Earth Week 2022

Mother Earth in Mind and Heart: Hope and Healing

Hosted by Colleges and Universities across the state of Minnesota

In celebration of the 52nd Earth Day, several Minnesota colleges and universities are collaborating to present a virtual week-long summit. How do we begin to heal from so much personal and global trauma?  How do we look ahead with hope for future generations?  Mother Earth knows the answer. We just need to be better listeners.  We need to remember how to listen with our heart. Beginning Saturday, April 16th and continuing through Sunday, April 24th, we will explore and honor our relationship with the land, our communities, and each other through a series of engaging presentations, discussions, film screenings, music, and activities. Inspired by diverse voices striving for justice, we remind ourselves of the importance of equitable solutions, both systemic and individual, that lift up all present and future human and more-than-human relatives. Caring for Mother Earth is caring for all of us.

Thank you to all who helped celebrate the 52nd Earth Day by participating in Earth Week events.

You may view recordings of several sessions below.

Keynote – Healing the Soul Wound (Eduardo Duran)

Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin: An Indigenous and Western Science Perspective on Our Healing Plant Relatives

Engaging Students, Changing Lives

Climate Anxiety Presentation

The Jingle Dress, The Healing Dress

Ma’iinganag Anishinaabeg Izhitwaawin: Wolf Way of Life

BIPOC Career Stories from Minnesota

Morning Meditations

Monday (4/18) – Instead of a recording of today’s meditation, we invite you to view Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Body Scan Exerciseavailable on YouTube.

Tuesday (4/19) – Follow this link to listen to a recording of Tuesday morning’s guided meditation.

Wednesday (4/20) – Follow this link to listen to a recording of Wednesday morning’s guided meditation.

Thursday (4/21) – Instead of a recording of today’s meditation, we invite you to practice along with this Moojiji video on YouTube: Peace Begins With You

Friday (4/22) – Follow this link to listen to a recording of the guided meditation for Earth Day.


For additional information, please contact:
Augsburg University –

Monica McDaniel (

Bemidji State University –

Erika Bailey-Johnson (

Metro State University –

Robert Rivera (

North Hennepin Community College –

Ana Munro (

St. Scholastica –

Ryan Ihrke (

University of Minnesota Morris –

Troy Goodnough (