Full datetime event:
StartWednesday, October 11, 2023 19:00
EndWednesday, November 15, 2023 20:15
Are you curious about climate? Have anxiety over our future on a planet suffering from the climate crisis? Want to learn more AND find an avenue to action? We're excited to unveil a new collaboration between Mappy Hour and Eco.Logic Programs: Eco.Crews!
Eco.Crews are designed to give people space to talk about environmental issues and help them take action through the support of a community.
Individuals are placed in small groups ("crews") that meet weekly for 6 weeks. Each crew has an expert facilitator to guide the group’s discussions and each week there is a call to action.
The program is open to anyone whether they are climate curious or a climate expert.
October 11 - Climate Change and Environmental Justice.
October 18 - The role of the individual in the systemic challenge
October 25 - The role of money in climate
November 1 - Environmental Anxiety
November 8 - Practical tools for climate change communications
November 15 - Local Advocacy
How does the Virtual Crew meet?
We will be meeting from 7-8:15pm on the confirmed dates via Zoom
What is the time commitment?
Throughout the 6 weeks, we will share some recommended resources (articles / podcasts) that will help enhance conversations at meetings. These are not required, but recommended. The success of Eco.Crews is also dependent on the regular attendance of participants as we seek to build community. Of course, we understand if you need to miss some of the meetings, but we hope you prioritize attending when you can. By signing up, you understand that Eco.Crews is a commitment of approximately 2 hours/week.
Why do the crews cost $65?
The price helps cover the cost of Eco.Logic Facilitators and educational training.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, we are offering need-based scholarships. If you require a partial or full scholarship, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to state your interest in the program and what your financial need is. We want to make sure finances are not a barrier to joining.
About Your Facilitator
Ranjani Prabhakar is a climate policy leader, city planner and musician, frequently combining her worlds to advocate for community-driven climate solutions and spur action that heals our relationships to each other and the planet.
She is the songwriter and front-woman of the indie band Lil Idli, a pop outfit that uses the power of music to inspire regenerative climate action and get closer to the question, "what do we owe one another on a warming planet?"
On the policy staff at Earthjustice, Ranjani develops and implements federal legislative and regulatory strategies at the intersection of climate and agriculture, and in advancing equitable climate resilience solutions.
She has a track record of building a diverse expanse of partnerships and leading coalitions to advance policy goals and environmental justice priorities.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Ranjani served on the sustainability team at the City of Chicago Mayor's Office, where she worked on various policy initiatives and programs in the energy and mobility spaces. At the Mayor’s Office, Ranjani helped launch the City’s first community solar initiative, renewable energy challenge program, and micro-mobility pilot program.
Prior to her work at the City of Chicago, Ranjani worked as a transportation planner and engineer, focused on building data-driven tools to reduce traffic congestion and emissions, and integrate sustainable mobility solutions.
What is Eco.logic
Eco.Logic is an education, arts, and community building non-profit that inspires people to take tangible action to address climate change. Through an inclusive and intersectional approach, we make environmental education accessible and personal, inspiring people to join the environmental movement in ways unique to them.