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BEHIND AND BEYOND YOUR FOOTPRINT – Advance booking required
26 March 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BEHIND AND BEYOND YOUR FOOTPRINT
What is holding back the necessary immediate large scale mobilisation of society to address the climate and ecological emergency?
From where and for who was the concept of an individual carbon footprint invented? This workshop moves on from the original Carbon Conversations model which took account of personal emissions, from food, household energy, travel, and consumption and waste.
The focus is on the deconstruction of contemporary consumer identities, including large areas of hapless complicity with the climate and ecological emergency.
This workshop will enable a fuller understanding of how and why (what might be called) your ‘green conscience’ and resulting behaviours are unlikely to line up with your best intentions and better informed awareness. There will be a mix of presentation, -particularly on forty years of neoliberalism’s toxic impact on British society, and the related tactic of delayism; with small and whole group discussion of current societal patterns; to include whether and where there is potential for change at the necessary pace and scale.
Participants could gain useful insight into our culture of disavowal, uncare and exceptionalism.
Duration: 2 hours. For 12 participants.
Advance booking required . Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Quotes from attendees of the last workshop:
Having arrived with some feelings of despair and hopelessness about the whole ‘saving the planet’ project, I came away a little more hopeful and, most importantly, with thoughts and ideas about what I might do next. Bringing together our relationships to the past and the potential future was a fascinating and moving approach – I will be thinking about what I learned for a long time. P.P.
Bearing witness to each others climate grief, hearing others say aloud my own fears for the future of our children and grandchildren was extremely moving. Going from despair to regaining some purpose in an
afternoon is quite something! To keep trying is the only way to find hope. Thank you Guy for being our guide. L.D.
In my written notes on how I deal with feelings of eco-social doom one of my responses is by coming together in community and by participating in gatherings like this. K.O.
This was a great opportunity to share widely held concerns and fears about the state of our world today. We were able to express these feelings within a supportive group …. We can do so much more together than we can alone, but only with the same level of trust and respect which was so evident in this workshop, and in the work of SEA. C.A.