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Let’s Celebrate Earth Week 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed our plans and how we live our day-to-day lives. Yet, even in a pandemic, we all live on planet Earth and continue to care about protecting our land, air, and water from the impacts of climate change. So CVSC is not shutting down our work. Instead, we are shifting our energies and efforts to new ways to mobilize South Carolina to take action. We are rolling out new digital strategies with partner organizations across the state to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Here is the lineup.

Tuesday, April 21st 

In celebration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, CVSC is hosting a Climate & Solar Energy 101 webinar along with our partners Citizens Climate Lobby, Audubon South Carolina, and the Environmental Defense Action Fund. This informative discussion will focus on climate change impacts in South Carolina and the importance of transitioning to a clean energy economy. We’ll also share some basics about solar energy, providing an opportunity to ask questions from experts in the government and business sectors. Time: 12:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP.

Wednesday, April 22nd 

Earth Day South Carolina is hosting a discussion panel with Jim Gandy of WLTX, Rev. Leo Woodberry of New Alpha Community Development Corporation, and Kirstin Dow from the University of South Carolina. Topics include strategies to fight the climate crisis, sustainable land and water use, and environmental justice. Time: 7 p.m. RSVP here.

Thursday, April 23rd 

Grab your favorite beverage and join CVSC’s field team for an hour of fun during our Virtual Film Screening of the documentary, Clinging to coal: West Virginia’s fight over green jobs. We will host an informal conversation after the screening. This event is family friendly, so kids are welcome! Time: 6-7 p.m. RSVP link.

“For generations, coal has been the backbone of West Virginia, until jobs were wiped out by the tens of thousands. While some are still counting on promises made to bring coal back, a new generation is embracing the next opportunity: clean energy. But in the debate over renewable power production, West Virginia’s deeply rooted interests may leave workers behind.” 

Finally, like our Facebook page and join us on Twitter to engage with us in real time on the conservation issues that matter to us all. Our field team will be taking over our social media accounts bringing their personal perspectives – and a bit of lighthearted fun – to our work.

We hope you will stand with us as we continue our efforts to secure a safer, healthier, and economically sustainable future for South Carolina.

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