Summer academies nurture emerging environmental changemakers through peer to-peer learning and sustained interactions. Participants benefit through networking opportunities, enhanced communication skills and cutting-edge, transdisciplinary reflection.
Regional academies gather participants from within global regions to focus on specific environmental or social themes, and to witness compelling case studies of environmental resilience, ecological restoration and community adaptation to change.
These community-led exchanges are spaces for sharing innovative methodologies, examples, strategies and tactics to address specific issues and strengthen sovereignty. They aim to enhance wellbeing at community and landscape scales, seeding durable networks for mutual support.
Through this online programme of talks and interactive workshops, we bring together activists, academics, community practitioners, artists, writers, dancers and researchers to share their insights and lived experiences on a range of topics, including regenerative justice, land rights and colonisation, food sovereignty and agroecology, and alternative economics and the conservation revolution.
GEN Toolkit Retreats provide resources, tools and space for those working for social and ecological justice and positive change. We are currently developing GEN Toolkit #1: Weaving Grief, the Body and Transformative Justice, following the 6-day residential retreat held in June 2021, that explored how embodied grief practices can support environmental advocacy and transformative justice.