ARE WE APPROACHING THE NEXT SILENT SPRING?
Rachel Carson raised the red flag years ago. Pesticides were not only
killing insects, but also disrupting the delicate balance of nature. Now
history is repeating itself.
To commemorate Earth Day 2019, the Northeast Ohio Sierra Club extends an
invitation to attend the enlightening program, “Next Silent Spring?”
This free event will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall
on Sunday, April 28, from 2 – 4 PM.
Laurel Hopwood, Senior Advisor to Sierra Club’s Pollinator Protection
Program, will show the outstanding documentary “Nicotine Bees.”
Pollinator populations are declining. How does this affect our food
supply? How does this affect our entire ecosystem?
A panel of experts will discuss how everyone can help move things forward.
* Dr. Mary Gardiner, Associate Professor in the OSU Department of
Entomology, and her graduate students have been introducing pollinator
pockets throughout vacant lots in Cleveland.
* Tom Gibson, principal of Green Paradigm Partners, uses his soil
building and community organizing skills to help revive neighborhoods.
* Elle Adams, founder of City Rising Farm, helps people in underserved
communities learn to grow fresh local food and to build healthy,
long-lasting relationships with each other, so they can use those skills
and relationships to create opportunities in their own neighborhoods.
Contact: Laurel Hopwood