Sisters to co-sponsor upcoming Earth Day events
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, have partnered with various Vigo County community entities for two upcoming events coinciding with Earth Day 2022 and are encouraging local residents to take part in the festivities. Caring for creation has always been a core value of the congregation.
Representatives of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC), a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, will have a display table at this year’s Indiana State University Earth Day Celebration, which will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., on Thursday, April 21, on the university quad.
Earth Week festivities will culminate on Friday, April 22, beginning with Earth Day Speakers Series, which will feature riverlorian and author Jerry Hay speaking from 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Vigo County School Corporation Administrative Office, 501 W. Olive St., West Terre Haute. The speaker series is sponsored by Emily’s Walk of the Wabashiki and RiverSCAPE, while community partners include Quabache Land Conservancy, the Wabash Valley Audubon Society and Sisters of Providence.
Following the speaker series, all are invited to take part in the ISU Earthlings March, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The march will take place in Terre Haute and begin on Poplar Street as people will walk to the Vigo County Courthouse.
Indiana State University’s Office of Sustainability has also planned several events to take place during Earth Week, April 16-22, including the Quabache Land Conservancy Weed Wrangle from 9 a.m.-noon at the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve on Saturday, April 16.