Dawn of the Symbiocene: photo by Cathy Fitzgerald, Jan, 2019 A call to Earth's Creative Community–to Envision Earth As Forest! Your invitation to contribute to a digital commemoration of forests that will be held in perpetuity at holdourbreath2040.com Expressing fundamental values like love and care for others are part of any healthy culture. However, I…Read more Help Hold Our Breath for 2040: Call to Global Creative Community to Envision Earth as Forest
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Haumea Online: 2nd Pilot Ecoliteracy Course for Creatives and Art Professionals – booked out
This is the time for a Great Reset. Let’s use it to change the way we see ourselves and our place on Earth. The conservationistAldo Leopold once wrotethat “one of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen.” But if everyone has an ecological education, we will not live alone, and it will not be a world of wounds.
George Monbiot, ‘Coronavirus shows us it’s time to rethink everything. Let’s start with education’,The Guardian, 12 May 2020
I was thinking that I would be writing this post to attract more participants to signup for my 2nd 6-week Haumea Online pilot course ‘Essential Ecoliteracy for Creatives and Art Professionals’. I am trying to make an accessible and inspiring online course on key ecological knowledge, eco-philosophy, eco-ethics…
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‘The Battle of Moytura Or The Battle for the Soul of Ireland’:- why ecoliteracy for the arts is essential now
This is a special post for me. I’m reflecting on the first of what I expect to be many more contributions from ecoliterate creatives I am getting to know in my online ecoliteracy course. I now have the good fortune to meet such talented creatives from all art disciplines and from across the world, in my efforts to bring ecoliteracy to the arts. Their work has nourished me in these challenging times.
I’d like to share this new work below from Irish writer Fearghal Duffy who has a deep interest in Irish myth and who was ‘a student’ in my first 6-week ‘Haumea Ecoliteracy for Creatives and Art Educators’ pilot online course (I hesitate to call my cohort ‘students’ as they are remarkably talented).
This new work from Fearghal came about as I invited my first cohort of students to present a small work for our last online Zoom group…
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