Regional, grassroots, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) and allied activists are excited to participate in several education and outreach events this week. During four days of “tabling,” WIRT interactive displays will feature a poster with photos, protest signs, printed materials, and possibly slide shows of WIRT actions and programs, all demonstrating the Northwest fossil fuels causes of climate change and diverse, frontline community-organized solutions and resistance. We will distribute group brochures and event flyers about WIRT campaigns challenging the corporate and government sources of coal and oil trains and terminals, tar sands mining and refining megaloads, and oil and gas production and transportation in Idaho. Besides requesting involvement in upcoming WIRT and allied educational events and direct action trainings and demonstrations, we will likely also offer free, packaged, chocolate and/or fruit-flavored, bargain-priced Easter candy. If you can assist our efforts as a tabling volunteer and comrade recruiter at these informative and inspiring, community-building opportunities, please RSVP to WIRT in advance, via phone, email, or facebook or text message, or drop by the WIRT Sandpoint office or event booths.
April 19: Bike Fix and Sustainability Showcase
Wednesday 11 am to 2 pm, Idaho Commons Plaza, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
As part of Earth Fest 2017, the University of Idaho Sustainability Center welcomes students and everyone to visit and talk with local organizations, learn about sustainability, climate change, and Vandal cycling opportunities, and get a free bike tune-up from Moscow mechanics, to assist bike riding instead of vehicle driving.
April 21: Earth Week Fair
Friday 11 am to 2 pm, Terrell Mall, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
The Associated Students of Washington State University Environmental Sustainability Alliance cordially invites the campus community and public to join them in encouraging environmental awareness and stewardship, at their annual educational and fun event with a live band and many attendees. Event organizers are bringing together various sustainability-minded groups and individuals working on similar causes, to meet and network with interested, environmentally-concerned students and citizens, to share Earth-sustaining ideas, and to collectively make a difference for a livable world.
April 22 & 23: Earth Days & Night Spokane
Saturday 10 am to 11 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm, Riverfront Park Pavilion, Spokane, Washington
Celebrating five years of honoring the sacredness of the planet and human existence and interconnections with it, this community festival is expanding into Spokane’s most iconic landmark, the Pavilion and nearby central meadow. Its tireless working group is extending the event again into Earth Night and adding second day. A diversity of sustainability-focused groups, artists, vendors, and businesses from various cultures will showcase their work, and the kid-friendly Procession of the Species Parade will walk through the gathering at 1:30 pm on Saturday. Other attractions include live concerts held on two stages beneath dome structures, with key musicians, dancers, and aerial performers, a beer garden featuring local brewers, and outside food and beverages.