By Zach Street, with an introduction by conference convener, Stephanie Mines. CCC19 participant Zach Street, whose photos grace our website pages, is witnessing the ongoing eruptions from the fissures of Kīlauea on the Island of Hawaii. The volcanic haze, filled with ash and respiratory toxins, has spread across the Pacific and is descending on the … Continue reading The Presence of Pelehonuamea: an Invitation to Consciousness
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change then men, according to UN Women Watch. When biodiversity decreases along with food supplies women deteriorate faster than men. They tend to give up their food opportunities to others, particularly children. Deforestation burdens women in poor countries because they’re the ones … Continue reading Women, Cancer and Climate Change
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. My early childhood was a test of my will to be. During some of the most challenging periods, such as when sexual abuse was occurring, I would have preferred not to continue to live. But that option, tempting as it was, was not one I could ever thoroughly embrace although … Continue reading Evolving Into Sustainable Healthcare
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Ever since we first publicized the conference, Climate Change & Consciousness (CCC19), we have fielded questions like, “Why consciousness?" and "What’s the connection between climate change and consciousness?” This post offers a partial response to such questions. When humans are confronted with an overwhelming threat, the dominant outcome is activation … Continue reading WHY CONSCIOUSNESS?
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. In the Spring of 2013, two sisters aged 14 and 16 from the small town of Lebanon, Oregon, were released from school unusually early. As they strolled onto their rural property they were met with a horrific sight; their father was pinned under a 13 ton tractor. The girls rushed … Continue reading Summon Your Essence: Energy Medicine and Climate Change