FOUNDATIONS IN ECOLOGY
15-17 January 2023
Chiangmai, Northern 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.
To analyse, reflect and redesign our personal choices and way of life in the context of community habits and social structures influencing ecological regeneration and sustainability
understand basic principles of ecology, as well as social structures influencing our ecological environment
redesign their individual way of life as well as potential new habits for their community for ecological regeneration and sustainability
Suzuki, D., & Vanderlinden, K. (2012). You Are the Earth: Know Your World So You Can Help Make It Better. Greystone Books.