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The Impact of COVID-19 on Earth Day and the Environment


Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club website and Facebook Page

April 22nd is Earth Day, a time to demonstrate support for protecting our planet. 


Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer shares a conversation with Carrie Radloff, the chair of the Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club.


Information submitted by Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club:
Most of us try to live Earth Day values each day. Marking the official day each year with in-person eco-activities is our traditional method of celebration.
You'e invited help us mark Earth Day’s 50th with a photo sharing campaign!. 

Here are the basics: 
First, create an eye catching message using any handy materials like poster board, re-purposed yard signs, T-shirts, sidewalks or driveways, with markers, crayons, paint, chalk, or even macaroni, just about anything that can display a large enough visual message to show up on camera or in a video. Create your statement related to our primary focus… climate change… or about nature, the environment, or Earth Day.  Don’t let a lack of artistic ability hold you back – just do it!  
Then, share the finished product (selfies encouraged!) on our Facebook Group Community page https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWIASierraCommunity, or email to it us, please, because we'll also be archiving them on our website. Then continue the celebration by sharing widely on your chosen social media platforms! 


David Hoferer is an associate professor of biology at Briar Cliff University.  He is also the chair of the biology department.  He provides his insight on Earth Day and COVID-19.


Dr. David Hoferer has been an associate professor of biology at Briar Cliff since 2016.  He was born and raised in Iowa. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in biology, he went to seminary to study Christian environmental theology and ethics. For his dissertation work, he combined his ecological and ethical knowledge to study the social processes in the Town of Dunn, Wis., that led to the reinvigoration of local democracy in the town while simultaneously preserving and restoring natural and agricultural lands. His main interests concern the interactions of human with natural communities.  He enjoys birding, cycling, and science fiction and fantasy.

Credit Briar Cliff University