WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE? YOU!
Activists, this course is designed to give you hope, resources, and direction to support and deepen your work. All are welcome.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WE WANT YOU!
- Join us this October for a virtual short course with Starhawk and Charles Williams
- We are here for you. Please reach out at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: Virtual
- Dates: October 8, 15, 22 (3 weeks)
- Time: Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 am PST
- Classes are live with recordings available within 48 hours
- Resources and recordings on the virtual class platform will be available for a year after the course completes
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- By donation
- We want this course to be accessible for activists and people at all income levels. You can pay any amount you can afford
- If you capacity to pay more, your generosity will help cover our expenses. If we were charging for the course, it would be $99+ (US dollars)
DEAF & HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS
- Support of the Deaf community is a core value of Earth Activist Training
- Classes will feature American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, in both the main classroom and in breakout rooms
- Closed captions will be included in live classes and supplementary materials, where possible
WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is designed to give you hope, resources, and direction to support and deepen your work.
Climate change is upon us—and we can easily feel overwhelmed and hopeless when we consider the changes we need to make in response. But when we confront enormous challenges, we are most effective when we know what we are working for—not just what we are against. If we see climate change as massive ecosystem degradation on a global scale, then the response we need is massive ecosystem regeneration with justice and equity to heal our human ecosystems.
The good news is that we know how to do it!
Permaculture is a global movement of regenerative design that offers many approaches to healing our environment. In this course for climate activists we provide an overview of positive approaches to mitigation and adaptation. What is the most effective way to think about the problem?
What policies should we advocate for, and which should we be wary of? How do we determine where best to put our energy?
If you feel a responsibility to do more than complain about our problems, if you are committed to doing something, you are an activist. Whether you are on the front lines of a pipeline blockade, or wondering where best to donate an extra ten dollars, whether you are a policy maker or a teacher, a parent struggling to raise conscious kids or a volunteer at an urban garden, you are an activist.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- October 8th – Session One: The framework: ecosystem regeneration and carbon draw-down using plants and soil. Rewilding, reforestation, grassland regeneration, soil building, urban food systems, coastal and ocean systems. The human ecosystem: justice and equity.
- October 15th – Session Two: Mitigation—dealing with fire, flood and drought. Forest management, mechanical thinning, grazing and prescribed burns. Water harvesting, erosion control, wetland restoration, and beavers! Community action.
- October 22nd – Session Three: Navigating controversy, despair into hope. Going deep into some of the issues: Meat or no meat? Greenwashing? Nuclear power—or not? Electric cars or alternatives? Transforming despair into hope and action.
Note: While we will provide and recommend resources, there is no homework for this course.
- Money: To make this course accessible to activists and people at all income levels, we are offering it on a donation basis. You can pay any amount that you can afford. We know many activists forgo earning income to stay on the front lines of struggle.
- But if you can afford a generous donation, that will help to cover our expenses—for administration, for maintaining our network, for curriculum development, gathering resources and teaching.
If we were charging for the course, the base price would be $99.
- Time: We are offering this course at 9:00 am Pacific time on Sunday mornings in the hopes that it will be an accessible time for people in many different time zones. Each class will also be recorded, so you can view it at your convenience.
Building Climate Resiliency
Climate change is more than carbon numbers. It represents massive ecosystem destruction on a global scale. To counter it, we need large-scale ecosystem regeneration, along with a shift to safe, renewable sources of energy. The good news: we know how to revitalize landscapes, to grow food, and provide for human needs in ways that create more health, diversity, and resilience in the natural world around us.
The need–people who are trained, ready, and empowered to do it! That’s what our program is designed to provide.
MEET YOUR TEACHERS
As part of this course – and all Earth Activist Training courses – we offer access to our Earth Activist Training Online network, with additional resources for each session and a platform for connecting with others and organizing.
Recordings of each session will be available for those who have registered on our private course network, along with resources to deepen your learning. Additional time to view suggested supplementary materials will be two to three hours a week. You will have access to course materials for a year after the course ends.
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