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Parachutes for the Planet
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Oct

Parachutes for the Planet

Date: Sat, October 13th 2018

The Mother Earth Project (MEP) is encouraging communities to create Parachutes for the Planet to amplify the many voices worldwide concerned about climate change. Inspired by the HIV AIDS Quilts Exhibitions in the 1990s, MEP has now collected over 250 parachutes from six continents, including 30 countries and 28 U.S. states. Two hundred of these will be on display Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 am - 4 pm in Georgetown Waterfront Park, near the permanent Mother Earth sculpture. City officials, politicians, organizations, and heads of school will commit to sustainable actions during the event, which will feature music from five bands, a 100' diameter parachute dance at 2 pm, and a march in the park with Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School drum line at 3 pm. The parachutes will be decorated with artwork and personal comments about concerns for the health of the planet. By sharing stories of sustainability and environmental devastation, the hope is to encourage individuals, schools, organizations, and countries to be active participants in saving the environment for future generations.  

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