Climate Action Iowa Hosted Earth Day Event on Climate Preparedness
(Waterloo, Iowa – April 24, 2020) For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, EDF Action Iowa, Americans for Democratic Action Iowa, and Cedar Prairie Sierra Club hosted a virtual event where the panelists discussed climate impacts in Iowa, and the need to listen to scientists about preparing for and tackling climate change.
The event was moderated by Black Hawk County Supervisor Chris Schwartz and featured speakers including Environmental Specialists of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Clark Porter as well as EDF Action Iowa Organizer Jeremy Bernstein. A video recording of the event can be found here.
“We had a great Earth Day 50 event, which gave me and our partners the opportunity to connect with Iowans across the state on the critical issue of climate change. At the online panel, we discussed the importance of climate preparedness and listening to the experts about the impacts the climate crisis,” said EDF Action Iowa Organizer Jeremy Bernstein.
“The way to revive our economy and save the planet when we emerge from the global health pandemic is to invest in health care, education, conservation, family farms, the arts, and infrastructure. This includes a green new deal to transform ourselves into a new more just and sustainable future,” said Chris Schwartz, Black Hawk County Supervisor and State Director of Americans for Democratic Action Iowa.
“These days, one of the most radical things we can do is to be an optimist,” said Environmental Specialists of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Clark Porter. “We can use the principle of biomimicry, harnessing the power of natural systems to restore our soil and water.”