Your EcoBlueprint Home Study

From: Balehouse, by Alyssa Dennis

Thank you for joining us on the EcoBlueprint journey. We are so excited to present this material and look forward to some great transformations.

Overview

You are in for a real treat! Some basic information to get you oriented:

Each class is accompanied by a Learning Guide and Slides.¬† The slides are on Julie’s Slideshare page. They can be viewed full-screen, while you are listening. It’s helpful to have a hard-copy of the Learning Guide with you, for taking notes, especially during the experientials. If you prefer, you may also download PDF’s of the slides from the links below.

We also have a course groupsite . There, you will find a file cabinet with a recommended-reading list and several great articles, as well as a discussion forum. You are encouraged to check it out, join, and interact with other participants in the course.

Lastly, this learning is greatly enhanced with targeted one-on-one sessions with Julie. If you want to explore that as an add-on, please contact julie(at)goforchange.com.

Note: For all recordings, if you right-click, then select "save target as" or "save link as," you can specify where to save it on your computer. (For Mac’s, it’s CONTROL/hold mouse down. You have to hit the CONTROL button first.) All audio files, with the exception of the preview call, are MP3 format. The preview is WAV.

Preview Call — a good overview of the entire course

Here you may download the recorded special preview call . This gives a good overview of the class.

Class 1 Guides and Slides:

Class 1 goes over definitions of sustainability, looks at motivations for going green and gives an overview of helpful frameworks. The Learning Guide and Slides are available for download (slides are 7 MB PDF). Download an MP3 file of the Class 1 call by clicking on this link .

Class 2 Guides and Slides:

Class 2 is all about vision! Powerful elements of the vision and an experiential to explore your own vision of an eco-life. The Learning Guide and Slides are available for download (slides are 19 MB PDF!). Download an MP3 file of the Class 2 call by clicking on this link .

Class 3 Guides and Slides:

Class 3 takes us through what makes a good plan, reflecting on the stages of action — awareness, conservation, and restoration. We learn rich lessons from a profound life experience and start to extract goals from our vision. The Learning Guide and Goals Worksheet are both used in this class. The Slides are available for download¬† (1.2 MB PDF). Download an MP3 file of the Class 3 call by clicking on this link .

The Plastic Tracker worksheet is something to play with after this class. Print it out and keep it handy for a day or two. Feedback is expected! How can we make it easier to use, more fun, useful, whatever?

Class 4 Guides and Slides:

Class 4 looks at further at strategies and takes us on a guided tour of some of the web-based tools out there for baselining and tracking our impacts. The Learning Guide and the Decision Web Worksheet are both used in this class. The Slides are available for download (4 MB PDF). And, the Plastic Tracker worksheet is also available for download, if you haven’t picked it up already. Download an MP3 file of the Class 4 call by clicking on this link .

If you have any questions, email me at julie(at)goforchange.com.

With warmth and gratitude,

Julie E. Gabrielli