October 13th Give Mother Earth a Rest!
The \"Unplug America\" campaign was introduced by Indigenous Peoples in 1992 and is an invitation to all people to show our love and respect for our
Mother Earth by challenging our country\'s unhealthy lifestyle. Here in the U.S. our continued over-consumption of fossil fuels depletes water resources, pollutes the land and air, and causes health problems throughout Turtle Island and the world. Furthermore, it contributes to climate change which is impacting people throughout the world right now!
October 13th is a day to unplug - turn off the TV and radio, shut off the taps, and leave the fossil-fuel burning vehicle at home! Instead take a walk with friends and family, tell stories, do something artistic, and say a prayer for Mother Earth and our communities. It is only one day but is a first step in reducing our carbon footprint, reflecting on how much we actually consume, exploring consumer choices and ways of life that are more healthy and sustainable, and acting for future generations.
Please join us in celebrating life and honoring the interdependency of all things!
Please sign our petition to pledge your commitment to participating in Unplug Day 2007 and leave us a comment letting us know what you did!
Unplug Day 2007 is sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Seventh Generation Fund, and Honor the Earth:
The Indigenous Environmental Network is a network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions.
The Seventh Generation Fund is an Indigenous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples throughout the Americas. SGF offers an integrated program of advocacy, small grants, training and technical assistance, media experience and fiscal management, lending their support and extensive expertise to Indigenous grassroots communities.
Honor the Earth\'s mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.
Contact IEN, SGF, and HTE at:
Indigenous Environmental Network
Native Energy and Climate Campaign
P.O. Box 2696
Flagstaff, AZ 86003
Seventh Generation Fund
P.O. Box 4569
Arcata, CA 95518
Honor the Earth
2104 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404