Allpanchikrayku: “For Our Earth”
Over at The Story of Stuff shop, we get all sorts of fabulous, fun, and inspiring emails. We love it not only because we like hearing from you, but also because it calls to our immediate attention just how many of us there are taking on these issues.
Your emails, blog and FB comments, often serve as sparkly, internet reminders that all across the globe there are tons of people hard at work to make this world more healthy, sustainable, and just. Yay!
Just yesterday this note came in from our new friend Alex who was traveling in Ayacucho, Peru:
…[I] was delighted to come upon the scene in the attached photo, a youth environmental group screening ‘la historia de las cosas’ [The Story of Stuff] in public (on the side of a church no less, along a very heavily used pedestrian lane).
Apparently, the name of the group hosting the event was Allpanchikrayku which is a Quechua word for “For Our Earth.” Pretty freakin’ cool, right?!
I certainly feel less daunted about trying to change the world when I know that I’m part of a big, bold, awesome, international community.
What are you doing “for our earth” these days? Tell us about it!
PS. If you’re hosting a screening of any of “The Story of…” movies be sure to put it on our Community Screenings Map!