Introduction to Deep Ecology
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Please join AELA for a special online workshop, offering the opportunity to explore Deep Ecology. The workshop will enable you to engage with the theory and practice of Deep Ecology, and explore how it can inform and assist your personal and professional life. The workshop features AELA Associate, Karina Miotto, as your deep ecology educator, and is hosted by Dr Michelle Maloney, Co-Founder and National Convenor of AELA.
ABOUT DEEP ECOLOGY
Deep Ecology is an environmental philosophy that transcends mere conservation efforts; it calls for a fundamental shift in how we perceive and relate to the natural world. At its core, Deep Ecology emphasises the intrinsic value of all life forms and underscores the intricate interconnection of all living beings within the web of existence. This philosophy encourages individuals to explore their place in the broader ecological context, fostering a heightened self-awareness that extends to our relationships with others and with nature. It prompts us to reflect deeply on our life purpose and our role as stewards of the planet.
By embracing Deep Ecology principles, we can forge a more empathetic and sustainable path forward in our careers and in our personal lives. Deep Ecology challenges us to consider the broader implications of our actions, encouraging a shift towards more ecocentric decision-making. This philosophy instills a sense of responsibility for the well-being of the planet and all its inhabitants, guiding us towards more ethical and environmentally conscious professional practices. Ultimately, Deep Ecology invites us to reevaluate our relationship with nature, others, and ourselves, paving the way for a more harmonious and sustainable coexistence with the Earth.
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
As part of this course, you'll have access to a WhatsApp online group where Karina Miotto will be there to answer your questions and provide support for a week after the course, as part of your learning journey. Plus, participants will receive additional reading materials to help them dive deeper into this philosophy.
11AM TO 1.30PM AEDT/NSW & VIC TIME
** PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS AT 10AM TO 12.30PM AEST/QUEENSLAND TIME **
11.00am – 12pm AEDT - An introduction to the theory of Deep Ecology, followed by Q&A
12.00pm – 12:20pm AEDT - Lunch break
12:20pm – 1:30 AEDT - Guided activities, facilitated by Karina Miotto
ABOUT KARINA MIOTTO
AELA Associate - Deep Ecology Specialist
Karina Miotto (https://www.karinamiotto.com/) is an impact strategist in the environmental and changemaking fields. She lived in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil for many years and worked with major NGOs. She was an editor of the O Eco website (you can take the link off), covering the 9 countries of the Amazon basin. She learnt Deep Ecology directly from Joanna Macy, Satish Kumar, John Seed and Stephan Harding. She has a Master's Degree in Holistic Science, at Schumacher College, England. She is also a TEDx organizer and TEDx speaker. During her 5 years in Australia, Karina lead projects, workshops and gave talks and classes to community groups, events, festivals, schools and universities. Her speaking engagements have spanned countries including England, Germany, New Zealand, United States, Chile, and Brazil, impacting hundreds of individuals worldwide. In 2024, she will expand her work throughout Europe.
ABOUT DR MICHELLE MALONEY, CO-FOUNDER AND CONVENOR OF AELA
Dr Michelle Maloney is the Co-founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), and a Director of Future Dreaming and the New Economy Network Australia (NENA). She is recognised internationally as a leading authority on Earth laws, Earth jurisprudence and Rights of Nature and her books, journal publications, podcasts and speaking events can be accessed on her profile page: www.earthlaws.org.au/michelle
AELA is a not-for-profit organisation working to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth-centred (ecocentric) governance, with a focus on systems change across law, economics, education, ethics and community participation in Australia.
AELA's website: www.earthlaws.org.au
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