Meg’s project strengthened EcoFaith’s partnership with Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice. She worked on building community and strengthening in-person and online presence of both organizations.
Kira’s project was based in identifying transgenerational trauma and how it intersects climate jusstice. She found research supporting why we should follow BIPOC leaders in the climate justice movement and ways in which we can support leaders such as these.
Carolyn worked to incorporate her ecofeminist voice into her theological practices. She primarily focused on what it would look like to create a chaplaincy program for those living on the streets in Sacramento incorporating EcoFaith’s seven practices.
Ariel focuses on ways in which you can tangibly see earth justice within daily practices and how this can connect us spiritually. She worked to create an urban garden that was maintained past her internship.
K.M.s project revolved around connecting to and supporting leaders of color in the environmental justice sector. They worked to ensure that local activists had the means and resources to enact the change they had been working on for decades.
As part of her certificate program in nonprofit management, Karen created a document for EcoFaith Recovery that could be used by future Core Team/Board Members to better understand EcoFaith Recovery history and development.
Shelby designed and facilitated a practice group for EcoFaith Recovery’s Practices of Awakening Leadership. She helped people learn practices to either find or sustain a calling supporting all life on this planet.
Turtle explored the how of transitions into new relationships with money/exchange/wealth. She explored this topic through conversations with people who are living into another way of relating to money/exchange/wealth, and conversations with others who may have considered alternatives but who still find themselves primarily in mainstream relationships to money/exchange/wealth.
Nathan’s internship prepared him to lead and carry out a 47 day long youth camp during 2013 which will include teaching, conversation, experiences of the biosphere (hikes, canoe/kayak outing, Cosmic Walk, etc.), and games.
Chloe is working on updating and improving EcoFaith’s website and other social media outreaches. She is looking for creative ways to condense and simplify information and modernize the general layout of the site.
Molly designed an intergenerational women’s retreat to explore the unique responsibilities of the feminine voice in caring for creation. They explored the theological wisdom of ecofeminism and indigenous spirituality and worked on building deeper, more fruitful relationships within her own communities.
Elizabeth created a series of videos that introduces some of the different elements of EcoFaith. She also created film that connects the community of EcoFaith together in one space. These videos have been used on the website, webinars, and at conferences and meetings.
Kirra’s internship involved working with the Beyond Fossil Fuels initiative. Her internship consisted of assisting BFF with short term and long term strategies, streamlining practices, and providing administrative support where needed.
Sara worked with EcoFaith interns to deepen their relationships and offer support to one another. She also helped interns advance their leadership development goals and recommended strategies for enhancing the internship program over time.
Rie’s internship involves place-based community learning and sustainability. She believes colonization killed the natural spirit, but everyone has the capacity to regrow theirs by becoming stewards of this earth and all its inhabitants and by reconnecting with the natural world.