https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/63a34b039e00b42800cdba9f Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Lectures & Conferences, Nature, Social Good, Virtual
One hundred years before the first Earth Day social reformers gathered at Bear Hill, near Stoneham Massachusetts, to challenge the destruction of the region’s climate and natural landscape. Led by mathematician and scientist Elizur Wright and Wilbur Flagg, Forest Festivals organized Boston’s urban citizens to preserve natural areas from destruction. The forest festivals combined essay writing, free nature tours, solicited aid from former abolitionists, and encouraged landowners to donate property for preservation. Their work reflected both the success and limitations of modern environmentalism in the fight against climate change.
This program presented by the Boston Public Library and the National Park Service will happen over Zoom webinar. To attend, please register here.