Do you want to make your voice heard on current environmental or social justice issues? Are you unsure how communicate your opinion to the elected officials who represent you? Would you like to craft a message that’s powerful, persuasive, and designed for maximum impact? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join Reconnect Earth on Tuesday, April 20th from 6:00-7:30pm PST for Raising Your Voice for Change, a virtual event to help you become a more effective advocate.
Modern technology makes communicating with elected officials easier than ever–but doing so in a way that has real, lasting impact is more challenging. In this event, we’ll go over different ways to contact your representatives, how to make your message stand out, and how to harness your personal story to leave a lasting impression. We’ll also talk about other upcoming opportunities to develop activism skills with Reconnect Earth.
In Summer 2021, join Reconnect Earth for an experience you’ll never forget: nine days backpacking and camping on Mount Baker in the North Cascades while learning about ecology, human and natural history, and grassroots social change. Hike through ancient old-growth forests, sleep in a beautiful subalpine meadows, and climb to the base of a giant glacier while exploring how to harness your potential as an agent of positive social and environmental change.
For a preview of questions you’ll be asked to answer on the application form, see here.
Reconnect Earth’s summer trips are designed for college students and young folks of roughly college age (defined as approximately 18-29). Older and younger applicants may both be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We’re offering trips during two sets of dates in 2021: July 17th-25th and August 14th-22nd. When you fill out the application, you will be able to indicate which trip you would like to join.
Thanks to our low overhead and generous donors, we can offer our trips at a significantly lower price than many similar programs. Tuition for our 2021 summer trips is $575, with partial scholarships covering up to more than 80% of the regular price available to those for whom the regular tuition is a genuine financial barrier (you’ll also have the chance to request a scholarship during the application process).
“I started the trip surrounded by people I didn’t know and ended with close friends whose friendships I will cherish for the rest of my life.” – Samara, June 2019 trip participant.
Space on our trips is limited. The deadline to apply isApril 30th, and we’re accepting applications on a rolling basis until then, so be sure to get yours in soon (you may be put on the waitlist if trips are full when you apply). Are you thinking about joining a trip but not quite ready to apply yet? Fill out this quick interest form to stay posted about important deadlines and developments.
Just because we are unable to run programs this summer, doesn’t mean we’ll stop learning. The team of Reconnect Earth has put together a list of suggested readings for folks to continue their own personal quest for knowledge around social justice, the environment, activism, conservation work and many related intersectional topics. As always, we are constantly learning, reflecting and working on personal practice; leave a comment below and let us know what you find helpful or other resources we can help steer folks towards!
Suggested Summer Reading List (Books):
(Please note, we have included links to these books available at Indigenous owned, Black owned businesses where possible – if you can support your local BIPOC owned businesses first and foremost, or your local library, please do so)