”We are excited to have a joint keynote address this year because it helps to show the intersectionality between social justice and environmental sustainability,” says Meghann Jarchow, chair of sustainability and environment.

Toscano speaks on a range of topics including LGBTQ issues, privilege, religion, and climate change. He has been featured in the New York Times, People Magazine, the Tyra Banks Show, and NPR Morning Edition. Peterson is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and The Porch magazine.

His essay, “Transgender Gender During Passover,” appears in the Lambda Award winning anthology, “Gender Outlaws—The Next Generation.” Peterson is the host of Citizens Climate Radio. His film, “Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible,” is currently moving through film festival process in North America, Europe, and Africa. He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his husband, Glen Retief.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on Earth Days, visit Greening Vermillion.

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