Thursday, April 6th from 2-5 PM & Monday, April 10th from 7-9:30 PM
Paint Luck Work Parties to Save Oregon’s Bees! @ McNail-Riley House in Eugene
Come one, come all! We are bringing supplies to make signs and banners to take to the steps of the Oregon State Capitol for Wildlife & Water Day! Please join us and flex your creative muscles! Bring any art supplies you want to contribute. If you haven’t yet painted banners and signs before, fret not! We will be providing models and instruction on how to paint them. Art supplies, suggestions, and creativity new welcome! Refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9 (ends at 5 PM)
WHAT: “Wisdom in Water: Protecting a Universal Right” CAER Conference 2017
HOSTED BY: Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER) – University of Oregon
WHERE: Straub Hall – 1451 Onyx Street, Eugene, Oregon 97403
FREE Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided
Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of Beyond Toxics will be speaking on a panel along with Huy Ong, the Executive Director at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.
Monday, April 17th
Kick-Off Nature Hike & Work Party
4-7PM @ Danebo & Roosevelt Blvd in West Eugene
Parking at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
550 N Danebo Ave
Friends of Trees and Beyond Toxics will lead an urban nature hike and non-chemical environmental restoration work party to kick off Earth Week 2017! Urban nature hike will be led by Joel Iboa and Erik Burke where they will be educating about environmental justice and urban spaces and planning in low income areas. During the work party, we will be weeding and mulching recently planted trees in this low-income area in West Eugene. We provide coffee and snacks to get you fueled up, as well as gloves, tools and trained volunteer guidance. It’s a great way to get outside, learn how to care for trees, meet people, fulfill service learning requirements and help make the Eugene/Springfield metro region greener and healthier!
Tuesday, April 18th
Rachel Carson Film Showing
7:00PM @ Bijou Arts Cinema in Eugene
Learn about the birth of the modern day environmental movement and how Carson’s courage ignited an ecological awareness that burns to this day! Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Her sensational book Silent Spring (1962) warned of the dangers to all natural systems from the misuse of chemical pesticides such as DDT, and questioned the scope and direction of modern science, initiated the contemporary environmental movement. Erik Burke from Friend of Trees, Jason Gonzales from Oregon Wild, and Lisa Arkin from Beyond Toxics will present modern day environmental issues including our local government’s regulation of toxic chemicals and educate people about ways to take action and continue to push the environmental movement forward after the film.
Half of ticket sales will benefit the work of Beyond Toxics!
Wednesday, April 19th
Rally for Wildlife & Water
Starts at 11AM @ the State Capital
Oregonians from around the state will gather at our Capitol to tell elected officials we want them to take a stand for water and wildlife. Join us on the Capitol Steps at 11am, where we will rally, and hear from speakers working to protect Oregon’s Water and Wildlife! Wear Blue for water, or brown and green for trees! Join 350 Eugene for an art party to make wildlife props, or bring your own! Carpooling and buses are being arranged by organizations around the state, find more information here as it becomes available!
Thursday, April 20th
Beyond Toxics Bingo Charity Drive
9:30PM @ Cornucopia on 5th
Charity benefit to support Beyond Toxics. Hood River Distillers is supporting the Grand Prize Giveaway with a Spitfire fire pit and two luxurious camping chairs.
There will also be cash and other prizes during the event!
Saturday, April 22nd
Earth Day Science Pub
Taking place after the Science March at 2:30 @ The Barn Light East
Local scientists Tom Titus and Brian Dykstra, as well as local community advocate Rachel Zitomer, will educate local communities about how humans relate to our natural world and ways to preserve it.
They will also be discussing the importance of Earth Day and how this year is one of the most important years yet and why we need to get involved. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
A Night of Bliss – A Community Benefit and Celebration
BIG THANKS TO COCONUT BLISS…
and the amazing employees of Coconut Bliss and the wonderful volunteers
and all the business sponsors and supporters…(see below)
100 mile Bakery
|Labrang Tea Traders
Maria’s Pearl Creations
Meg Orion Health Coach
Melange- 5th St. Market
Mill Creek Wood Works
Mother Earth News
Mountain Rose Herbs
Mudra Yoga Eugene
Northern Sun Merchandising
Off the Waffle
Oregon Truffle Festival
Organically Grown Co
Pepper Tree Aviary
Riverwood Trading Company
Steel Knight Designs
Take a Country Look
Tap & Growler
The Crystal Heart
The Healthy Pet
The Tasteful Olive
Three Kingdom Colors
Toby’s Family Foods
Townshend’s Brew Dr.
Turn Key Promotions
UO Museum of Natural History
White Crystal Services
Whole Foods Market
Willamette Valley Vineyards
WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AT BEE JAZZY THIS YEAR!
Thank you, kind friends and supporters, for your wonderful support!
We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who came to our 3rd Annual Bee Jazzy Celebration this year! Those who bought tickets; volunteers (including several wonderful women from LUSH in Portland); the many business sponsors and supporters (see list below); the enchanting and talented Halie Loren and the musicians from the Halie Loren Trio; and our hosts, Silvan Ridge Winery.
Thanks to our business sponsors: Mountain Rose Herbs, Oregon’s Constant Gardener, Kim Kelly, the Oregon Insurance Lady, Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union, Farmer’s Insurance, Glory Bee Foods, Neil Kelly and supporters: Precision Capital and Oregon Pacific Bank.
Special thanks to Silvan Ridge Winery for hosting us for the third year in a row!
Won’t you join us in imagining, and working for, a world beyond toxics?