Celebrate Earth Month with Stanley Park Ecology Society

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”) is celebrating Earth Day (April 22nd) with a lineup of events throughout the month that will inspire you to take action for our local and global environments. Designed with COVID-19 safety in mind, Earth Month activities bring participants online, outside and into Stanley Park with individual or collective actions to support our planet.

Seven Sisters Stanley Park

Earth Month with Stanley Park Ecology Society

SPES is offering five free webinars surveying the actions of people making a difference locally and nationally – touching on environmental rights across Canada, climate change impacts in Vancouver, Indigenous law and ecosystem protection, youth activism and youth stewardship projects.

The Role of Indigenous Ways in Community and Ecosystem Health
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Tickets: Free, register online

Action for Environmental Rights and Racism
Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Tickets: Free, register online

Seed Generation Youth Stewardship
When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Tickets: Free, register online

Tsleil-Waututh Land and Water Stewardship and Activism
When: Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Tickets: Free, register online

Action for Climate (Online)
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Tickets: Free, register online

For those wanting to get outdoors and make a difference, SPES is inviting locals to bring their bubble to Stanley Park and join the SPES Earth Month BioBlitz! Community scientists can help update the Stanley Park Life List by taking photos of plant and animal species in Stanley Park and submitting them to iNaturalist.

Heron Nestlings
Photo: Greg Hart / SPES.

Follow SPES on Instagram every Friday (#SPESEarthMonth) for new BioBlitz tasks. Participants may discover new species to add to the growing list of over 1030 different species in the Park! Unique species like carnivorous sundew plants can be spotted in the hidden Beaver Lake Bog, a rare remnant of bog wetland left in the city.

More SPES Events This Month

For more information about the free webinars, and to register for other Earth Month programs, visit SPES online.

Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt serves on the Board of Directors of the Stanley Park Ecology Society

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  1. Brad FollettWednesday, April 14th, 2021 — 2:30am PDT

    Here we at the 51st Anniversary of Earth Month. No doubt as we reflect back to 1970 a lot has changed…and yet again not so much for the better.

    We have succumbed to be bound under global warming and climate change, but in reality, all environmental issues are affected by such. What was once called eco-system dynamics has expanded into biodiversity. Climate even affects plastic pollution.

    Climate has a dramatic impact on the subject matter. More importantly, water is our most precious resource, yet in just the past 10 years we have gone from a contaminated potable water supply in the US at any one time from 43% to 51%.

    All our environmental issues are like weels in the cog or spokes on a wheel all leading to a central point; that they are human rights not subject matter of a political nature to be dealt with under the table for corporate gain.

    Have a great Earth Month.

    Brad Follett
    Founder Earth Month
    President/CEO Earth Month Network, Inc.

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