Climate change is affecting more and more people every year, and the Red Cross is struggling to keep up with the surge in humanitarian needs. This Earth Day, help us raise money to support the Red Cross in their recovery efforts and memorialize an Iowa City environmental leader.
The 4.1-mile run/walk (with a shorter 2-mile option) will take place April 22, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Lower City Park in Iowa City and end at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. The route follows the pedestrian path along the Iowa River, which should make a for a beautiful Earth Day experience. (View route and schedule.) The run will be a timed event, and prizes will be given for the winners of each age group. Kids 12 and under are free.
Proceeds from the run/walk will be donated to the American Red Cross’s Disaster Relief Fund. Registrants (over age 12) will receive a t-shirt.
Learn more about Barbara Schlachter and the Iowa City Climate Advocates
Read the press release
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Our Generous Sponsors:
The Barbara Schlachter Run/Walk for Victims of Climate Change is organized by the Iowa City Climate Advocates (ICCA). ICCA is both a chapter of the national climate change organization Citizens’ Climate Lobby and a group that takes action on climate change on the city and county level. Citizens Climate Lobby is laser-focused on passing legislation that correctly prices carbon emissions.
Learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Rev. Dr. Barbara Schlachter passed away February 18, 2016, from ovarian cancer. Barbara was one of the first women to be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1977 and helped to found the Episcopal Women’s Caucus, serving as its first president. After she retired from parish ministry, she continued her work as a pastoral counselor and spiritual director. She also went through training as a Healing Touch practitioner and saw her ministry in her later years as one of healer.
Her final passion was the environment and healing the earth, especially climate change action. She was proud of being arrested at the White House for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, and she co-founded Iowa City Climate Advocates and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future to educate, advocate, and agitate about climate change.
Read the Des Moines Register article about Barbara
Have questions? Want to co-sponsor? Want to volunteer?
The main organizer of this race is Eric Johnson (co-leader of the Iowa City Climate Advocates).
Cell: (319) 400-9903
Facebook event page:
Press Release: Word PDF
Run/Walk Flyers: Black & White Version Color Version