Readings and Talks by Ed Fallon

Marchers Steve, Ed, Tony, and Shira enjoy the unexpected hospitality of Trish and Leonardo Booth at the Booth’s home in Truchas, New Mexico.

Ed Fallon shares the incredible story of the 2014 Great March for Climate Action as chronicled in his memoir, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim. Ed also discusses the growing urgency of the climate crisis and strategies for local climate resilience, including the work of Birds & Bees Urban Farm — a non-profit that he and his partner, Kathy Byrnes, have established to teach city residents how to turn their yards into dinner. Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author. All proceeds support the educational work of Climate March.

Contact or call (515) 238-6404 if you’d like to host a presentation, or learn of presentations in your area.

Upcoming events


Events canceled due to COVID-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Fatty’s Pub & Grill, 1312 W Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL
Sponsored by 350Kishwaukee
Contact Dave Davis at

Friday, April 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m. potluck, 7:15 presentation
Rockford Unitarian Universalist Congregation
4848 Turner St.
Rockford, IL
Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Team
Contact Bob Babcock at or (630) 417-0042

Past events: 2020

Sunday, July 26, 11:00 a.m.
Arrowwood Convention and Conference Center
1405 Highway 71
Okoboji, IA
Sponsored by Iowa Lakes Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Contact Marilyn McDowell at

Monday, February 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Cambridge Memorial Library
225 Water St.
Cambridge, IA
Sponsored by Cambridge Memorial Library
Contact Jay Robinson at

Thursday, February 20, 10:30 a.m.
Lofty Pursuits
1355 Market St
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Thursday, February 20, 6:00 p.m.
Public Library
1331 1st St
Sarasota, FL 34236

Sunday, February 23, 11:00 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami
7701 SW 76th Ave.
Miami, FL 33143

Past events: 2019

Saturday, April 20, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Donnellson Public Library
411 Main Street
Donnellson, IA
Contact Brenda Knox at

Saturday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
“Conversation with a climate activist, and bird-dog training”
Newcomer 19, Goshen College
Goshen, IN
Contact Gabe Miller at

Friday, April 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Climate-action convo with Ed Fallon
Grounds for Thought
174 S Main Street
Bowling Green, OH
Sponsor: Fresh Water Accountability Project
Contact Lea Harper at

Thursday, April 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
House party at the home of Paul Sherlock
3406 Clinton Ave.
Cleveland, OH
Sponsored by Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus
Contact Paul Sherlock at

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Cushwa Hall Auditorium, Rm B-100
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH
Sponsored by James Dale Ethics Center
Contact Colleen McLean at (330) 941-1752 or

Monday, April 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment at Hampshire College
845 West Street
Amherst, MA
Contact Ziporah Hildebrandt at

Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick
4880 Elmer Derr Road
Frederick, MD
Contact Monica Greene at

Thursday, April 4, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and conversation
Redstone Highlands Retirement Community
6 Garden Center Drive
Greensburg, PA
Contact Rev. Bobbie Hineline at

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh, Alumni Hall Auditorium
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored by Free the Planet and 350 Pittsburgh
Contact Maren Cooke at

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Columbus Mennonite Church
35 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH
Contact Greg Pace at

Tuesday, April 2, 3:00 p.m.
The Book Loft of German Village
631 South Third Street
Columbus, OH
Contact Greg Pace at

Monday, April 1, 6:00 p.m.
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
IUPUI Campus Center, Room CE 406
420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN
Sponsored by IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
Contact Jason Kelly at

Saturday, March 30, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
DSM Book Festival
Capital Square
400 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA

Monday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Grinnell College
Noyce Science Center, Room 2021
1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA
Sponsored by Grinnell College
Contact Jonathan Andelson at

Thursday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.
Luther College, Olin Hall 214
700 College Dr.
Decorah, IA
Sponsored by Luther College Center for Ethics and Public Engagement
Contact Julie Fischer at

Friday, February 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
The Village at Legacy Pointe
1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle
Waukee, IA

Saturday, February 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Local Author Fair
Beaverdale Books
2629 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA

Saturday, January 26, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Enchanted Mystical Boutique
3621 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA

Saturday, January 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Brick Wall Gallery
1010 6th Ave
Harlan, IA
Contact Kathy Byrnes at

Saturday, January 19, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Book People
2923 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Hosted by the Northwest Iowa Group of Sierra Club and Book People

Friday, January 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Lally’s Eastside Restaurant
125 NE Plymouth
LeMars, IA
Music with Andy Juhl from 6:00-7:00, Ed speaks at 7:00
Contact Judy Plank at (712) 546-7636

Friday, January 11, 5:00-7:00 pm
Buford’s Steakhouse
2601 E 13th Street
Ames, IA
Sponsored by Ames Drinking Liberally
Contact Gina Folsom at

Saturday, January 5, 11:00-1:00
1700 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA

Past events: 2018

Saturday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m.
1028 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Contact Christine Lehman-Engledow at

Saturday, December 8, at 10:00 a.m.
The Makers Loft Iowa City
119 1/2 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA
Sponsored by Indigenous Iowa, Beloved Community Initiative
Contact Christine Nobiss at (319) 331-8034 or

Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities
3707 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, IA
Sponsored by UU Green Sanctuary Team, Sage Sisters of Solidarity, The Sierra Club Eagle View Group
Contact Mike Wilcox at (563) 940-7472 or

Sunday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m.
500 E Locust St (third floor)
Des Moines, IA
Sponsored by Bold Iowa
Contact Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or