Consider your place/local area in gatherings, get to know it

PRACTICE BEGINNING GATHERINGS BY ROOTING THEM IN A SENSE OF PLACE
Consider beginning meetings with an acknowledgement of local history: “We are grateful to be gathered here in the _____ watershed, which we share with a diversity of plants and creatures, including _______ (name a few species). We acknowledge that this land is the traditional territory of the _________ peoples. May we nurture our relationship with all our neighbors, and our shared responsibilities to this watershed where we gather today.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR PLACE

  • Look up what watershed(s) you work, live, and play in. (link)
  • Learn about the original peoples of your community
    • Find federally recognized tribes through the Tribal Directory Assessment Tool of the Department of Housing and Development (link)
    • Find federal and state recognized tribes through the National Conference of State Legislatures (link)
  • Familiarize yourself with native plants and species in your area (link); plan a garden. (link)
  • Find out your state’s treeflowerbird, and other symbols.
  • Identify local parks to visit at www.findyourpark.com
  • Learn which  elected officials shape local, state, and national policies (link)

RESOURCES TO HELP PROTECT SPECIAL PLACES

Download our Earth Day Sunday 2018 Promotion Toolkit for examples of website copy, an email template, and example social media posts.
HYMNS

MULTIMEDIA: PROTECTING SACRED PLACES

  • Explore Bears Ears National Monument, online interactive by Patagonia (link)
  • The Refuge” movie by Patagonia (15 minutes, bring tissues.) (link)

TAKE ACTION – Let us know if you take action:info@creationjustice.org.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR PLACE

  • Look up what watershed(s) you work, live, and play in. (link)
  • Learn about the original peoples of your community
    • Find federally recognized tribes through the Tribal Directory Assessment Tool of the Department of Housing and Development (link)
    • Find federal and state recognized tribes through the National Conference of State Legislatures (link)
  • Familiarize yourself with native plants and species in your area (link); plan a garden. (link)
  • Find out your state’s treeflowerbird, and other symbols.
  • Identify local parks to visit at www.findyourpark.com
  • Learn which  elected officials shape local, state, and national policies (link)
PROTECT THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES IN YOUR WATERSHED
Honor Endangered Species Day every May 18. Download a toolkit.

RECOMMENDED READING

RESOURCES TO HELP PROTECT SPECIAL PLACES

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