Treading Lightly (and Critically!): Sustainability Simplicity and Socio-Ecological Limits
Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8pm Thursday, May 10th from 6-8pm Thursday, May 17th from 6-8pm Thursday, May 24th from 6-8pm Thursday, May 31st from 6-8pm Thursday, June 7th from 6-8pm
This Lab seeks to critically examine the interrelationships between ecological principles and the notions of simplicity and limits through an array of interactive and engaging approaches. The goal of this brief course is to inspire individuals and communities to develop more nuanced, socially conscious understandings of simplicity while centering justice and the dynamic limits set by supporting ecosystems. We will look at how both critical theory and ecology can be employed in tandem to nurture more sustainable practices in our local communities and beyond.
Saturday, May 5th from 9:30-4:30pm Sunday, May 6th from 9:30-4:30pm
Have you ever struggled to change a behavior? Have you ever wondered why you kept having the same feelings in certain circumstances seemingly no matter what you did? Have you ever made a change in your life, only to fall back into old patterns? Do you believe in the possibility of life transformation, but you’re not sure of how to go about making it sustainable?
In this Lab we will study the neuroscience and psychology of habits and introduce frameworks and strategies designed to allow you to take conscious control of these unconscious processes. As we discover the surprising keys to habit change we will also explore the mind/body connection and learn how a willingness to have fun can free you from deeply grooved patterns.
How to Survive: Make it though an earthquake, a night outside, a zombie apocalypse, & more
Friday, June 22nd from 6-9pm Saturday, June 23rd from 9-5pm Sunday, June 24th from 9-5pm Wednesday, June 27th from 6-9pm
This Lab will focus on three main areas. 1. Exploring the concept of Resilience (specifically disaster resilience). 2. Being prepared (specifically disaster preparedness). and 3. Wilderness based survival skills.
At the end of this lab participants will:
Understand the concept of resilience and how they can help make themselves and their community more resilient (specifically after a natural disaster).
Understand the importance of being prepared, the steps to prepare for a natural disaster (such as an earthquake), and will have started the process of preparing.
Have created a disaster plan that includes those that they live with (family, roommates, pets, etc.)
Learn about the different kinds of kits (72 hr Go Kit, Car Kit, Survival Kit, Shelter in Place Stay Kit) and will have at least built a personalized portable survival kit
Be able to practice some basic survival techniques
And of course, know how to kills a zombie with common household items!