DC Metro Pachamama Alliance

Public group 76 members

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.

Join the group to learn about new events when they are announced.

You can read more about local activities in the following news stories:

DC Metro Pachamama Alliance

  • Thanks to Mary Ann Barry (from the HoCo 5-session Action Group) for this link. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/03/aggressive-action-to-add…?

  • FYI, if you or members of your 5-Session group have not chosen an Action Project, here is a great organization. They have three projects, all climate related. Very inspiring . .up in Howard County. Do any of you know about them already? (Should we post them on our "map", to the right of this post?) https://www.communityecologyinstitute.org/climate-of-hope.html

  • This photo is from our March 8 Intro at Holy Trinity Church in DC. We had 70 people RSVP. Even with the coronavirus scare, 38 people attended. Can you believe it -- this is our 30th Intro since June 2018. We are now on our 8th-9th-10th 5-sessions in Towson, Bethesda, and Annapolis. There are now 23 of us who have stepped into the roles of Intro Presenter and/or 5-session Facilitator. Galen Tromble , Nancy Kelley , and I now meet weekly via zoom, to plan out the logistics for upcoming events. Thanks to all of you for contributing to our success here locally.

  • As we strive to listen to others with differing opinion on climate change, this workshop in DC may be of interest:

    You are invited to be part of the Compassionate Conversation Training that will be held on two consecutive Saturdays in March 14 and 21, 2020 from 11:00 am to 04:00 pm. It will be held at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009; and the cost will be $30 which includes lunch for both days which can be paid on the first day. The training will be limited to 20 people; full participation in both days is required. Please send call/email Mike Brown at 509.430.3450; michael_j_brown1@msn.com for more information.

    This training is sponsored by the Bridges in Democracy Task Force (BiD) which is an outreach effort of the Eight Day Faith Community located in the Adams-Morgan area of Washington, DC. BiD promotes the practice of democracy with the values of tolerance and forbearance. This purpose of this training is to establish a group of people willing to engage others with conversations across the many social rifts that challenge our American cultural landscape (e.g. race, gender, politics, climate, etc.). The purpose is not to change people’s opinions or beliefs but to better understand other’s point of view but to connect to our deeper places of humanity in which we have much in common.

    The training emphasis is on strengthening the influence of the heart through cultivating compassion for ourselves and others and learning to listen and speak from the heart – even in the heat of conflict. By doing this we reach through layers of defensiveness and reactivity to our essential core. From there, harnessing the power of our heart, we can shift communication and relationships into compassionate interaction. We are learning to be the peace that we wish to see in the world. The highly experiential training has the following core practices:
    · Developing the Fair Witness by remaining open and working with triggers in conflict situations;
    · Respecting Self and Others by developing boundaries which protect yet include;
    · Listening with the Heart – allow divergence and find a deeper point of connection;
    · Speaking from the Heart with language that reflects a healing intention.

  • Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown
    March 8, 2020 3-5pm,
    Hosted by: Holy Trinity Catholic Church and their Green Team
    McKenna Hall
    3513 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking free workshop, "Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown," and learn what actions you can take to be part of the solution to climate change. Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Registration required (see link below).

    Over the course of five years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming. Their astounding conclusion: it is possible not only to slow global warming, but also actually reverse it by 2050.

    Attend this two hour workshop hosted by the HT Green Team to learn more about this comprehensive plan and meet others in our community who are actively working toward making a difference.

    RSVP is required so please register at the link below. Thank you!

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8Gb5leRMSVB_Ufenq3IPnsaURDGL…

  • Reposting this from GChristiane (Chris Graham) here to the DC Metro page.

    "We have several members in our 5 week Drawdown workshop who are interested in Composting. Here is an opportunity to participate in the legislative process. Please sign up here to support composting in Maryland:

    https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-maryland-organics-recycling-a…

    If you want to do more, please join me and come to Annapolis on Wednesday, Feb 19, when the hearing will be held on bill: HB 589, which deals with composting in Maryland.

    I will be leaving from Cedar Lane UU Church @ 12 noon on Wednesday, February 19
    Chris"

  • I'm looking forward to Session 4 of the Drawdown Solutions workshop at Cedar Lane UU Church tomorrow, and excited to see what ideas people have for the solution they want to work on.

  • All are welcome to learn about Biodynamic Farming and a Spiritual Foods CSA on Sat 2/1 at 11:30 am - includes hot lunch and community.

    Farmers Andrew Turner & Frank Kurylo of Kimberton, PA

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st

    arrive between 11:15-11:30

    Andrew and Frank will discuss life on a small diversified farm, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and the difference between organic and biodynamic farming, including the difference between OCIA (organic Crop Improvement Association) and Demeter (Biodynamic) certification, while sharing the history of Kimberton CSA, founded in 1987 and one of the first CSAs in this country. Andrew got his start in farming in 2011; he is a long term advocate of the local food system and the promotion of community food security. Originally intending on going into environmental law, Frank now co-manages Kimberton CSA and works as an organizer for the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition.

    PEACE MEALS are an offering of the Global Coalition for Peace (GCFP), a non-profit created by Yogi Victor (Vyasa Deva) Landa to “spread the concept of non-violence (ahimsa) as an effective and positive means to achieve societal transformation.” The First Saturday of the month, a speaker presents on a subject relating to Peace while guests enjoy a hot vegetarian home-cooked meal. This event is free of charge. All Welcome. 4217 East West Hwy Bethesda MD 20814. www.schooloflife.org. 301 654 4899. Parking available in-house or at B-CC high School. Metro and Bus accessible: Redline, or J-2.