Summer School 2016: Skills for System Change


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2016 saw the return of the Degrowth Summer School to the Climate Camp in the Rhineland! From August 19 till 23, we put degrowth into action under the theme of “Skills for System Change!”. We  analysed current developments of society, envisioned common utopias and learned the very practical skills needed to participate in a social-ecological transformation: How do I found a cooperative together with other people? How do we build a wind turbine? What is “sustainable activism” and how do I facilitate large assemblies?

Degrowth Summer School at the Climate Camp

Like last year, the Summer School took place at the Climate Camp in the Rhineland. The camp ran from August 19 till 29, so the Summer School was only the beginning. The Climate Camp is all about education, building alliances, actions… and about living tomorrow’s society today – social, ecological and organized by grassroots democracy! The camp took place in the small village of Lützerath, close to Erkelenz, Germany.

The courses…

We delved into the topics of the Summer School in courses that ran for several days. Prior registration was needed to participate in the courses.
> You can get an overview of the programme here.

and so much more!

It was also important to us to have a lot of space for discussions and life on the camp. There was a cultural programme, excursions, great vegan food and an educational programme for young people and kids – as well as a childrens’ tent with trampoline, theater and lots of stuff to do! > More information on kids at the camp

So there were a lot of good reasons to come to the Rhineland. But it’s probably best to see for yourself, by watching the video:

Where? Lützerath 6, 41812 Erkelenz.
When? 19.-29.08.16 (Climate Camp), 19.-23.08.16 (Degrowth Summer School)

> More info on the Summer School 2015