Youth-led Plant for the Planet launches West Seattle meetings


Last weekend, we brought you West Seattle climate activist Aji Piper‘s keynote presentation at the Washington Global Issues Network conference at Chief Sealth International High School. As he told more than 100 student attendees, his activism was galvanized by involvement in Plant for the Planet. The group has now launched monthly meetings in West Seattle, and here’s an announcement of how local youth can get involved, from parent co-coordinator Marco Deppe:

With the growth of Plant for the Planet in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House.

So the next West Seattle Plant for the Planet meeting will be on Friday, April 21st at 7 PM. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email to pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com. Every child who wants to join officially can attend a one day, free academy: One is coming up on April 8th in Marysville [sign up here].

Here’s what the group did during its March meeting. Meantime, as for the April 21st meeting, it’s at 7020 18th SW.

2 Replies to "Youth-led Plant for the Planet launches West Seattle meetings"

  • Raye April 3, 2017 (3:53 am)

    This gives me a lot of hope for the planet’s future – if trump doesn’t destroy it first. We should all be proud of these young people taking a stand about a crucial issue. 

  • marco April 3, 2017 (9:56 am)

    Thank you, Raye. We are very proud of our young activists :) Check out this speech my kids gave last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVkrwGl24nE&list=PL5EHho9e9RCxia6vg79FZIdI1TyUu8z8x&index=1

    One thing we didn’t really mention: It’s also a tremendous growth opportunity for kids to be able to stand up in front of adults and officials and make your points and demands brings out a lot of self-confidence and builds skills for a lifetime.

    These kids speak from a standpoint of moral authority. They can’t vote yet, but have to live with the consequences of our carbon-heavy lifestyle.

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