Zero Waste Educator 2-day Training
01:00 - 07:30
This is a two-day weekend training, but participants can opt to do the first day (Saturday) only if preferred. Dublin city centre venue will be announced shortly. This workshop was originally advertised to take place on Nov 10 & 11 but has changed to Dec 1 & 2.
The first day aims to up-skill participants so they can become informed and equipped to lead others in reducing waste, through workshops and events in their communities. It will give participants lots of information on the waste crisis and its causes, and ideas on how to address the problem through community events. Suitable for those who have not done the one-day Zero Waste Educator Training with LYCS already.
The second day will be a deeper exploration of how our way of living is threatening the survival of life on the planet. We will look at issues such as our human development needs, consumerism and the economic system and also explore what impact this crisis is having on us as individuals, as group leaders/activists and on society as a whole. We will explore tools to help ourselves and others move beyond apathy, to recognize our feelings and learn self-care techniques to cope with them and ultimately help channel grief into hope and action to create a life sustaining world. Plenty of ideas for approaches to use when talking about these issues to others are included. Suitable for anyone who has already done the Zero Waste Educator training and wants to go deeper into the learning.
What previous participants have said:
"I'd like to thank you again for this course. It was absolutely fantastic! It's still settling with me and every day since I'm realising how much I learned from it. I wanted to make sure you know how great it was. I feel very empowered and I want to bring that further now."
"The discussion about apathy really stuck with me! I think your facilitation was incredible. The framing of ideas was great and the way things were turned on their head.... all excellent."
"More than information, I'm taking away an ability to genuinely consider activism as part of my identity. I connected with the tools today of how to do that"
" I really liked the circle with objects from nature, I found the workshop plan very useful and got ideas from that!"
"I would have done trainings with other groups but this was a really nice community, was really nice, just lovely"
Who is it for?
This is a free training targeted mainly at community workers and activists. Anyone else who has access to groups they can pass on the learning to is also welcome. A voluntary donation of a suggested €25 for one day and €40 for the two days is requested from those who aren't active in the community sector.
To apply, please download and return the Application Form from https://devedlycs.wordpress.com/zero-waste-educator-training/ to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is 20th October, but if the course is oversubscribed priority will be given to suitable applicants on a first come first served basis, so please apply asap!