Awakening the Dreamer & Changing the Dream

February 9, 2010 – The Greening Greenfield Energy Committee is bringing an internationally-renowned symposium to Greenfield called Awakening the Dreamer & Changing the Dream.

Awakening the Dreamer & Changing the Dream
Symposium offered by Greening Greenfield
Saturday, February 13, 1-5pm at the 2nd Congregational Church (next to the Town Hall)
Registration will begin at 12:30pm

The symposium was created by the Pachamama Alliance, which was inspired by the deep concern indigenous Ecuadorian elders and shamans expressed about the destruction of their rain forest and their way of life. The Alliance saw an unprecedented opportunity of merging two ways of seeing the world that until now have seemed at odds with each other. They see a marriage of the technological skills of the modern world, with the earth-honoring wisdom of indigenous cultures that would create a new worldview of equity and sustainability for all.

“The world often feels like it is spinning ever faster toward disaster through climate change, warfare, disease, famine and financial meltdown,” said Becca King, Greening Greenfield Energy Committee co-chair and organizer of the workshop. “It would not be unreasonable to react with denial or despair, and yet these challenges have also born a tremendously exciting movement – the largest social movement in history – to build a more just, spiritually fulfilling, and sustainable life for all.”

The symposium’s goal is to change our relationship with the earth, reclaim our future, and connect us with this powerful new global movement creating a new global vision of equity and sustainability for all. The symposium will help participants awaken from the seductive trance of unlimited progress, private interest and unrestrained growth and material accumulation.

The facilitators have been trained by the Pachamama Alliance, and are part of a local Connecticut River Valley group spearheaded by Susan Lantz. They  will share videos of inspiring indigenous leaders, activists, philosophers, and scientists from around the world, and lead the group in activities and dynamic discussions around the following questions:

  • Where Are We? – an examination of the state of environmental, social and personal well-being

  • How did We Get Here? – tracing the root causes that lead to our current imbalance

  • What’s Possible for the Future? – discovering new ways of relating with each other, with the Earth and looking at the emerging Movement for change

  • Where Do We Go from Here? – considering the stand we want to be in the world and our personal and collective impact

“If you are ready to be disturbed, inspired and moved to action,” says Ms King, “please join us and be introduced to a thriving community of committed cohorts, and discover new opportunities to make a real difference in accelerating the emergence of a new worldview.”

The Pachamama Alliance is a U.S. based not-for-profit organization that was born out of a relationship developed between a group of people from the modern world and the leaders of remote indigenous groups in the Amazon region of Ecuador. Their mission is to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. They are seeing much progress as tens of millions of people and organizations around the world are standing up to governments, corporations, and peer pressure promoting the new worldview.

The Awakening the Dreamer & Changing the Dream symposium is being brought to Greenfield by the Greening Greenfield Energy Committee (GGEC), co-creator of the Greening Greenfield campaign. The campaign aims to use “greening” as the inspirational and economic engine to build a sustainable Greenfield so that current and future generations can enjoy life in this beautiful abundant valley. A $10 donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away. For more information call Becca King at 773-7004.



FOR RELEASE: Feb 9, 2010 for 2/13/2010 workshop   

CONTACTS: Becca King, Co-creator, 10% Challenge & GGEC co-chair … 413-773-7004
Susan Lantz, Workshop co-Facilitator … 413-586-3544


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