2021 Earth Up Conference

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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Opening Ceremony & Keynote by Jane Yolen

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference | ASL Interpretation Provided Multiple prize-winning author Jane Yolen, whose 400th book recently saw print, will talk with us about why she so often writes about nature and why that is important. She will also read selected passages from her books. The talk will be followed …

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Stories For A More Beautiful World

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference How can we use stories to help ourselves and others cross the imaginal bridge from life as we know it now, to life as it could be in the more beautiful, regenerative world our hearts know is possible? Learn how to tell stories that can make …

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Telling the Earth’s Tales

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference How can we best communicate the stress our planet is under and some of the best ways to right it? Join storyteller, Judith Black, and earth scientist, Adam Sacks as we dive into the meaning of biodiversity and learn to create original stories that can powerfully …

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Pipeline Blues

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Beth Horner performs “The Pipeline Blues”, a story of sewage, humor, grit, persuasiveness and a song that changed environmental policy. She then takes us on her wild journey from inspirational spark, research, and interviews to her step-by-step story crafting process, legal considerations, and the story’s impact …

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Youth Empowering Youth Through Storytelling

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Can a collaboration among cousins combat climate crisis by empowering young people to perform bird-friendly mini-makeovers on their homes, schools, and parks? Can a high school group in Illinois restore an endangered species and help to remove prescription drugs from our waterways? Can a college student …

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Green Fire Documentary Viewing & Discussion

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference GREEN FIRE explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac) and the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country today. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and …

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