Welcome back to ClimateHope.US and our new segment, Joyful Climate News, also known as the Alma & Stephanie Show. The 6th Episode is live!
Episode 6 is our Earth Month Episode! It's been a while since Episode 5, and Alma and Stephanie are excited to catch up with each other again, and talk about all the joyful things happening as we celebrate Earth Month. Stephanie is excited about Spring Break, and Alma got to go to a work retreat in Monterey where right outside her window was a floating sea otter in the bay!
1. Hooray for the UN High Seas Treaty
Stephanie noted that Monterey Bay is a Marine Protected Area (MPA), a crucial element of ocean conservation. Alma shared that the United Nations just inked the High Seas Treaty another win for our oceans. But what is it?
"Secured earlier this month [March 2023] after almost 20 years of effort, it will be the first international law to offer some protection to the nearly two-thirds of the ocean that is beyond national control."
2. Attend Earth Day Marin
Attend Earth Day Marin on Sunday, April 24 and Join our Flash Mob at 1:30 p.m.!
A flash mob will take place as part of Alma's talk on the outdoor stage at 1:30 pm, and a dance lesson will be included, followed by a short participatory dance performance to be posted on our
Click here to get tickets on Eventbrite.
3. Join Dance for the Earth
ClimateHope.us is hosting its own event + fundraising this month for the planet with Dance for the Earth, a celebration of dance, joy, art and climate action. There are many ways to participate:
Submit a dance video by April 23
Donate and invite others to share
Join the virtual dance party on April 29, 6pm PST
Click here for details.
Here's what YOU can do!
So much is happening around the world that is inspiring joy, hope, and climate action. Some things YOU can do from this episode of Joyful Climate News include:
Read about How Sea Otters Can Fight Climate Change. Share this article with friends
Take Action with 12 Ways You Can Help Sea Otters
Listen to NOAA Ocean Podcast on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
Join The Climate Reality Project to Learn More about Federal Funds Available for Converting to Renewables
Follow 6 US Mayors taking Climate Action at the Local Level for Earth Month 2023
Like what you see? Make a tax-deductible donation to ClimateHope.US, a non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world, to inspire joyful action to end the global climate crisis!