1 Oct -19 Nov 2021
6-week online course:
Why think about education for sustainability and the Earth Charter principles? And who is this course for?
The Earth Charter’s four pillars and 16 principles can help you more easily communicate holistic universal shared ecosocial values for sustainable, just living:– ecological integrity, social justice, equality and intergenerational sustainability for an enduring culture of peace for all
–for your creative practice, your audience, business, school, university, organisation, faith community or local government.
This course has special relevance to cultural institutions, cultural leaders in any field, in the arts, sciences, the media, politics and economics.
Read some of the reviews below:
Mary Hoy, visual artist, gardener, Dublin
The Haumea Earth Charter – I had not heard of the Earth Charter before. World religions and sustainability form the bones of the Earth Charter. Together with SDGs, a more holistic worldview is created which gives me more confidence that their principles are sustainable and a higher chance they will be achieved, which will benefit all humanity and wildlife.
I found both these courses incredibly informative and inspiring, and have recommended them to several ecology friends.
Dr Rhys Jones, PhD (Paris XI, Otago) Senior Lecturer, Centre for Applied Science and Primary Industries WINTEC (Te Pukenga), Hamilton Aotearoa New Zealand
As a teacher in the New Zealand vocational education sector, I have for some time been wanting to find a way of encouraging learners to explore the wider environmental impacts of their chosen fields. I first heard of the Earth Charter through a conversation with Cathy and thought it might provide a useful lens through which students could view and analyse the activities of the various industries they were hoping to work for in their careers. I’m very pleased to have then taken the Haumea Earth Charter course. The content of the course comprehensively covered the EC pillars in a way that was both engaging and sympathetic to the audience. I particularly enjoyed being part of the eclectic group taking the course, as it allowed a wide range of opinions to be aired using everyday language. This experience will greatly assist me in communicating wider concepts to my own groups of learners, who also come from diverse ethnicities and social backgrounds.
Estibaliz Errazquin, Project Coordinator / Facilitator, Ireland
I would like to thank Cathy for all her work on the Ecoliteracy and Earth Charter courses, for her generosity in sharing her knowledge and experiences, and for her energy and effort in protecting the planet. It has been a truly transformational journey for me.
Tom Duffy: socially engaged artist, art facilitator, visual and percussive artist, Ireland
It is a testament in itself that I take every opportunity to work with Cathy, Nikos and Haumea. Whilst I am not a ‘perpetual course attendee’, I have found a deep need to be present with what Haumea offer for learning.
Having just completed the ‘Earth Charter Values’ course the richness and kind learning has served to offer me new forms of practice, new ways of considering and new connections to others with similar concerns.
The course has had a marked, immediate impact on what and how I engage with others through my practice. Learning the guiding principles of The Earth Charter, acquiring the language to share them through discussion, dialogue, examples and research has had a profound change on how I view my practice and place within this living world. The philosophies of care and compassion that underpin the Earth Charter are beacons of hope and positivity in very challenging times.
Cathy, Nikos and Martin have an ability to build positive, deeply rich courses that speak to the best within us. They recognise the capacity and creativity within participants as well as their voice as essential to shared learning and the creation of a peer learning environment.
The (Peoples) Earth Charter is a rich and enlightening document drawn together by wise peoples from many traditions. It offers a pathway for co-existing in the living world. The Haumea Course navigates the course whilst embodying its principles.
I am immensely grateful for having attended this course, learning a little of what was offered and sharing that journey with other travellers. Thank you.