Let me tell you about your generation, people in your 20s. You like brunch. You’re not sure what you’re doing with your life. You give a shit about the future of the planet. And you have tattoos. Shhhh. You have tattoos. I won’t tell your grandma; it’s cool.
Conservation nonprofit Tatzoo will not give you brunch (as far as I know), but it can help you with the other things. Apply for Tatzoo’s training bootcamp, and the organization will teach you crucial skills for becoming a leader in conservation activism. Each team at the 10-week training camp will work to preserve an endangered species, gaining experience in fundraising, organizing, and communication along the way. And at the end of the program, you get a tattoo of the species you’ve helped work to save.
Here’s Tatzoo founder Molly Tsongas talking about the organization’s goals (including its primary goal, which was to prevent her from just tattooing her entire body with animal art).
If this sounds awesome to you (and it does to me — but my next tattoo is definitely going to be a Babel fish, which is so endangered it doesn’t even exist but is probably not one of Tatzoo’s target species), you can apply for the upcoming bootcamp until May 18. That’s this Friday, so hop to it, inky idealists!
- Tatzoo Bootcamp, Tatzoo.org
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