Permaculture, activism, spirit: the tools to reshape our world. Help Earth Activist Training put them into the hands of those who most need them!
What would you do to change the world if you could do anything, or everything? Would you grow food in the inner city to feed the bodies and souls of kids who grow up in an atmosphere of poverty and violence? Or work with Palestinian and Israeli women to develop new economic alternatives for self-reliance? Or study the potential for sequestering carbon in healthy, organic soil? Or build permaculture infrastructure for a climate change mobilization? Or retrain traumatized veterans for jobs in regenerative fields?
Would you inspire people by peddling a bamboo bike across North America, like our EAT graduate Rob Greenfield? He did it using only off-the-grid power, producing virtually no trash, and eating only healthy, sustainably-produced food.
Or would you inspire your friends and neighbors at home to organize your own community to become more resilient and sustainable, like Patty Love who directs the Rochester Permaculture Center and works with food justice issues through Lots of Food?
We can't do it all, as individuals. But together we can be part of the network of inspired, motivated folks who, shoulder to shoulder, can change the world.
Our EAT graduates are doing all of the above, and so much more! And we have new people asking for our support every day, people like:
Amini, who runs gardening and permaculture programs in inner-city Queens, and dreams of making her urban neighborhood as beautiful as her native Caribbean.
Venecia, who is building a medical clinic in India to serve low-income women.
People like Frédéric and Koby, who co-conceived the Living Archives of Montreal and now want to continue exploring possibilities for sustained movement building.
And many, many more. We need your help to provide them with the training and support that can make them even more effective.
In the last thirteen years, EAT has trained thousands of activists in the skills and tools that can help build the future we want to see.
But activists often lack money. Up to one-half or more of our students in a typical course receive some sort of work trade or financial aid. We need your help to keep the work sustainable and accessible. Our activist scholarships provide a chance for organizers and front-line activists to learn new tools, skills and insights, and renew their own hope and optimism.