Wednesday, April 16th
Greenfield Community College
Cohn Family Dining Commons
Tickets: $10 student, $15 early bird till March 31,
$20 April 1 and after.
Please join Julia Butterfly Hill, Mark Morey, and Vermont Wilderness School for a powerful conversation about cultivating hope in our communities and creating social and ecological change rooted in our connection to nature. This will be a gathering of motivated, visionary leaders committed to creating a positive future for the planet. You’ll bring home inspiration, new connections with change-makers from around our region and beyond, and practical tools you can apply in your family, neighborhood, and community.
For 738 days, Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree, called Luna, to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests. Her courageous act of civil disobedience gained international attention for the redwoods as well as other environmental and social justice issues, and is chronicled in her book, The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods. Julia, with the great help of steelworkers and environmentalists, successfully negotiated to permanently protect the thousand-year-old tree and a nearly three-acre buffer zone. Her message of hope, empowerment, and love & respect for all life has inspired millions of people worldwide to take action in their own communities.
Mark Morey is a creative artist, visionary educator, and cultural engineer who designs holistic communities with timeless native principles. Mark founded Vermont Wilderness School in 1999 and the Institute for Natural Learning in 2006, sparking a nature and community awareness movement in the Northeast that affects the lives of over 7,000 adults and children today. He has facilitated wilderness survival and spiritual passages for teens and adults around the world for the past two decades.
Program sponsored by Vermont Wilderness School