EARTH UNIVERSITY RETURNS! Thursday, April 15, 7:00

Earth University (EU) is back with classes that will inform and inspire you to take whatever steps you can to become a crusader for creation. All EU classes will be on Zoom and the links can be found on the Countryside Calendar, HERE every week. Classes are from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings beginning April 15 and ending May 20.
FATE, Countryside’s creation justice committee, is the sponsoring group for Earth University. We welcome anyone who is moved by the urgency of the climate crisis to join our committee and help us educate, advocate and create hope for a healthy, equitable environment for all living things. For more information you can contact Christy Palmer or Ann Naylor.

Thursday, April 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. “A Life on Our Planet”
Celebrated British naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, now 93, has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now for the first time, he reflects upon the defining moment of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. “Earth’s Energy Balance
Dr. Zac Suriano, UNO Geology professor, will be joining us to explain the many factors that influence how energy from the sun hits the planet and is reflected back into the atmosphere.

Thursday, April 29, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Soil, Carbon and Permafrost
Dr. Ashlee Dere, UNO Geology Professor and soil expert, will return to EU to explain how soil sequesters and releases carbon and why this matters to us. As the Earth warms it causes the Arctic permafrost to thaw releasing carbon and other greenhouse gases in a big way.

Thursday, May 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. “Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light
Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light is bringing its considerable resources of faith to the table in response to this crisis. Ken Winston, JD, Director of Policy & Outreach for Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light, will lay out the why and how people of faith can get in the action of mitigating the climate change crisis.

Thursday, May 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Doug Tallamy “Living Landscape” Video
You are not going to want to miss this excellent video on how to create your own “homegrown national park” in your backyard that will sustain insects, pollinators, birds and humans.

Thursday, May 20, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Eco Friendly Investing
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) investment strategies invest in sustainable and responsible companies rather than companies that produce fossil fuels or weapons. Trish Hoffman-
Ahrens will moderate a panel discussion with local investment advisors on ESG investments to help you understand these tools in the work of climate rehabilitation.