Faith Climate Action Week 2021 | Sacred Ground
April 16th - 25th
Join Faith in Place for Interfaith Power & Light’s annual premier week of worship and action focused on climate — Faith Climate Action Week 2021, April 16-25th!
The theme this year is Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between our Food, our Faith, and the Climate. How we grow our food largely determines how we treat the world, and one another. Dig into a discussion with your congregation on the connection between our faith, our food practices, climate change, and environmental justice. Make it a focus of your Earth Day worship services and be part of the solution with the suggested actions in the organizer’s kit.
“Sacred Ground: A Message of Hope” Webinar
Join IPL for “Sacred Ground: A Message of Hope”, a conversation with the award-winning filmmaker of Kiss the Ground, Josh Tickell, and Veronica Kyle, the Statewide Outreach Director of IPL affiliate Faith in Place. Veronica has been instrumental in supporting several successful “congregational supported agriculture” farms in the Chicago area serving food insecure neighborhoods.
Evanston Earth Day 2021 - Healthy Planet, Healthy People
April 22 | 7:00-9:00 pm CT
Unitarian Church of Evanston
Enjoy this youth-led, city-wide celebration of Earth Day 2021, hosted through the Unitarian Church of Evanston. Poetry, music, inspiring stories, and green greetings from Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Robyn Gabel, Evanston's current and future mayors - and surprise guests!
Taking Care of our Planet:
What Do the Sacred Texts Teach?
April 22 | 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. CT
This year’s program is set for Earth Day and will focus on the guidance of major faith traditions about stewardship of the environment. Just as important, participants will learn how they can take up the role of environmental stewardship within their organization and in cooperation with other faith communities.
Ridge Rovers Program Kick-off
with a Presentation by Rob Kanter
April 24th | 1-3pm CT
Grand Prairie Friends
A Healthy Day Outside at Warbler Ridge Red Barns, 17161 Daileyville Rd, Charleston.
We’re looking for walkers, hikers, nature lovers, and photo bugs to join the Ridge Rover Volunteers. Enjoy our program with a bag of popcorn!
1 PM-Sharpen your focus on nature’s sights and sounds for a richer experience outdoors. Environmental writer, photographer, and educator Rob Kanter will show you how – and share photography tips!
2 PM- Learn how you can help protect Warbler Ridge as a Ridge Rover Volunteer. Adopt a route to visit twice a month, providing updates and photos.
2:45 PM- Enjoy a Wildflower Walk with retired EIU professor Nancy Coutant, visit with Grand Prairie Friends, or explore on your own! Share your Warbler Ridge Photos: We’ll display your favorite shots at the event.
Send up to five jpegs to email@example.com. This is an outdoor event and Covid-19 safety precautions will be in place.
Registration required so we can manage the size of the gathering. Questions? Contact
Virtual Peter Mayer Concert
April 24th | 7pm CT
Unitarian Church of Evanston
The concert is hosted by the Unitarian Church of Evanston Green Team with proceeds benefitting The Talking Farm. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through Eventbrite. Please follow the event link to purchase tickets. More information and the Zoom link will be shared closer to the date.
Peter Mayer, celebrated singer and songwriter, will perform on Saturday, April 24 at 7 pm. Peter’s work is known throughout the Unitarian Universalists Congregations and one of his best known and beloved songs Blue Boat Home is included in the UU Hymnal.
Our congregation was honored to see Peter perform in our sanctuary last year and are very excited to welcome him back, this time on Zoom.
The Talking Farm is an initiative that helps people learn to farm and grow, harvest and eat their own food. It works closely with the students of Evanston Township High School, who work the Edible Acre, a garden across from the high school. Its harvest is used in the ETHS cafeteria and students learn about local climate, local farming, and developing a relationship with the land. Students from the Edible Acre will be participating in our April 22 Earth Day celebration!
Grand Prairie Friends Plant Sale
May 2nd - 14th | 8 am CT
Save the Date! Grand Prairie Friends will be hosting their annual plant sale in May. The catalogue is already available.
The online sale opens to the public starting at 8am on May 2nd and runs until May 14th. Orders can be picked up from May 17th-22nd. The event will close on May 22nd with an in-person boutique plant sale inside Lincoln Square Mall, 8am-Noon. (COVID Pending)
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