Welcome to the D.C. Metro Area Pachamama Alliance Community!
The purpose of this group is to support and encourage its members and residents in their individual and corporate journeys into a greater understanding of the wisdom and teachings of indigenous people seeking to balance economic and population growth and a sustainable existence for all people.
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We have a new Drawdown Solutions: Getting Into Action 5-session program starting up on Sunday, January 26 at Cedar Lane UU Church - Bethesda/Kensington area. details below - forward to your friends too!
You're invited to participate in the 5-week workshop on reversing global warming, entitled "Drawdown Solutions: Getting Into Action”
Dates: Every Sunday, beginning January 26 and concluding February 23.
Time: 2-4:30 pm
Location: Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda 20814
The workshop is free and is sponsored by the Environmental Justice Ministry of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda.
The curriculum for this series was developed by the Pachamama Alliance and is in use around the world helping people take positive action to reverse global warming.
Please note: You can attend this 5-session workshop even if you did not attend the initial "Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown" workshop. [You may complete the Intro online, at https://landing.pachamama.org/climate-change-solutions-course ]
The purpose of the sessions is to "support you in finding your unique contribution to reversing global warming." Workshops will be led by De Herman and Galen Tromble (co-leader Lynn Parsons). There will also be videos by Project Drawdown founder Paul Hawken and others. There will be small and large group activities as well as individual research.
Session 1- "100 Solutions for Reversing Global Warming". We will be familiarizing ourselves more fully with them and selecting one for a plan of action.
Session 2- 4 Levels of Action: Individual/Family & Friends; Community/Schools/Workplaces/Municipal Gov't; Structural/Systemic; and Policy/Legislation.
Session 3- Investigate local organizations already working on our chosen solution.
Session 4 – Identify a concrete Action Plan to achieve the solution of interest, either individually or with a group.
Session 5 - Discuss our progress and accomplishments in achieving our plan of action to reverse global warming.
If you are interested in participating contact: Lynn Parsons firstname.lastname@example.org, or De Herman email@example.com. The workshop is free, but limited to approximately 15 people, so please reserve your spot right away, first come, first served.2 likes
I'd love to know if there is a group that meets in the DC area and if so what you focus on. I am a semi-retired former consultant who is interested in being involved with a group that is taking local action on climate change
Great group of around 60 in Columbia MD on Nov 3 for Intro to Drawdown. Thanks to Lore Rosenthal for inviting me to assist with the presentation. We have another one in the Baltimore area on Friday night Nov 8 at the Towson Unitarian church.8 likes
The opportunity of this moment is that while we engage in projects that reverse global warming, we also tackle the deep sense of separation and exploitation that got us here in the first place.
Please join us tonight at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax to build community and explore how we can better work together!
You can find more information about the event here: https://connect.pachamama.org/group/142/event/connect-growing-pachamama…
A big thank you to Rogér Knoren and everyone who came to the event Tuesday night in Columbia, MD. There's great power in the simple act of meeting together and exploring our common interest in creating a better world, making connections, and talking about what we can accomplish together.
Tomorrow (Thursday, Oct 24) we have another session in Fairfax, VA, from 7-9 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax at 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton, VA 22124.
I hope you'll join us there if you can. If you have questions, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to being with you this evening! https://connect.pachamama.org/group/142/event/connect-growing-pachamama…