#11 On the road with James Taylor and Jackson Browne & Non-Profit Tabling !
Greetings Guacamole Peeps!
We hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving, and we’re hopping right back on our “virtual tour bus” to follow James Taylor and Jackson Browne at their concert stops, meeting the good folks tabling at each show for non-profit organizations. Read on for details on their inspiring work to make a better world…
We start back on November 29th, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There, we are pleased to have Honor the Earth, which uses indigenous wisdom, music, art, and the media to raise awareness and support for Indigenous Environmental Issues. The organization has supported water protectors and developed community spaces for frontline resistance along the Line 3 route as part of its mission in promoting the transition from this destructive economy and way of life, back towards land-based economics.
On November 30th, we are in Green Bay, Wisconsin (go Packers!), with Plastic Free Curriculum. Says the founder, “Plastic Free Curriculum began as a high school social studies project. My students in a large urban school district were tired of seeing plastic grocery bags in the tree outside our window. Rather than just complain about it, they decided to take action. From there they learn about city government, the biology of plastic pollution, reading for information, formal and informal writing, and so much more! From there Plastic Free Curriculum grew. At first I offered only one-on-one lesson planning help for k-12 educators, then grew to student workshops, teacher in-service trainings, civic and environmental group presentations and informational tabling. This year’s focus has been on Microplastic in the Great Lakes.”
On December 2nd, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we are joined by the Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee's Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin's leading anti-hunger organization. Their mission is to feed people in need today and end future hunger through four core values of dignity, compassion, justice and stewardship. Today, Hunger Task Force serves over 50,000 people each month and continues to be the lead voice to end hunger in Wisconsin.
We’ll be back soon with the great non-profits at the next tour dates! Thank you all so much for reading about these organizations, who deserve so much appreciation for the work they do!
Stay safe, everyone,
Tom, Paula, Jeffrey and Diane