Bedford Playhouse announces Earth Week programming


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In support of Earth Week this week, the Bedford Playhouse announced an event lineup intended to inspire people to gain a deeper understanding of key environmental and ecological issues, and to drive action at a grassroots level to help preserve the planet.

Events will kick off on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Eric Dinerstein, Director of the Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program at RESOLVE and CEO of the WildTech@RESOLVE social impact enterprise. Dr. Dinerstein will host a one-hour session called “Saving Life on Earth: A Global Safety Net to Reverse Biodiversity Loss, Stabilize the Climate, and Prevent Future Pandemics. Dr. Dinerstein was previously the chief scientist at the World Wildlife Fund, and has helped create conservation plans in the Galapagos, the Himalayas and the northern Great Plains of Montana.

On Wednesday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m., Sarah Douglis, vice president of Bedford 2030, will host a panel of next generation climate leaders. Four local young women will take the virtual stage for a conversation about their experiences, perspectives and hopes for climate action in our area and beyond.

Dr. Alex Halliday of Columbia University’s Earth Institute will participate in a Q&A session on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. on the development of the Earth and the critical need to decarbonize in order to address the climate challenge. Dr. Halliday will discuss the challenges for the future of decarbonization, including the technologies and actions that are needed, and some reasons to be optimistic.

Over the weekend, programming will culminate with family-friendly activities, including an outdoor pop-up cinema featuring David Attenborough’s A Life on Our Planet and WALL-E, and a virtual field trip to South Salem’s Wolf Conservation Center.

Click here to register for any of the Bedford Playhouse’s Earth Week events.

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