Get on the bus, y’all! We offer a variety of bus tours around Louisville and the region that help groups learn about environmental challenges, their social justice implications, and the ingenious, inspiring solutions that are helping to bring about a more just and sustainable world.
The Earth & Spirit Center’s Environmental Educational Outreach Programs are designed to promote children's curiosity and care for the Earth through direct learning experiences. These experiences help them explore the spiritual connection between themselves, nature, and science. On our 27-acre campus of fields, woods, and gardens, and in our historic, renovated brick barn, children will be encouraged to creatively engage the natural world and cultivate a sense of stewardship for our planet. Field trips can be custom-designed for school groups, youth groups, groups of families, and other organizations. Email us for more information and to schedule a field trip.
Listen Learn Act welcomes you to this exciting West Louisville bus tour! This tour aims to shed light on the inequitable environmental practices that have been occurring in this area and their social justice implications. Through this tour, we hope to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the history and current state of environmental injustice in West Louisville. Our knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a journey through the neighborhoods and landmarks impacted by these practices, and provide you with insights into the ways in which these issues are being addressed. Join us for an eye-opening experience that is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the importance of environmental justice. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS FREE EVENT. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today!
We would like to invite you to join us for a special gathering of friends of Listen Learn Act's racial justice movement. This event is a time for us to honor those who have been our teachers, to reconnect with others in the movement, and to look together toward the future. We believe that it is important to come together and celebrate the progress that we have made, while also acknowledging the work that still needs to be done. This gathering will be a safe space for us to share our experiences, thoughts, and feelings about the fight for racial justice. We hope that you will join us in this meaningful event as we continue to learn, grow, and advocate for a more just and equitable society. Please mark your calendars for the date and time of the gathering, and we look forward to seeing you there!
The EarthCare Empowerment Workshop is an immersive experience to encourage each of us to think critically and creatively about ecological issues. As a group we will explore the broad spectrum of environmental issues and discuss meaningful opportunities to address acute environmental challenges and ensure clean air, water, and soil. This experience is offered by the Earth & Spirit Center so that we can take an honest look at the challenging state of the world, have a space to reflect on it together, and explore opportunities to create a new future where each of us has a key role to play. The initiative’s goals are to understand the current state of our planet in a factual way and how we got here, then build upon the progress that’s already been made to help bring about what is possible for the future – with action and informed, grounded optimism. We work together to create fresh solutions that are within our power to put into action to address environmental challenges. More than 100,000 people in 50 countries have taken part in this Workshop (under the name Awakening the Dreamer), making this a truly global effort that is based on an international network.
Listen Learn Act and the Earth and Spirit Center invite you to a social gathering of spiritually-grounded justice groups. We would love to hear about the work you are doing! Our goal is to help build a movement of people uniting against racism. We hope to join together and support each other in this work of love.
Please join us in a watch party for the film Rustin! In a recent discussion on the civil rights movement, Louisville Urban League president, Lyndon Pryor noted there were thousands of unsung heroes that most of us had never heard of. Bayard Rustin was one of them, and what a hero he was! Come and learn about the gifted, passionate organizer and strategizer behind the historic March on Washington. With Colman Domingo in the title role and an amazing cast that includes Chris Rock as NAACP Director, Roy Wilkins.
Kenya and Tanzania are the Africa you’ve always dreamed of: the land of vast savannahs, stirring landscapes, abundant wildlife, snow-capped Kilimanjaro, fascinating cultures, and tribal peoples with ancient traditions on the soil where human beings were born. This 18-day African journey offers the unique opportunity to combine hands-on activities with breathtaking safaris. Native Africans will be our hosts and guides, helping you to experience the culture of Kenya and Tanzania from within. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 all trips are cancelled until further notice.
Kenya and Tanzania – Southern Route July 15–August 2, 2020 The Earth & Spirit Center sponsors two annual trips to East Africa – the northern route in January and the southern route in July. Kenya and Tanzania are the Africa you’ve always dreamed of. This is the land of vast savannahs, stirring landscapes, abundant wildlife, snow-capped Kilimanjaro, fascinating cultures, and tribal peoples with ancient traditions on the soil where human beings were born. This 19-day African journey offers the unique opportunity to combine hands-on activities with breathtaking safaris. Native Passionists will be our hosts and guides, making it possible to experience the culture of Kenya and Tanzania from within. We will experience Kenya’s dynamic capital and urban center Nairobi. We will visit the remote vast land of central Tanzania. We will meet members of the famous Maasai tribe and safari in word class game parks. We will build relationships with grassroots community leaders committed to overcoming the heartbreaking poverty of the region. We will foster a network of support and learn how to become responsible global citizens. The Journey to Africa is a remarkable opportunity to make your world bigger!