Earth Day 2021: pray, learn, plant and move
Earth Day 2021: Thursday, April 22
We invite you to join us in celebration of Earth Day 2021, to take action to nurture and sustain God’s creation all around us, and share a variety of resources and offerings.
FSPA Virtual Earth Day Prayer Service
Thursday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. CST
Pray with FSPA and Leadership Conference of Women Religious on this Earth Day, a gift of contemplation from women religious of hope for all to be present to the needs of our planet. No registration is required. Click this Zoom link to join the service.
Catholic Climate Covenant’s Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Common Home
The theme of this program “addresses how as people of faith we must urgently act to not only protect but restore God’s beautiful gift of creation.” Presented as a one-hour educational and prayer program, the offering “is the perfect way for our families, parishes, schools and religious communities to prepare for the Vatican’s launch of the ‘Laudato Si’ Action Platform in May 2021, during Laudato Si’ Week. Resources include prayer, reading, discussion, video and suggested activities. “Restore Our Common Home” is available to download at catholicclimatecovenant.org.
Thursday, April 22
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Viterbo University’s Student Sustainability Club invites all to a plant sale, featuring succulents, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franciscan Way. Wisconsin Technical College is also hosting a sale includes house plants, flowers, herbs, hanging baskets, vegetables and perennials and will take place at the Horticulture Education Center, Vine and 7th Street, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2021 Earth Fair
April 19 to 25
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Earth Fair 2021 is a week-long experience inspiring connection and local sustainability that “leads to an abundance of well-being, clean air and water, nutritious food, decent jobs and biodiversity, pointing us toward a more vibrant future for our communities.” The celebration is brought to you by Sustainability Institute and sponsored in part by FSPA. Find a calendar of virtual events at sustaininistitute.com.
Mississippi Valley Conservancy Trail Trek Challenge 2021-2022
Kick-off event: Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.
The Trail Trek Challenge is a year-round hike/walk program on the nature preserves you've helped protect in five counties of Wisconsin's Driftless Area, co-sponsored by FSPA. Participants will receive a web link that leads you to a downloadable Trail Guide and Hike Log, that includes hike locations, descriptions and trail maps with driving directions along with a chart to track your hikes. Register at mississippivalleyconservancy.org.
To learn more about FSPA's commitment to care for all creation and how you can join us, visit fspa.org/EcoAction and scroll down the page for more resources and events.