Activist 101

 

ACTIVIST 101

Activist 101 is an introductory course that provides fundamental environmental education and it is requirement before one can be considered for Environmental Educator courses.

As a participant of Activist 101 you will learn:

· Qualities of an Activist

· Components of Activism

· Types of Activism

· How To Engage Others

· Resources and Venues For Activists

QUALITIES OF AN ACTIVIST

1. Commitment: It Separates Doers from Dreamers

2. Communication: Without It You Travel Alone

3. Courage: One Person with Courage Is a Majority

4. Initiative: You Won’t Leave Home Without It.

5. Creativity: Think Outside the Box.

6. Passion: The Stronger Your Fire, The Greater Your Potential

7. Positive Attitude: If You Believe You Can, You Can

8. Problem Solving: You Can’t let Problems Trouble You

9. Vision: You Can Seize Only What You Can See

COMPONENTS OF ACTIVISM

· Purity of Cause

· Commitment to One Mission

· Willingness to Participate

· How to Confront Our Fears

· How to Work as a Team

TYPES OF ACTIVISM

Civil Rights

Community Building

Activism Industry

Cooperative Movement

Reclaiming Crafts

Voluntary Simplicity

Economic Activism

Boycotting

Divestment (a.k.a. Disinvestment)

Franchise Activism

Lobbying

Media Activism

Culture Jamming

Internet Activism

Propaganda

Guerrilla Activism

Non-Violent Confrontation

Violent Confrontation

HOW TO ENGAGE OTHERS

Learn how to actively engage others and provide support, applicable for:

· Decision-Making

· Delegation

· Empowerment

· Teamwork

· Collaboration

· Leadership

· Communication

RESOURCES AND VENUES FOR ACTIVISTS

Multiple resources, websites, venues, etc. are components of this workshop.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,

committed people can change the world; indeed

it’s the only thing that ever has!”

MARGARET MEADE

The Environmental Education Center
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