Young adults rock the world
Whether it's leading the fight against climate change or sweatshops,
standing up against the extractive industries (like Dine activist and NCP
friend Kendra Pinto, right) or standing by people who are pushed aside by
others or walking away from the Me/More/Now consumer culture, young
adults are rocking the world.
NCP has no interest in telling you what to do - rather, we want to empower
you by providing information and opportunities - and get inspiration and
energy and ideas from you - and see how we can work together to build
a better, fairer world.
Join Up / Act Up!
Get your friends together and put the heat on your campus to get greener!
- NetZero Plastic is the goal of a group at Bridgewater College in VA.
- At Washington College on the Eastern Shore, they're into gardening, hiking and
taking care of the Chesapeake Bay.
- Engineers, gardeners, activists - Lafayette College has them all!
- Green Allies works to empower student groups in the Mid-Atlantic states,
including holding a yearly conference to bring together activists, educators
and students from a six-state region.
Go. Meet.Grow. Change - yourself and your world
Learning Tours are NCP trips for all ages put you up close with some of the most compelling people and
places on the planet - both the best and the worst. Take Alaska (incredible
wildlife, incredibly warming), Nepal (sex trafficking and child workers, but
also human resilience and the Himalaya), the Amazon (pink dolphins, oil
pollution), East Africa (refugees fleeing war, girls riding NCP-supplied bikes
to school). You get the drift.
"This trip drew the line between visiting a place - and experiencing it."
- Faith Renner about Alaska LT
Facts on the ground - hands in the soil
People like you make our Sustainable Living Centers hum. Sometimes literally,
as there is some singing going on there, along with bicycle-powered compost
pick-up, working in the gardens, working with school groups who come to visit,
attending town council meetings to push for eco-practices, helping with the Food
Share programs for local families. Come for a weekend, summer, year, life.
"I never knew something like this existed." - Amelia, who first visited on a
sorority work day, then started coming once a week, and then became a
Want to mobilize others to act?
That's where our A Girl and a Bike program
comes in. For $110 we can get a girl to school ($65 bike + $45 scholarship).
How many girls can your club or sorority or Facebook peeps help roll toward
a better future?!
Speaking of a better future: Our new Million Tree campaign is a Big Deal.
We plan to plant 100,000 trees per year for the next 10 years. Why?
You know why - habitat, oxygen, food,medicines, firewood (to keep
girls from having to take long, dangerous walks to collect it), climate
change (a rainforest tree absorbs 50 pounds of CO2 every year!),
10 cents plants a tree - how many can you plant!?
Get NCP staff to your campus or congregation or whatever for
classroom presentations, convos, workshops - we're cheap,
knowledgeable, and occasionally funny.
Sign up for our You asked for it... email, designed to keep people like you informed about stuff like this.