This is a month-long collective intelligence experiment around the personal experience of climate change. Twelve participants enter into a virtual canoe journey into the uncharted country of climate change. Four sessions over one month.
On this journey we have the conversation around climate change and survival – that we’re not having! The direction of the journey is guided by the collective intelligence of the participants. We hold it online and live, face-to-face via zoom technology with people from all over the world.
The pilot project for this group is underway in April 2018. Participant Lynn Thomas, PhD writes:
This isn’t the conversation about carbon in the air and rising seas, things we know about. It’s about what we don’t know about yet. Bill Kauth of the Mankind Project and Time to Tribe and Andrew MacDonald recognized the need for these sessions. We wanted a welcoming “room” for what’s showing up inside us when we consider the future for ourselves, our family – and even human family since we belong to that too. We wanted a welcoming room for the climate change conversation where it was OK to talk about it without having all the answers, or even any of them.
Heidi Hendersson did a series of in-depth interviews with young sustainability students around their future. To a person, they weren’t able to imagine a realistic future for themselves and their work – and they had no place or language to talk about that. There’s is a reflection of society’s disconnect! Bill and Andrew imagined to create a pilot project to build a place for that conversation – and for silence and personal work around it too! We wanted a place where we could sit with this question of climate and survival, for ourselves and others who wanted to sit with us.
A virtual room but not a gloomy room. A room to welcome this strange guest, the unknown future and share how it is for us to be in relationship with it. What might we learn?
To register or explore further contact Andrew here. We’ll find a good time when there are about a dozen participants, the maximum number who will be journeying together.