Exploring Sustainability - Nourishing Changemakers
Exploring Sustainability Through Hands-on Learning
ECM's Sustainability Retreat focuses on providing students and young adults the opportunity to learn about the natural world and how to care for it. The retreat centers around a hands-on and immersive weekends spent on a Southeast Kansas Homestead. Workshops led by local activists, camping out, fireside chats, delicious food from garden produce, and a fabulous host (England Porter) are all part of the experience. Get ready to get your hands dirty and dive into a world of sustainability while being surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature.
As part of the retreat, each participant is challenged to explore their capacity as agents-of-change. Throughout the retreat participants are asked to nurture a project idea, a project that combined their passion, the needs of the earth, and the needs of their local community. Time is set aside during the retreat for participant to share their ideas and receive peer-feedback and encouragement. To eliminate Each participant is also awarded a micro-grant to help fund their project
Be a Change-Maker: Apply for the Fall 2021 Retreat
Retreat Itinerary (Subject to Change):
8:00am - 10:00am: Drive from MHK to Marlborough
10:30am - 12:00pm: Green Infrastructure Tour
Green Infrastructure tour with Diane and KCMO Water Services in the Marlborough Neighborhood AND DONUTS!
12:00pm - 12:30pm: Travel
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch (Pirate's Bone)
1:30pm - 2:00pm: Travel
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Tour 2
4:00pm - 4:30pm: Snacks
4:30pm - 6:30pm: Hiking the Blue River (4 miles)
7:00pm - 8:30pm: Dinner
8:30pm - 10:30pm: Travel to MHK
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