Green Corner: Earth Day

Article by Kip Coerper, organist and choirmaster for St. James’ Episcopal Church in Skaneateles and a GreenFaith Fellow. He offers reflections on climate justice and caring in the monthly “Green Corner.”

Earth Day was created in 1970 to raise the general public’s awareness of climate care issues. It has evolved into a day of learning about ways we can be better stewards of our beautiful earth⁠—God’s abundant and beautiful creation.

Here’s a few Earth Day events happening in Central New York:

  • There will be many exhibits and opportunities to learn how you can be more environmentally conscious at the Party for the Planet at Syracuse’s Rosamund Gifford Zoo on Saturday, April 23rd, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Exhibitors will share resources on ways to be more healthy, save money and resources, and join the climate justice movement.
  • If you are a runner, Emmi’s Farm Market in Baldwinsville will be hosting an Earth Day Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K Race starting at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 24th.
  • The Girl Scouts will host an Earth Day Party at Camp Hoover in Tully on Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Our planet is warming and these climate disruptions are impacting our weather, our water, and our air quality. All of these realities are adversely impacting our food systems. Let us all take part in attempting to ameliorate these conditions by our own actions and by the decisions we make with our money and resources, by our life choices, and by our voices being heard in the political arena. We can make some significant change occur by our own actions. But corporations and politicians can make really significant change occur when we join together and let our voices be heard.

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