BELFAST — Having attended the international Climate Change & Consciousness Conference, recently held in Findhorn, Scotland, Jennifer Comeau, engineer, speaker, and ally of the earth, returns to her Kennebunkport home filled with the deeply held conviction that amid the paralyzing bad news is a profound and sacred gift, an evolutionary impulse that humans have both yearned for and forgotten, according to Unitarian Universalist Church, in a news release.
“Never has there been a more important time to be alive, to serve the interconnectedness of life,” said the Church. “To do so, she says, takes ‘strong hope, deep courage, and big love.’”
Comeau will host a workshop conversation, Sunday, March 22, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, in Belfast. During the workshop, she will shares the wisdom of these global leaders and visionaries, as well as explores how we as individuals and communities can adapt new capacities in the face of climate change. The workshop is intended to catalyze ongoing community conversations, bringing together diverse and intergenerational voices, especially those of young people, throughout New England.
A skilled facilitator, according to the Church, Comeau encourages all community members to attend, promising, “There’s room for every perspective, and everything belongs, even the awkward bits.”
The workshop is sponsored by Climate Solutions of Waldo County, whose vision is to achieve energy independence by 2030, and the space has been made available through the generosity of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Belfast.
The workshop’s focus:
Understanding the crucial skills and capacities necessary to meet These Times with deep equanimity
Raising consciousness by de-programming the story of “the Other” and “earth as resource to exploit”
Infecting the “Field of Possibility” with imaginative solutions and optimism
Raising funds for visionaries and organizations who seek to preserve, restore, honor and cherish our living, interconnected earth.
At the workshop, a freewill offering bucket will be available with proceeds for TreeSisters.org, a grassroots network of people employing women throughout the world to plant millions of trees annually.
To reserve your seat, email Comeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (207) 229-4136. Light refreshments will be served.
“Amid the sometimes paralyzing bad news, I realize the paradox and the gift of these times: any act, no matter how small, if done in love, can shift the consciousness necessary to bring about new solutions to the climate crisis and a new interconnectedness in our world. We don't have to move mountains. We only have to move ourselves in the direction of healing and love, starting close-in.” ~ Jennifer Comeau
Jennifer Comeau has a master’s degree in engineer. She is a singer-songwriter, speaker, and ally of the earth. Her poems are published in an anthology Sacred Stone Sacred Water (White Cloud Press, April 2019). Her essay on climate change is published in A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis, (Littoral Press, November 2019.) Her two albums of original music are available on iTunes and YouTube.
A former project-program manager, her clients included The National Wildlife Federation and The National Forest Foundation.
Comeau has produced countless fundraising concerts and events for organizations such as TreeSisters.org, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, and CharlesEisenstein.org. She was one of only 350 people from around the globe accepted to attend the international Climate Change & Consciousness Conference 2019 in Findhorn, Scotland, and thus, brings home its messages.