CONVENE – COLLABORATE – ACT
The framework for the Deep Ecology Collaboratory is based on four Deep Ecology principles: Biodiversity & Extinction, Overpopulation, Globalization vs. Local Economies, and the Myth of Human Supremacy.
Each presentation will be followed by a workshop/strategizing session where collaborators can tap into the wisdom of the topic leaders to brainstorm ways of identifying and addressing each of these problems on a local level, with a global view. The third day will be spent taking the information gleaned from the talks and creating a Deep Ecology Manifesto for Preserving our Planetary Commons. The Manifesto will be a framework for designing and implementing solutions that can be replicated in other communities. Samples of strategies that could be enlarged upon are:
The goal is not to only educate, but by the end of the Collaboratory, the group will have a good start to an action plan to address Earth’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Crisis on political, social, and scientific levels. We will have a message and vision to convince people to become Deep Green Revolutionaries that is free of fear or shame.
As a final takeaway, we will continue the conversation between the collaborators after the event with Loomio, an online tool for collaborative decision-making. Loomio will allow people to share what worked and what didn’t in their communities, help decision-makers come to consensus, and reduce the learning curve as new communities get on board.
The Collaboratory is retreat-style, meaning all collaborators will be provided meals and lodging on site, included in the registration fee. Working on the Manifesto will be punctuated by lighter events, including: