To build a sustainable future in response to climate change by providing education, training, and practical solutions for preparedness.
Babes in Belts was created from a strong desire to take responsibility for our lives and safety by constructing safe shelters for protection against ever increasing and unpredictable climate change. From June – September 2007 we trained over 250 community members as installers of insulating concrete forms. Out of those, nearly two thirds were single adult women. Many felt overwhelmed by the urgency to prepare, yet found the task somewhat intimidating. These women were also challenged by fear of being alone in a natural disaster situation.
We also learned that a fair number were single, middle aged, without medical insurance, careers or retirement plans. We feel have identified a new group falling through the cracks of social services that need our help. This work spawned the idea to come together as individuals, families and community groups to facilitate building safe shelters outfitted and stocked for long-term emergency preparedness.
The goal of Babes in Belts is to get the job of preparedness done. Our contribution will add to the education and support of women and many others who will in turn take action to prepare.
Support community awareness
Join us in preparedness at the
April 12 & 13 2008
Admission $3 – $5 per couple
Everyone under 16 free
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Yelm High School
Under the big Expo tent
at the Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show