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Beach Clean Cork Ireland

Host: Paul Fearon
Location Name: East Cork Ardnahinch Bay
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Waste
This is a Public event.
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2019 Lake Superior Earth Exchange

Host: Sheila Coughlin
Location Name: Wisconsin Point Beach Lot #1
Wounded Place Type: Industry & Development | Mineral extraction | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Other | Waste
This is a Public event.
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Radical Joy for WHALES…

Host: janet frangs
Location Name: Old Bluff Whaling Station
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
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Radical Joy for WHALES…

Host: janet frangs
Location Name: Old Bluff Whaling Station
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
Details to follow…
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Ocean Beach Clean Up

Host: Julia Plevin
Location Name: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Waste
This is a Public event.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/05/06/gray-whale-found-dead-at-ocean-beach-in-san-francisco/   We will be gathering as community to pick up trash and honor the nine whales that have washed up in the Bay Area this year. We will take time to do a summer solstice ritual.
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Abandoned Life

Host: Cathy Edgerly Fales
Location Name: Bates Road
Wounded Place Type: Other
This is a Private event.
What once was a beautiful farm with well tended fields and multiple buildings has been abandoned, neglected, ignored and forgotten. Where there had been crops there are fallow fields.
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Honoring the River

Host: Polly Howells
Location Name: Falling Waters Preserve, Glasco, New York
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Plants | Trees | Waste
This is a Public event.
We will take a short walk to the bank of the Hudson River where the roots of old trees are eroded and exposed, due to the constant rising and falling of the waters, creating terminal damage to these trees.  We will speak of the extinction of species, both local and global, and will create a RadJoy bird to honor this majestic river for all she has given to the surrounding communities over the years.   There are the remains of an ice house from the 19th century on this property, an industry that was vital to the Hudson River Valley before the advent of refrigeration.
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All Are Our Relations

Host: Corinna Stevenson
Location Name: Rabenwood, Sayward, BC
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Trees
This is a Public event.
Ravenwood has always nurtured and inspired two-leggeds. Ceremonies of gratitude and beauty-making are one way to express our love and plant seeds of harmony for the Earth and All Our Relations. A group of people will be gathering for a retreat called, All Are Our Relations. It’s a weekend of learning to communicate with our other-than-human kin. We will be participating in the Global Earth Exchange on our final day.
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Honoring Hahdkus/Salish Sea

Host: TreeShee McGarrity
Location Name: Point No Point Lighthouse
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
  • We will be honoring the Salish Sea, and the northern most point on the Kitsap Peninsula known by the S’Kallam, Chimakum, and Skokomish people as Hahdkus, which means ‘long nose’.
Hahdkus, the sacred home land that became a beach of tears when the treaty of Point No Point, 1855 was signed, relinquishing all land ownership, and tribal rights of Washington tribes that forever changed the lives of the indigenous people all throughout Kitsap, and Olympic peninsula. This beach is a frequent viewing site for the J-Pod Southern residents who live in the Salish Sea. We will be calling attention to the wellness of these deep waters, and all of the marine life who dwell within. We will celebrate the birth of the new orca calf, but always remember Tahlequa and her 17 day grief swim with her baby who died from malnutrition.
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Honoring the Ocean

Host: Nancy Margulies
Location Name: Point Montara Lighthouse, Montara, CA
Wounded Place Type: Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
Sand patterns, mandalas, arrangements of natural objects or found objects (litter) we will remove, along with songs and prayers for Earth.
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After Fire: grieving and regeneration

Host: Bonnie Sundance
Location Name: Nederland, CO 80466
Wounded Place Type: Other
This is a Public event.
In July 2016 a neglected campfire plus wind engendered a forest fire near Nederland, CO and burned the land I lived on, the cabin and 50 years of documented journals and photographs.  I am returning there to offer healing to my heart and the Land’s heart… and to bring soil rejuvenating offerings.  I welcome your participation and support!
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Healing the Sacred Life-Giving Waters

Host: Megan Toben
Location Name: Rain & Spring-fed Pond leading to University Lake Watershed
Wounded Place Type: Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
We know that the waters of the world are in trouble.  Humanity has largely forgotten the sacred dependence we have upon water, and indeed that we share with all Life. We also know that water is always moving and changing.  For this reason, we choose to make our ceremony by the waters that will be gathered in our own pond on June 22, 2019.  May our prayers support healing.1039650 10151505246165735 135505122 O
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Water in the World

Host: Marla Ferguson
Location Name: Marla’s House
Wounded Place Type: Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Private event.
There is simply too much waste and plastic in our water and it effects literally everything. Sending loving energy and attention to all of the water in the world is the focus of this event.
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For the Waters of Denmark

Host: susanne joergensen
Location Name: Tranekaer, Denmark
Wounded Place Type: Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Private event.
As in the past, the water well in my yard will be the focus of a private event.
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Remembering gratitude

Host: Julie Heavens
Location Name: Gors Fawr stone circle
Wounded Place Type: Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites
This is a Private event.
Remembering the wisdom of the ancients who respected the land and lived in harmony with the Earth and how we have lost that connection which is now resulting in the climate change we are experiencing at present.
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Hurricane Michael blast at Cape San Blas

Host: Michael Beck
Location Name: Cape San Blas (St Jospeh State Park) Florida
Wounded Place Type: Natural disasters
This is a Public event.

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When Hurricane Michael came ashore just south of Panama City, Florida a little over 6 months ago it was initially rated as a powerful Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Last month, April , the National Hurricane Center conducted a detailed post-storm analysis and raised the landfall intensity to between 140 and 160 mph, a Category 5. At the cost of 16 human lives and an estimated $25 billion Hurricane Michael was only the second storm this powerful to make landfall in the United States since 1992 when Hurricane Andrew crossed the southern most tip of Florida.

About 16 miles south of ground zero from the death and unimaginable damage to property and infratructure of  October  10, 2018 is a narrow one mile wide and seven mile long strip of land that sticks its chin out into the Guif of Mexico—Cape San Blas. This isolated fishhook-shaped barb of land has long been protected from typical Florida coastal overdevelopment by the existence of T.H. Stone Memorial St Joseph Peninsula State Park whose entrance and campgrounds formed a barrier at the end of State Road 30E, forming an entrance to the wilderness beyond.

The fury of Hurricane Michael submerged much of the narrow strip of land that the state park occupied.The storm surge destroyed the narrow land bridge that connected the lightly inhabited portion of Cape San Blas’ retirement community to the park creating a brand new island.  The cape and its feel of a bygone era with 100 ft tall pristine sand dunes that could be enjoyed any time of year in solitude have been forever altered. Those wishing to join me in binding the earth with love and attention can join me at the end of asphalt on Cape San Blas Rd (aka Hwy 30E.)

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Radical Joy Creek Cleanup

Host: Eric Hoffman
Location Name: Jonive Creek
Wounded Place Type: Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
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Afghan Peace Volunteers

Host: Afghan Peace Volunteers
Location Name: Kabul, Afghanistan
Wounded Place Type: War & Violence
This is a Private event.
The Afghan Peace Volunteers once again joined the Global Earth Exchange by working together in their permaculture garden in Kabul.
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Art Circle in Antalya

Host: Deniz Kurt Duruoz
Location Name: Antalya, Turkey
Wounded Place Type: Historic & Cultural Sites
This is a Private event.
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U.K. from The Lake District to Dorset

Host: Benet Waterman
Location Name: Journey by car from North to South
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Historic & Cultural Sites | Other | Plants | Trees | Waste
This is a Private event.
Time to consider the impact we as humans have on the areas we pass through or visit as we take vacations –   debris so often litters service stations and lay-bys, waste bins overflow – rest areas are spoiled – little thought is given to the ‘corridors’ along which people travel … they become a no-man’s land … who picks up the pieces ? What are local communities left with ? Time to take stock – to take responsibility- to demonstrate love and respect for the world around us and all within it – the two-leggeds, four-leggeds, finned and winged ones, the flora and fauna … all in our shared home. If not us, then who ? If not now,  then when ?
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I Vow to Develop Compassion

Host: shemmaho goodenough
Location Name: Portuguese Point at the Hugh-Keeleyside Dam
Wounded Place Type: Industry & Development | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
This Dam is one of many on the Columbia River, and is part of the Columbia River Treaty, which is being renegotiated.  The Indigenous people have just been given an observer status, they had non before, and we are hoping to get some fish ladders south of the border, so the Salmon can return.  I have been called to live here by the salmon spirit in 1970, and it is becoming increasingly clear how I can help this river. I will not apologize for my lack of expertise with websites, but you must know I am greatly challenged, do not own a cellphone or smartphone, but I will get you some photos when I can. I found your book in the local library, and am excited to get hooked up with this global network-it is the most inclusive I have seen. I will keep in touch, I just wanted to get registered so I can move forward.
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a circle of remembering, honoring our sacred connection to earth

Host: christine morro
Location Name: Atlantic Ocean ~ Sagaponack, NY
Wounded Place Type: Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
The sea is vast, looking out at the horizon it is measured against the sky and appears as limitless.  I stand before the sea and reminded that it is the source of life.  In my lifetime the human community has forgotten right relationship.  We have taken more than we have given.  We have lost our way doing great harm along the way.  We stopped listening.  Very few create ceremony to give thanks.   Many have stopped hearing the call to celebrate this great body that is governed by the moon and is not separate from our own body.
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Honoring Healing Water

Host: Sandy Shea
Location Name: Slate River near Crested Butte, Colorado
Wounded Place Type: Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites | Mineral extraction | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
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Looking to Oh Be Joyful Creek

Located close to 10,000′ in elevation above the town of Crested Butte, this site at the confluence of the Slate River and Oh-Be-Joyful Creek is still threatened by the potential of large scale industrial mining, as well as having been heavily impacted by historic heavy metals and coal mining. This site exemplifies our past abuse of pristine headwaters for short-term economic gain, and brings into sharp focus our continuing use of water mostly for human concerns. The event will highlight the connective and healing properties of water and allow participants to express their gratitude for water on behalf of the human, and more-than-human world.
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Waimanalo

Host: Lizabeth Kashinsky
Location Name: Bellows
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Plants | Trees | War & Violence
This is a Public event.
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Heartflow-Honoring the Housatonic River

Host: Sarah Natan
Location Name: Great Barrington, MA
Wounded Place Type: Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites | Natural disasters | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Waste
This is a Public event.
  The river’s name is derived from the Mohican phrase “usi-a-di-en-uk”, translated as “beyond the mountain place” or “river of the mountain place”  From  1932 until 1977, the river was was contaminated by PCB  discharges from the General Electric (GE) plant in Pittsfield MA. The EPA designated superfund sites in Pittsfield  in 1997, and ordered GE to remediate the site.  Although the EPA and GE began a kind of clean up of the area in 1999, there is much controversy over how they are proposing to deal with the waste. Birds, such as ducks, and fish that live in and around the river contain significant levels of PCBs and can present health risks if consumed. Additionally, the corn farms along the river use pesticides containing glyphosate. Because of the toxicity, communities have generally turned their backs to the river.   
Our goal is to celebrate the river with words/art/song/dance/blessings and to raise awareness about creating Legal Rights for Nature for the river. We will have a ‘bridge-to-bridge’ walking procession along the GB River Walk, beginning in Stanley Park (by the closed Cottage St. bridge), and stopping at 3-4 different places to ‘celebrate’ the River… culminating in a Bridge St. blessing and a Flotilla launch [by Searles Hotel] downstream.
The sight we will end the procession is the spot on the river where the last battle of King Phillips war was fought and lost. We will honor our indigenous relatives in this way.
We will celebrate the beauty and history of the river and honor the water as the source of life.  
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Fallen Towers: Brayton Point Earth Exchange

Host: Desiree Brunton
Location Name: Brayton Point, Somerset (to be updated)
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Industry & Development | Mineral extraction | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Waste
This is a Public event.

We are preparing and honoring the land and water in an earth exchange at the former Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England.

The waterfront facility ceased operation two years ago and its new owner is transforming the 308-acre site for the offshore wind industry. 

We will say a sweet goodbye, gather, create from rubble and meditate with the earth, welcoming new beginnings and growth.
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“Singing by Atlantic Waters”

Host: Harriet Platts
Location Name: ABC Caring for Creation
Wounded Place Type: Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Public event.
Will be part of the American Baptist Church’s Biennial Meeting in Virginia Beach.  This year this denomination is hosting several plenary offerings on Care of Creation.  I’m hopeful to have a group of people join in a ‘placed-based,’ acknowledgement for the distress of ocean waters.  Songs and prayers will be offered on a nearby beach after sunset.
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Treephilia

Host: Jennifer Wilhoit
Location Name: Pacific Northwest
Wounded Place Type: Trees
This is a Public event.
Trees sustain us in so many ways: physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. Yet, we are decimating forests and groves at alarming rates – tree by tree. Our intention in this ceremony is to honor all trees, those still standing and those who have been felled.
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Reweaving the World: Healing and Renewal in Troubled Times

Host: Lara Lwin Treadaway
Location Name: Loving Earth Sanctuary
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites | Trees
This is a Public event.

A Rewilding Retreat to Reclaim our Ancestral Ways, Cultivate Courage and Resilience,

and Remember Our Unique Life Song in these Deeply Troubled Times

May 4-5, 2019 / Loving Earth Sanctuary, nr. Lockwood, CA

This weekend retreat took place at Loving Earth Sanctuary, a beautiful 40 acre property in the foothills of the Santa Lucia mountains. Structured around deep ecologist Joanna Macy’s framework of The Work That Reconnects, we laid a foundation of gratitude and beauty through the sharing of song, myth and poetry and reclaiming our old ways of being together and on the land. We engaged the transformative power of communal ritual to honor our sorrows and losses, transmuted our grief for the world into creative re-engagement, and wove our unique gifts into a shared song of renewed commitment to care for ourselves, each other, and the Earth. The land at Loving Earth Sanctuary has suffered many wounds since the effects of colonization on the native Salinans and their sacred lifeways. Since the loss of the original native stewards of these ancestral lands who had managed and maintained the natural fire-cycles here for thousands of years, the land has lost its carefully cultivated abundance of the past and become overgrown with certain plants. With the introduction of non-native grasses and thistles and cattle choking out the perennial native grasses over many generations, many of the springs and creeks have since dried up and the land is thirsty now for much of the year. The condors, elk, and grizzly bear that once roamed these hills are also long gone. This gathering was dedicated to acknowledging and honoring the wounds of this land, and of the world, and of our own broken open hearts in these deeply troubled times through ritual offerings of beauty, praise, and belonging. Together we learned the ancient art of spinning yarn and worked with native plants to dye our sacredly harvested *wool. We made grief bundles from the land to tell of our stories of loss and longing, learned the ancestral skill of awakening fire from friction, gifted our sacred grief bundles to the fire, and called in our visions for the healing of our world. We explored ways to remember and bring forward our unique life song in these challenging times by singing to each other as we each wove threads of grief and gratitude into a communal tapestry that will continue to be woven with the stories and songs of others at future gatherings. Golden threads of inspiration were also added to our tapestry to guide us through these dark times, unwound from a ball of hand spun, hand dyed yarn which had been gifted to us by Trebbe Johnson, founder of Radical Joy for Hard Times. In the days afterwards Black Sage and Yerba Santa were harvested from the land to be woven together with wild flowers from our earth grief shrine into sacred bundles. A pomegranate tree was gifted to the land in gratitude for having held and heard our stories and songs. More golden threads were tied around the bundles and wrapped around the roots of the tree. Altar flowers were laid around the base of the tree. Water from the water shrine that had been potentized and blessed through the weekend was ritually offered along with ash from the ceremonial fire. This pomegranate tree will stand as a symbol of the beauty that can be made when our wounded hearts and open hands come together in sacred ways to express grief and gratitude to our wounded world. Prayers for healing and renewal, and for all life – past, present, and future – were offered to the evergreen leaves of the pomegranate tree and to the unborn seeds of fire that are her fruit, to be sent out for the healing of our world. * We worked with sustainably sourced Churro wool from Diné (Navajo) sheep-herders on Black Mesa. Working with this precious yarn honors this heritage breed of sheep, supports this ancient practice, and helps the Diné people to remain on their ancestral lands and continue their traditional ways. LOCATION The community at Loving Earth Sanctuary are committed to non-violently resisting the exploitative, consumption-driven systems upon which modern society subsists by modeling an electricity-and-fossil-fuel-free lifestyle. They provide educational opportunities and internships to those looking to get hands on experience living with the land, tend a kitchen garden and food forest, and offer a space for gatherings centered around grief/healing work, ancestral skills, land-based living, earth-based spirituality, and permaculture. FACILITATOR Lara Lwin Treadaway facilitates healing in community weaving transformative group process, council practice, earth connection, ancestral arts, storytelling, poetry, and song to cultivate creativity, courage and inspiration in these troubled times. She is passionate about holding circles of beauty, meaning, and truth-telling, and believes that communal ritual and ceremony, ancestral reconnection, sacred grief work, and the creative healing arts are pathways to restoring deep belonging within ourselves, between each other, and with the more-then-human-world. GUEST TEACHER Kate Jaffe is a sheep shearer, weaver, and wilderness educator living in Santa Cruz, California. She is inspired in each moment of the fiber making process – by both the story and the texture. She is passionate about the powerful act of weaving together ancient tradition and modern relationship to place, lineage, and each-other through the art of textiles. Kate will be sharing stories about the history of spinning and weaving, and teaching the ancient crafts of spinning on the drop spindle with sacredly harvested wool, and traditional weaving techniques. GUEST TEACHER Gloria  Wilson is a poet and a deep lover of the natural world and utilizes ancestral skills to bring her closer to the divine. She lives part-time at Loving Earth Sanctuary the land-based living project centered around radical simplicity that is hosting this gathering. Gloria will be teaching the ancient art of making fire from friction, working with the power of native plants to awaken flames for our ceremonial fire. She will also be teaching the traditional practice of using native dyes, including black walnut and acorn, to dye the yarn for our community weaving. MORE INFORMATION & REGISTER www.wholeheartedpath.com/reweaving-the-world
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The River is Us

Host: Joy Kreves
Location Name: Delaware Riverbank at Washington Crossing Park NJ
Wounded Place Type: Industry & Development | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Waste
This is a Private event.
The Delaware River looks beautiful and pristine when you don’t know.  Our drinking water, like for so many people, comes from the Delaware Watershed.  The past few years, we keep getting letters that our water contains certain chemicals that it shouldn’t, and we wonder if our filters get those things out.  Then I saw a news article that several companies have been unlawfully dumping toxic chemicals into the river.  We are worried about the health of the river and of ourselves.  Of course we are but  river bodies in another form ourselves, and an unhealthy river means unhealthy people. Ongoing attempts by Penn East to build a gas pipeline through this area are another category of threats to pure water in the Delaware River.  The current administration is doing everything it can to weaken environmental and water quality laws.  We will honor the river and make a gift to let her know we are grateful for her continual gifts to the area.
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Journey to the Spring

Host: Laurie Martinez Duncan
Location Name: Orlando, Florida
Wounded Place Type:
This is a Private event.
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Baseline Creep for the Black River

Host: Sasha Daucus
Location Name: Black River, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Industry & Development | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Plants | Trees | Waste
This is a Public event.
Pristine waterways are one of the hallmarks of the Ozarks and close-by regions. Though many of the rivers continue to be beautiful, are you noticing a decline in overall water, bank, and animal and insect life? You may tell yourself it’s still beautiful and that ‘it’s OK’ that it’s not the way it used to be… but which way is the trend of change going? This small gradual loss of quality is called ‘Baseline Creep’ where the norm of what we expect changes. Come bear witness to baseline creep for the Black River where it runs through Poplar Bluff, MO. How do you feel about the changes you may notice?
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Climate Change Communication Class Global Earth Exchange

Host: Joanna Huxster
Location Name: Eckerd College (South Beach)
Wounded Place Type: Climate change | Natural disasters | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Plants | Trees
This is a Private event.
I teach a course every Spring semester entitled “Climate Change Communication.” At the end of the semester we talk about our own feelings of hopelessness and loss and how we can move past them. The Global Earth Exchange helps both me and my students feel like we are expressing our gratitude to our ecological community, and it helps us to heal a little bit from the psychological distress we are under with climate change. Our campus is on the water and is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise and hurricanes. My students are young people who have done so little in their own lifetimes to create the climate problem, and yet who will be disproportionately impacted in the future. We all need a little more beauty in our lives, and this event helps us create that.
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Cultivating Unity: Beauty and Land Gratitude

Host: Erin Schneider
Location Name: Madison area and Sauk County Wisconsin
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Plants | Trees | Waste
This is a Private event.
Our act of beauty will be a mix of land gratitude and mandala making. A week prior to the event, our team will forage for natural materials and flowers found in our community, backyards, forests, etc. We will use the materials we find to inspire the shape of our mandala. Our team will build a skeleton of the mandala, and create a unique art piece as an offering to the land that has been wounded by neglect and pollution. Our mandala is symbolic of holding space to pay respect to the land, each other and offer beauty to the world we live in.
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Nature Connection & Living as a Witness to Life

Host: Judy Todd
Location Name: In the forest, along the river, at the foot of the mountain in the Pacific Northwest
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites | Plants | Trees
This is a Private event.
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Bearing Witness: Valley Brook

Host: Jane Smith
Location Name: Fanny's Croft, Alsager
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Industry & Development | Oceans + Lakes + Rivers | Trees | Waste
This is a Public event.
Valley Brook runs through Alsager and on towards Crewe, as it has done since time immemorial. But in recent decades it’s also become a waste depository for the relentless construction and development projects in the area, with little or no thought for the animals and insects that rely on Valley Brook or for the stream itself. Meeting at Fanny’s Croft car park at 11, we’ll take a gentle stroll along Valley Brook as a way of honouring the stream and the life it has supported, still supports and can support again. Please bring small natural gifts to leave at the brook if you’d like to.  
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Puri Lumbung Earth Exchange

Host: Trebbe Johnson
Location Name: Puri Lumbung Cottages
Wounded Place Type: Oceans + Lakes + Rivers
This is a Private event.
Puri Lumbung Cottages in the village of Munduk, northern Bali, has been participating in the Global Earth Exchange since the very first one. Their events have ranged from cleaning litter along the road, releasing a rehabilitated hawk, and making prayers for the Earth at a sacred ceremony. We eagerly await their contribution this year!
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Bearing Witness to Baseline Creep

Host: Harriet Sams
Location Name: Percy Beck, Barnard Castle
Wounded Place Type: Animals + Birds + Insects | Climate change | Historic & Cultural Sites | Plants | Trees
This is a Public event.
‘Baseline’ creep is a term that describes what we know to be the norm that is slowly changing. A good example is that of the nightingale; our grandparents would have heard its call frequently but now it is very rare. Now it is the song thrush that is becoming rare, and in our children’s lifetime it may be the common blackbird.   I invite you to come and attend this Global Earth Exchange to bear witness to this baseline creep, as it is happening in our own backyard. What birds do we hear? What is missing? What have we noticed that is gone, and what do we still have that we need to retain?
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Larchfall: Beauty in and for a Damaged Larch Forest

Host: Trebbe Johnson
Location Name: Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Thompson, PA
Wounded Place Type: Trees
This is a Public event.
A sudden and violent windstorm tore down many old larch trees in our nature preserve. What was once a trail among tall trees is now a labyrinth of upturned trunks. And yet there is a strange beauty to these trees, as their root systems are exposed and new plants take root in the clumps of soil. We will explore this contrary area of the forest, look for what’s strong and lovely and resilient there, have a meditation on brokenness and wholeness… and make a spontaneous gift of guerrilla beauty for the trees.
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