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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
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Quest Into the Heart of Nature

This workshop has been cancelled.

The Earth can heal and guide us, if we open to her. In this workshop, two acclaimed guides of Earth-based wisdom ways join together to blend age-old approaches and initiate you into the transformative power of our living, conscious Earth...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/27/2017
Dave Jacke
A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training

This workshop has been cancelled.

Humans and nature intertwine irrevocably. Consequently, ecological principles operate within all aspects of human culture and our own lives—and permaculture’s regenerative design framework applies not just to landscapes, but to all aspects of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
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 tons of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment. But the truth is very different. With just a bit of information, canning...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
ken greene photo

Seeds are living beings. They are storytellers that can teach us about generosity, compassion, and resilience in the face of adversity. Seeds are time travelers, and can whisper to us about our ancestors, the present moment, and future...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/06/2017 to 10/08/2017
Dina Falconi
Make Your Own Personal Care Products

Are you looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Learn to make customized, nontoxic, personal-care products perfectly suited to your skin, hair, and body.

Whether you want to avoid the chemicals found in many products,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/08/2017 to 10/13/2017
Serving Vulnerable Populations With Yoga & Contemplative Practice

Are you interested in bringing mindfulness or yoga to vulnerable populations? Are you already serving these populations, and wanting to increase your impact? This immersive training helps you develop the teaching skills and organizational...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY

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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
08/06/2017 to 08/11/2017
Quest Into the Heart of Nature

This workshop has been cancelled.

The Earth can heal and guide us, if we open to her. In this workshop, two acclaimed guides of Earth-based wisdom ways join together to blend age-old approaches and initiate you into the transformative power of our living, conscious Earth...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
08/18/2017 to 08/27/2017
Dave Jacke
A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training

This workshop has been cancelled.

Humans and nature intertwine irrevocably. Consequently, ecological principles operate within all aspects of human culture and our own lives—and permaculture’s regenerative design framework applies not just to landscapes, but to all aspects of...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/08/2017 to 09/10/2017
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 tons of sugar. You need a lot of specialized equipment. But the truth is very different. With just a bit of information, canning...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
09/29/2017 to 10/01/2017
ken greene photo

Seeds are living beings. They are storytellers that can teach us about generosity, compassion, and resilience in the face of adversity. Seeds are time travelers, and can whisper to us about our ancestors, the present moment, and future...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/06/2017 to 10/08/2017
Dina Falconi
Make Your Own Personal Care Products

Are you looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Learn to make customized, nontoxic, personal-care products perfectly suited to your skin, hair, and body.

Whether you want to avoid the chemicals found in many products,...

Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/08/2017 to 10/13/2017
Serving Vulnerable Populations With Yoga & Contemplative Practice

Are you interested in bringing mindfulness or yoga to vulnerable populations? Are you already serving these populations, and wanting to increase your impact? This immersive training helps you develop the teaching skills and organizational...

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

CNN political contributor Van Jones talks about taking action and giving a damn....

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
Eric Toensmeier, author of The Carbon Farming Solution, explains how perennial plants take in carbon from the atmosphere.       More
Bill McKibben is an environmental activist, founder of 350.org, and bestselling author of the novel 'The End of Nature'. Here at the 2015 Seeds of Change Conference, McKibben talks about recognizing 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
Want to know what the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP) is all about?  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
  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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An Interview With Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees and Matt Kolan
Omega Center for Sustainable Living: What is radical reciprocity? Matt: When most people think about reciprocity, they think about how a relationship can be of mutual benefit to the people involved. This concept is rooted in a transactional mindset that sees humans as consumers; the nonhuman world as natural resources; and our relationships as social capital. This perspective doesn’t consider the larger whole. 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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