Training Earth stewards
“Stewardship means the management or care of something” (www.vocabulary.com/dictionary)
Humanity has compromised the ability of our land, rivers and oceans to support life, and we are wiping out the diversity that allows life to perpetuate over time, to recover in the face of disaster. All of this is being made worse by climate change. Climate change is natural, but it happens very slowly over eons so that life has a chance to adapt and change with it. Our actions have caused and are continuing to cause the climate to change too rapidly and extremely for most species to adapt to. We have also created a social system that has resulted in great poverty and places to live that are extremely bad for our health. There is social unrest, economic failure and ecological degradation. We created this situation so we can also change it if we want to – the choice is ours.
Sustainable livelihood mentor training – curriculum, process and workbook for building individual and institutional capacity to practice and promote Earth stewardship.
Groen Sebenza – 43 partners hosting, mentoring, training and employing 800 young graduates and matriculants in the biodiversity sector.
Natural Reserouce Management – developing the skills of gardeners, farm and municipal workers to garden, grow vegetables, build-monitor-maintain trail paths and remove invasive plants.
Biodiversity and Red Meat Cooperative Land & Livestock adaptation to climate change project.
Kommetjie Coastal Stewards – pilot mentorship project developing multi-skilled coastal community stewards.