How about combining a hike with restoring the natural beauty of Utah's outdoors? The Fit to Recover Trash Challenge takes you on a day of hiking and service to show the community that you care, not only about your immediate environs, but about the Earth and how you leave it for future generations. The idea is to walk together while picking up as much trash along the way. Clean-up supplies are provided and accommodations made for those with physical handicaps. "Littering is one of our planet's biggest issues, and it needs our help!" the event's Facebook page says. In fact, more than 51 billion pieces of litter land on U.S. roads each year. Fit to Recover, 789 W. 1390 South, Sunday, April 14, 11 a.m., free, bit.ly/2WNdrFu.
Learn how to deal with the politics of poverty at The Borgen Project Information Event where you learn how to get involved through volunteer work, interning and raising awareness about global poverty. This innovative national campaign seeks to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. Think about "the caravans" and why they are trekking from their homes. "The Borgen Project's team includes political leaders, diplomats, celebrities and thousands of individuals from all walks of life. The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty," the organization's website says. Do you? Westminster College-Converse B2, 1840 S. 1300 East, Wednesday, April 17, 5-5:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2CZlrM5.
Too much national focus has been on how immigrants affect citizens. Take a look at how our federal immigration policies—ineffective as they are—affect the Latino immigrant workforce in Intermountain area communities. The Quiet Force—Film Screening & Panel explores their social and economic impacts, after which a panel will discuss problems and solutions to what is an imminent humanitarian crisis. Don't forget the upcoming U.S. Census when undercounting immigrants would translate into shrinking federal dollars for cities, counties and states. Centro Cívico Mexicano, 155 S. 600 West, 801-388-0785, Thursday, April 18, 6:30-8:45 p.m., $10 (students and children free), bit.ly/2WMHkWb.