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Earth Day 2019: We Rise Together
Proctor Earth Day is about fostering deeper awareness of environmental issues while celebrating all that we have accomplished in recent years. Students will recognize and appreciate scope of environmental issues and demonstrate awareness and understanding of positive, creative and innovative efforts made to solve global issues. Earth Day's educational goals are to provide avariety of experiential learning activities that will increase appreciation, elevate awareness, and/or deepen understanding of social, economic and ecological aspects of environmental issues and systems, so that community members can make informed decisions.
Students and faculty will gather in the Wilkins Meeting House to hear Xiuhtezcatl Martinez share about his trail blazing work as a youth envirnomental activist with Earth Guardians. Read more about XiuhtezcatlHERE.
May 9 - Workshop Schedule
Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 AM
Session 1 - 9:00 - 10:30 AM (1.5 hrs)
Session 2 - 10:35 - 12:05 (1.5 hrs)
LUNCH - 12:15 - 1:15 PM
Session 3 - 1:30 - 3:00 PM (1.5 hrs)
Afternoon Activities and Sports - 3:30 - 5:30
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” ― Baba Dioum
2019 Keynote Speaker: Xiuhtecatl Martinez
Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) recently turned 18. He's an indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. At the early age of six Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world, from the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York city. He has worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, and moratoriums on fracking in his state and is currently a lead plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations.
Xiuhtezcatl has traveled across the nation and to many parts of the world educating his generation about the state of the planet they are inheriting and inspiring youth into action to protect the planet. Earth Guardian has grown to hundreds of crews in over 50 countries.
Located in Andover, NH, Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 9–12. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.