Spiritual Activism and the Climate Crisis
July 27-31, 2020
at Earthaven Ecovillage | near Asheville, NC
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In this time of undeniable climate change acceleration, spiritual activism is gaining more traction. It’s not enough to fight for a cause politically and environmentally. Our activism requires grounding in the spiritual, the emotional, AND the physical.
How do we do this?
Join SOIL, in partnership with Earthaven Ecovillage, for this unique one-week intensive where participants learn whole-life skills to transform climate change overwhelm into pathways of engagement and empowerment.
Become a change agent in your community!
Learning Environment and Schedule
This week-long program will focus on whole-life skills ranging from systems design for a resilient future; small scale alternative energy solutions; developing a new mythology; the link between environmental justice and social justice; plus earth-based spiritual exercises, and more.
Workshops will consist of expert lectures, fireside conversations, hands-on projects, tours, community panels, and interactive activities to provide an intimate, well-rounded, powerful, and embodied learning experience.
Monday, July 27
11:00–3:00 Arrival, Camp Setup
2:00–5:00 Tour of Earthaven
7:30–9:00 Opening Circle
Tuesday, July 28 through Thursday, July 30
7:00-8:00 Well-Being Practice (optional)
9:00–12:00 AM Session
12:30–2:00 Lunch and Independent Time
2:00–5:00 PM Session
5:00–6:30 Independent Time
7:30–9:30 Evening Activities
Friday, July 31
9:00–12:30 AM Session
12:30–1:30 Lunch and Departure
2:00-5:00 Field Trip: Tour of Carolina Memorial Sanctuary (Mills River)
This program takes place at Earthaven Ecovillage. This permaculture-based community offers a unique living classroom where participants will engage with the natural world, eco-infrastructure, and the intimate experience of rural community living.
Camping is included for 4 nights (Mon-Fri). Private indoor lodging at Earthaven is available for an additional cost.
Additional Nights of Camping
Shared indoor lodging
Cost per person: 4 nights $50; 5 nights $60
Private indoor lodging
Cost for 1 person: 4 nights $85; 5 nights $100
Cost for 2 people (shared bed):4 nights $85; 5 nights $100
Earthaven is nestled in the heart of the rural Southern Appalachian Mountains, 30 miles outside of Asheville, NC on curvy mountain roads and within two hours of three airports.
Delicious, omnivorous meals are prepared by talented culinary artists from the Earthaven community. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. Snacks and beverages (tea, coffee) are provided. Participants are invited to help with meal clean-up. Many hands make light work.
As much food as possible is sourced from Earthaven and its surrounding farms and gardens, with some ingredients sourced from local grocery stores. Our meals are created with seasonal, local, fresh, wildcrafted, humanely-raised, and organic ingredients.
***If you have dietary needs beyond the ones listed here, please be prepared to bring supplemental food to support your nourishment and well-being. Our kitchen simply cannot accommodate all diets.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included, Monday lunch through Friday lunch.
Tuition Sliding Scale: TBD - $625
Tuition includes meals, camping, instruction, and all materials. Private indoor lodging is available for an additional cost. Transportation is available for an additional cost.
We offer partial scholarships (50% of the bottom of the sliding scale) to black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend. We understand that BIPOC experience more financial and institutional barriers to participation, and this is one way we are able to create more access. If you identify as BIPOC and would like to receive a scholarship, please contact us at email@example.com.
How to secure your space
Registration opening soon.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with registration questions.