Moving into a deeply rooted, durable, and active response to the climate crisisSign up now!
6 Training Sessions: January 13 and 27, February 3 and 17, March 2 and 16
Our group rate is $108.
(scholarships available – no one turned away)Register now!
Join our group, Honolulu EcoSattvas!
Catch the wave! Come to Still & Moving Center and connect with a world community for a brand new EcoSattva training on today’s climate crisis. With introductions in December, the trainings will happen on two Mondays a month January – March 2020, we’ll be gathering not only as a local community but with others around the world for this unique online course featuring some of the most powerful voices today at the intersection of mindfulness, Buddhist practice and ecological crises.
Each session will include background materials, a core session video featuring a leading voice in ecodharma, inquires we can explore individually and together, follow up materials and more. In addition to our own gathering, all registered participants will be invited to join monthly live conversations for all those around the world registered for the training with One Earth Sangha.
Together, we stand at an edge, an edge of danger and opportunity, peril and possibility, turbulence and transformation. As the climate crisis moves from being abstract, far away and in the future to self-evident in the here-and-now, human society risks a collective swing from one version of problematic response to another. Those previously in some form of denial, distraction or disavowal may move through the narrow window of acceptance and straight into anxiousness, hopelessness, or outrage.
To be thoroughly aware of the dramatic changes underway while remaining authentically helpful is to learn to stay with profound uncertainty, to metabolize a mind-boggling and heart-breaking situation to the point of compassionate clarity and finally to move into deeply rooted, durable, and active response. This is essentially a spiritual task, a job that only big stories and deep practices can hold.
With the support our tradition’s wisdom and practices, we invite you to join us in One Earth Sangha’s EcoSattva Training to come together at this edge. Drawing on insights from Buddhism and the growing field of climate psychology, we will explore our thoughts and feelings about the climate crisis so we can respond to it authentically, positively and whole-heartedly. Together, we’ll explore this time of intensifying change and cultivate the wisdom and compassion that can carry us forward.
Registration is through oneearthsangha.org, and for a group of 8, each participant will pay $108. If you can’t afford the registration fee, One Earth Sangha has a scholarship program. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Still and Moving Center, Krista Hiser, and Liz Kashinsky are hosting this group as a community service.
You can find out more about the course here.
Curious? You are welcome to attend the introductory December sessions to see whether this training is right for you; all attendees must register with oneearthsangha.org by Jan 1 to continue. There are 8 sessions in total, and a ninth celebration session to be held at a location the group chooses.
Krista Hiser, Lizabeth Kashinsky and Still & Moving Center offer this trainig as our seva, our voluntary, free service, out of our profound love and concern for this precious Earth we live upon. We look forward to sharing the training with you!
Dates may be adjusted slightly by group consensus.
1024 Queen Street
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We hope you will join us! Krista & Liz
Contributed by Zack Merrick
Living in Hawaii, we experience the beauty of our ocean daily. We know our planet is suffering – a state of urgency with ocean pollution getting out of hand. Sometimes we don’t know what to do and how to help. Let’s start by minimizing our use of plastics, making a positive difference daily! We can feel good about stewarding the Earth and leave a thriving ocean for future generations. Take a look at suggestions you may never have thought of…
In the Kitchen:
Keep a stocked pantry to avoid getting takeout on busy nights.
Learn how to freeze your food without plastic so it doesn’t go to waste.
Store refrigerated leftovers in glass containers or in waxed paper bags instead of store-bought baggies.
Use waxed paper, an overturned plate or a reusable shower-cap type cover for bowls.
Wash and reuse your aluminum foil as long as possible before recycling it with the cans.
Use metal, wood and bamboo utensils.
Always leave your house with a full reusable water bottle, avoiding plastic water bottles.
Ask for no straw in your drink order.
Ask for a real mug at the coffee shop when staying in, and bring your own to-go cup when getting coffee on the run.
Bring your own container for to-go food and leftovers, avoiding styrofoam and plastic to-go’s.
In the Bathroom:
Ditch plastic shower loofahs for a real loofah or a bamboo bath brush.
Switch from a plastic disposable razor to a metal safety razor.
Swap your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo toothbrush.
Use bar soap instead of liquid soap in a plastic bottle.
Try making tooth powder to avoid unrecyclable toothpaste tubes.
Swap little plastic chapstick tubes for DIY lip balm.
Ditch plastic q-tips for plastic-free ones.
Use compostable scrubs or brushes in lieu of plastic sponges.
Put old contact lens into the trash, not the sink or toilet – they cause problems at the water treatment plant.
At the Store:
Commit to bringing your reusable bags all the way into the store.
Choose glass over plastic bottles.
Bring reusable produce bags for fruits and veggies.
Buy food without packaging or minimal packaging, bringing your own container.
Avoid purchasing liquid containers that combine plastic, aluminum and cardboard that we can’t recycle.
Ask for no plastic and for reused packaging materials for online orders.
Seek out items made of metal, wood, rubber, cloth, paper, cardboard, natural fiber – rather than plastic.
Avoid plastic furniture, tubs, boxes, sheds.
Buy the non-plastic version of a thing, so that you can repair it when it breaks.
Surround yourself with tools and items that are meant to last a lifetime. Try to buy objects only once.
Always say ‘no thank you’ to free promotional items, which tend to be cheap, plastic and easily breakable.
Try to shrink the amount you need to recycle. Zero waste is about recycling less not more.
Learn where to properly dispose of items such as old cell phones, batteries and unusable cords that can be turned in at Best Buy, etc.
Pick up litter when you’re out and dispose of it properly.
If you like these suggestions, you can check out the 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste at goingzerowaste.com