Cultivating Peace: Healing Communities Through Healing the Earth

Sites of Conscience around the globe engage on issues related to healthy environments in multiple ways, including advocating for solutions to the climate crisis and highlighting the disproportionate effect of climate change on marginalized communities. In our next webinar, “Cultivating Peace: Healing Communities Through Healing the Earth,” we will explore how to foster more resilient, equitable and healthy communities through programming that directly engages with nature and offers new approaches to how communities understand their land both past and present.

The webinar will be held on November 16th, 10:00am (EST) and will bring together in conversation Jen Kretser, Director of Climate Initiatives at the Wild Center, a U.S. Site of Conscience in the Adirondacks, and Denis Ngala, Founder of the Manene Cultural Trust, a member in Kenya. Together they will share their experiences and strategies using nature as a springboard to foster a deeper understandings of how different communities—particularly Indigenous ones—have interpreted specific landscapes, how to encourage communities to care for the land in big and small ways, and how to develop innovative programming around the environment that promotes our shared humanity in an increasingly polarized world.