pollution and insect populations, providing a platform and valuable environmental insight to promote policy change in these areas.

Earth Challenge 2020 works with research advisory teams in these areas to ensure scientific rigor, launching global events to mobilize the development of new EC2020 technologies and developing geographic-specific education and action materials to empower communities and collect meaningful data.”

As a result of COVID-19, the Office of Sustainability wants to remind you that NO data point is worth your health, safety, and well-being. We encourage you to consider completing the “Air Quality” portion of EC 2020 while indoors and looking out a window. Your safety, health, and well-being are of paramount importance – do NOT do anything that would put you or others at risk.

Download the app on Apple’s App Store (click here) or on Goggle’s Play Store (click here).

April 1st

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5am (EST) – 6pm (EST): Skoll World Forum Click here to review the full schedule and sign-up!

Skoll World Forum Week is online! While the official in-person programming in Oxford (United Kingdom) is cancelled, public events that surround the Forum have gone virtual. Anyone can join their robust calendar of meet ups, moderated panels, learning sessions – and more! Click here to review the full schedule and sign-up/register for sessions you’re interested in!

April 2nd

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5am (EST) – 6pm (EST): Skoll World Forum Click here to review the full schedule and sign-up!

Skoll World Forum Week is online! While the official in-person programming in Oxford (United Kingdom) is cancelled, public events that surround the Forum have gone virtual. Anyone can join their robust calendar of meet ups, moderated panels, learning sessions – and more! Click here to review the full schedule and sign-up/register for sessions you’re interested in!

1:30pm (EST) – 3pm (EST): A conversation with Jennifer Baichwal, the director of the documentary, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. CLICK HERE to join.

“A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark and is narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.”

We strongly encourage you to watch the film using Kanopy (free access for all members of the Mason Community) before the conversation by clicking here. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is part of the Anthropocene Project, visit the website for that project here. Read more about Jennifer here. Interviews with Jennifer: “How are we part of nature, and we act like we’re not?” and Sundance 2019 Women Directors: Meet Jennifer Baichwal – “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Full press release here. Details: the meeting number (access code) is 610 370 203 and the meeting password is HCrm3jUQb87.

6pm (EST) – 8pm (EST): Sierra Club Grassroots Conversation: Environmental Victories Registration required – register here.

Learn about the changes to Virginia’s environmental legislation following the 2020 General Assembly Session. This webinar will discuss the new laws and how they’ll impact Virginia’s environmental and climate future. This webinar will feature the following speakers in an interactive format:

  • Kate Addleson, Director of the Virginia Chapter
  • Bob Shippee, Legislative Committee Chair
  • Ivy Main, Renewable Energy Chair and Beyond Coal Campaign Leadership Member
  • Karen Campblin, Transportation Chair and Green New Deal Virginia Co-Chair
  • Steve Carter-Lovejoy, Water Quality and Coal Ash Chair

Everyone is invited to participate and ask questions throughout the presentations as well as during the open discussion period at the end of the webinar.

All Day: Mason’s Giving Day. Make a difference with your donation – support students by clicking here.

On April 2nd of each year, Mason Nation comes together as a community and supports those in need. During such a challenging time, we’re asking you to support others however you can, whether that’s making a donation, volunteering online, or offering words of encouragement. A Student Emergency Assistance Fund was recently established to provide much-needed assistance to folks impacted by COVID-19. So far, over 800 students have applied for help to pay rent, cover the cost of childcare, or purchase food to eat with an average request of $1,900. As of 3/27/20, $435,508 has been distributed to students in need, out of a request pool of nearly $1.6 million. You can make an impact with your participation in Patriots Helping Patriots. Make a difference with your donation – support students by clicking here.

April 3rd

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5am (EST) – 4pm (EST): Skoll World Forum Click here to review the full schedule and sign-up!

Skoll World Forum Week is online! While the official in-person programming in Oxford (United Kingdom) is cancelled, public events that surround the Forum have gone virtual. Anyone can join their robust calendar of meet ups, moderated panels, learning sessions – and more! Click here to review the full schedule and sign-up/register for sessions you’re interested in!

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3pm (EST): Bridging the virtual gap: connecting climate optimists in times of crisis. SAVE YOUR VIRTUAL SEAT HERE

Join Daniel Faber, PhD. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Northeastern Environmental Research Collaborative, for a discussion about climate and environmental justice. We will learn more about the disparate impacts of the climate crisis, the need for urgent action, and how to best continue the work and change power dynamics as we envision the future of climate action through the inextricable lens of justice. SAVE YOUR VIRTUAL SEAT HERE! If you are interested in participating (or know someone who would be) please reach out at mvolano@climate-xchange.org.

April 6th

 5:30pm (EST) – 6:30pm (EST): A Day in the Life of a Scientist 

Interested in learning more about careers in the sciences? Meet virtually with professionals who are currently working in forensic science, biology, and spatial intelligence to hear what their day-to-day looks like and to learn what it takes to land a job in those fields!

You’ll hear from:

  • Amara Drew – Forensic Scientist I at Idaho State Police Forensic Services
  • Sarah Weiskopf – Biologist at United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.)
  • Tiffany Morris – Outreach Program Manager at National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) 

Join via Webex: https://gmu.webex.com/gmu/onstage/g.php?MTID=e83ac92113ed955a206dd06b842b3bcc6

April 7th

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Times Vary: Solve Climate by 2030 

Organized by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy, numerous universities across North America will host individual webinars on April 7th that will discuss the importance of ambitious state and local action to solving climate change by 2030. View the list of states offering webinars here. Read more about Solve Climate by 2030 here. Encourage your professors to #MakeClimateaClass by replacing class with a webinar, assigning viewing of a webinar (live or recorded) as homework, and then hosting a discussion in class. Mason’s Environment and Sustainability Living Learning Community (LLC) has committed to #MakeClimateaClass and is encouraging students to attend a webinar of their choice on April 7th which will be discussed in class on April 14th. Unfortunately, Mason had to cancel it’s Solve Climate by 2030 event as a result of COVID-19. Follow Solve Climate by 2030 on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok (solve climate by 2030), LinkedIn (SolveClimateby2030).

6:00pm (EST) – 7:00pm (EST): Health Alumni: Their Path from Degree to Career

Engage virtually with College of Health & Human Services alumni to learn how they’ve navigated the “world of work” post-graduation! You’ll gain first-hand accounts on how our alumni utilize their Mason education in the health industry. This event is sponsored by George Mason University Alumni Association; all those who attend the entire event will have a chance to win a $100 gift card!

You’ll hear from:

  • Christine Koehmstedt, BIS ‘15, MPH ‘18 – Senior Health System Analyst at MITRE Corporation
  • Christopher Miller, BSN ‘15 – Electrophysiology Program Manager at Virginia Heart
  • Cordelia Cranshaw, BSW ‘14 – Social Worker at D.C. Child and Family Services Agency
  • Joanne C. Langan, PhD, RN, CNE MSN ’94, PhD ‘99 – Professor, Coordinator of Disaster Preparedness & RN Return to Practice at Saint Louis University School of Nursing

Join via Webex: https://gmu.webex.com/gmu/onstage/g.php?MTID=e84820079ecf9a9142608b8e6d5c9d5ae

April 8th

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1pm (EST): Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions’ (FACS) monthly advocacy webinar click here to join!

This webinar will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about FACS’ initiatives and opportunities for action to bring back to your faith communities. Click here to join the webinar and use this meeting id.869-346-113.

April 9th

1:30pm (EST) – 3:00pm (EST): Sustainability Careers 

Want to learn more about jobs in the sustainability industry? Connect with several professionals in the sustainability space to gain industry insights and to ask them your career questions!

You’ll hear from:

  • Caitlin Lundquist – Sustainability Program Manager at Sodexo (alum)
  • Hannah Ashenafi – Vice Chair of Baltimore-Washington Air & Waste Management Association chapter
  • Ashley Palmer – Conservation Education Specialist at Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District (alum)

Join via Webex: https://gmu.webex.com/gmu/onstage/g.php?MTID=e57bb6828aa2597a84de562d1cf658a4a

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April 10th

12pm (EST): Bicycle Commuting 101: Online via WebEx

Bicycling to campus can be fun and great for your well-being. Join Delia Johnson from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) and a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor for Bicycle Commuting 101. During this session at noon on Friday, April 10 via WebEx, Delia will share information to help you feel more confident about getting to campus on two wheels.

This session is open to all Mason faculty, staff and students. Register by emailing jwalker8@gmu.edu; the WebEx details will be sent to you.

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3pm (EST): Restoring our World’s Dying Reefs

Join Sam Teicher, Co-Founder and Chief Reef Officer for Coral Vita. More soon – stay tuned!

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April 15th

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2pm (EST) Leading Through Disruption: A Living Systems Path to Rapid Adaptation.

Register for the event here. 

Join a free LIVE 1-Hour Zoom Call with a Panel of Living System Thinkers. April 15, 2020 at 2 pm EST. Kathy Allen, author of Leading from the Roots and Daniel Lawse, past sustainability coordinator at Metropolitan Community College and currently Chief Century Thinker at Verdis Group, and other living system practitioners will be on the interactive call. Learn:

  • The definition of living systems, and how nature can be used as a model and mentor for an organization.
  • Ways in which living systems accelerate adaptation, and why rapid adaptation is key to not only surviving, but thriving.
  • An invitation to think differently about leadership in ways that are relevant in our new reality.

Using a living systems framework, participants will explore ways to move past obstacles more quickly and adapt more naturally to our changing environment.

As old paradigms break down, join us for this important conversation to recognize an emerging paradigm that is more regenerative, just and sustainable.

Join our panel as they pose powerful questions every leader must ask of themselves and their organization now. Work with peers during an interactive breakout session to discover new ways of leading that naturally adapt to any change, no matter what the disruption. 


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April 20th

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9:00am (EST): Finance

“We have reached a tipping point in the way investors view the impacts of climate change..” – Paul Dickinson.

“The finance industry holds, many would claim, the key to securing the transition to a fossil-free society. Solutions need funding to scale exponentially, and the fossil fuel industry needs to be defunded. Climate-conscious stakeholders are already moving in this direction. Is the finance industry actually the climate movement’s best friend? Join…on April 20 and watch thinkers, doers, and industry leaders patch together an answer to this question.”

Register for this totally free, no-fly conference here.

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April 21st

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9am (EST): Circular Economy and Consumption

“We need the engineers at this stage to help lay out the roadmap to decarbonization by 2050.” – Jeffrey D. Sachs.

“In the developed world, consumption-based emissions make up a huge part of the total footprint. The Anthropocene is inextricably linked to ideals of material affluence and production and distribution models in the globalized economy. How do we remake our economies so that we do not overstep planetary boundaries? How do we scale solutions for sustainable production and consumption? Join…on April 21 for answers.”

Register for this totally free, no-fly conference here.

7:3opm (EST): An Earth Day Discussion with Kaiulani Lee presented by The Center for the Arts #MasonArtsAtHome programming. 

“Catch this discussion on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Actress and Mason School of Theater adjunct professor Kaiulani Lee sits down with the College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Rick Davis to discuss her play and movie, A Sense of Wonder, based on the life and work of Rachel Carson. A forefront figure in the environmental movement, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring brought to light the adverse effects of chemicals and pesticides on the environment. This live-streamed talk, scheduled the day before Earth Day, will center around Kaiulani’s creation of A Sense of Wonder, her work with the Rachel Carson estate, and acting lessons learned over the years.

The film A Sense of Wonder will be available for viewing April 23 – April 30. Through an agreement with George Mason University, you can stream the film for free here: Password: BcS3@n53″


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April 22nd

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24hrs starting at 12am (EST) on 4/22 and ending at 12am (EST) on 4/23: EARTHRISE presented by the Earth Day Network (EDN)

“On April 22, join us as we EARTHRISE, a global digital mobilization that drives actions big and small, gives diverse voices a platform and demands bold action for people and the planet.

Over the 24 hours of Earth Day, EARTHRISE will fill the digital landscape with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more.

While Earth Day may be going digital, our goal remains the same: to mobilize the world to take the most meaningful actions to make a difference.

No matter where you are, you can make a difference. And you’re not alone, because together, we EARTHRISE.”

Follow Earth Day Network on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and add your voice with #EarthDay2020 and #EARTHRISE. Sign-up to receive additional information here.

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9am-9pm (EST): Earth Day Network’s Digital Event presented by the Earth Day Network.

“This unprecedented global event will be hosted by Ed Begley, Jr. and his daughter, Hayden Begley, a musician and actress. These messages, performances and calls-to-action will be part of Earth Day Network’s robust 11-hour (9am ET to 9pm ET) digital event on the homepage for the planet, earthday.org, as well as part of a comprehensive social media partnership with Twitter (#EarthDay2020).” Tune-in for special video messages from global sustainability leaders including Mason’s Dr. Lovejoy as well as others like His Holiness Pope Francis, Elizabeth Warren, Jack Johnson, Natalie Isaacs, Dave Matthews, and many more!

Join here!

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9am (EST): Big Ideas and Education

“All of these solutions is what we call no-regret solutions.” – Chrystal Chissell.

“50 years ago, the Earth Day movement was born. In 2018 on Earth Day, We Don’t Have Time hosted the first-ever public, free, no-fly, online climate conference. In 2020, we team up with Earth Day Network to celebrate their 50th anniversary with six days of live online broadcast – Earth Day Week. Our special theme for this day is education and innovation. In other words: big ideas!”

Register for this totally free, no-fly conference here.

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9am-4:30pm (EST) (Deep Dive via Microsoft Teams) & 6pm-Midnight (EST) Short Videos & Films: 2020 Earth Optimism Summit  presented by the Smithsonian Conservation Commons

“On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020, join…online for a FREE Earth Optimism digital event showcasing stories of both small and large-scale actions, framing the conversation and demonstrating that success is possible. Share your stories of success with #EarthOptimism and help us inspire millions of people around the world for greater impact!”

The live broadcast show can be viewed here as well as on Earth Optimism’s Facebook Live, Twitter, and YouTubeThe Summit will be re-broadcast all day on 4/25 and 4/26. Full schedule here

5pm-6:30pm (EST): Freedom in a Can sponsored by Mason’s Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL), the Office of Sustainability, University Life, the School of Integrative Studies (SIS), Women and Gender Studies, and the Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) Office

Finding Sustainability in 72sq ft: After 7.5 years of travel with their vintage tiny home, Shari & Hutch share their story of global adventure, stewardship, and personal growth. They sought a more sustainable and adventurous lifestyle and discovered much more along the way. Accompanied by stunning imagery, their story is sure to inspire, entertain, and challenge you to think differently about life on the open road. Join by clicking here! You can also call in by dialing +1-415-655-0003 US Toll and +1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.). Access code: 613 157 979

Want a sneak-peek? Watch Shari & Hutch give a tour of their “canned ham” tiny home!

Follow SAIL’s social media accounts for a virtual tour of Freedom in a Can’s “canned ham” trailer!

Follow Freedom in a Can on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and visit their website.

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24hrs starting at 9pm (EST) on 4/22 and ending at 9pm (EST) on 4/23: Happiness and Sustainability Around the Earth presented by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

“The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) invites you to join our networks around the world, around the clock for a 24-hour webinar event, Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day anniversary, Wednesday, April 22. During this 24-hour webinar, we will circumnavigate the globe to navigate happiness, well-being, and sustainability amongst COVID-19. ” View the full schedule here.

Register for the first 12hr block by clicking here. Register for the second 12hr block by clicking here. Watch the trailer.

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April 23rd

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24hrs starting at 9pm (EST) on 4/22 and ending at 9pm (EST) on 4/23: Happiness and Sustainability Around the Earth presented by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

“The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) invites you to join our networks around the world, around the clock for a 24-hour webinar event, Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day anniversary, Wednesday, April 22. During this 24-hour webinar, we will circumnavigate the globe to navigate happiness, well-being, and sustainability amongst COVID-19. ” View the full schedule here.

Register for the first 12hr block by clicking here. Register for the second 12hr block by clicking here. Watch the trailer.

 

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9am (EST): Food and Agriculture

“While countries are battling with #COVID19/../More than half of the world’s agricultural #land is affected by degradation. #LDNtargets” – Ibrahim Thiaw.

“Agriculture is part of the problem – and part of the solution. The agricultural sector is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases but also has the potential to sequester billions of tonnes of carbon through reducing livestock emissions and increasing soil health. Our eating habits, and the way we produce food, holds the key to a carbon positive future. Hungry for insights? Join…on April 23rd.”

Register for this totally free, no-fly conference here.

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12am-11am (EST) (Short Films/Videos), 9am-11am (EST) (Deep Dive via Microsoft Teams), 11:30am-8pm (EST), 8pm-Midnight (EST): 2020 Earth Optimism Summit presented by the Smithsonian Conservation Commons

“On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020, join…online for a FREE Earth Optimism digital event showcasing stories of both small and large-scale actions, framing the conversation and demonstrating that success is possible. Share your stories of success with #EarthOptimism and help us inspire millions of people around the world for greater impact!”

The live broadcast show can be viewed here as well as on Earth Optimism’s Facebook Live, Twitter, and YouTubeThe Summit will be re-broadcast all day on 4/25 and 4/26. Full schedule here

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12pm (EST): Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions’ (FACS) the Tree of Life Program official launch! Click here to join!

This webinar will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about FACS’ Tree of Life Program as well as opportunities for future engagement/action. You’ll learn how the program works, resources to support you/your team, and more information about how you can get involved!

3pm (EST): Sustainable Food Systems presented by the Office of Sustainability’s Green House and Gardens program with Doni Nolan, Sustainability Program Manager for the Greenhouse and Gardens. 

Join Doni Nolan for an engaging webinar where you’ll learn about the environmental impacts of agriculture, develop a better understanding of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and gain some helpful tips to take your gardening and permaculture work to the next level!

Join the webinar by clicking here!


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April 24th

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9am (EST): Local Government

“Challenges are hidden opportunities.” says Jennifer. Register for this totally free, no-fly conference here.

“A global challenge…with local solutions. The fight against climate change is not only fought on the international stage. It is in equal measure fought through the choices we and our local leaders make every day. A sustainable society is not a pipe dream. It is constantly realized through local innovation and initiative. Join…for some of the best examples in construction, transportation, and city planning.”

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12am-11am (EST) (Short Films/Videos), 9am-11am (EST) (Deep Dive via Microsoft Teams), 11:30am-8pm (EST), 8pm-Midnight (EST): 2020 Earth Optimism Summit presented by the Smithsonian Conservation Commons

“On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020, join…online for a FREE Earth Optimism digital event showcasing stories of both small and large-scale actions, framing the conversation and demonstrating that success is possible. Share your stories of success with #EarthOptimism and help us inspire millions of people around the world for greater impact!”

The live broadcast show can be viewed here as well as on Earth Optimism’s Facebook Live, Twitter, and YouTubeThe Summit will be re-broadcast all day on 4/25 and 4/26. Full schedule here

1pm (EST): A Virtual Tour of the Innovation Food Forest presented by the Office of Sustainability’s Green House and Gardens program with Doni Nolan, Sustainability Program Manager for the Greenhouse and Gardens. 

Join Doni Nolan for an engaging webinar where you’ll virtually tour Mason’s permaculture garden, the Innovation Food Forest. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about fruit trees and shrubs, herbal medicine, and permaculture design to improve your gardening and harvesting skills!  

Join the webinar by clicking here!


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April 25th

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9am (EST): Climate Hackathon

“This day is hosted by Hack for Future and we invite you to a digital and interactive climate hackathon. We’re expecting up to 300 people from all over the world to join us online and work in small groups to explore ways to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

If you’re interested in communication, design, technology, and sustainability, let’s get together with like-minded people and discuss ideas and projects about how we all can solve the climate crisis.

We welcome all creative people. You don’t have to be a computer programmer to contribute.”

Register for this totally free, no-fly conference here.

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TBD Conservation X Lab Ideathon presented by Conservation X Lab

Like a hackathon, an ideathon is an all-day event where participants form teams, learn from experts, and generate ideas for conservation solutions. While a hackathon focuses on rapidly building a prototype, our ideathon focuses on helping you iterate until you reach your best, most impactful idea. Our goal is that you walk out of this event with a strong idea that you can directly submit to the Con X Tech Prize for a shot at a $3,500 prototyping prize. Register now!


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April 27th

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8am (EST) – 11am (EST): COVID-19 and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

“The COVID-19 global health pandemic is rapidly changing the ways we live and work. In the age of sustainable development and at a time when the world is working towards achieving the SDGs, this disease is complicating SDG implementation efforts as well as posing a real risk to achieving targets on communicable disease, education, life expectancy, and decent work.

This second virtual conference will examine the implications of COVID-19 for public health and the SDGs, as well as make recommendations on science-based responses. Over the course of 3 hours we will discuss successful public health interventions, how to ensure responses promote health equity and reduce inequality, and look at different scenarios for ending isolation and returning to normal. ISGlobal (Spain), Fiocruz (Brazil), and the Public Health Foundation of India will speak.”

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April 29th

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8am (EST) – 9am (EST): Tracking National Progress – 2019 Europe Sustainable Development Report

“Join us online as we present the 2019 Europe Sustainable Development Report. This is the first independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union and its member states towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).

Read the report at https://sdgindex.org/reports/2019-europe-sustainable-development-report/.

Agenda: -Welcoming Remarks: Cheyenne Maddox (SDSN) -Overview of the 2019 EU SDG Index and Dashboards and early thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 and the SDGs: Guillaume Lafortune (SDSN) -ESDR Online Data Platform: Finn Woelm (SDSN) -Q&A -Mainstreaming the SDGs in EU Policy Processes in a post-COVID-19 World: Tsvetelina Filipova & Eloïse Bodin (IEEP) -Q&A -Brief Wrap-Up: Guillaume Lafortune (SDSN) -Closing Remarks: Cheyenne Maddox (SDSN)”

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4pm (EST) – 5:30pm (EST): Diversifying the Environmental Movement Workshop presented by the Mason Environmental Justice Alliance, Green Patriots, Native American and Indigenous Alliance, George Mason University Alpha Kappa Chi, George Mason University NAACP. 

“Join in a conversation to consider how we can dismantle the vestiges of white supremacy that exist both within our society and the environmental movement to make them more equitable, inclusive, and ultimately, successful. This event is designed to be a place for us to center the voices of those who have traditionally been ignored by the environmental movement. It will be a safe space to discuss these issues and develop strategies for remedying them as we move forward.”

Register for free here. 

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