Erin O'Neil

The Ganga Story

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference 4th of November is celebrated as Ganga Utsav (Festival), a celebration of India’s largest river Ganges. What role does Storytelling have in a festival like this? Indian Storyteller Rituparna Ghosh has been curating and performing live at the festival for the past two years and shares her story. …

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Story Slam: Mother Earth

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Mother Earth holds us all, she feeds us all. Ashes to ashes, waves in and out… Earth. Share your story of connection, your natural disaster survival tale, a tale of caring for another living thing, your tale of growth. Bring it, tell it, come hear it …

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Earth Up Evening Performance

Nick Smith (California) | MCJackson Gillman (Maine) | Pledge to the PlanetJill Lamede (England) | Small CreaturesRoopa Mohan (India/California) | Krishna & the SerpentSteve Tate (North Carolina) | Goat CheeseBrian ‘Fox’ Ellis (Illinois) | Crane DanceAllison Galbraith (Scotland) | Seal IslandFabio Lisboa (Brazil) | Just Like ThisRebecca Lemaire (Belgian/British) | Monsieur Seguin’s GoatParvathy Eswaran (India) …

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How to Find, Adapt, and Craft Powerful Environmental Stories

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Discover the world of environmental stories. You’ll learn what makes a story “environmental.” Where to look for environmental stories, and how to adapt and create them for new situations. We’ll use examples from my book Tales with Tails: Storytelling the Wonders of the Natural World. Award-winning …

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How South American Oral and Cultural Traditions Can Change the Conversation

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Traditional stories in South America embrace and go beyond Mother Earth: many of them help us break the Western divide between humans exploiting and nature being exploited. This presentation interweaves stories with environmental and anthropological approaches to inspire and bring a new perspective. Anabelle Castaño is …

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Telling Your Climate Story

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference We all have a story to tell. Discover your personal connection to climate change and how it can serve as a powerful tool to inspire others. This interactive workshop consists of a series of prompts that invite individual writing, reflection and small group sharing to develop …

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Enough is Enough

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference During this workshop we will explore, through myth, our connection to Nature and where disrespect and insatiable desire might lead us. Please bring a candle, lighter, paper, and pen to the workshop. Giovanna Conforto teaches at the School of Storytelling, Emerson College (UK) and is the …

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Nature in Motion

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Create a Nature Discovery Journal. Learn and practice simple ways to enjoy the nature experience with your child. Select from a choice of activities done in class. Bring 10 sheets of blank paper and colored pencils. Ideal for parents / grandparents. Janice Kelley is the Founder …

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Re-framing Climate Mitigation Strategies

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference RICE (Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions) is a collaboration between the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling and a group of scientists and industrial partners. It shows the power of digital storytelling to share advances in climate mitigation technologies between scientists and the public. Joseph Daniel Sobol, …

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The Earth Stories Collection

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference This presentation is accompanied by the telling of three stories from The Earth Stories Collection, a global bank of myths, legends, fables and folktales capable of transmitting a systemic, eco-centric and organicist worldview and illustrating the principles and values of the Earth Charter. Grian A. Cutanda, …

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