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Hopeful Planet News Walk Series
November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
TYPE: Walk and Talk Monthly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: sidewalk | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | COST: None
Walk Description: This is a collaboration between Walk2Connect and Parents for the Planet, a Denver-based support group for planet caregivers. We’ll spend each walk talking through a particular topic. Climate change is affecting us, we need to talk about it and start envisioning how to be resilient and successful physically, emotionally, and spiritually in this new world.
February: The Facts – Let’s get a handle on the problem, the prognosis, and any questions you’ve been wanting to ask.
March: The Psychology – Climate grief comes in different stages, just like any other loss. Let’s look at what that means for us and for others.
April: The Hope – There’s a lot of good news happening and reasons for hope. Near the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let’s find our optimism.
May: Being the Change – Let’s learn about all the actions you can take as an individual, from car buying to energy to recycling.
August: Parenting Resilient Kids – What we tell our children and how we can help them to thrive in a world so different from ours.
September New Ideas: Redefining Progress – This new world calls for redefining what we mean by success and progress.
October New Ideas: Sharing Economies – From borrowing libraries to local currencies, there are ways people are getting away from capitalism.
November New Ideas: Energy, Microgrids – What does a fossil-free energy system look like and how is it different.
December New Ideas: Permaculture – By caring differently for our plants and soil, we can build the resilience of our food system.
Walking Movement Leader: Rhiannon Gallagher is the founder of Parents for the Planet, Hopeful Planet News, and the Jeffco Climate Action Team. She brings her training by Al Gore, years of experience in this topic, and her passion for the spiritual and emotional support we need around climate change to every walk. Additional experts may attend particular topics.
Feel free to contact walking trip host, Rhiannon at (720) 261-3868 if you have questions!
Schedule & Meeting Location: See you at Crown Hill Park, meeting near the restrooms at 26th and Garland. We’ll have a quick introductory talk and then hit the loop around the lake. We should be done walking no later than 4:00 pm.
-This walk is dog-friendly and mostly kid-friendly (that would vary by topic)! We will be doing a loop going back to our starting location. (Please keep your dog on a 6-foot leash and ensure that your dog is calm and well behaved. Please be sure to bring baggies.)
-Consider Bringing: Comfortable socks & shoes (pref. non-cotton socks), light backpack with water and snack foods (almonds, bars, fruit), gloves, scarf, beanie, camera, sunglasses & sunscreen (and hat if you wear them), and bring many (thinner) layers depending on anticipated temperature and light rain gear just in case.
-Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightning. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions.
Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2018.
RSVP: You can RSVP for this no cost walk using our ticketing feature below or contacting Rhiannon // [email protected] // 720.261.3868
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