A VALENTINE TO THE EARTH: Musician and tireless advocate for nature Robby Romero is taking his Project Protect educational initiative to school beginning today (Feb. 14), at the Taos Pueblo Day School. He will screen his film “Who’s Gonna Save You” and talk about climate change. Romero also is launching a White House petition-signing campaign calling for stronger environmental law.
Romero has spent the last year actively campaigning to raise awareness of the urgency of taking action in the face of climate change — and is obviously not slowing down now. The Apache musician, who was mentored by the late Dennis Hopper as a teen artist, has drawn other Native American celebrities into the Project Protect Awareness Campaign including Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas,” “Into the West”) who recorded a public service spot.
Asked if the world’s economic woes haven’t made it an even more difficult tast, Romero points to the devastation of severe weather tied to climate change — record-breaking hurricanes, blizzards, droughts, etc. — and says, “I think that the economy is one of the symptoms of climate change. I think it’s going to get worse if people don’t educate themselves about what’s happening.” He points out, “Indigenous people around the world are among the first to experience impact of climate change — far worse than what developed countries are experiencing.”
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