In 2017, GIPL was pleased to provide a seed grant through our Four Directions Fund to the founders of Guardians of Gaia. One of ten grant recipients, Guardians of Gaia is a theatrical show infused with music and multi-media which combine to convey a powerful environmental message. It was conceived, co-written, directed and produced by Angela Bennett of Roots Productions, and was co-written and originally performed by The Pacha Mamas.
This production is designed for middle schools, because Angela believes, “It’s the kids who will light the fire and lead the way when it comes to healing our relationship with Mother Earth.” In addition to being entertaining, Guardians of Gaia also inspires middle schoolers to take action through a web based quest, or calls to action, which enable a child to earn the title, “Guardians of Gaia.”
GIPL is pleased to support this community project, and we look forward to watching it take root in schools in the area. If you would like to learn more about seed grants to fund your creative eco-project, visit GIPL’s Four Directions Fund webpage.