The Better World Series is comprised of a series of “Waves.” These Waves encompass a variety of campaigns over the course of the year addressing a timely and relevant topic/issue.
We’ll hear from Renee Lertzman, PhD — an internationally recognized thought leader and adviser — about how understanding the psychology of sustainability can amplify, accelerate and leverage our efforts to engage far greater numbers of people for a sustainable future.
Participants are provided letter writing and art supplies, as well as helpful prompts to get started. Each individual is invited to tap into their deep emotions about the state of the world and voice their opinions, concerns and appreciations by writing handwritten letters aimed at making a difference.
Our esteemed panelists are Leila Salazar-Lopez of Amazon Watch, Maricela Morales of CAUSE, and Osprey Orielle Lake of WECAN. Together, they will discuss the unique strategies and tactics that are being used on the front lines in the fight against climate change, including those being used by indigenous and native communities against multi-national corporations.
Meet with and learn from local women leaders at LoaTree’s office (508 E. Haley St.) as part of this Wave’s focus on Mujeres y Climate Justice. Moving beyond climate, this activation will pair long time women changemakers with others new to movement-building or those looking for female-based inspiration. Think of this activation as ‘get-to-know-the-leader speed dating.’
For this exciting Wave, we’ll be joined by eco-adventurer, film-maker and well known anti-plastics advocate, Alison Teal! Known as the female Indiana Jones, Alison will be joined by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, the executive director of international nonprofit 5 Gyres in an intimate 1 on 1 discussion highlighting Alison’s worldwide travels and her ongoing efforts to reduce plastic waste and educate the public about the harm inflicted by oceanic plastic pollution.
We’ll have two activations for our ‘Peace Out, Plastics’ Wave. We will start the morning with a local beach cleanup led by local nonprofit Explore Ecology alongside Alison Teal. We will then convene for a DIY workshop to create our own unique, upcycled products to encourage a plastic-free lifestyle.
Join us as we chat with local experts and growers focused on agricultural sustainability. We’ll talk about organic farming, sustainable agriculture, the rise in regenerative ag. practices and the future of food production in light of reduced water, changing climate, regulatory concerns and more.
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We are excited to have Favianna Rodriguez join us for the last Wave of the Better World Series for 2017. Favianna is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and political activist whose art addresses migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology.
If you are an artist or know an artist who is using art as a conduit for change, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to collaborate.