Greensong MISSION is to connect people to self, community and our natural world.
Greensong VISION is to facilitate experiences that guide people with taking life-affirming actions that care for self, community and our natural world from a values perspective of respect, love, appreciation, and belonging.
GREENSONG IS FOUNDED ON:
Ecopsychology methodology with respect for innate wisdom, natural systems thinking, justice, interconnected, reciprocal relationships with all entities
The Earth Charter joining together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace
Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share
Greensong provides inspiring, creative experiences and workshops that deeply reconnect our innate, ecological self with each other and nature to sense our interconnected relationships.
Greensong guides and supports people in taking constructive and pro-environmental actions that care for self, community and our natural world from a perspective of respect, love, appreciation, equity and belonging.
A holistic regenerative approach is adopted to ensure sustainability of self, community and environment are foundations of Greensong work.
The term 'sustainability' emerged in the 1970's as a key concept for environmental and social planning processes. In the 1980's the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) published a report defining sustainable development as, "development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs" (WCED 1987)
Applied ecopsychology is applying ecopsychology methodology to provide an opportunity for an experience anywhere on the spectrum of sensing wellbeing benefits from our being in and with nature, to finding solutions and insights, to profound experiences of anima mundi, the soul of the world.
Applied Ecopsychology and eco-art methods offer relaxation, healing, wisdom and self-discovery through a variety of nature + mindfulness opportunities.
Participating tunes us in to our innate being in relationship with other beings and entities, and offers guidance to act on behalf of, and as a part of the life-sustaining, reciprocal world.
Offering real-life skills and meaningful moments thorough practical nature-connecting activities and experiences.
This work is to strengthen the communities we are part of, build resilience and respectful relationships allowing for a regenerative culture to emerge.
We are nourished by creating holistic ecosystems surrounding us that nurture ourselves and our natural world.
As we are not separate from our environment, there are many ways to tune in to the reciprocal relationships surrounding us and take actions that support life to thrive.
Anthropocentric (egocentric) to ecocentric
Deb desires to broaden and challenge this concept from an anthropocentric viewpoint to ecocentric which considers all life, without humans being the noted superior species. She looks at the systems, cycles and rhythms supporting all life; within ourselves, community and our environment.
Greensong aims to support and inspire individuals and groups by offering simple, enriching and empowering practices, experiences and strategies that can be easily integrated in regular daily life. The human species is the only species capable on our planet to use our whole body to take actions to make changes necessary to create a regenerative culture and attempt to mitigate the damage of the climate and ecological crisis.
Collaborations with other persons, organizations and projects are chosen for their integrity, ethics and commitment to equitable, long-term sustainability and a peaceful world.
All workshop prices vary. Our lives and experiences are enriched by the diversity of participants. Everyone is welcome regardless of their financial situation, therefore we offer a tiered pricing structure. Please see the specific event or contact for more info about donations, gift economy/skill share options. Workshop fees and donations fund Greensong projects and assist the following organisations:
Greensong... co-creating regenerative moments with Nature as part of Nature...
In the spirit of reconciliation, I respectfully acknowledge the traditional people of the land and waters on which we live, work and play. I pay my respects to Elders past and present, and am grateful for the more than 60,000 years of sustainable indigenous lifeways of caring for country.
I recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and I reflect on the fact that I have benefited from the privileges inherited from people being dispossessed of land, culture, language, and life. I am deeply sorry for the trauma of colonisation and its continued effects and acknowledge with my privilege comes a greater responsibility.
I honour with gratitude our other-than-human kin and seek respectful and reciprocal relationships with all beings. I welcome all opportunities to progress towards a life-sustaining, regenerative culture and actions for the continuation of life in its various forms on our planet.