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LEARN TO HEAL our homescapes together.

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ECO COURAGEOUS EDUCATION CREATIONS LEARN TO ENGAGE with our transforming environment.
LEARN TO HEAL our homescapes together.

Most Recent Event: 
Summer Solstice June '17 Watershed Witness Tour: East Bay/Mokelumne River

Explore every section of the river you drink.

VERSIONS:
Local Neighborhood Creeks (2 hrs) ($45)
Day-Long Drinking Water Reservoir Tour ($115)
2 Days + Sierra Nevada Mountain Camping ($225)
Discounts Available
Portion of Proceeds Supports the Winnemem Wintu Salmon Run

 

Eco Courageous Education Creations

 

"When our lights fail we'll count stars.

When our aquifers empty, we'll drink love. 

It'll probably be tomorrow morning,

I would wake up early just in case." 

- from "Waiting For Things To Get Worse"

 

Our worlds are changing so fast! Every week bringing more drastic news. As we learn to integrate each new change facing our generation on the planet - environmental, political, cultural, technological, and spiritual thresholds all arriving at the same time - it's a lot of transformation to imagine going through.

How's this been going for you? How is your home shifting - or not - with the times? The choices we make around the planet THESE NEXT FEW YEARS will touch generations to come, affect vital limbs of earthly life. But we're waiting, held down, overwhelmed, met with our most intense feelings - despair, dread, rage, shame - and so we understandably numb out, turn away again. The world is too much.
 

Because encouraging humanity to focus on climate change requires
creative education, regenerative relationships, and radical art ~

Eco Courageous Education Creations are currently creating ECO-CURRICULUM ~
offering three branches of engagement, which you can support today:

 

EVENTS * MEDIA MAKING * ART-ACTIVISM

Embracing Our Embedded Holobiont Bodies

Our bodies (our homes) are made up of (and nested within) other bodies. We include tiny teeming epigenetic and microbiotic tummy mates, rely on nearby neighbors to transform human-scale homescapes together, and map the ongoing long seasons of our star-shed's Laniakean kinships. Our allies are abundant.

Joshua Halpern is an environmental educator and artist/activist, with an MA in Integral Ecologies, and curiosity for creative ways of getting in cahoots.

Offered at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur California Nov 3 2016, one week before the election, and 3 months before Esalen became cut off from mudslides and bridgeslides.

Image credits here

 

 

ECEC is creating eco-curriculum -- offering conscious, compassionate, fun, and often seriously funny educational ecological experiences.

We share skills around ecological reconnection and resilience, practice placemaking and peacemaking, and expand our connections through outdoor immersionsartmusicmovement, and media making

Importantly, we also set safe space for holding and processing what may show up as difficult, intense, frightening, or numbed feelings for our rapidly changing homescapes. 

We mean home to include both house and town, body and bioregion, family and planet. We appreciate different scales and perspectives. And we give special consideration to solastalgia - the homesickness experienced as our homes disappear around us.

If you're able to support us, Eco Courageous work needs your help - to encourage more communities, children and adults, to share skills for facing our climate challenges creatively and courageously - via concrete steps that catalyze collaborations, inspire climate confidence, and strengthen solidarities.

 

THANK YOU AGAIN! OUR FIRST AND ONLY CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN CAME TO $4,444.00! AND WE'VE CONTINUED RECEIVING DONATIONS SINCE THE CAMPAIGN CLOSED, BRINGING US CLOSE TO $5K! CONTRIBUTORS PLEASE FOLLOW UP ON PERKS HERE. CAMPAIGN VIDEOS BELOW:

 
Joshua Halpern is a modern sage; a wise spirit and stirring voice in these perilous times. His powerful blend of art, education, and ecology ignites our possibilities and illuminates our path into the future.
— Drew Dellinger, Planetize the Movement
 
  • LEARN and SHARE SKILLS for ECOLOGICAL RECONNECTION, RESILIENCE, and COURAGE.

  • HONOR our EXPERIENCES of CLIMATE DREAD, DESPAIR, and SOLASTALGIA - 
    the HOMESICKNESS EXPERIENCED as our HOMES DISAPPEAR AROUND US

  • FOSTER IMAGINATION, GROW GRATITUDES, and CULTIVATE CREATIVITY for COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHALLENGES. 

  • PLACEPLAYING PRACTICES for TRANSFORMING our HOMESCAPES TOGETHER

           

Upcoming Events:

  • Climate Courage Cafes: Once a month, in a garden, delicious food, real talk.
  • Watershed Witness Tours - Mokelumne River: We'll follow the flow of our region's water from ocean, to bay, to Oakland taps, to meandering valley stream, to precious reservoirs, to thunderous mountain headwaters, to trickling sacred spring. 2 days, 1 night with riverside camping. 

 

 

Most Recent Events:

  • It'll Come: Feb 12 2017 Live loop performance at Resistance Monologues, Hurricane of Bikes, Oakland CA
  • Being Nests Workshop: Nov 3th 2016 Embracing Our Embedded Holobiont Bodies, from Our Guts to Our Gardens to Our Galaxies, at Esalen Institute in Big Sur California
  • Cosmology of Love Conference: April 17th 2015 Our Precious Few and You: Love and Plans at the Mega Drought, at CIIS in San Francisco

 


More Workshop information here

 

 

MEDIA MAKING

Videos, Photos, Poetry, Articlesand Books 
showcasing stories of sacred and justice-rooted solidarities.

Joshua Halpern lends a hand on organic farms from Hawaii to the Himalayas.

Communities around the globe weave the cycles of life and death into their place on the body of earth, as they have for generations.

Joshua Halpern, the founder of Eco Courageous Education Creations, has traveled around the world from Hawaii to the Himalayas, sharing stories from small family farms and community cultivated sacred sites, honoring ancestral dynamics, alive and vital.

Our recent crowdfunding campaign has allowed for the media making wing of Eco Courageous to dramatically improve the quality and quantity of our Education Creations -- while remaining committed to providing avenues where silenced voices (the oppressed, the near extinct, the magical) can sing, places where all our neighbors are welcomed in wholeness. 

Explore Josh's body of work, decades of multimedia explorations, at outsidejosh.com, and as more educators and art activists collaborate they'll become available through ecocourageous.com. Producing media that feels aligned? Get in touch, we'd love to feature you!


 

 

ART-ACTIVISM

Current Project: Any Time Now People
an album of songs and music videos from Home Howls
 

Four funny/serious songs from the forthcoming album Any Time Now People, by Home Howls. An environmedley!

Home Howls produces seriously funny climate justice imaginings, live looped into unexpectedly sexy beats, sometimes costumed as future animals, or nuclear meltdowns, or galactic supercluster starsheds, making for astonishing live performances. 

Ok, Home Howls is still all Josh so far, looping his voice and adding each instrument himself live, including drums, guitar, even glockenspeil. This campaign continues the expansion of Josh's environminstrel/edgejester musical horizons by supporting the creation of a new band with better equipment, recording an album's worth of music, and completing music videos Josh and his generous friends have already begun.

Home Howls and a rotating crew of friends spent every Friday in June 2014 filming at stunning locations around the Bay, where the confluence of local and global ecologies are transforming most rapidly, most beautifully, or most worryingly. With help from our recent crowdfunding campaign, we'll be able to start filming again over the next few months, kicking off with a crowdsourced video for one of our first singles, Where the Earth Comes Out Of!

 

 

We just raised $4,444.00 on INDIEGOGO. Please visit our SUPPORT page for more ways you can help further this work in the world.
 

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“Josh wields a heartfelt, unbridled creativity that will have you laughing, dancing, feeling, and thinking your way far beyond preconceived boundaries you didn’t know you had, all in service of a profound transformation of our way of being in relationship with ourselves and our planet from stuckness to a playful, responsible, joyous freedom. Josh is a generous nurturer who holds a welcoming space with sensitivity and deep engagement with the profound.”

 

~ Kerri Welch, A Fractal Topology of Time: Implications for Consciousness and Cosmology