Events

MOVED TO SEPTEMBER – Dingman Peace Award (Des Moines)
Food and social will be at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker and peace award will begin at 7:30 p.m. The speaker is Johnny Zokovitch, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA. The award recipient is long-time peace and justice activist and educator, Carla Dawson. Tickets $50. Contact Patti McKee at catholicpeaceministry@gmail.com or call 515-803-1152. Scholarships are available.

Wed and Thurs, April 8 and 9 – Turn Your Yard Into Dinner (Des Moines, remotely)
Ten monthly workshops during the second week of the month at 735 19th Street. Ed Fallon and Kathy Byrnes of Birds & Bees Urban Farm share their knowledge on a year-round urban farming cycle. Also, keep in touch through a weekly email update and additional mentoring opportunities. Click here for details.

Thurs, April 16 — Green Drinks (Des Moines)
From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Peace Tree, 317 E Court Ave. Come for the networking and good drinks, leave learning about two inspiring sustainability projects in Greater Des Moines and Iowa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. First 15 arrivals get free drink tickets. Guests under 21 are welcome — root beer is for sale at the bar. $1 off all draws until 8:30 p.m. Click here for details.

Wed, April 22 – Earth Day Environmental Forum (Rock Island, IL)
“Visions for the Future” is a forum at the Quad Cities Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Come learn about innovations that will protect our Earth. Presenters include Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms, Regina Tsosie, Ed Fallon, Kathy Byrnes, Jennifer Hirsch, Joel Vanderbush, and Olivia Dorothy. Sponsored by Progressive Action for the Common Good. Contact Lori O’Dell McCollum at lori_mccollum@sbcglobal.net.

Thurs, April 23 – Book Reading and Climate Talk with Ed Fallon (DeKalb, IL)
At Fatty’s Pub & Grill, 1312 W Lincoln Highway. At 6:30, food and informal conversation, followed by Ed’s presentation from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is Ed’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. Ed will talk about the March, read selections from his book, discuss the need for local resilience, and take questions. Hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase and for Ed to sign. All proceeds go to Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsored by 350Kishwaukee and other co-sponsoring organizations. Contact Dave Davis at ddavis@dcswww.com.

Fri, Apr 24 – Book Reading and Climate Talk with Ed Fallon (Rockford, IL)
Potluck at 6:00 p.m., presentation at 7:15. At Rockford Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4848 Turner Street. Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is Ed’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. Ed will talk about the March, read selections from his book, discuss the need for local resilience, and take questions. Hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase and for Ed to sign. All proceeds go to Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Team. Contact Bob Babcock at WeLoveRockValley@hotmail.com or (630) 417-0042.

Sat, April 25 – Earth Day Environmental Forum (Davenport)
“Earth Day Fair” at the Freight House Farmers Market, 421 W. River Drive, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come experience what the Quad Cities area is doing to protect the planet, including exhibitors, interactive displays, demonstrations, children’s activities, and music. Sponsored by Progressive Action for the Common Good. Contact Lori O’Dell McCollum at lori_mccollum@sbcglobal.net.

Wed, July 10 – Practical Farmers of Iowa Field Day (Slater)
From 5:00-8:00 p.m. at 300 NW 158th Ave. The event starts with supper featuring tacos from Victor’s Mexican Restaurant in Huxley. Learn about in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices, photovoltaic solar energy generation, drone imagery for conservation, and integrating prairie strips. Presenter is Lee Tesdell, PFI’s 2019 Farmland Owner Legacy Award recipient. Contact Debra Boekholder at debra@practicalfarmers.org or (515) 232-5661.

Sun, Jul 26 – Book Reading and Climate Talk with Ed Fallon (Okoboji)
At 11:00 a.m. at Arrowwood Convention and Conference Center, 1405 Highway 71. Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is Ed’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. Ed will talk about the march, read selections from his book, discuss the need for local resilience, and take questions. Hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase and for Ed to sign. All proceeds go to Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsored by Iowa Lakes Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Click here for details. Contact Marilyn McDowell at mbmac09@gmail.com.

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    The Break Free from Fossil Fuels MIDWEST event will take place May 15, 2016 at Whiting Lake Front Park, Whiting, Indiana which is just over the border from Chicago, Illinois. The Rally begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Park Pavilion with a March to the BP Refinery just a few blocks away. The full event details are still pending but will include a water / land blessing as a pre-event that morning and a kayakivist element tbd. Transportation details are still being determined. Some buses are being arranged from Minnesota, Wisconsin, possibly Michigan. We ask that all interested sign up at the website http://act.350.org/event/break-free-world/12233/ (Please note: as of this writing 3/22, Facebook page has the updated information).

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