A-Z Impacts of Plastic Online Discussion

Collective Care Series : A Balm for Burnout In These Times


This program will be offered several times over the next 3 months.Come to one or come to all! Oct, 2nd & 18, Nov. 1st, 13th, 29th, Dec. 11th.Times 7-8:30 EST→ Please Register Here As each day we face the news of climate chaos, political warfare, species extinction, and ecological and social suffering, we are asked to reconcile these collective traumas with all that is breaking in our hearts. It is natural in our time to feel despair, overwhelm, burnout, and grief. We invite you to this space of rest, communion, and renewal.As we feel the promise and pressures of this time and our desire to sustain our revolutionary work, we must also learn tools for honoring and transforming our grief, anger, paralysis, and fear into compassionate connection with our world and communities, feeling our place in the web of life, and motivation to act on behalf of life on earth. Climate anxiety and ecological despair are real, they are on behalf of a world desperate for our collaboration in remembering dignity and grace. It is here that we nourish our compass for the times ahead.And for all this, we have resources!!Lydia Violet specializes in the "Work That Reconnects" (WTR),a framework and set of practices developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar, environmental activist, and Buddhist practitioner. This work offers a practical and integrative approach to personal and collective transformation that aims to address the ecological and social challenges facing humanity. It provides a supportive space for individuals to explore and express their emotions about the state of the world, while also fostering a sense of connection and empowerment.Bailey Fullwiler brings with her 8 years of social work practice supporting individuals and communities with a focus on grief and resilience, working directly with frontline environmental organizers to navigate climate emotions, and a background in teaching trauma-informed yoga. She brings practices of mindfulness, inter-being connection (human-nature connection/human-other than human-animal connection), and grieving nature.Lydia and Bailey's rich and vibrant collaboration will offer a wealth of tools for navigating and reconciling our current planetary moment, helping participants feel more grounded and integrated in their work and lives.School for the Great Turning

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2021 Impacts of Plastic Series (from the archive)

  • Replays available in the community!

  • April 19th – Labor Solidarity

  • May 17th – Students Taking on Petrochemicals

  • June 24th – Protecting Democracy

  • Stay tuned for more!

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2020 Summit Replays Available

In 2020, the A-Z Digital Series explored the impacts of plastic in 4 areas of our lives, health, economy, environment, and climate. Guests also participated in networking sessions and breakout discussions. Now there are over 500 people who have participated in the digital series and we're coming together for a final, 4-day event in September.Access the replay videos and discussion from the previous digital series.

  • Story of Plastic Film Screening with Creator Stiv Wilson in conversation with Film makers Melissa Troutman and Mark Dixon

  • Healing HeARTS Event with Open Mic and Art Build

  • Panel Discussion & Networking with Diane Wilson, Ranjana Bhandari, Julie Dermansky, General Russel Honaré, William Barber III, Luke Early

Solutions and Actions Panel

Digital Series (Replays available)

Last summer People Over Petro and many of its partners joined in a summer digital series and summit called A-Z Tackling the Impacts of Plastics - From Fracked Gas to Plastic Pollution in the Ohio River Valley and Beyond.Hundreds of people joined in a social network with events, arts, and discussions around the impacts of plastic and what we can do about it.

  • May 19 and 21 - Impacts on Health, with Dr. Ned Ketyer and Julie Dermansky (replay available)

  • June 16 and 18 - Economics, with Patricia Demarco and Travis London (replay available)

  • July 21 and 23 - Environment, with Justin Nobel and Wilma Subra (replay available!)

  • August 18 and 20 - Climate with Leann Leiter and Jed Alegado (replay available)

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Access the archive in the A-Z Discussion Network

The discussion is happening in the Campaign Network, a social platform for people taking on the oil & gas industry.Set up your profile, view the program, and RSVP for the events you want to attend.

Sponsored by

- BCMAC – Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community
- Break Free From Plastic
- Breathe Project
- Buckeye Environmental Network
- Center for Coalfield Justice
- Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
- Climate Reality Project
- Concerned Ohio River Residents
- Extinction Rebellion KY
- Fractracker Alliance
- Freshwater Accountability
- Halt the Harm Network
- Indigenous Environmental Network,
- Kentuckians For the Commonwealth
- Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: (A National Call for Moral Revival)
- Ohio River Guardians
- PASUP (Pittsburghers Against Single Use Plastics)
- People Over Petro

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