Earth Carers desire to make daily lifestyle choices that are inspired by sustainable living on behalf of this great supporting earth. With so much knowledge within our community and beyond, we invite you to collaborate with us in this project! It is an invitation to co-create a healthy future with skills to practice every week. Imagine individual and community transformation in a year!
With Covid restricting our capacity to gather in our usual way to share skills for sustainability - we hope you can join us in this space!
We aim to create a list of 52 Ways to Care for the Earth. This wisdom can include Tips and 'how to's' to share #skillsforsustainability. From earth care to people care and fair share, this list will provide inspiration for our followers for each week of the year, so every keen person can learn, practice and create new habits individually and also as part of the collective - doing it together.
Timeline > from Solstice to solstice is a year. This would give us until June 21st to get all the data and create graphic design etc to launch.
How it works;
1. You provide your input in this form. Ideally, share what you are passionate about, skilled in or a specialist of so readers can connect with you to learn more. Yay - we celebrate your effort!
2. We make a blog post on our website with all the juicy info, including the collaborator (you) with links, images and references (basically what you provide in this form).
3. We collate the data and make a gorgeous E-book download for a small donation as a fundraiser for earth care projects to be carried out by our organisation.
4. We promote the launch for Solstice - 21st May and you help promote to your networks to reach and inspire as many people as we collectively can!
5. Each week, we publish Instagram and Facebook posts to launch one of the #52waystocarefortheearth to the global community, with links to the blog post above, so they can access the wisdom and take action.
Easy peasy! So, what tips do you have about living sustainably do have have to share?
Without further ado, please get started here via this google form to easily collaborate here!
As we continue our work as Earth Carers, we seek the solutions we already have which can heal our planet – and integrate them into our lifestyles.
With the recent global shifts resulting from COVID 19 - many people have started or have revamped their edible gardens. Amid the current crisis, it's important to acknowledge how the natural world is being given a chance to heal in unprecedented ways.
Cities in India are seeing the Himalayan mountains for the first time in their lives from the clearing of smog pollution. The Venice Canals are the clearest they've been in 60 years, with dolphins returning. Turtles are returning to lay eggs on beaches where they haven't been spotted in decades. The air quality in Los Angeles is the cleanest it's been in 40 years. - Rob The Need To GROW Film writer / Earth Conscious Life
Earth Day is about pausing to acknowledge our life support system - Gaia, Pachamama, Mother Earth. Then intention is to plant a seed of conscious thought to give positive feedback and inspires us to start the new habits today that we can carry through the whole year.
Here are 5x Earth Care Habits:
Additionally, you may feel called to donate to an environmental organisation like ours to support them to do the groundwork or simply watch an eco-friendly film with the family to learn more and be inspired with other options.
However you participate, your efforts have a ripple effect! Intention leads us on the path of what we focus on...so let's take time now to envision a better and healthier society and consider that the sum of our individual beliefs and actions will determine the outcome of our collective future. We are all in this together.
Stay tuned for the Earth Care Collectives collaborative community project for "52 Skills for Sustainability". It is an invitation to co-create a healthy future with skills to practice every week. Imagine individual and community transformation in a year! (link to post just for this).
To find out much more, visit https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/ and catch this music and talks by the line up of thought leaders celebrating and supporting Earth Day!
On 8th of Feb, a group of awesome earth carers got their hands, hearts and minds into this tree planting project headed by Jay from Organic Motion. In response to the raging fires happening in southern parts of Australia, they planted out fruit and native trees and began the build of a shade tunnel to nurse more plants for future projects. Although FNQ was not directly impacted by the fires, this crew was involved in community connecting around revegetation of local lands which does have an impact in more than one way. This blog is an interview with Jay so read on to find out about the project, the Earth Care Collective and carbon sequestration through community tree planting + more...
The Sprout Festival inside scoop. What went down on the ground? What does music, dance and nature have to do with the Earth Care Collective?
Arriving at a new setting after dark is always exciting. Jay and Blake pulled into Woodleigh Station on the outskirts of Ravenshoe an hour earlier, Wednesday evening, and were offered a farmstay dormitory, to save setting up camp in the night. We dug out a camp stove, feasted on kangaroo sausages, fresh salads and discussed our game plan for the weekend ahead.
Earth Heroes and Organic Motion as part of the Earth Care Collective converged in the co-creation of a regeneration project, workshop space and heart fire at the 2019 Sprout Festival. From the website, Sprout Festival is a 3 day eco-conscious music, arts and education celebration. At the core is the music, a diverse journey featuring some of Australia’s best producers and live musicians playing alongside emerging talent from the local community. The program weaves together a diverse range of genres.
But Sprout is more than just a music festival.
A primary objective of organisers has been to provide educational platforms for intentional sharing and growing of information, understanding, appreciation and productivity around sustainability and environmental-consciousness. Which is where our Earth Care tribe shines.
Here's the overview of this amazing event that we look forward to being a part of again this year for what has been renamed in collaboration of Sprout & Coalescence to RootBound Festival...
Meeting Notes - Gathering - Summer Solstice 21.12.19, Kanjini, Campsite 5 Emerald Creek
This is a quick overview of the Solstice event, it is hard to capture in words. Check out our facebook page to see the wonderful photographs by Chanel Barron who captured the event so well. In a nutshell; We gathered for 3 days and 2 nights on Kanjini land by Emerald creek. The site has 2x covered decks which were used for cooking/eating and the other for socialising.
The general feel was that of closing the of year and acknowledging our successes; we sat in circle around the fire and shared what we were celebrating of 2019, which was followed by a massage circle, drumming and singing by the fire.
Tropical fruits were feasted upon, the days were hot and the creek was fresh. An early morning sunrise walk to Emerald Creek falls was enjoyed by some. Sharing circles continued throughout the day and the 2nd evening was enjoyed with a didgeridoo meditation. More fire songs closed the night with an adventure at sunrise to the highest rock on Kanjini with another didge morning meditation beneath a lemon scented gum overlooking the land with friends.
A world cafe process was facilitated for participants to provide their input into the different aspects of ECC for 2020. After an overview from Tonielle Christensen and Kaylie Jenkins, with a brief introduction to the management team and concepts they wish to put forward for membership, some stations with butchers paper were placed around the deck area with the following bold topics written into the centre. Pens were provided for input to be added as people walked from one poster to the next.
The ideas put down are unfiltered, it reads as was noted. This was a brainstorming session for input with potential of some suggestions to be adopted by the management team and volunteers who join ECC to drive particular projects relating to the lists below (or their own).
Read on for the list of the Earth Care Collectives 2020 visioning!