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Earth Day 2020 Climate Strike

Fridays for Future

April 21, 2020, 7 p.m. - April 24, 2020, 7 p.m. CDT

Earth Day 2020 (Wednesday, April 22) will mark the 50th anniversary of the world's first major environmental movement. Regrettably, Earth Day 2020 also marks another year of insufficient progress by the world's richest and largest polluting countries on addressing the climate crisis. The December 2019 United Nations COP25 climate conference was a clear failure, and most world leaders refuse to take meaningful climate action. So again, environmentalists, youth climate strikers, and coalition allies will use Earth Day 2020 as a platform to call attention to the urgency of protection the place we all live: Earth. Earth Day 2020 will be a day of major global climate strikes, rallies, and marches around the world. We will use the week of April 22nd (and Friday, April 24th) to send a clear message to our leaders in a critical election year that we need (and demand) climate action now. On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. We need that type of hope, positivity, and people power again as we push for a Green New Deal - but this time around the world. Please mark your calendar and RSVP to receive reminders and additional info as Earth Day 2020 events get planned. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up as an organizer here or submit event info here.

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Go Carbon Neutral

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times and locations

When we started Brightest we made two simple commitments to ourselves and you: anytime someone completed an act of good or volunteer shift through Brightest, we'd plant a tree. Second, we'd operate as a net zero carbon (CO2) service, offsetting all our servers, travel, and anything else we use to run our website and build our community. Thanks to the commitment of our climate community (and people like you), we've already planted over 10,000 new trees, capturing more than a hundred tons of CO2 this year. All thanks to individual acts of good adding up to big change. Now, with your help, we're taking our tree projects and sustainability commitment to the next level with a new service: a Zero Carbon Living tree-planting offset subscription. Using our existing project and partner infrastructure, each month we plant plant trees and invest in carbon-neutralizing clean energy and waste projects on behalf of our members, then verify the work to report back impact, allowing you to go carbon neutral (or gift zero carbon living to a friend) for less than the price of a weekly coffee ☕ While we don't think this alone will solve the climate crisis (one of the many reasons we provide digital infrastructure and tools to groups like Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion, and Sunrise Movement), little differences DO add up when we spread the word and work together. To illustrate this, if every Spotify or Netflix customer went carbon-zero, it would carbon offset the environmental footprint of a country the size of Australia or Brazil. If you'd like to help us reach our next planting target of 1 million trees, we'd be extremely grateful, and you can start right here. Your contribution to plant trees and go carbon neutral is tax deductible. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Your contribution to plant trees and offset your carbon footprint with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S law.

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Summer Literacy Tutor

Brilliant Detroit

Flexible times

We need your help to get children on track to reading!Brilliant Detroit is partnering with the Center for Success to host high dosage reading tutoring for students K-3 at four of our Detroit sites.Mentors work one-on-one with students, reading books, completing homework, and playing literacy games curated and provided by the Center for Success staff. This program has been shown to effectively increase reading levels by almost 2.5 grades each year!We hope you can be a part of this transformational program with us! We seek additional tutors to match growing student interest. Tutoring takes place Monday through Thursday from 4:30-6:30 during the summer. The summer program runs from July 8th to August 29th.This will be a weekly commitment and consistent volunteering is required. We ask that tutors commit to either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 and/or 5:30 to 6:30 pm. If you can only tutor one day a week, we ask that you come in for both hours that day.There is a mandatory training prior to tutoring. There is a mandatory training prior to tutoring. The next training will take place on Tuesday, July 16th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Southwest Site (5675 Larkins St. Detroit, 48210). If you have any questions or are unavailable at those times, please don't hesitate to contact us at volunteer@brilliantdetroit.org.Cody Rouge (far West side, 7425 Fielding St, Detroit 48228) Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pmOsborn (far Northeast, 13800 Eastburn St, Detroit 48205) Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pmCentral (near the North End and New Center, 803 Hazelwood St, Detroit 48202) Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-6:30pmSouthwest (5675 Larkins St, Detroit 48210) Monday/Wednesdays and Tuesday/Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm

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5675 Larkins St
Detroit, Michigan 48210

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