“Reconnecting with Earth” Course being Launched
Residents are invited to participate together in a community led course called “Reconnecting with Earth” to learn about how our cultural beliefs and personal values affect the way we view and treat the Earth. Together, we will discuss how our own well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of our planet, as well as discover a deeper respect for the Earth and a renewed commitment to act. The course is co-hosted by the Town of Woodbridge’s ad hoc Sustainability Task force, The Woodbridge Town Library, and Massaro Community Farm, and uses the Northwest Earth Institute’s curriculum. For an overview of the curriculum see: Reconnecting with Earth .
An Information Session describing the course, its dates, and an opportunity to sign up and buy the curriculum materials for a discount, will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Woodbridge Town Library’s Meeting Room. The course will begin February 5th and take place every other Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm through April 29th over a potluck supper at the Woodbridge Town Library’s Meeting Room.
The course is designed to be led by the participants, who share in its facilitation, rather than using a teacher. Participants read the course’s curriculum materials between meetings, then gather to discuss them and relate them to their own experiences, and learn together in community. There are no tests, grades, or credit, but simply an opportunity to learn, get to know fellow residents, have fun, share potluck suppers, and motivate positive action.
Residents interested in finding out more about the course are urged to come to the Information Session on Wednesday, January 8 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Woodbridge Town Library’s Meeting room. At that time, residents will learn how the course will work, have a chance to review the course’s curriculum materials, and place an order for the book at the discounted $20 price. Those interested in joining are asked to bring their checkbook or cash to this meeting to order their book copy. For those who prefer not to purchase a copy of the course’s book, two copies of it will also be available through the Woodbridge Town Library with one copy available to be checked out, and one copy on reserve. For more information, or if you cannot make the January 8th information session but would like to participate, please call Elena Fernandez at the Woodbridge Town Library at 203-389-3466.