Happy Earth Day! Artivism4Earth, Fridays for Future Utah youth activists renew their call for action, The Active Consumer helps you 'round up' for the environment, Clever Octopus with #3QuickTips, Poet Katharine Coles, and more!
An Earth Day special featuring Artivism4Earth with multiple online events, primarily set at the Natural History Museum of Utah on the University of Utah Campus. We were joined by Co-Directors of Artivism4Earth, U of U Professors, Hasse Borup (violinist) and Elizabet Curbelo (composer) who walked us through the sights and sounds people can expect to see and hear in the celebration for Earth Day while we shared an audio collage of segments from the day-long series of events. The entire event can be found online in perpetuity. The project brought together prominent artists, educators, and scientists to create performance pieces informed and inspired by science and climate change's effects locally and globally.
The Artivism Earth Day 2021 program included:
Melanie Van Hook of Fridays For Future Utah, which held an Earth Day rally at the Utah State Capitol building to celebrate and bring awareness to the climate crisis earlier today. Co-organizers Van Hook and Natalie Roberts, two eighth grade students who have been skipping school every Friday to protest at the State Capitol, explained that the strikers' demand is that world leaders listen to the scientists warning us to keep our planet below 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming to avoid climate catastrophe.
Scott Fletcher of The Active Consumer, which chose Earth Day to debut "Econus." With the new mobile app, "users can align with specific causes, link the purchases they make with these causes, and choose a non-profit that will receive their Rounded-Up spare change whenever a select purchase affects their cause."
Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's team included: