CCC Summit | Working Group

Dear Climate, Consciousness and Community Summit Attendees and Friends,

We are grateful for and inspired by your attendance at the CCC Summit April 20-23.  We have begun to assemble some key resources from the Summit on this page. We will continue to update and make as much information available as we can.

Please use the comments section at the end of this post for questions and to connect with each other. We have sent a group email with a link to this page and an email directory. Check your folders if you have not seen the email.

Here are some Day 1 resources:

Presenter Mark Wallace, Beauty Will Save the World

Mark’s presentation outline:

How do we become resilient and faithful in a time of environmental hopelessness and climate catastrophe? A spiritual celebration of Earth as sacred offering – not market commodity – is the answer to the ecocidal despair that now characterizes Western society. Today we live in a world where we value human beings as highly evolved rational persons, other organisms as non-sentient servants of our needs and desires, and everything else as exploitable inert matter.  This mindset, rooted in settler colonial society, has led to ruinous ecological consequences insofar as it privileges the acquisition of wealth above the wellbeing of all other lifeforms, humankind and otherkind alike.  Alternatively, the contemporary revival of the Indigenous worldview called animism – the belief that all things are interdependent and alive with personhood and sacred value – has kindled a re-enchantment of the world as worthy of human love and devotion. We will envision this new but ancient disposition toward Mother Earth by way of biblical portraits of sacred landscapes, Martin Buber’s I and Thou animist philosophy, Peter Wohlleben’s emotional encounters with The Hidden Life of Trees, and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Native American celebration of the sacred hoop.With these sources in mind, we will discuss how genuine economics consists of reciprocal gift-giving, not maximization of profits; true politics is the cultivation of community, not the subjugation of the voiceless; wholistic education focuses on soulcraft, not the acquisition of knowledge as such; and healthy religion is a journey toward restoration and kinship with all beings, not subscription to a body of beliefs that denies the life-giving beauty and wonder that encircles us all.

Contact:

Mark I. Wallace, Department of Religion, Environmental Studies Program, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore PA 19081, (610) 202-6889

Here is an article by Mark, in Kosmos, that expands on some of his themes: https://www.kosmosjournal.org/news/the-pileated-woodpecker-avian-divinity-in-a-time-of-chaos/

His most recent book is: When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

Presenter Meenal Raval, Holding Local Government Accountable

We heard from climate activist and 350 Philly spokesperson, Meenal Raval. Meenal owns Philly Electric Wheels, a company specializing in folding and electric bikes. She’s also a catalyst at the Ready for 100 campaign with the Southeastern PA Group of

the Sierra Club’s, and coordinates Solarize Southeast PA. She also leads the Litter Free Philly campaign to eliminate single use plastics in our daily lives. Leading the No LNG campaign to resist PGW’s interest in a new fossil fuel project, she recently started a weekly radio show Philly Talks Climate and developed a climate action platform for Philadelphia’s 2019 elections.

You can access a full version of her talk on Google Drive – here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AWqerzXyrweCB9UOYGSBzA3whGLDr2WcBCN8qulmI5A/edit

Facilitator, Valerie Brown

Valerie is an international retreat leader, writer, and speaker, specializing in the application and integration of mindfulness and leadership. She leads an annual transformational pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago, Spain – described in this Kosmos article.

Visit her website: LeadSmart Coaching: https://www.leadsmartcoaching.com/

 

More in Kosmos, from Valerie: 

Kosmos Live Podcast: https://www.kosmosjournal.org/news/episode-1-valerie-brown-on-pilgrimage/

She also has an essay in the Spring edition of Kosmos Quarterly – Look Up! https://www.kosmosjournal.org/kj_article/look-up-cultivating-a-kinder-world-by-reorienting-your-vision/

Subscribe here: https://www.kosmosjournal.org/product/digital-member/

DAY 2 Resources

This, from our friend, Alan Levin:

Last weekend I went to an inspiring conference on “Consciousness and Climate” sponsored by Kosmos Journal. It was held in the lovely little town of Media, PA., a town that is working to put many of the ideas that the conference brought to light into effect. I was only there for one day and came back very moved and inspired.  – Alan Levin
www.SacredRiverHealing.org
www.CrossingTheBoundary.org

From Yasmin Goodman, of Pachamama Alliance

Below are links to the videos I used in my presentation:

Origin of the Pachamama Alliance – 3 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn-6U_SSaR8

Two Worlds, One Future – 10 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffpqsxau9M0

Arkan Lushwala – the Indigenous Perspective – 4:22 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJly-_v7Mco

Arkan Lushwala – The Earth is Our Mother – 5 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzI08RxzTrE

Disposability Consciousness – Julia Butterfly Hill – 5.5 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Z2wmgLiTc 

Protecting the Sacred Headwaters – 1:42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK_RhvHjQFM

Jungle Mama’s Program – Ikiama Nukuri (“Women as guardians of the forest” in the Achuar language)

Jungle Mama’s Program Safe Birthing Kits – in Achuar language (2 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGuphGoBtzA&feature=youtu.be

Pachamama Journeys 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi_sIiMU1Mk

Below are more links for you to have if you want to dive deeper into the Pachamama Alliance mission, to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling human presence on our planet. Thank you again for the opportunity to be with you and to share my journey with the Achuar people awakening to the spirit of Pachamama. – Yasmin

Pachamama Alliance Collection of Videos – Video Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePachamamaAlliance/videos

Information About the Journeys
General Info, Itineraries & Dates https://www.pachamama.org/journeys

Detailed Info & Sign Up for a Informational Call About the Journey Program:
https://landing.pachamama.org/medicine-for-the-modern-world?hsCtaTracking=986a4242-93ff-4c87-beae-dccb7ac1fd8d%7C263c8791-364b-40f0-90c5-53f678796cd7#intro-call

Or call the office at  415-561-4522 x129 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST

Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium
– Introductory video (1 Min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEl-wSP-tjQ-

What is the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium / Signing up for a live or online Symposium
https://www.pachamama.org/engage/awakening-the-dreamer

Game Changer Intensive (online course) – https://www.pachamama.org/engage/intensive

 

DRAWDOWN

https://www.drawdown.org/   Based on the best selling book by Paul Hawken, this group has the optimistic view that the human causes of climate change can be reversed by 2050. They have researched the causes and solutions of climate change with some surprising findings. From their website:

“Drawdown is the work of a prominent and growing community of researchers, climatologists, geologists, engineers, agronomists, biologists, botanists, economists, financial analysts, architects, companies, agencies, NGOs, and other experts who draft, model, fact check, review, and validate all text, inputs, sources, and calculations.

Our purpose is to provide helpful information and tools to a wide variety of individuals and organizations interested in stopping global warming and reversing climate change: students, teachers, researchers, philanthropists, investors, entrepreneurs, business people, farmers, policymakers, engaged citizens, and more.”

Drawdown – Drawing Down Global Warming – Paul Hawken – 5 mins (*2:30 – 3:27)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNKkHThk108

Introduction to Drawdown
https://connect.pachamama.org/introduction-to-drawdown?hsCtaTracking=7bd54a24-1414-4702-8207-f7cbde3dbc04%7C566efc90-e0e2-49b4-8148-aadacbd6aa53

Full Drawdown Online Coursehttps://www.pachamama.org/engage/drawdown (scroll to the bottom to sign up and receive information)

Drawdown Events and Related Topics:
https://connect.pachamama.org/search/content/Drawdown?type=topic

 

Transition U.S.

http://transitionus.org/   This network supports people to organize in local communities, villages, towns, cities, to be resilient, prepare for the expected difficult times ahead and do what we can to mitigate them. They offer a treasure chest of tools gathered from the experience of groups all over the country and world.

Bringing A New World To Life – “Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. We are working in close partnership with the Transition Network, a UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole.

The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected.

We believe that we can make the transition to a more sustainable world. We hope that you will join us.”

Transition Town Media initiatives

 

More to be added. Come back soon!