Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (Multi-Part Series)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am



Note: Times for all Transition US virtual events are Pacific Time.

The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus is now glad to offer a series of seminars and trainings in building Resilient Community. Along with the initiatives and programs we have developed nationally and internationally, there have been many requests to generate more hands-on participation.  Transition US is proud to be hosting these three virtual conversations prior to in-person courses to be held in Corte Madera, CA. For more information on these courses visit the World Forum website.

We see ourselves standing at a crossroad where we have the choice and opportunity to re-imagine and re-direct how we are living with our Earth, each other and our communities. Exploring and building resilience gives us a pathway to adapt to unprecedented change and to renew a deep understanding of the natural world and the creative power that resides within us.

From United Nation studies to the business community to a wide spectrum of world leaders and Indigenous elders, all are recognizing that empowering women and women’s leadership are key to climate change strategies and essential to changing our current course towards one of thriving, healthy and just communities.

These telecourses will be hosted by the Executive Director of Transition US, Carolyne Stayton.

  • September 7th - Shannon Biggs and Osprey Orielle Lake
  • October 11th - Penny Livingston-Stark and Osprey Orielle Lake
  • November 2nd -  Kirstin Miller and Osprey Orielle Lake (POSTPONED)

Online registration is open and you will receive an email from MaestroConference with details on accessing the call.  You are welcome to attend one or all of these presentations.


Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder/Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus ( WECC) where she is working with grassroots leaders, policy-makers, business people, and scientists to foster resilient communities and promote a post-carbon energy future, while encouraging societal transformation. She is on the Board of Praxis Peace Institute and is an advisor to International Eco-Cities Framework and Standards Initiative. In 2010, she initiated a Rights of Nature program into the framework of WECC and is a member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. Her book, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature, (White Cloud Press), won a 2011 Nautilus Book Award. www.ospreyoriellelake.com


Shannon Biggs is the Director of the Community Rights program at Global Exchange. She recently co-authored a book, Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots  (PoliPoint Press). Her current work focuses on assisting communities confronted by corporate harms to enact binding laws that place the rights of communities and nature above the claimed legal "rights" of corporations.

Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer and speaker. She has been teaching internationally and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design and permaculture development field for 25 years and has extensive experience in all phases of ecologically sound design and construction as well as the use of natural non-toxic building materials. She specializes in site planning and the design of resource-rich landscapes integrating, rainwater collection, edible and medicinal planting, spring development, pond and water systems, habitat development and watershed restoration for homes, co-housing communities, businesses and diverse yield perennial farms.

Kirstin Miller is the Executive Director of Ecocity Builders. She is a frequent speaker locally, nationally and internationally on the Ecocity topic. She works closely with Ecocity Builders’ President Richard Register in the development of the organization’s “toolbox” of strategies, such as car free by contract housing, environmental restoration transfer of development rights, ecological demonstration projects and ecological zoning overlay mapping. She is the also the Lead Facilitator of the International Ecocity Framework and Standards, an international guide to help cities and citizens analyze and evaluate their city in an integrated framework that supports systemic thinking and solutions. Her articles and essays on ecocities, urban ecology and the environment have appeared in a number of publications, including Orion Afield, Ecotecture and Wilderness and Human Communities, The Spirit of the 21st Century.

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