The Climate Science Alliance celebrated Earth Day at the 3rd annual Intertribal Earth Day, where we shared the latest climate research, impacts to wildlife, and led collaborative climate art activities. The event brought together nearly 600 attendees!
The Climate Science Alliance participated in the 3rd annual Intertribal Earth Day event hosted by La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians, Pala Band of Mission Indians, Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, and Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The Tribal community event opened with a blessing and featured cultural performances from the White Rose Singers and Intertribal Drummers, hands on activities for youth and adults, a zero-waste station, and more! The event attracted nearly 600 attendees from across the regions. This zero-waste event achieved a 94% solid waste landfill diversion rate!
The Alliance shared information from the San Diego County Ecosystems Assessment, impacts to carnivores and pollinators/plants, and most importantly what we can do to give wildlife a break! Through collaborative climate art activities, attendees had the opportunity to make commitments to protect the planet and give wildlife a break. The Alliance also lead an event wide bingo activity that encouraged youth to visit other educational booths and participate in activities inline with this year’s theme - Creating a Climate for Change. We were happy to have the help of 12 Climate Kids Ambassadors from Mission Bay High School.
To find out more on how you can help wildlife in our area, please visit: https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/give-wildlife-a-break
Programs and materials presented at this event were made possible by support of our partners, including San Diego Gas & Electric (Environmental Champions) and California Coastal Commission (Whale Tail Grant). Thank you!