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07/02/2017 to 07/28/2017
Robert "Skip" Backus
Designing for Our Regenerative Future: A 4-Week Certificate Program

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems. Using the framework of regenerative design—a whole system, place-based approach to problem solving that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Dave Jacke

This workshop has been cancelled.

Explore the ecological depths of your own backyard and your inner landscape while you learn to create a thriving ecosystem that feeds your body and spirit, nourishes the planet, and strengthens human and natural communities.

Permaculture...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/16/2017 to 07/21/2017
Creating a Plan for Personal and Professional Resilience

Are you driven to make the world a better place but have so many ideas and projects that you have trouble staying organized or focused? Are you too consumed by your work that everything else in your life suffers?

Thoughtful integration...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Shapeshifting Into Rooted Consciousness

Yogis are modern-day shamans, medicine men and women, and healers. Through yoga practices we can tap into our own inner ecology and experience ordinary magic through the elements on and off the mat. But how do we expand this awareness into the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017
Graphic Facilitation for Capturing Complex Stories

When facilitating a conversation, meeting, or event, the ability to listen on multiple levels, capture what surfaces from the group, and serve it back in a way that reflects the emerging story is crucial. Visual Systems Thinking combines the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Jaimie P. Cloud
A Regional Gathering for Educators & Community Leaders

This workshop has been cancelled.

Here in the Hudson Valley—with our fertile land, clean water, and emerging local economy—we are uniquely poised to transition away from unsustainable social, economic, and environmental practices to a more regenerative way of life. A large...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Free Your Instinctual Knowing

Nature is alive and intelligent. But you don’t have to isolate yourself in the wilderness to connect with that spark of wild wisdom that flows through us all.

In this experiential workshop, renowned shamanic teacher Llyn Cedar Roberts...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Jaimie P. Cloud
The Cloud Institute’s Summer Curriculum Design Studio

The Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework is an evidence-based, transformative learning process developed by the Cloud Institute. It is based on systems thinking, sustainable economics, and the science of sustainability.

Instead of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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07/02/2017 to 07/28/2017
Robert "Skip" Backus
Designing for Our Regenerative Future: A 4-Week Certificate Program

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems. Using the framework of regenerative design—a whole system, place-based approach to problem solving that...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/07/2017 to 07/09/2017
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Housing is limited; please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/09/2017 to 07/14/2017
Carl Big Heart

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017
Dave Jacke

This workshop has been cancelled.

Explore the ecological depths of your own backyard and your inner landscape while you learn to create a thriving ecosystem that feeds your body and spirit, nourishes the planet, and strengthens human and natural communities.

Permaculture...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/16/2017 to 07/21/2017
Creating a Plan for Personal and Professional Resilience

Are you driven to make the world a better place but have so many ideas and projects that you have trouble staying organized or focused? Are you too consumed by your work that everything else in your life suffers?

Thoughtful integration...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/23/2017 to 07/28/2017
Shapeshifting Into Rooted Consciousness

Yogis are modern-day shamans, medicine men and women, and healers. Through yoga practices we can tap into our own inner ecology and experience ordinary magic through the elements on and off the mat. But how do we expand this awareness into the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/28/2017 to 07/30/2017
Graphic Facilitation for Capturing Complex Stories

When facilitating a conversation, meeting, or event, the ability to listen on multiple levels, capture what surfaces from the group, and serve it back in a way that reflects the emerging story is crucial. Visual Systems Thinking combines the...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Jaimie P. Cloud
A Regional Gathering for Educators & Community Leaders

This workshop has been cancelled.

Here in the Hudson Valley—with our fertile land, clean water, and emerging local economy—we are uniquely poised to transition away from unsustainable social, economic, and environmental practices to a more regenerative way of life. A large...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/04/2017 to 08/06/2017
Free Your Instinctual Knowing

Nature is alive and intelligent. But you don’t have to isolate yourself in the wilderness to connect with that spark of wild wisdom that flows through us all.

In this experiential workshop, renowned shamanic teacher Llyn Cedar Roberts...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Jaimie P. Cloud
The Cloud Institute’s Summer Curriculum Design Studio

The Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework is an evidence-based, transformative learning process developed by the Cloud Institute. It is based on systems thinking, sustainable economics, and the science of sustainability.

Instead of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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10/05/2013 to 12/31/2016
Opportunities & Solutions for an Interdependent World

Get inspired to make change! In October 2013, Omega hosted a number of leaders and visionaries in the field of sustainability for the annual OCSL conference, Where We Go From Here.

With a unique whole-systems perspective that...

01/06/2015 to 12/31/2016
Building the Collaborative Commons


Enjoy select presentations from the Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference Where We Go From Here: Building the Collaborative Commons.

From its beginnings as Water of Life, to Design by Nature, and now...

04/15/2015 to 12/31/2016

Whether it’s addressing the World Trade Organization to challenge globalization, riding horses along the Enbridge Pipeline route to battle big oil, or setting new demonstration records to demand action on climate change, women leaders Vandana...

10/09/2015 to 12/31/2016
An Omega Center for Sustainable Living Online Event

Over the past decade, presenters and participants at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living's conferences have added an important voice to the national conversation on our environmental, economic, and social challenges.

By bringing...

03/27/2016 to 12/31/2016

What wisdom can we gather from the Earth and from each other?

Teachers from the Omega Women's Leadership Center and the Omega Center for Sustainable Living discuss how their different disciplines help us ask the right questions to...

10/13/2017 to 10/15/2017
Action in a Time of Disruption

Donate $5. Be Fearless.

Being fearless. It’s about standing up for your convictions—and it’s about being reflective. It’s about expanding your capacity to be in uncomfortable conversations and situations as you reach for...

Majora Carter, eco-enterpreneur, urban revitilization strategist, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, reminds us that the cost of poverty is too high a bill for humanity to pay any longer. More
Majora Carter, eco-enterpreneur, urban revitilization strategist, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, asks us to think bigger about our environment, our future, and what is not only necessary, but possible. More
Majora Carter, eco-entrepreneur, urban revitalization strategist, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, explains why no community should bear the brunt of environmental burdens and not enjoy environment benefits. More
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, recognizes that taking collective action is one of the most powerful things we can do when it comes to combating climate change. He urges us to join together with others in meaningful movements that are large enough to matter.    More
Eric Toensmeier, author of The Carbon Farming Solution, explains how perennial plants take in carbon from the atmosphere.       More
Want to know what the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP) is all about? 2016 ELIP participants share some of their experiences learning and applying permaculture design principles. At the conclusion of this month long program, each participant earned an internationally recognized permaculture design certificate.     More
Ecological Literacy Immersion ProgramBuilding Our Regenerative FutureA 4-Week Certificate ProgramJuly 2-28, 2017   Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems.   More
Seeds of Change Conference Cultivating the Commons October 9–11, 2015   Over the past decade, presenters and participants at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living's conferences have added an important voice to the national conversation on our environmental, economic and social challenges.   More
What lies behind the drive to to save seeds or protect the planet? World-renowned environmental leader Vandana Shiva reveals the interconnectedness of things we call the Commons—and how essential these things are for us all.   More
In this excerpt from an Omega Unscripted Teacher Talk with Winona LaDuke and Osprey Orielle Lake, Vandana Shiva describes how we need to embrace our diversity on every level if we're looking to liberate all citizens of earth. We tend to confront the patriarchy on a household level but Shiva says that the new patriarchy exists in the corporate world and is woven into our capitalist society. By addressing the patriarchy in all of it's layers, we can work towards the liberation of all humans, men and women, and be better citizens of the earth.      More

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Hope has a bad name these days among certain teachers. On the one hand, it seems to suggest wishful thinking that distracts us from a sober assessment of reality and fosters unrealistic expectations. As Nietzsche put it, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.” Meanwhile, in the language of “spirituality,” hope implies a rejection of the present moment, or perhaps a taint of doubt eroding the creative power of one’s intentions. But let us not be so quick to dismiss this primal element of the human psyche. More
An Interview With John Todd
Omega: How did you come to dedicate your life to water reclamation?  More
Permaculture Teacher Training for Women
Omega Institute Sharing a Life of Passion & Purpose: An Interview With Deb Habib & Ricky Baruc
An Interview With Deb Habib & Ricky Baruc
Omega: Many couples would find it challenging to be business partners. What have you learned from farming that you’ve been able to apply to your relationship? More

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