When and Where:
Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
at Orchard School
615 W. 64th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
Youth and elders come together to learn from each other and explore the different ways we share and care for our home, planet earth.
Dorothy knew the truth: “There’s no place like home.” Since planet earth is our only home, how we treat it matters. We are more than mere sojourners passing through without consequence. Our choices about the earth affect our lives, our children’s lives, and grandchildren’s lives. Let’s work across generational lines to be the best stewards of the earth we can be!
This intergenerational event invites you to learn from today’s youth as well as from the wisdom of elders. Third grade students from The Orchard School as well as other area schools will kick off the gathering by reading love letters to the earth. Older students will then present on climate education topics such as Climate Recovery. (They’ll also be happy to swap stories on how they have achieved policy victories in IPS!) Afterwards, older attendees will be invited to write their own love and action letters while youth learn about the new Children of Indiana Nature Park. When the two groups recommence, some of the elders will read their love letters to the next generation.
This event gives a voice to the young and energizes elders to exercise their power to protect and preserve. United, these generations can teach and learn from each other. Begin with love, and anything is possible.
Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.