Like the Palo Verde, every droplet supports our bloom. We are transitioning School for the Ecocene into a worker and member-owned cooperative school and are raising capital for this metamorphosis via tax-deductible donations through our fiscal sponsor, Karmic Action Redistribution Management Agency (KARMA).
Help Us Raise our Co-op Seed Fund
We are a team of 6 people who have met regularly for the past nine months to define our cooperative vision, map our values, and create our structure and process. Now we are ready to meet with a team of lawyers to draft our by-laws and grow into our collective purpose:
School for the Ecocene cultivates programs, pedagogy and an online platform for planetary liberation. For us, planetary liberation is reciprocating with ecosystems and nurturing habitat for all beings. Our cooperative school is an offering to Earth.
Here's is what School for the Ecocene has been doing in its first three years of existence and what our seed fund will sustain and expand upon:
Make learning how to steward the Earth, or be an Earthworker, accessible.
Spark connections and practices that support us in our current climate changes.
Share new skills for getting centered, mapping our desires, and moving our bodies and spirits for resilience.
Create an online hub of articles, resources, and tools for connecting to self, community and ecosystem.
Be a platform for resource redistribution, mutual aid and networking for Earthworkers.
Create pathways for our Black and Indigenous Earthworker elders to write, teach and distribute their work.
Cultivate alternative learning models to Western, human-centered higher education that are deep, center our Earth, and root in our habitats, bodies, communities and spirits.
Provide training, job references, and income for young Earthworkers.
Generate programs for Earthworkers to witness and be witnessed in our paradigm transition and all of the complexities, difficulties, grief, pleasures, and joys we are experiencing.
Facilitate from a place that honors our participants’ intersectionalities of class, gender, race, orientation, and immigration status in the face of Nation-State Empires, and late-stage capitalism.
This MoneyLove funds our co-op start-up costs. We welcome large gifts from those able to sponsor these items as part of our capital fundraising:
Co-Op Creation and Incorporation: $25,000
Co-Op Admin Payroll through the end of 2022: $60,000
DIY PhD Fellowships: $5000
BIPOC Scholarships: $5000
Work-Study Positions: $5000
Seeding our School Press- $10,000
Thank you community for all the ways you already uplift our School!
We are so grateful for any donation and fundraiser shares you have capacity for!