Our aim is to embody the three strands of Earth Activist Training, being Permaculture, Activism, and Spirituality. This embodiment will take various forms: skill-shares, gatherings, short courses, Accredited EAT Permaculture Design Courses, and more. This is intentioned to reach diverse social groups, campaigns, struggles and communities and to benefit both participants and organizers. A new mission is to bring Permaculture to Activists and Activism to Permaculturalists.
EAT permaculture uses the principles, ethics and design tools of permaculture, as well as understandings of ecology to support social change for the benefit of systems of life in all their forms.
EAT activism makes a commitment to taking and fostering action and sustaining political engagement that is based on non-hierarchical, anti-authoritarian left politics. We will prioritise direct action as well as community organising. (NB. We have decided not to include the word “nonviolent”, and a further discussion needs to be held as to whether we can still define as the Earth Activist Training when nonviolence was one of the original principles of EAT when it came from the United States. This should take place at the next Cauldron in March 2013).
Practices which (re)connect us to the web of life and which give us the internal strength we need to work to protect and fight for the earth and its species.
The Earth Activist Training Organising Collective
…is a non-hierarchical, consensus-led collective. Currently we are a small group of individuals who are committed to the progression of the activist movement and positive environmental and social change. The collective exists only to organise Earth Activist Training courses and is not-for-profit.