"The eyes of the future are looking back at us, and they are praying that we might see beyond our own time."
- Terry Tempest Williams
Forest City 350 is a diverse group of activists from the Stateline region, centered in Rockford, IL.
Our mission is
To raise awareness of Global Climate Crisis
To teach creatively, gather together citizens using the arts
To resist/ demonstrate by actions, theatre, writing
To support alternate energy future
To collaborate with 350 and other climate initiatives
To create a multi-generational frontier in Rockford Region
To build coalitions with local initiatives
The beauty of the 350 movement is that there is something for everyone. No matter what your talents and abilities are, we need you! We have created several task forces to bring about focused change in our communities.
Our group hosts skill share educational meetings once a month along with other events such as film showings, presentations, art shows, street theater, poetry readings and more to raise awareness and open a dialogue about climate change issues! Like us on facebook and join our 350 Local group to stay in touch!
The work of combating climate change is indeed a daunting task. Yet, there is a growing worldwide movement to turn the tide on climate change and create a sustainable future. When your grandchildren ask what you did when facing the greatest threat humankind has ever known, what stories will you tell?
The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity—then we will treat each other with greater respect. Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective. - David Suzuki
Forest City 350 is located in Rockford, IL
Check-out our regional 350 sister groups:
Dekalb, IL: 350Kishwaukee
Elgin, IL: Elgin Green Groups - 350
Madison, WI: 350 Madison - Climate Action Team
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