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Luis Alberto Camargo: If you have a deep question, ask the forest
Episode 2530th October 2023 • Coconut Thinking • Benjamin Freud, Ph.D.
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What might happen when the landscape is our place of learning?

In this episode, I speak with Luis Alberto Camargo. Luis was named the 2023 Richard Louv Prize recipient, in recognition of his life’s work, which has impacted 130,000 children and youth across Colombia. Luis is Founder and Executive Director of Organización para la Educación y Protección Ambiental (OpEPA - Colombia & USA), Co-Founder of The Weaving Lab, Core member of Regenerative Communities Network and Founder of Colombia Regenerativa, and Director at Thundra Outdoors. Global Change Leader, Young Global Leader (2008), Ashoka Fellow. Prior, he held a number of roles, including Adviser to the Vice-Minister of Environment of Colombia, Adviser to the Department of National Planning, Researcher at Universidad de los Andes and WWF, Wilderness Medicine Instructor at the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as well as wilderness educator in the US. We discuss:

🥥 Listening to the silence as means of connecting and convening;

🥥 Ways in which schools in urban settings can re-connect with/as Nature within their context;

🥥 How if we want to live as Nature, we must learn as Nature.

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