Limits to Growth
Floods, forest fires, melting glaciers, etc.: we are increasingly faced with natural disasters. The consequences are disastrous and indisputable: we are exceeding the limits of our planet. To keep our planet livable, we urgently need to rethink our way of living.
Fortunately, communities around the world are rising up to strive for conservation and to fight for their ‘Right to Say No’ to destructive mining projects in their environment and communities. They are saying “No” to environmental degradation and pushing for a different way of life with a different vision of “development,” a life that focuses on “well-being” rather than “growth.
This workshop will introduce us to inspiring voices from Latin America (in line with the ‘Buen Vivir’ philosophy) who show that another way of life is possible. A life in which ‘well-being’ is central instead of ‘growth’. Together we will explore ways in which we can live with fewer non-renewable resources, with the aim of taking a critical look at our consumer society and actively considering alternative models of society.
The workshop takes 90 to 120 minutes and it’s suitable for a group of 15-25 (young) adults who have no prior knowledge of the topic of the workshop.
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Plata o plomo: the Golddiggers’ game
Gold has a very positive connotation in Western countries: it is associated with wealth and success. However, for many communities gold (or its extraction) means something completely different: pollution, loss of culture and income, social conflict and exploitation. Would you like to learn more about the impact and problems of (gold) mining in Latin America? Do you want to experience how it feels to be one of the many stakeholders in a conflict that stems from the search for gold? Then immerse yourself in the case of La Colosa mine in Colombia, by taking on the role of one of the many stakeholders and negotiating with others in a simulation game. With the help of CATAPA, you will learn more about the social, environmental and economic impacts of mining and the interests of the various stakeholders.
Are you interested in this educational workshop? Contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you soon!