Warmer weather marks the start of the fun run and awareness-raising charity walk season. This weekend, you can put your calves and conscience to work at the Salt Lake City Multiple Sclerosis walk. You can also attend a meeting hosted by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance on how to protect Utah’s red-rock canyon country. Later on, don’t miss a discussion on how a fossil-fuel-free and sustainable economy would work in our world.
MS Walk 2014
Saturday, April 26
Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating disease of the nervous system that affects millions worldwide. Luckily, millions more are doing all they can to raise awareness of research efforts to combat and treat this disease, and you can join in by participating in the Salt Lake City MS Walk this weekend. Individual registrants can donate as much as they want to the cause, register the day of the walk and take part in the three-mile walk that includes breakfast and snacks as well as a kids zone for the little ones. No fees are required, but donations are welcome.
Olympic Legacy Park Plaza, 90 S. 400 West, 801-424-0113, April 26, Registration 8 a.m., program begins 9:40 a.m., http://citywk.ly/1gNUcQ2
Protecting Utah’s Red-Rock Canyon Country
Sunday, April 27
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance’s Terri Martin has worked as the Rocky Mountain regional director for the National Parks Conservation Association for 15 years. At this event, Martin will present a slideshow of the red-rock country and explain how you can help protect Utah’s priceless desert wilds.
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-486-3161, April 27, 2-3:30 p.m., SUWA.org
Fossil Free Sustainable Economy
Tuesday, April 29
Get a glimpse at what a fossil-fuel-free economy would look like at this free talk by Garvin Jabusch, co-founder of Green Alpha Advisors—an asset- management firm focusing on investing that helps the economy move away from environmentally damaging short-term decisions and toward long-term resource-smart ones.
First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S. 1300 East, 801-582-8687, April 29, 7 p.m.