Through April 5: WOW Gala
Instead of a one night in-person event, this gala for Childsplay has become an online campaign of passion. Patrons can enjoy an online medley of sights, sound and solidarity from the comfort of their own homes. An auction features items such as a night out, jewelry, and artwork. There is a raffle for a chance to win a stocked 30-bottle wine cooler. Raffle tickets are $50 each or $100 for three tickets. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 6. Participants can also take part in a wine pull where they purchase a mystery wine bottle for $25, but bottles can be valued up to $200. For more information and registration, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/f0N/.
April 13: The Business Case for One-Planet Prosperity
Schneider Electric and Global Footprint teamed up and created a place for one-planet compatible companies to learn new green strategies in 2019. These companies are those whose goods and services contribute to humanity’s ability to live within the means of planet Earth. On April 13 at 3 p.m EDT, these companies have the opportunity to work together, assess company strategies, and make sure they are using the planet resources to be the most successful possible. The American Sustainable Business Council advises participants to come to the webinar prepared with questions relevant to their business. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eu9jWt2fSmu_GQWYSCfvkw.
Through April 15: Free Online Meditation by the McLean Meditation Institute
In light of the recent panic and uncertainty happening in the world, the McLean Meditation Institute wants to help boost immunities and alleviate anxiety through daily virtual meditations. Anyone can tune in for a guided meditation at 9 a.m., 12 noon, and 4 p.m. PT (12 noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET) with Sarah McLean and her friends. These meditations will last 30 min and will also include a short discussion. These meditations can be reached through Zoom and phone. All sessions will be posted on their YouTube for those who cannot make the specific times listed above. For more information, visit www.mcleanmeditation.com/.
April 17: Virtual Meet-up: “Seed Fundraising from A to Z”
From 8:30 to 10 a.m. PDT, learn what seed- stage investing is, how it works, and how companies get evaluated for it. This is a great opportunity for people who have or who are interested in startup companies. Attendees can also learn how the Arizona Founders Fund evaluates, invests in, and supports startups in Arizona. There will also be investment stories about their current portfolios, and participants will leave with the knowledge of what next steps they need to take to secure a seed-stage investment. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://iem-phoenix-april2020.splashthat.com/
April 22-25: Earthx2020 in Partnership with the National Geographic Society
Founded in 2011, EarthX has become the world’s largest environmental expo and conference. Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the EarthX festival was cancelled, but the Earth Day celebration will be continued online. Most of the conferences will be held between April 23-27, but some will continue into the month of May. These webinars are a great way to learn about the environmental challenges the Earth is currently experiencing. Originally, the expo also included a film festival, but it was moved into the fall at the EarthXGlobal Gala. The EarthXLaw and EarthXEnergy’s Responsible Energy Acquisition conferences will also be held live in the fall. The 50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration will be live-streamed on April 22. For more information, visit www.earthx.org/earthx2020-to-be-held-virtually/.
April 28-30: TSC Virtual Summit 2020
The Sustainability Consortium Summit is a place to hear about the latest breakthroughs in sustainability science. Valued members, retailers, suppliers, and more will be able to gather together from the comfort of their homes and share their knowledge on sustainable practices. This virtual event is a space for supply- chain innovation, team building, and sustainability breakthroughs. The first day will include four hours of workshops and the other two feature three hours of webinars. More information on the event will be coming soon. To make a reservation or for more information, visit www.sustainabilityconsortium.org/events/tsc-summit-2020/.
April 24: Summer in the City
The K2 Foundation made the decision to hold Summer in the City as a virtual event this year for the health and safety of participants. The event will take place on April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT. There will be an online raffle and silent auction with additional donations starting April 10, closing the Friday of the live event. Depending on how many tables are purchased, a certain amount of raffle tickets will be given out for the chance to win a Prada bag. Proceeds will go to winners. If a table of 8 is purchased, 10 raffle tickets will be given along with sponsorship recognition; and if a table of 10 is purchased, 15 raffle tickets will be given with the same recognition. All proceeds will go to award recipients and local K2 programs. To buy tables and raffle tickets, visit https://k2adventures.org/ events/summer-in-the-city/.
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