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Half-Earth Day® – Halfway to the 51st Earth Day Celebration!

Thursday, October 22nd – 5:00 – 6:25 PM CT

Half-Earth Day® brings together people from around the world and across disciplines to share their unique perspectives and thought leadership on how we can work together to achieve the goal of Half-Earth and ensure the health of our planet for future generations.


Inspired by renowned biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson, Half-Earth is a call to conserve half the Earth’s land and sea in order to provide sufficient habitat to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity.


Deborah Ferguson, Co-anchor NBC 5 Today Weekday Mornings

Session 1:

Topic: Shortage of Fresh Water and the Decline of Biodiversity

Guest Speaker:  E.O. Wilson

Session 2: 

Topic: Becoming an Environmentalist

Guest Speaker:  Rachelle Carson Begley

Session 3: 

Topic: Nature Needs Half  

Guest Speaker:   Harvey Locke


Session 4:

Topic: Superman’s Not Coming
From environmental activist, consumer advocate, renowned crusader, champion fighter-maverick, whose courageous case against Pacific Gas and Electric was dramatized in the Oscar-winning film comes a book by Erin Brockovich to inspire change that looks at our present situation with water and reveals the imminent threats to our most precious, essential element, and shows us how we can each take action to make changes in our cities, our towns, our villages, before it is too late.

Guest Speaker:  Erin Brockovich
Environmental Activist, Consumer Activist and Author of “Superman’s Not Coming”
Erin Brockovich is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting, and the founder of The Erin Brockovich Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to educate and empower communities in their fight for clean water. She is the author of Take it From Me: Life’s a Struggle But You Can Win, and hosts her own show on PodcastOne. She lives in Southern California.