A statewide gathering in Hiawatha will bring together students, religious leaders, climate leaders and Iowans to broaden the coalition and build community around climate action.
“Called to Climate Action,” expected to be the largest faith-based climate event in Iowa history, is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, 1350 Lyndhurst Drive, Hiawatha (near the Boyson Road exit off of Interstate-380.)
The free event is sponsored by Iowa Interfaith Power & Light and organized by Iowa college students.
Featured speakers include Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist from Texas Tech University; David Thoreson, sailor, photographer and Arctic explorer from Okoboji; Chris Anderson, a climate scientist who lives and works in Ames; and Stacey Walker, a Linn County Supervisor from Cedar Rapids.
More than 15 groups will offer information about how Iowans can get involved, starting at 8 a.m.
Find more information about the event on Facebook and see photos from Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg in Iowa City.