What We Are Learning
What began as a seed of an idea is growing every day. Daily we are receiving contributions from individuals. Educators, facilitators and community members are using the tool with groups to invite conversation and learning.
Scroll down, for examples of how together we are exploring what individuals hold sacred within their communities, how it makes them feel and how they tend and nurture their relationships with the natural world.
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Elevating the Conversation
Every year a local private colleges hosts an annual Peace and Justice Lecture series. Prior to one lecture that focused on Rights of Nature students were invited to share their gratitude and ways in which they tend their relationships with nature. The submissions were aggregated into an invocation and read by the students, to the audience, as images were displayed on the screen. The following is their invocation.
Through email, prior to dinner, guests were invited to share an important relationship with the natural world and why it was important. They were invited to keep their contributions confidential. These were curated and prior to dinner, going around in a circle, guests read the anonymized contributions in order. By chance, some read their own contributions. These are the relationships guests shared...
Community College Assignment
Professor at local community college assigned the relationship survey to his students asking them submit their responses after a short outdoor walk. Responses were curated into an invocation, read by the class, followed by a facilitated conversation.
Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine Earth Week 2020
AIHM invited members and their community to participate in developing a Earth Week Gratitude Invocation. This is what they created