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06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Jim Conroy
Experience Mutual Healing Between Trees & People

From a transformed mindset, we give and receive rejuvenating bioenergies with wise trees on Omega’s campus. It’s a reciprocal act of love we can take back to our lives and beloved trees.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Steve Gabriel
Harness the Power of Mushrooms to Feed, Heal & Restore

Fungi play a critical role in healthy forest ecosystems.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Marisa McClellan
How to Can, Process, Infuse & Dehydrate

There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It’s hard. It’s expensive. It requires a ton of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/29/2016
Building 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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/15/2016 to 07/17/2016
Dave Jacke
The Inner Landscape of Ecosystem Mimicry

The belief in separation forms the core of our current crises—humans from nature, spirit from matter, mind from body—the false divisions are legion. Cultures of separation shred ecosystems even as they disintegrate our sense of self.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2016 to 07/22/2016
abrah dresdale photo
Regenerative Design Tools for Self, Sites & Society

Regenerative design is transforming the way we inhabit and shape the physical landscape.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/29/2016 to 07/31/2016
Zelda Hotaling

In times of profound change, First Nation elders speak of the importance of focusing our energy and intentions to bring more love and compassion into the world.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/29/2016 to 07/31/2016
Carol Sanford
10 Imperatives for Change & Change Agents

It is possible to make change in the world—we’ve seen it happen—but why is it sometimes so difficult? Apathy, overwhelm, fragmented movements, and unrealized ideas challenge us to discover new ways to affect the course of history.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Mark Morey
Empowerment for a Healthy World

In this time of rapid social and ecological change, the world needs courageous, connected, authentic leaders who understand the crises of our times and are willing to work towards positive change.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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06/03/2016 to 06/05/2016
Jim Conroy
Experience Mutual Healing Between Trees & People

From a transformed mindset, we give and receive rejuvenating bioenergies with wise trees on Omega’s campus. It’s a reciprocal act of love we can take back to our lives and beloved trees.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/10/2016 to 06/12/2016
Steve Gabriel
Harness the Power of Mushrooms to Feed, Heal & Restore

Fungi play a critical role in healthy forest ecosystems.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
Marisa McClellan
How to Can, Process, Infuse & Dehydrate

There are so many misconceptions about home canning and preserving these days. It’s hard. It’s expensive. It requires a ton of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/03/2016 to 07/29/2016
Building 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.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/08/2016 to 07/10/2016
Ricky Baruc
For Great Health & Community

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat?

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/15/2016 to 07/17/2016
Dave Jacke
The Inner Landscape of Ecosystem Mimicry

The belief in separation forms the core of our current crises—humans from nature, spirit from matter, mind from body—the false divisions are legion. Cultures of separation shred ecosystems even as they disintegrate our sense of self.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/17/2016 to 07/22/2016
abrah dresdale photo
Regenerative Design Tools for Self, Sites & Society

Regenerative design is transforming the way we inhabit and shape the physical landscape.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/29/2016 to 07/31/2016
Zelda Hotaling

In times of profound change, First Nation elders speak of the importance of focusing our energy and intentions to bring more love and compassion into the world.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/29/2016 to 07/31/2016
Carol Sanford
10 Imperatives for Change & Change Agents

It is possible to make change in the world—we’ve seen it happen—but why is it sometimes so difficult? Apathy, overwhelm, fragmented movements, and unrealized ideas challenge us to discover new ways to affect the course of history.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
07/31/2016 to 08/05/2016
Mark Morey
Empowerment for a Healthy World

In this time of rapid social and ecological change, the world needs courageous, connected, authentic leaders who understand the crises of our times and are willing to work towards positive change.

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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.

04/15/2015 to 06/30/2016

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 Shiv

10/09/2015 to 06/30/2016
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.

Ecological Literacy Immersion ProgramBuilding Our Regenerative FutureA 4-Week Certificate ProgramJuly 3-29, 2016   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
Omega Unscripted: Women's Leadership in Sustainability video
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. More
Ecological Literacy Immersion Program Building Our Regenerative Future A 4-Week Certificate Program July 3–29, 2016   More
jeremy rifkin where we go from here omega institute 2013
In October 2013, Omega hosted a number of leaders and visionaries in the field of sustainability for the annual Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference, Where We Go From Here. With a unique whole-systems perspective that recognizes the interdependence of all things, the conference explored opportunities for an interdependent world and offered creative solutions to the complex global challenges facing us today. More
During the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP), participants visited Hawthorne Valley Farm to learn about cultivating both outer and inner landscapes.   ELIP is a program of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL).    More
Discover new ways to understand natural systems and how to live and work within them. The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. Listen to those who have had the profound experience of learning and working with like-minded individuals to discover the beauty and wisdom of nature and whole systems thinking.     More
The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. Listen to those who have had the profound experience of learning and working with like-minded individuals to discover the beauty and wisdom of nature and whole systems thinking. Learn more about the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program   More

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Omega Institute Going Beyond Sustainability
Abrah Dresdale, a permaculture designer living in Massachusetts, tells Omega:   More
Omega Institute Crowdsourcing New Ways to Grow Food by Eric Toensmeier
Omega: What’s the inspiration and goal for the Apios Institute Wiki?   More
Omega Institute Help Teach Kids Sustainability
"If we want a sustainable future, we have to educate for a sustainable future," says Jaimie Cloud, founder of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. And if you are a parent who wants your child to attend a school that educates for sustainability, you may have to help your school make the transition to this kind of curriculum and instructional practice by encouraging them to become an early adopter/leader. More
Omega Institute Voices of Color From the Food Justice Movement
Food justice is the idea that everyone should have access to food that is fresh, healthy, and grown nearby. It also includes the principles that the local community is involved from farm to table and that workers are fairly treated and compensated.  More
Omega Institute Personal Growth Lessons From Permaculture: An Interview With Abrah Dresdale & Keith Zaltzberg
An Interview With Abrah Dresdale & Keith Zaltzberg
Omega: What do you mean when you say permaculture can be useful for changemakers? Abrah: Permaculture's regenerative design process can be used by anyone who is already anchored in a professional field. It is a framework to help people design and reimagine their personal lives, personal sustainability, approach to project management, and vision for the world. More
Omega Institute Can Design Save Our World? An Interview With Dave Jacke
An Interview With Dave Jacke
Omega: What does the term "regenerative design" mean to you? Dave: Regenerative design means consciously designing a system that regenerates the health and functioning of the ecosystem, while meeting our own needs. That means the systems that we design will purify the air, purify the water, rebuild the soil, increase diversity, and create self-regulating, self-maintaining, and self-renewing ecosystems.  More
Omega Institute Paris Climate Agreement Is the Start Not End of Action
COP21 Was Either a Historic Success, or Massive FailureBill McKibben wrote, in an opinion piece for the New York Times, “We need to build the movement even bigger in the coming years, so that the Paris agreement turns into a floor and not a ceiling for action.” More
Omega Institute Linguine With Beet Greens by Suzanne Boothby
Beets have a long history as an edible aphrodisiac—the Ancient Romans believed beets promoted loving feelings and enhanced sex appeal, and beets are sometimes used as a pagan symbol for love and beauty. More

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