Module 18 – Eco-crises – Climate Change
24th-28st December 2018 (5 days) in N Thailand
Arguably the most urgent issue that humanity and our shared home on Planet Earth face today is climate change and its intersections with a myriad of eco-crises, including biodiversity loss, species extinction, extreme weather etc,. This workshop will provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of climate change and related eco-crises from scientific and socio-political-economy perspectives. We will explore how human behaviors have both contributed to these crises, and also result in facing its impacts through the environmental repercussions of a warming planet. From this foundation, participants will be given tools and perspectives to investigate and identify causes and conditions through the lens of ecological interconnectedness, to clarify where we are in this crisis, and how we live in harmony with nature. Participants will together explore how we can participate and pioneer solutions based on models for sustainability and regeneration, and practice simple living, with creativity, freedom and commitment.
Learning Goal: The journey to find an eco-friendly place in the world with participatory approaches
Learning Outcomes: A redesigned individual way of life and new habits for the community for ecological regeneration and sustainability
The topics of this module will draw on the 4 elements – earth, water, air and fire, through exploration of principles, property and function and environment problems.
DAY 1 – earth – grounding – development -why you are here -pesticides and earth – shifting agriculture
DAY 2 – water – cycles – water wars – sacred water
DAY 3 – air – deep breathing and consciousness – networks – global warming and climate change – Sapiens
DAY 4 – fire – power of life – flows – story of stuff – the 6th extinction – power of diversity
DAY 5 – be the world you want to see – nested systems – eco-villages
Recommended readings and websites:
Suzuki, D. and Vanderlinden, K., 2012. You Are the Earth: Know Your World So You Can Help Make It Better. Greystone Books.
INEB Inter-religious Dialogue on Climate Change: