Elders 4 the Earth:
a Retreat in the Spirit of Chautauqua

Mark your calendars October 1-4, 2017!
Welcome!  We hope that you will mark your calendars for October 1-4, 2017 at Mahoney State Park for our second Elders for the Earth!  More details will be forthcoming and registration will be online in early August.  The 2017 schedule will be similar to the 2106 ( 2016 Archive ) one with new speakers and workshops/playshops topics.  
We encourage folks to come for the whole time... building community is what it's all about... but understand if you can only come for a day or two.  If you have questions, please contact us at Elders4theEarth@gmail.com or call 402-431-2338.
online registration
available August 1

We're still putting together a great Chautauqua experience!

Our frame for learning and doing is: public policy, advocacy, education, economics and lifestyle. 

The schedule will be similar to the 2016 schedule.

These are just a few things we are offering...many more details will be coming in the next several weeks so check back!

NEW THIS YEAR!  Public Lecture by State Senator Tony Vargas, Sunday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. 
Jeff Fortenberry and Don Bacon have been invited to join us via skype to share how they see public policy relating to a changing climate.

Jane Kleeb will be our wrap-up speaker on October 4!

A few workshops will be:

  • Promoting a Nebraska Climate Action plan
  • How to live at Zero Waste
  • Involving Children and Grandchildren in Climate Advocacy 
  • Cooking Demo with No More Empty Pots Chefs and
  • Mindful Walking on the Earth.

Lodging options include:  renting cabins, staying in the lodge, tenting and commuting.  Lodging arrangements are made separately from registration


Remember, the bonus is lodge rooms and cabins are 30% off!

Once again, this will be a zero-waste event and our menus will reflect eating low on the food chain and local as much as possible!