Earth Day @ Guthrie Green 4/22/18

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Tulsa Earth Coalition presents
EARTH DAY on Guthrie Green
April 22 @ noon – 7:00PM

WHAT: Earth Day Activities
WHERE: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St., Tulsa, OK
WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free
KID FRIENDLY: Yes, yes, yes!

EARTH DAY is the most widely recognized annual environmental event in the world. Celebrated on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection, the first Earth Day took place in 1970. Today more than 193 countries participate. The Tulsa Earth Coalition, comprised of many of our city’s active environmental and sustainability groups, will host a free day-long celebration on Guthrie Green featuring expert speakers, educational booths, fun family & kids activities, arts vendors, local cuisine and more. Tulsa’s celebration will showcase about 60 environmental organizations. The event features live music by “sustainable rocker” Randy Crouch, Oceanaut, Brujoroots, Susan Herndon, Steve Liddell, Wheat Penny, and more.

Bring your used electronics to recycle (courtesy of Electronic Synergy Foundation).

TULSA TALKS CLIMATE’S Isabella Koster and Michael Koster, as well as Green Country Sierra Club Chair Barbara VanHanken, will be guests on Channel 8’s Good Day Tulsa TV show Friday, April 20, at 9AM to talk about Earth Day activities.

Isabella Koster trained with Al Gore to become a Climate Reality Leader, which means, among other things, that she has access to all of his slide show materials and many other resources. She will present a Climate Reality slideshow at Philbrook Downtown, across from Guthrie Green, at 3PM during Sunday’s Earth Day celebration. Refreshments will be served. Big thanks to Philbrook Museum of Art for its support.

EARTH DAY SCHEDULE

Noon – Opening remarks, Announcements, Acknowledgements

12:25 – SteelyFace and SPRNRML – MUSIC

1:00  – Carrie Dickerson Humanitarian Award presented to Eva Unterman

TU students Emily Vickers and Jeremy Garrison

1:20 – Wheat Penny – MUSIC

1:55  – Announcements

2:00 – Rev. Gerald Davis – Environmental Social Justice

Pamela Kingfisher – Sovereignity and Sustainability

2:20 – Susan Herndon and The Bella Council – MUSIC

2:50 – Announcements including Mike Koster with Tulsa Talks Climate

3:00 – Charles Hoskins, Jr. from Cherokee Nation

3:05 —Climate Reality Slideshow by BTW student Isabella Koster @ Philbrook Downtown (adjacent to Guthrie Green). Refreshments will be served.

3:05 – Sistas In Rhythm – MUSIC

3:25 – Barbara VanHanken on the late Tulsa activist Sheila Swearingen.

3:30 –  Group Sing “This Land is Your Land” with Hands Around the Park

3:40 –  Steve Liddell – MUSIC

4:00 – Mark Yates & John Harper on Wind Energy in OK

Gary Allison – Tulsa Ready For 100% Renewable Energy

4:20 – BrujoRoots – MUSIC

4:55 – Announcements

5:00 – Marilyn McCulloch – Carrie Dickerson as Oklahoma Activist

Earl Hatley – Carrie Dickerson Environmental Defender Award/Water/Tar Creek

Rebecca Jim – Children in Nature

5:20 – Oceanaut – MUSIC

5:55 – Announcements

6:00 – Johnson Bridegwater (OK Sierra Club)  – EPA, Scott Pruitt and Oklahoma

6:15 – Randy Crouch and The Flying Horse Opera – MUSIC

6:55 – Thanks, Closing

TULSA EARTH COALITION, which is organizing Earth Day on Guthrie Green, is comprised of many of Tulsa’s environmental and social justice organizations: Green Country Sierra Club, Carrie Dickerson Foundation, Tulsa Talks Climate, All Souls Green Team, TYPros Sustainability Crew, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Hope Green Sanctuary Team, Transition Tulsa, University of Tulsa Students For Sustainability, and TU Earth Matters. In addition to coalition members, many more earth-friendly organizations will be participating. Big thanks to the many Booker T. Washington High School students who are volunteering for this event.

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