Click on the link above to listen to “Living On Earth” radio interview with Mary Pipher, best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia, as she describes her inspiring journey into activism, and discusses her new book, The Green Boat, Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture. In her interviews, her actions, and in her book, she says it much better than I can, so check your speaker volume and tune in.
A grandmother herself, Mary Pipher turns her attention to the psychological roots of our difficulty in facing and addressing climate change, and to her own struggle against despair, trying to cope with the impending loss of everything we care for, which led her to take action in her community.
Now enjoy Video (below) of the Grandmothers Apple Pie Brigade, a group Mary Pipher helped found with her friends and neighbors to take on the Keystone XL pipeline when it came to her home in Nebraska. An unlikely group of activists comes together to spread a unifying vision of what makes home.
As we enter the thick of summer heat, youth, grandparents, parents, not-parents, teachers, and heads of organizations are setting their heels to dirt and pavement for the future of the youngest and future generations. Beginning July 19th, the Walk for Our Grandchildren will include walkers from all generations who will trek from Camp David to the White House, sending a strong statement: it’s time to move BEYOND fossil fuels. NO Keystone XL. NO fracking.
The idea was conceived by a group of concerned grandparents in North Carolina. iMatter, along with 350, CCAN, and other organizations have been supporting their efforts and a team of iMatter Youth Council members will be joining the walk to stand in solidarity with their elders to hold the President to his promise to protect future generations with strong climate policies!
If you live in the region, please consider joining us for any portion of the Walk and/or the Rally on July 27th.
Meet up in D.C. at Meridian Hill Park (aka Malcolm X Park), 3545 Williamsburg Ln. NW at10:00 a.m. on July 27th and march with us to the White House
Meet at Lafayette Park in front of the White House for a Rally at 11:30! The Rally will include the reading of our Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels by iMatter Youth, with over 50,000 signatures; vows by elders; speakers including Bill McKibben, Mike Tidwell, iMatter’s Nelson Kanuk will share his family/village’s story of impact from climate change, and iMatter federal youth plaintiffs, Garrett and Grant Serrels, among others.