November 15 2017
Eco Practicum has been running its desk-free school for ecological justice in the New York City bioregion for six years, and for the first time since we started, we have teamed up with an Eco Practicum alum to design a special Spring Break program: Community Organizing for Ecological Justice.
This four-day intensive offers the knowledge, skills, and connections to more effectively contribute to the movement for ecological justice. It focuses specifically on the complex relationships between income inequality and environmental degradation in urban centers. Our days will include hands-on projects, meetings with experts, and opportunities to process what we’ve experienced with our peers.
Experience Eco Practicum’s powerful style of democratic education, explore the “city that never sleeps,” and get inspired to change the world with us.
Community Organizing for Ecological Justice
Spring Break: New York City
March 8 – 11, 2018
Registration Deadline: Early Bird Tuition Dec. 22, 2017; Regular Tuition Jan. 15, 2018
Program Details and Application
Go behind-the-scenes on one of the most exciting cities on Earth, focusing on ecological justice and urban resilience, infrastructure and urban farming. Visit some of New York City’s most innovative and effective environmental institutions. Meet and work with experts from 100 Resilient Cities, Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, Bronx River Alliance, and many more.
New York City provides the perfect growing medium for the convergence of social and environmental justice. In this Spring Break practicum, you will meet with policymakers, planners, activists, and community-level organizers working to build a more equitable and resilient city by addressing issues of gentrification, racism, poverty, food and energy insecurity, environmental degradation, and more.
Full and partial scholarships available but must apply by December 22, 2017.
About Eco Practicum
We are a desk-free school for ecological justice, bridging the gap between learning and doing.
Our hands-on programs are part think-tank, part action-workshop, part travel-adventure. Meet experts, connect with peers, engage your biosphere, and gain practical tools to change our systems for the better.
** Scholarships are available, please check website for details **