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Spring of Sustainability: Operating Instructions for Planet Earth

April 2, 2013 - June 14, 2013

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In keeping with the Whidbey Institute’s commitment to sustainability, as well as our support of leaders in this area of social change whose work we regularly host, we are very excited to share this learning opportunity with our network!It’s easy to worry about the state of our world. There’s a lot to worry about, but progress is happening and will continue to happen. Now is a time of enormous shift for our world in the direction of a truly sustainable, thriving planet. And as more of us commit to sustainable choices, we accelerate the process. We have the power to co-create a truly sustainable planet for ourselves, our children and grandchildren, and for all living beings.

Now, in this time of spring, we extend the invitation to join us for the 2nd annual Spring of Sustainability, a free online event featuring the best wisdom in the work of personal and global sustainability.

Over 40 luminaries, including Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, Dennis Kucinich, Frances Moore-Lappe, Randy Hayes, Joanna Macy, John Robbins, Michael Brune and John Perkins, will appear in 45-minute interviews on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and in panel dialogues on Thursdays, from April 2 through June 14.

By participating in this program,

  • Learn how to transform fear and frustration into hope and inspiration
  • Discover simple daily actions you can take NOW that actually enhance your lifestyle while helping to create a sustainable world
  • Be inspired to create stronger communities and a greener world by engaging your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers in simple, fun activities
  • Learn about the latest cutting-edge research into sustainable solutions
  • And much more.

​Co-produced by the Sustainable World Coalition and The Shift Network, the Spring of Sustainability brings together the most respected names in environmental and environmental justice movements across the world to address pressing global issues, inspiring sources of hope, and what each of us can do to make a difference. The entire program is free to register, and free to listen to (live during the interview, and for 48 hours afterwards). Downloads and transcripts are also available for purchase.
The goal of the three-month series is to both raise awareness and empower large-scale shifts towards sustainability. Also partnering with the Whidbey Institute in this massive online gathering are organizations like Bioneers, Green America, The Pachamama Alliance, Wiser Earth, Amazon Watch, New Reality, the Endangered Species Coalition – and many more.

For more complete information and to register for this powerful and inspiring program this spring, visit the Whidbey Institute’s affiliate page on the Spring of Sustainability website.


April 2, 2013
June 14, 2013