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Kadoorie Earth Programme 2022 Talk series by International Ecological Speakers

Kadoorie Earth Programme - 2022 Talk series by International Ecological Speakers

Introduction

​​​​Kadoorie Earth Programme (KEP) is an initiative co-created by KFBG and its network of collaborators and volunteers. By integrating the various strands of KFBG’s nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education programmes, it provides life-transforming learning experiences that reconnect people with themselves, each other and the rest of nature and enable them to cultivate resilience in the face of global challenges.

As part of this unfolding initiative, we have invited world-renowned ecological speakers* to share knowledge and inspiration that can help us shift towards an ecologically centred worldview. Through a series of online talks, we hope to rekindle our connection to the earth and all living beings in a time of increasing challenges. Join us on this journey of care and reverence for the Earth and one another. Save the dates!

*We will be announcing more speakers soon!

 

1. “In Celebration of the Living Earth” by Satish Kumar

For a long time in the past and even now many scientists look at the Earth and see it as a dead rock. But there are a number of enlightened scientists and ecologists, led by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, who have realised that our precious planet Earth is a living organism. This is the new science of Gaia, which connects with the ancient Greek mythology of Earth goddess as well the Indian mythology of goddess Gayatri.

Date: 2022 Apr 22 (Fri)
Time: 6 - 7:30pm HKT (10 - 11:30am GMT)
Details and Application: Click HERE

 

2. "Gaia and the Health of our Planet" by Stephan Harding

In this talk we will explore the relationships between living beings and the rocks, atmosphere and waters of our planet and will discover how together these give rise to Gaia - our emergent self-regulating earth. We'll explore the importance of biodiversity for maintaining Gaia's health and will consider how myth, dream and story can help us re-discover ways of living well within the limits set for humanity by the living dynamics of our planet.

Date: 2022 May 27 (Fri)
Time: 6 - 7:30pm HKT (10 - 11:30am GMT)
Details and Application: Click HERE

 

3. "From Permaculture to Transition and beyond…" by Rob Hopkins

In this talk, Rob will share his journey from being a permaculture teacher in Ireland to founding the Transition movement, and then to where his work and his thinking are taking him now. He'll share stories of community-led change from around the world, explore the Transition model and how it came about, and then share the work he's doing at the moment with its focus on the cultivation of more imaginative communities and the creation of an 'imagination infrastructure'.  Bill McKibben once wrote "there’s no one on earth who's just done more [environmental] stuff – and inspired more doing – than Rob Hopkins".

Date and Time: 2022 Jul 11 (Mon)
Time: 6 - 7:30pm HKT (10 - 11:30am GMT)
Details and Application: Click HERE

 

4. "Opening of the Heart in connection with Nature" by Claire Elouard

Join Claire to be in touch with different qualities of nature that can support us in the opening of our heart and self-transformation: how we can get inspired by nature’s adaptability, resilience, abundance, generosity and simply being in the present.

Date and Time: 2022 Aug 11 (Thurs)
Time: 6 - 7:30pm HKT (10 - 11:30am GMT)
Details and Application: Click HERE

 

Other Information

Language: English
Format: Zoom meeting
Fee: A small donation to support our conservation work will be appreciated
Enquiry: Natalie Leung at +852 2483 7108 or natalieleung@kfbg.org

More about Kadoorie Earth Programme

Kadoorie Earth Programme (KEP) is an initiative that is co-created by KFBG and its network of collaborators and volunteers. By integrating the various strands of KFBG’s nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education programmes, it provides life-transforming learning experiences that reconnect people with themselves, each other and the rest of nature and enable them to cultivate resilience in the face of climate change, economic uncertainty and other related challenges. Facilitated by leading educators, KEP guides participants to experience a paradigm shift, to let go of the same way of thinking that created the problems1 and open their hearts to new ways of knowing and acting.

We invite you to be part of this unfolding initiative, to make a difference together in this world.

1 “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.” 

Albert Einstein