Walking the Walk

Start: 2023-02-05 18:00:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

End: 2023-02-05 21:30:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

This is a virtual event

Join us as our Internationally known speakers discuss the best strategies to navigate our current climate challenge on the Earth, by addressing how to "Walk our Talk," take effective action while uniting that Action with our spirituality.

What is it going to take to survive our coming challenges? What can we do to support the Earth at this time? How can we work together to usher in the changes that we need to make; what changes do we need to personally embrace and stand up for to protect life on this planet?

Speakers Chief Rueben George, Dana O'Driscoll, Les Malbon and others will address these issues while encouraging us to embrace our challenges head on while working together.

Our Presenters:

Chief Rueben George is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN). After serving his nation as Director of Community Development, he shifted his focus to protecting Burrard Inlet, traditional Tsleil-Waututh territory, from the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project as part of the TWN Sacred Trust Initiative. He has also been instrumental in overwhelmingly returning the salmon populations to the waters of his region.

Rueben George is also a spiritual leader who was made a Sun Dance Chief by Chief Leonard Crow Dog in South Dakota, former medicine man for the American Indian movement, sometimes called “Chief of Chiefs.” Rueben has become one of the best known voices in the media locally and internationally in the conversation about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline and other related issues.

Dana O'Driscoll is a Grand Archdruid with AODA, a certified permaculture designer, homesteader and an author. Known throughout the Druid community for her keen insights regarding practical application of ecological understandings, she is a spiritual beacon for the Druid community and Earth caring individuals & communities everywhere. She is working towards a more resilient, self-sufficient lifestyle through beekeeping, perennial agriculture, animal husbandry, food preservation, herbalism, and natural building. She also serves as a community organizer to promote sustainable education, food security, and community empowerment using permaculture methods.

Harrriet Sams works as a tutor and mentor for the Tariki Trust Ten Directions in Ecotherapy Training. A druid with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and a PhD researcher in archeotherapy, she is a published short story author, podcaster, public speaker, Board member of the ecospirituality charity “Radical Joy for Hard Times and an Animist Druid guide. She co-facilitates “Through the Door workshops” for the Climate Psychology Alliance www.climatepsychologyalliance.org, and "deep listening"circles for Deep Adaptation and for OBOD .

Les Malbon received the Provost teaching award for excellence in (Indigenous Ways of Being and Knowing), and completed a United Nations diploma at the University of Peace (Earth Charter Institute in Costa Rica) in Sustainability and Peace Studies. He is a permaculturist and a trained herbalist from both a Western and Indigenous perspective, as well as a Sundancer and community builder.

Steve Breedlove is a father, gardener, veteran and community organizer. He raises a family on a half acre of suburban fringe in California's Central Valley, designing for resilience in a changing world. He received a Permaculture Design Certificate from Practical Permaculture in 2017. Currently, he is student in Earth Activist Training's Regenerative Land Management program, where he is also a teaching assistant.

Numbers are restricted to 90 so please book early.

This is a free event! But if you would like to offer financial support to sacred action work then please donate to Pagan Aid.

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