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Contact: Abby Mnookin, Mother Up! Coordinator, [email protected], 802-490-6393
The Future Is Now Family Zine Set for Launch on Tuesday
New publication celebrates how Vermont families are embracing sustainability
[BURLINGTON, Vermont, March 18, 2021]. 350Vermont’s newest climate justice zine, The Future Is Now, will be released on Tuesday, March 23, and celebrated with a launch event on Zoom at 4 p.m. The zine features essays, photos, poetry, and artwork from families across Vermont spotlighting ways that they are already living the changes we need to address the climate crisis and create a more equitable, sustainable world.
The launch will include music, sharing from contributors, a visioning activity, and time to connect with other families.
The Future Is Now looks far beyond the tired motifs of recycling and reusable cloth bags to share snapshots of a world in which families get around by bike, grow their own food, and live in all-natural houses powered by solar and wind; a world in which people of color reclaim outdoor spaces and white folks celebrate young Black activists and learn from Indigenous wisdom; a world that challenges the myth that humans are separate from the ecosystems of other beings that surround them. As the zine shows, this is not some utopian fantasy future — it is happening right now, right here in Vermont.
350Vermont believes that climate justice requires spaces of nurturing, connection, and learning. The zine’s introduction asks, “Who better than families to hold those spaces and lead us through a long, intense, difficult process of growth and becoming?”
The zine contributors are all members of Mother Up!: Families Rise Up for Climate Action.
A project of 350VT, Mother Up! is a network of parents across Vermont taking organized, empowered action to protect the health and safety of our collective future. The group seeks to build connections in our own communities, as well as those most affected by the fossil fuel industry, and to be strong voices for climate justice, for the health of families, communities, and the planet. Learn more at 350vermont.org/mother-up/ or connect with the online community at www.facebook.com/groups/1575656819412318.
The zine was planned and produced by 350VT’s Zine Team: editor Marisa D. Keller, designer Marcy Kass, 350VT staff collective members Abby Mnookin and Lily Jacobson, and supporting designer Dana Dwinell-Yardley.
350Vermont organizes, educates, and supports people in Vermont to work together for climate justice – resisting fossil fuels, building momentum for alternatives, and transforming our communities toward justice and resilience.
For more information contact Abby Mnookin, Mother Up! Coordinator, [email protected], 802-490-6393