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									Concurrent and Poster Sessions A - F
Friday Concurrent Sessions: A = 11:00-12:30; B = 1:30-3:00                                                   W = Workshop - 90 minutes
Saturday Concurrent Sessions: C = 11:00-12:30; D = 1:30-3:00; E = 3:30-5:00                                 P = Presentation - 45 minutes
Friday Poster Sessions: F = All Day; Authors Present: (a) 8:30-8:45 & (b) 1:00-1:15                          F = Poster - 2 x 15 minutes

          Authors - Session A                                                            Titles & Abstracts
Sarah Buila - W                                         The Social Work Ecological Perspective: Past, Present and Future Application for Healing
                                           Participants will have increased knowledge of both historical and contemporary social work theory related to the
                                           ecological perspective. We will share thoughts and dialogue with other professionals to the end of mutual
                                           understanding and clarity about what it means to be a professional healer/helper in these times of ecological
Gwendolyn Blue - P                                                                  Food: A Recipe for Sustainability?
                                           This paper explores how food can be used to deepen an understanding of sustainability. I examine why food offers
                                           a thought provoking, pragmatic and pleasurable way tp grapple with the ecological, economic, and social
                                           dimensions of sustainability.

Paul Bohnert - P                                               Live so your Forefathers Would be Proud and your Children will be Thankful

                                           Our actions are products of our forefathers and gifts to our children. Environmental ignorance prevalent in the 50s
                                           and 20th century are no longer an acceptable excuse for the 21st century. So how do we do that?

Arielle Dylan - P                                        Think Green, Act Group: Weaving Environmental Theory into Social Work with Groups
                                             The purpose of this paper presentation is to examine critically, and outline the relevance of, selected
                                             environmental perspectives for social work with groups to contribute to the small but growing
                                             environmental social work literature that recognizes the connections between environmental issues and
                                             the purview of social work.
Lorraine Fish - P                                               Ecopsychology: Understanding the Human Psyche with the Earth in Mind
                                           This ecopsychology 101 presentation will look at the enormous potential within the field of ecopsychology for
                                           transforming the way we relate to the self, other, and the cosmos through a brief look at Western history, Theodore
                                           Roszak's eight principles of ecopsychology, and the many ways in which ecopsychology can be applied
Sarah Kerr - P                                          Trauma and Transformation: Psycho-spiritual Resources for Navigating the Great Turning
Sarah Kerr - P
                                 What healing becomes possible when human and ecological traumas are considered as the same injury,
                                 manifesting in different bodies? We will explore the parallels between traumatology and ecopsychology and the
                                 hidden opportunities in these difficult times: they may be labor pains in the birth of an ecological consciousness

Fran Kiesling - P                                Cultivating Nature: Environmental Gardening Identity and Home Gardening Practices
                                 The investigation hypothesized environmental gardening identity as robust enough to be measured separately from
                                 environmental identity and that both kinds of identity influence home gardening practices. Statistical analyses show
                                 environmental gardening is highly correlated with environmental identity, but the former is a better predictor of
                                 ecologically sound gardening practices.
Osprey Orielle Lake - W                                            Renewing our Relationship to Nature and Culture:
                                                    Enriching our Lives Through Nature Themed Art and Culturally Diverse Images
                                 We will explore the ways narrative and visual communication affect the way we think and act in relationship to the
                                 natural world and diverse cultures in modern society. Earth-honoring narratives and transformative public art are
                                 critical tools in personal and societal change, and in renewing human/nature relationships.

Greg Lowan - P                                       A Collaborative Exploration of Land-Based Indigenous Education in Canada
                                 This presentation will explore the background, methodology, findings and implications of Outward Bound
                                 Giwaykiwin: Wilderness-based Indigenous Education, a recently completed collaborative ethnographic study.
                                 Successes, challenges and future research possibilities will be highlighted.

Mishka Lysack - W                    Creating a Climate for Change: Tools for Public Education and Environmental Action on a Warming Planet

Beverly Mathison                                      (Re)Enlivening the Spirit: Coming to Conversation, Topography, and Home
  & Polly Knowlton Cockett - W   As languaged beings, we are in constant dialogue with inner and outer worlds. It is conversation that offers entry
                                 into new/re-newed understandings. Through reflection and sharing, participants will be invited into dialogue and
                                 meaning-making surrounding personal and professional experiences of, to, and with Earth and self.
Jeff Reading - W                                                     Reducing Calgary's Ecological Footprint
                                 Find out what our city's ecological Footprint tells us and what the City of Calgary is doing to reduce it. Discover actions you can
Gareth Thomson - W                                       Helping Learners Practice Stewardship: What Research Tells Us
                               What do we know about the environment and how to take care of it? How effective has environmental education
                               been? What is the role of the professional helping community to help increase stewardship of the environment?
                               And what are the implications for policy-makers?

Kim Zapf - P                                           Social Work and the Environment: Understanding People and Place
                               With a longstanding focus on person-in-environment, the social work profession has been surprisingly silent on
                               environmental concerns. This paper explores neglect of the physical environment within mainstream social work.
                               Place-based understandings from the margins of the profession (rural/remote, Aboriginal, international) and other
                               disciplines lead towards a new model of practice.

         Authors - Session B                                                  Titles & Abstracts
Clive Callaway                                                      Earth Eldership: An Idea in the 'Remaking'
   & Sarah Weaver - W          This participatory workshop explores a concept for training a target audience of "Baby-boomers" to become "Earth
                               Elders". Participants will explore how Baby boomers can be trained to become elders (as in Aboriginal cultures),
                               passing on cultural identity, ecological traditions of caring for the land, and stories which shape a culture's
                               "ecological identity".
Nathalie Doiron - P                                 People with Chemical Sensitivities: Health and Social Service Experiences
                               People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities react to low levels of chemicals and biological substances with a variety
                               of symptoms. From a grounded theory study, I present selected findings on the health and social service
                               experiences of people living with MCS and perceptions of providers who provide such services to them.

Larry Freeman - W                                      Families and the Future: The Intimate Ecology of the Climate Crisis
                               I wish to speak of the lessons of family therapy -- its awareness of how we come to know we are "part of a
                               universe" through our families -- to this sacred task of renewal.

Catherine Hawkins - W                      Proposing Article 31: The Human Right to a Clean, Safe, and Healthy Natural Environment
                               The time has come to integrate the natural environment into our conceptualization of human rights and to the
                               profession's commitment to making the world a more just and humane place.

Jason Hildebrandt - P                                 Maintaining Power at any Cost: A Political Ecological Exploration of
                                                Corporate/Governmental Exploitation of Oil Resources in the Niger Delta, Nigeria
Jason Hildebrandt - P

                           This paper will examine the political ecology of oil relationships in the Niger Delta. It will be argued that a
                           partnership between government officials and oil company officials has allowed these actors to maintain physical,
                           economic, and political control over the region.

Robyn-Leigh Jacobsen - W                                       Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future
                           The consensus process used at the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is an innovative, multi-stakeholder
                           approach to addressing the challenges and opportunities of improving air quality. Participants in this workshop will
                           be led through an interactive exercise that will provide insight into the benefits of using the consensus process for
                           decision-making. This workshop will provide information on the elements of a successful, sustainable consensus
Gail Jardine - W           process.                             Uncovering our Interconnected Wholeness
                           During this workshop, we will briefly explore cultural ideas that lead us to feel isolated and disconnected (the
                           lonelines of the cogito ) and then, together, we will develop ways to use a nature journal with students (or possibly,
                           clients) to reorient then and ourselves to our interconnectedness with all life on Earth.

Ernest Khalema                                    Positioning Popular Epidemiology in Environmental Health Education:
   & Ella Haley - P                      Aboriginal Students’ Engagement with Community Capacity Building from the Bottom Up
                           Popular epidemology is an essential tool for environmental educators to reaffirm the principles of environmental
                           activism and community capacity building for social action beyond the classroom.

Elan LaMontagne                                                              What is a Park?
   & Deborah Nettesheim               An Inquiry into Connection with Place Learning from Local Environments with Young Children
   & Sandra Last - W

Jennifer McKinnon - P                  Social Work and Sustainability: Exploring the Nexus Between the Personal and the Political
                           This paper reports on results from the author's PhD research study about social workers' efforts to bring ecological
                           awareness into their practice. The boundary lines between personal and professional interests of social workers
                           are explored, particularly as they relate to ecological awareness. Social sustainability is examined for possible
Ken McLeod - W                                     Eco-Narrative Practices: Re-Storying Our Relationship with the Earth
Ken McLeod - W
                               Eco-narrative practices integrate narrative therapy ideas with ecocentric concepts from deep ecology, permaculture
                               and ecotherapy to address problems impacting people, the earth and the relationship between the two. The
                               workshop explores these underlying ideas and ways of implementing them into the practice of therapy and
                               community work.
Loretta Pyles - P                                               The Impact of 'NGOisation' on Sustainability:
                                                Lessons Learned from Community-Based Research in Post-Katrina New Orleans
                               This presentation includes a discussion of the relevance of sustainable social development practice in post-Katrina
                               New Orleans and a critical evaluation of social development and NGO-based models in disaster contexts.

Shelly Wood                        Fossil Fuel Dependency: Analysis and Recommendations for Communities Working Toward Sustainability
  & Robert Polack - P          United States' fossil-fuel dependence and related environmental problems will be explored. Presenters will argue
                               that avoiding dire societal consequences requires the intentional reduction of fossil-fuel usage. Specific
                               recommendations for communities working to establish less fossil-fuel dependent economies will be provided.

         Authors - Session C                                                 Titles & Abstracts
Donna Appavoo - P                     Canada’s Food Guide: A Blueprint for Sustainable Food Choices or Prescription for Nutrient Intakes?
                               Canada's Food Guide is a teaching tool which has been in use to promote healthy eating in Canada for over 50
                               years. This presentation reviews its development, contemporary mandate and its potential as a tool to promote
                               healthy eating in the context of a sustainable food system.

Connie Blomgren                                      Death by a Thousand Cuts: Making Amends to a Wounded Landscape
  & Narcisse Blood             Both Aborignal and rural communities show alienation from the landscape has scarred thir psychology and spirit. In
  & Cynthia Chambers - W       this session, the presenters explore wounding, scarring, and healing through a brief historical overview of the
                               legacy of colonialism and how it has marked Southern Alberta and Blackfoot territory.

Christopher Gee - P                                                   Wild Epiphany: Youth Care Inside Out
                               Within this paper are emotionally charged recollections of epiphany as experienced by individuals who, as youth,
                               were mandated to attend a wilderness based residential attendance program. Expanded on, by youth care
                               counsellors who have facilitated extended excursions into the wilderness, are the therapeutic implications of such
Jon Hudson - P                                     The Self in Deep Ecology: Insights for Social Work Education and Practice
Jon Hudson - P
                          This paper reviews the concept of self that developed in the modern era. An expanded concept of self will be
                          presented from a Deep Ecological perspective. The paper will suggest ways social work cirricula may be
                          strengthened to include a broader concept of self into social work courses and practice.

Mishka Lysack - W                                       Ecological Despair: Restorative Stories, Healing Practices
                          More and more citizens are becoming increasingly concerned about the environmental crisis that we are facing.
                          And more people are also feeling a growing sense of loss or grief over what we are losing in nature as well as
                          mounting anxiety about what the future holds for us and our children.

Jeanette McCullough - W                                                   Becoming the Medicine
                          As within, so without. An Illustration of how experiencing ourselves as light, as the divinity that we are, can
                          influence the health and vitality of peoplem water, the soil that gives us food and the food we eat. Essential
                          elements that seem required for this "miracle" to happen.

Craig Mosher - W                                          A New Paradigm for Sustainability and Social Justice
                          This session will discuss the traditional modern scientific, reductionist, individualistic paradigm that has led to our
                          current world/environmental situation and present a new wholisitc paradigm that represents another way to grow
                          solutions. Participants will critique and refine this new paradigm so it can be used to drive specific change projects.

Mia Pintus - P                                 Social Work and Deep Ecology: The Earth/Human/Mindfulness Connection
                          This presentation will focus on mindfulness, Engaged Buddhism, and Deep Ecology as questions are raised
                          regarding their conceptual and philosophical fit with eco-social work practice. It is intended as a springboard from
                          which discussion may be generated with a goal of better clarifying this emergent, and long overdue practice lens.

Angela Rokne - W                                           Story as Bridge: Intergenerational Narratives of Care
                          Can a story be a bridge? This session considers the obligations of the story teller and the listener.
                          Can stories bridge generations to care for the young and our earth? Drawing from the work of Barry Lopez, Sharon
                          Todd and others, the speaker will examine stories arising from the classroom.
Aryne Sheppard - W                         Voluntary Simplicity Circles: Connecting our Personal Well-Being with the Planet’s
                          A simplicity circle is an informal study group that supports individuals who would like to slow down and simplify their
                          lives. Topics include consumerism, our use of time, and the development of self-awareness. The path of voluntary
                          simplicity assumes that our happiness is tied up together as a global community and that the planet will benefit to
                          the degree that humans live more consciously.
Rebecca Schiff - P                                              Food Policy Councils as a Collaborative Model for
                                                   Education, Communication, and Strategic Action for Sustainable Development
                                Food policy councils engage and educate among a broad range of institutions on theory and compinents necessary
                                to the development of more sustainable food systems. This research examines the organizational structure and
                                mandate of food policy councils as a model for supporting education, communication, action, and collaboration for
                                sustainable development.
Sarah Vekasi - P                                                 Eco-Chaplaincy: Spiritual Care for the Great Turning
                                Eco-Chaplaincy expands the field of pastoral care to directly address the spiritual implications living through this
                                time of ecological crisis called the Great Turning. All four roles of an Eco-Chaplain will be highlighted: theological,
                                pastoral care provider, healer, and change agent.

Larry White - W                             Way-showing at Algonquin College: Helping Students Become Better Environmental Citizens
                                Based on the principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global e

          Authors - Session D                                                   Titles & Abstracts
Bret Beall - P                                                    Kermit Was Wrong: It Really is Easy Being Green
                                Living environmentally (green)is often accompanied by frustration, confusion and anger. Information overload is the
                                primary reason for people having these emotions. Information quantity has increased, while quality has decreased.
                                This talk outlines the theoretical issues for evaluating earth-friendliness. These tools will help clients to live green
                                without negative emotions.
Laurie Bowers - P                                                            An Ecology of Living Practice
                                Eco-pedagogy as living-practice is vibrant, complex, transformational, and fraught with difficulties. Living-our-
                                practice is an endeavour to engage fully, in other words, to dwell, within the movement of ongoing meaning making
                                of our teaching/learning experiences.

Michael J. Cohe                                                    Industrial Society and Environmental Well-Being
   & Larry Gray - P             Humanity is part of nature's perfection. This presentation investigates a remedy for how and why Industrial Society
                                deteriorates personal, social, and environmental well-being.

Catherine Hawkins - W                                       Learning About Africa: Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries
Catherine Hawkins - W
                           This workshop will look at a global perspective of social work practice, with a focus on Kenya and South Africa.

Laurie Hollis-Walker - P                                    Dr. Joanna Macy, Meet Dr. Leslie Greenberg:
                                         Description and Comparison of the Work that Reconnects and Emotion-focused Therapy

Vicki Kelly - W                               Towards a Spiritual Ecology: Nurturing our Spirits Through Art, Myth, and Vision
                           In this session we will explore issues of ecology and sustainability in education through story, artisitc activity and

Sally Ludwig - W                                    Reconnecting Our World, Our Lives: Introduction to Group Practices
                           Exploring intersections of outward and inward views, this sessions introduces The Work That Reconnects.
                           Through simple exercises of dialogue, movement and sound we will give expression to thoughts and emotions that
                           accompany knowledge of conditions on Earth and embrace the challenge of being alive in the time of the Great
Ted Mehl                                            The World is a Spiritual Vessel: Social Action as Taoist Non-Action
  & Loretta Pyles - W      This workshop will examine basic Taoist philosophy as an eco-spiritual perspective and consider the self in helping

Doreen Perreault - P                Factors Enhancing Environmental Action and Intervention Restoring the Environmental Reciprocity
                           Factors enhancing mobilization for environmental protection will be presented. According to these factors, an
                           intervention project combining empowerment and ecotherapy will be discussed. This project will be implemented
                           with a group of teenagers in collaboration with the spiritual life and community involvement animation service of the
Caroline Thomson                                             A Round-Table Discussion on the Integration of
  & Gabrielle Daoust - W               Social Justice and Ecological Sustainability in Community Development: Can we Achieve It?
Caroline Thomson
  & Gabrielle Daoust - W
                               In community development, social justice and ecological sustainability were historically considered mutually
                               exclusive fields. When compared to the Global South, the Global North has had difficulty integrating social and
                               ecological priorities. This discussion will explore the potential barriers to and opportunities for incorporating the two
                               within a Canadian community context.
Bret Weber - P                      The Grand Alliance: Coordinating Resources for Economic and Environmental Sustainability on the Prairie
                                The story of efforts to create an 'energy alliance' in a small, urban community on the plains that illustrates the
                               process of problem identification and the intersection between environmental concerns, economic development,
                               and political tensions. It is an ongoing local story with promise of global lessons.

Anne White - W                                                  Globalization, Deep Ecology, and Spiritual Appraisals
                               Environmental and spiritual ethics recognize the rights of human and non-human species. Practical spiritual
                               appraisals are necessary to correct our abusive global systems in order to provide alternative environmental
                               paradigms for a 'green', sustainable future.

Maggie Ziegler - W                                      Integration into Life: Linking Trauma Psychology and Ecopsychology
                               This workshop combines theory and practice from the disciplines of trauma psychology, social psychology and
                               ecopsychology into an integrative healing model that links interpersonal violence with the assaults on the earth
                               lessens the distance between therapeutic interventions and community action. Participants can expect both
                               theoretical presentations and participatory activities.

         Authors - Session E                                                    Titles & Abstracts
Yvonne Haist                                                                 Earth/Body Re-Memberings
  & Lisa Mortimore - W         Explore the interconnection between human and ecological balance from an intersubjective, neurobiological, and
                               somatic perspective. Attunement to the interconnection of self and earth supports one's innate rhythm and
                               regualtion of the autonomic nervous system, enhancing capacity to be in-relation to self, other and earth and your
                               eco-political, spiritual path.
Pat Hasbach - W                                               Ecotherapy: New Territory for Therapeutic Professionals
                               Rooted in the assumptions of the Western scientific paradigm, the field of psychology/counseling has been slow to
                               recognize the relationship between humans and the natural world. This workshop explores how our culture
                               worldview separates us from the natural world, and how personal and planetary health may be related.

Laird Herbert                               Changing the Paradigms of Higher Education: Prioritising Social Justice and Sustainability
  & Wilma van der Veen - W
Laird Herbert
  & Wilma van der Veen - W   The New University Cooperative, formed in 2005, is a new grassroots higher education institution, with an ethos
                             based on ecological sustainability and social justice, inclusive and accessible for all. Join the New U Coop for a
                             session critiquing the pedagogy of higher education.

Dorothy Lichtblau - P                               Attending to Nature: Narratives from an Arts-Based Inquiry into how
                                          Long-term Engagement with an Outdoor Activity Informs Educators’ Ecological Awareness
                             My paper is composed of linked autobiographical stories about how engagement with the outdoors informed with
                             my ecological identity. I began this project because I wanted to consider how practicing being awake to the natural
                             world might shift who I was as an educator.

Samantha Mallett - P                                                Pop Culture on the Path to Sustainability
                             Using popular culture theory, I argue that popular culture can establish environmental sustainability norms. The
                             Simpsons regularly addresses ecological problems that confront today's world and provides a model of a socially-
                             engaged and environmentally minded character, Lisa Simpson. I explore how the show's engagement with the
                             environment can contribute to a more sustainable Earth.
Ruben Nelson - P                   Learning to be Cooperative with our Evolution: Exploring the Root Societal Challenge in the 21st Century
                             What might wise, courageous, loving and and strategic people do to enable a critical mass of opinion leaders to
                             come to see their world and situation with fresh eyes and commit to cooperating with their own evolution as
                             persons, a society and a whole civilization, while there is still time to do so.

Cathryne Schmitz                                 Linking Environmental, Economic, and Social Issues: Appalachian Exemplar
  & Christine Stinson - P    Participants will learn about intersecting social, political, and economic issues and a model for interdisciplinary
                             education and practice.

Mark Specht - P                                        Cool Roofs: A Cost-Effective Tool for Urban Ecological Problems
                             This paper examines the benefits of cool roofs, and how much greater the impact a city-wide cool roof
                             implementation will have on low-income individuals. Yet to be tested on a cool roofs project, Empowerment Theory
                             provides a unique foundation for an effective and inexpensive cool roof installation on a city-wide scale.

Sarah Weaver                                                                  Reconnecting to Life
   & Clive Callaway - W
Sarah Weaver
   & Clive Callaway - W        In the context of the global environmental crisis how do we remain hopeful and find sources of strength by
                               "reconnecting to life". Exercises will help remind us of gratitude, acknowledge our despair about the state of the
                               world, and inspire action. The workshop will also include opportunities to discuss what we can do and how we
                               might work together.

         Authors - Session F                                                  Titles & Abstracts
Sona Hykysova - F                             Creation of Partnership for Providing Transparent Environmental Information in the
                                            Region Affected by Coal Mining and Operation of Refinery and Petrochemical Enterprises
                               The pilot project of the Environmental Centre proves that polluters -- industrial establishments -- should be included
                               in the system for providing environmental information to the general public.

Polly Knowlton Cockett - F       Ecological Literacy in an Urban Prairie: Roots and Routes to School and Community Sense of Place Education
                               Students and community members produced original art, poetry, and text for “Whispering Signs”
                               interpretive panels in Calgary. Prairie conservation and environmental stewardship are included in this educational
                               initiative supported by: A curriculum-connected, site-specific ecological pedagogy was
                               used, thus facilitating the development of a sense of place for all viewers.
Katy Lipkind                                  Ecotherapy: How to Bring the Healing Aspects of Nature into your Counseling Practice
   & Diane Allan - F           This workshop will introduce the theory underlying ecotherapy as a modality that promotes the reciprocal healing of
                               both human and planet. Experiential activities that heighten awareness of one's relationship with the natural world
                               will provide participants with tools they can incorporate into their practice with clients.

Bonnie Shapiro - F                    Helping Educators Consider some of the Environmental Messages of School Learning Environments

Jeannette Tramhel - F              Using Participatory Urban Design for the Integration of Organic Waste Management with Urban Agriculture:
                                                                       A Case Study from the Philippines

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