The Great Turning: Education, Leadership and Activism for a Life Sustaining Civilization

Venue: Geneva Point Center

Location: Moultonboro, New Hampshire, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 17, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 20, 2007
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 14, 2007
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Join us for a Conference sponsored by the
Audubon Expedition Institute of Lesley University

The Great Turning: Education, Leadership and Activism
for a Life Sustaining Civilization

October 17-20, 2007
Geneva Point Conference Center, Moultonboro, NH


Conference Purpose:
To pose critical questions about the challenges and opportunities we face as we work toward a life sustaining civilization, and the different ways we choose to respond to them. The conference will focus on the strategiJoin us for a Conference sponsored by the
Audubon Expedition Institute of Lesley University

The Great Turning: Education, Leadership and Activism
for a Life Sustaining Civilization

October 17-20, 2007
Geneva Point Conference Center, Moultonboro, NH


Conference Purpose:
To pose critical questions about the challenges and opportunities we face as we work toward a life sustaining civilization, and the different ways we choose to respond to them. The conference will focus on the strategies of environmental activism and environmental education. Participants will engage body, mind and spirit in collaborative dialogue with each other and with the Earth. As we learn from this dialogue, we will explore our personal and professional commitments to act on behalf of a just and sustainable future.

Who should attend: All sectors of society are involved in creating a life sustaining civilization. In addition to environmental educators, activists and students the conference is open to all citizens who want to participate in the conversation.


Keynote Speakers — see our website http://lesley.edu/gsass/audubon/conference_great_turning.html for more details on these and other speakers. Friday keynotes to be announced soon…:

Wednesday evening: Winona LaDuke, celebrated Anishinaabe Native American rights and environmental activist and author. She is the founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network, and program director of Honor the Earth. Ms. LaDuke ran for Vice President as a Green Party candidate in 1996 and 2000. www.nativeharvest.com.

Thursday evening: Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, authors of The Death of Environmentalism and the Birth of a New Aspirational Politics, and co-founders of the Breakthrough Institute. In October, 2004, Shellenberger and Nordhaus published an essay called the The Death of Environmentalism, that created a major national debate over the future of environmentalism and progressive politics. www.thebreakthrough.org.

Workshop and Conference Strands:
Environmental Leadership: What are the organizational behaviors and practices that will create a just and sustainable society? What kind of leaders will facilitate the development of those behaviors and practices? How can we become those leaders? How can we frame our proposals for change around compelling visions and core values? What kind of organizations do we need? (morning and afternoon workshops)

Environmental Justice: How do we insure the right to ethical, balanced and responsible use of the planet’s resources in the interest of a sustainable planet for humans and other living things? (morning and afternoon workshops)

Ecological Teaching & Learning: What does education look like that creates a just and sustainable world for all beings? (morning and afternoon workshops)

The Great Turning: What are the alternative structures and shifts in consciousness necessary to move from the industrial era to an ecological one? (morning and afternoon workshops) see www.joannamacy.net/html/great


Other Conference Events:
Dialogue: a “dynamically facilitated” conversation about how we are responding to environmental issues and envisioning new ways of working. (all day Thursday and Friday) – led by Jim Rough from the Center for Wise Democracy (www.WiseDemocracy.org) and Jim Rough & Associates, Inc.(www.ToBe.net)

Telling Our Stories: Gaining knowledge and appreciation about environmental issues and action through sharing our stories. (evening gatherings)

Group Mural: participants of the conference will work with artist facilitator Michael Schwartz (www.MichaelBSchwartz.com) to create a large scale mural -- a visual collage of the Great Turning. Using projection, creativity, and paint, we will create an artwork as a group, and record of our visions for the sustainable future. Bring images that inspire you to include!

Conference fees:
Regular registration is $200. Housing rates vary from $50 to $100 per night, and include all meals. For more details on fees and housing, see our website.

Call for Workshop Proposals:
Proposals are due February 14th. We want to invite presenters from all walks of change to share their methods, ideas, and visions at this conference. NGOs, educators, activists, writers, politicians, industry leaders, and all others who “are the change” have insights to share – please bring them to us! In order to enliven and build dialogue on many levels throughout the conference we are encouraging presenters to create interactive sessions that integrate some of the different intelligences.

We encourage collaborative facilitation and workshops that take place outside as well as inside. The Geneva Point Center has hiking trails, canoes and kayaks as well as a variety of indoor spaces. If you plan an outdoor session please let us know if you will need inside space if it rains

Your proposal should also include a completed workshop proposal form -- see attached form. If you have trouble opening the attachment, please contact Louisa Carl. Proposals can be submitted as an attachment (MS WORD doc file) or as text. Please submit to Louisa Carl, Conference Coordinator, and in the subject line of the email please indicate "Conference Proposal." Mail completed registration forms and payment to Great Turning Conference, PO Box 365, Belfast, ME, 04915.

For more information: email GreatTurning@lesley.edu, or see www.GetOntheBus.org and www.genevapoint.org or call Louisa Carl, Conference Coordinator at 207-338-5859 ex. 25. Note: updates to our website on other speakers, fees, housing, etc. will posted the week of January 22, 2007, so check back with us!


es of environmental activism and environmental education. Participants will engage body, mind and spirit in collaborative dialogue with each other and with the Earth. As we learn from this dialogue, we will explore our personal and professional commitments to act on behalf of a just and sustainable future.

Who should attend: All sectors of society are involved in creating a life sustaining civilization. In addition to environmental educators, activists and students the conference is open to all citizens who want to participate in the conversation.


Keynote Speakers — see our website http://lesley.edu/gsass/audubon/conference_great_turning.html for more details on these and other speakers. Friday keynotes to be announced soon…:

Wednesday evening: Winona LaDuke, celebrated Anishinaabe Native American rights and environmental activist and author. She is the founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network, and program director of Honor the Earth. Ms. LaDuke ran for Vice President as a Green Party candidate in 1996 and 2000. www.nativeharvest.com.

Thursday evening: Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, authors of The Death of Environmentalism and the Birth of a New Aspirational Politics, and co-founders of the Breakthrough Institute. In October, 2004, Shellenberger and Nordhaus published an essay called the The Death of Environmentalism, that created a major national debate over the future of environmentalism and progressive politics. www.thebreakthrough.org.

Workshop and Conference Strands:
Environmental Leadership: What are the organizational behaviors and practices that will create a just and sustainable society? What kind of leaders will facilitate the development of those behaviors and practices? How can we become those leaders? How can we frame our proposals for change around compelling visions and core values? What kind of organizations do we need? (morning and afternoon workshops)

Environmental Justice: How do we insure the right to ethical, balanced and responsible use of the planet’s resources in the interest of a sustainable planet for humans and other living things? (morning and afternoon workshops)

Ecological Teaching & Learning: What does education look like that creates a just and sustainable world for all beings? (morning and afternoon workshops)

The Great Turning: What are the alternative structures and shifts in consciousness necessary to move from the industrial era to an ecological one? (morning and afternoon workshops) see www.joannamacy.net/html/great


Other Conference Events:
Dialogue: a “dynamically facilitated” conversation about how we are responding to environmental issues and envisioning new ways of working. (all day Thursday and Friday) – led by Jim Rough from the Center for Wise Democracy (www.WiseDemocracy.org) and Jim Rough & Associates, Inc.(www.ToBe.net)

Telling Our Stories: Gaining knowledge and appreciation about environmental issues and action through sharing our stories. (evening gatherings)

Group Mural: participants of the conference will work with artist facilitator Michael Schwartz (www.MichaelBSchwartz.com) to create a large scale mural -- a visual collage of the Great Turning. Using projection, creativity, and paint, we will create an artwork as a group, and record of our visions for the sustainable future. Bring images that inspire you to include!

Conference fees:
Regular registration is $200. Housing rates vary from $50 to $100 per night, and include all meals. For more details on fees and housing, see our website.

Call for Workshop Proposals:
Proposals are due February 14th. We want to invite presenters from all walks of change to share their methods, ideas, and visions at this conference. NGOs, educators, activists, writers, politicians, industry leaders, and all others who “are the change” have insights to share – please bring them to us! In order to enliven and build dialogue on many levels throughout the conference we are encouraging presenters to create interactive sessions that integrate some of the different intelligences.

We encourage collaborative facilitation and workshops that take place outside as well as inside. The Geneva Point Center has hiking trails, canoes and kayaks as well as a variety of indoor spaces. If you plan an outdoor session please let us know if you will need inside space if it rains

Your proposal should also include a completed workshop proposal form -- see attached form. If you have trouble opening the attachment, please contact Louisa Carl. Proposals can be submitted as an attachment (MS WORD doc file) or as text. Please submit to Louisa Carl, Conference Coordinator, and in the subject line of the email please indicate "Conference Proposal." Mail completed registration forms and payment to Great Turning Conference, PO Box 365, Belfast, ME, 04915.

For more information: email GreatTurning@lesley.edu, or see www.GetOntheBus.org and www.genevapoint.org or call Louisa Carl, Conference Coordinator at 207-338-5859 ex. 25. Note: updates to our website on other speakers, fees, housing, etc. will posted the week of January 22, 2007, so check back with us!

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