Choices for Sustainable Living Workshop
Overview of Sessions
A Call to Sustainability
|In this session, participants consider ways of grasping the meaning and vision of sustainability, our roles in creating a sustainable world, and the tools that can help us in this endeavor.
|Ecological principles are a core component of sustainability. In this session, participants explore ecological principles and how to apply them to address some of the big, complex issues we currently face.
|Eating is an essential natural process for all living organisms, yet many of us have limited awareness of how our eating habits impact the natural world. In this session, participants look at some of the complex issues we currently face in our food systems, as well as various practical steps to take toward producing and eating food sustainably.
|Water is essential to our survival, and yet all too often we take this precious, limited resource for granted. In this session, participants consider their own water consumption and the ways in which humans affect water resources both locally and globally.
|In their local communities, individuals can often see the power of their collective actions more clearly. How can we build supportive, interdependent relationships that help move communities to a more sustainable way of living?
|This session looks at some of the transportation related problems we face and how some places are redesigning their communities for the benefit of people instead of cars.
Consumption & Economy
|For decades, increasing material consumption has been heralded as the key to economic progress and an indication of “the good life.” In this session, we challenge the ethos of consumer culture and offer suggestions for living more simply and justly on Earth.
Visions of Sustainability
|In this session, participants examine the underlying assumptions and beliefs that have created our current systems. How can we envision a sustainable world, and how can we start creating it right now?
*Note: Readings and videos are not long. The maximum time spent per session will be 2-3 hours every two weeks.