The Humanist Graduate Community at Harvard is fundraising for our fourth annual Spring Break Service Trip. We are looking for help to reduce flight costs and to enable us to take a full group of students to engage in environmental work. If you are able to help out, please donate here!
At the Humanist Graduate Community at Harvard we believe that atheists, agnostics, and Humanists can do as much good for the world as religious people. That’s why for the past three years we have organized Secular Service Trips for atheist and Humanist students, visiting New Orleans (post-Katrina rebuilding), South Dakota (teaching and playing with underserved Lakota youth in the poorest district in America), and Los Angeles (working with homeless youth, particularly homeless LGBTQ youth).
This year, for our fourth annual Spring Break trip, a group of 8 students will venture to the mountaintops of Kentucky to learn about mountaintop removal and other environmental issues related to the coal mining industry. In a week of service we will plant trees in an abandoned strip mine, weatherize low-income homes, and speak to miners and residents affected by mountaintop removal.
We believe that climate change and environmental protection is one of the most pressing challenges faced by our society today, and we know that too often attempts to address our climate change challenges are stymied by those who refuse, sometimes for religious reasons, to accept climate science. That makes this a particularly important issue for secular students to tackle – and we need your help!
Your donation not only helps the environment but also burnishes the image of secular students everywhere: the more visible we are living out our values, the more we break down prejudice against nonreligious people. We’re grateful for your support!