Take the course on sustainability and change the course of history.
Common Earth offers a multi-dimensional program on environment and sustainable development to address questions surrounding how we might move to a caring society that puts carbon in its place. Common Earth's comprehensive program deepens participants' understanding of climate and socio-economic issues from a broad perspective. Here we see the interconnection and dependencies of seemingly disparate issues. By examining the role of thought in our human experience, one discovers how to think more creatively and with greater clarity to approach our concerns, including the climate crisis.
The elements of our program include:
The study program is a holistic examination of various factors necessary to fully engage in the emerging post-carbon, caring society.
Learning occurs through a combination of lectures, seminars, discussions and self-study using online courses, readings and videos.
Each topic covered will relate to the question: "How can we move to the emerging caring society that puts carbon in its place."
Duration: 8 weeks per module - 2 sessions per week
Session length: 2 hours
Format: Online - Live sessions
Group size: under 14 participants
Commitment: 7 to 8 hours per week (live sessions plus 1 to 2 hours of prework for each session.
Investment: the program is fully sponsored by Common Earth.
Registration for each Module is done separately. Once registration is confirmed by our team, we ask participants to fully commit to Module 1. Registration for Module 2 occurs after the conclusion of the 1st Module. While we hope you will continue this journey with us, Module 2 is discretionary.
Part of Common Earth's commitment to a new awareness is seen in its efforts to gain a deep understanding of the current economic system that holds the obstructions to the emergence of the post-carbon caring society. As new relevant information is brought to light, it is translated into content and integrated into the Common Earth curriculum
People will gain new insights as a result of their participation in the program. We believe it is vital for participants to solidify their insights by undertaking some form of volunteer project. The project could be in their local community or helping the Common Earth community to grow.
We have adopted DaisyWorld to help represent places that are either making a positive or a negative impact on the climate. An interactive Google Earth map features instances of contributors to the climate crisis with an environmental hazard symbol. Places combatting climate change are represented with a white daisy because white reflects the suns heat and cools the planet.
Common Earth exemplifies the emerging caring society by continuously engaging and equipping its staff and participants thus creating a positive, reinforcing feedback loop to grow the people to heal the earth.
I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
- Lily Tomlin