Create community resilience by training in emergency preparedness and disaster response.

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REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED.

WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEXT CYCLE SOON. 

The world is changing quickly and the times ahead often feel uncertain. Many of us know we have a role to play in this significant shift, but it can be overwhelming. Join us to learn more. 

* FREE CLASS * 

Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00-7:00 pm PDT

Disaster & Opportunities: Adjusting to Climate Change

DATE, TIME, PAYMENT

  • Date & Time: Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00-7:00 pm PDT
  • Location: Virtual
  • About: This free class offers a preview of our upcoming summer classes, Designing For Disasters and Permaculture Infrastructure
  • Registration Required: Free, but you must register to join
  • Recording provided afterward 
  • Accessibility: Computer-generated closed captioning
  • Helpful Tool: Time Zone Converter 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

INSTRUCTION

  • Taught by Chris Gilmour, expert in emergency preparedness. Chris provides disaster management training for municipal governments, NGOs, and community organizations
  • Classes will be recorded and available within 48 hours
  • Resources and recordings on the virtual class platform will be available for a year after the course completes

COURSE DATES

  • Location: Virtual
  • Dates: July 7-August 11  (6 weeks)
  • Timing: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm PST

  • Helpful Tool: Time Zone Converter 

PAYMENT

  • We offer sliding scale tuition and payment plans to make our courses as accessible as possible
  • Abundant Tuition: $600
  • Standard Tuition: $500
  • Resilient Tuition: $400
  • All amounts are in US dollars

SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS

  • Group discounts and Diversity Scholarships available? Yes! Keep reading below

YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY

  • All are welcome. There are no prerequisites to this course
  • Designing For Disasters is a required course for the Regenerative Land Management diploma

QUESTIONS? 

We are here for you. Please reach out at: support@earthactivisttraining.org

WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR? 

Planning for emergencies and disasters is an integral part of regenerative design.

Whether you are managing a forest ecosystem, farm, organization, or urban planning, this course will give you the frameworks and tools to better prepare for our changing climate and world. 

ABOUT THIS COURSE

As a community, we will explore holistic approaches to emergency and disaster preparedness through the lenses of:

  • Deep knowledge of ecology and place
  • Best practices of modern emerency planning
  • Innovation in permaculture and regenerative design principles
  • Equitable social and human needs: before, during, and after disasters

We wil learn about Disaster Response and Community Organizing, including:

  • Methods of community organizing
  • Evaluating and responding to diverse community needs and determining priorities for action
  • Methods for disseminating information when primary information systems are compromised
  • Disaster planning, preparation, and mediation for wildfires, floods, storms, droughts, and earthquakes
  • Civil defense preparations: shelters, resources, communication networks, warning signals, and civilian drills
  • Post-disaster remediation and restoration in communities

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

As a student in this course, you will have a working understanding of:

  • How to assess the strengths and challenges of an organization, business, community or land management project related to climate change and disasters
  • The types of hazards we may face and innovative approaches to prevention, mitigation, response and recovery
  • The process of creating an emergency plan and implementing proactive activities to increase resilience and preparedness 
  • How to best utilize limited resources and time to focus on the highest leverage actions
  • How to run an emergency response training through a mock disaster exercise
  • How to tend to the social and mental health needs of people under stress or crisis with an emphasis on equity and empowerment
  • Participants will have two home study assignments to complete that help them apply all of the class content to their unique situation and interests in regenerative design 
    Designing For Disasters (Image: Kelly Sikkema, Free Usage via Unsplash)

    MEET YOUR TEACHER

    Chris Gilmour, Lead Instructor

    “I became obsessed with the study of ecology, survival, self-reliance and rediscovering my relationship with nature and human potential. This sent me on the adventure of a lifetime.

    I apprenticed in permaculture and how to grow my own food. Studied herbal medicine and remote back-country first aid. Started my own modern-day homestead with my wife. And help build a not-for-profit youth organization to help reconnect kids and people back to the land.

    With a desire to bridge all I had learned from practicing farming, survival and studying natural ecosystems, I wanted to now use this to face some of the most significant challenges I saw facing the modern world.

    This led me back to school to study Emergency & Disaster Management, where I began a new journey.

    Chris Outdoor’s consulting & mentoring/training practices bridge the best of modern emergency preparedness and response with the holistic practices of permaculture, natural awareness and leadership skills.

    I’ve helped run disaster exercises and training for municipal governments, NGOs, ecovillages, farms, and one of my biggest passions, outdoor education organizations.”

    LEARN WITH CHRIS

    FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

    SLIDING SCALE TUITION &
    PAYMENT PLANS 

    • Our goal is to increase accessibility for our paid trainings
    • We offer two payment options in order to meet our audience where they are: 1) a one-time sliding scale payment, and 2) a three-part payment plan
    • If you select the payment plan, you will pay an initial deposit of $250 and two monthly installments of $100 ($450 total). Our Student Support Team will assist you in setting up this process

    Every Abundant Tuition helps support a Diversity Scholarship.

    GROUP DISCOUNTS

    • Groups of 2-5 people – Discounts of $75 each ($425 total for each person) 
    • Groups of 6-10 people – Discounts of $100 off each ($400 total for each person)
    • Must register together and indicate you are a cohort 

     

    We are always here to help: support@earthactivisttraining.org

    DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS 

    • Earth Activist Training is committed to increasing the diversity of global permaculture and regenerative land movements
    • We recognize the history of this land called the United States and Canada and seek to do what we can to rectify the deep injustices and systems of inequity that formed and continue to shape society today

      Supported by your donations, a select number of pay-what-you-can Diversity Scholarships are available for Indigenous Peoples and Peoples of Color working in environmental and food justice.

    • These scholarships are pay-what-you-can with the recommended value of 50% of standard tuition ($250), but any amount will be accepted and appreciated

    YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY

    Designing For Disasters is a required course of the 

    Regenerative Land Management diploma program. 

     

    Ready to take the next step in learning about how to heal air, land, and water from disasters like flooding and oil spills? Come learn with Leila Darwish in her course, Bioremediation & Earth Repair.

    Interested in mushrooms and mycology? We recommend Mushroom Grower’s Toolkit. The next cycle will be announced soon, but in the mean time, take a look at the course webpage.

     

     

     

    OUR NETWORK

    A core component of this course – and every Earth Activist Training course – is our private forum: Earth Activist Training Online network. This platform is where you will find course resources, your homework, and a network to connect with classmates and other Earth Activist students. 

    Recordings of each class will be available to you as a resource. You will have access to the course for a year after the course ends should you want to deepen your understanding of the material.

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