Workshop: Deepening Our Connection to Earth

Course ID - CTD0759a           

Short Title: Connection to Earth

 Audience     All Employees
Length of Workshop:        18 hours 
Prerequisite     none

This powerful two-day intensive workshop, based on the work of eco-philosopher, Joanna Macy, explores our intimate connection with the world around us and the common threads that weave us together in the web of life. Through a combination of experiential group activities, meditation and discussion, this workshop will deepen our understanding of ourselves and the roles we play as participants in a shift to a life-sustaining society.  This workshop will offer a profoundly transformational experience, bringing us an enhanced awareness of our place in Earth's natural systems and the impact of humans on the environment.  We will explore the ethical implications of the choices we make every day that affect the world around us, and search for a peaceful balance in our relationship with Earth.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by the phrase "web of life," particularly as it relates to interconnectedness among species
  • List and describe some lifestyle changes that humans can make which promote a sustainable future
  • Identify and explain an ethical dilemma that you have had to resolve in shifting to a more sustainable lifestyle
  • Explain one way in which your own well-being is connected to the health and vitality of a non-human entity




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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0759a  
Course Title: Connection to Earth 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.