Keynote Wisdom Keepers Joanna Macy & Corrina Gould will be joined by presenters from the University of San Francisco, Weaving Earth, SustainUS, Project Wayfinder, Marin Academy, Earth is Ohana, GreenFaith and more!
~Co-sponsored by Bishop O'Dowd High School~
Our Common Home Summit invites working teams of educators, students, faith leaders, organizers and activists for a full day of inspiration, practical workshops, and community network building. Interactive sessions throughout the day are intended to galvanize participants with tools to integrate spiritual ecology into their curriculum and educational practice.
Morning keynote addresses by visionary deep-ecologist Joanna Macy and local indigenous activist Corrina Gould, will introduce the core tenets and histories of the spiritual ecology field, which emphasizes the interconnectedness and interdependence of all life. With the goal of providing practical, tangible tools, connections, and inspiration to educators in various fields, participants will work with a dozen Northern California-based leaders, demonstrating the ways that spiritual ecology is being integrated into classrooms and other educational settings.
After a hearty lunch and time to explore Bishop O’Dowd High School’s “Living Lab” outdoor classroom, participants are invited to dive deeper into practical, detailed workshops facilitated by local leaders. Throughout the day, participants can network with allies from Northern California high schools, universities, NGO’s and local faith communities, participate in embodied movement, ceremony, and work the land. Together, we will build necessary relationships and alliances to work through the challenges of implementing spiritual ecology education and action in each of our own unique settings. Scholarships available for teachers and students.
Listening to the Youth - What types of spaces oriented around Spiritual Ecology values are students currently finding engaging and supportive? Isabel Rodriguez-Vega and student leaders from Bishop O’Dowd High School
On the Ground Actions - How can we support students in bringing their passion and excitement for the environment to spaces outside of our schools? Morgan Curtis & Orion Camero, California Allegory Youth Fellowship and SustainUS
Spiritual Ecology Network Coordinating Council:
Steve Costa & Ruby Fisher-Smith | Black Mountain Circle
Michael Downs | Bishop O’Dowd High School