by Josh Chamberland, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Hey everybody! So if you haven't read my first blog post, go check this out first to get some more context of what I'm up to and this will actually make sense: http://www.wearepowershift.org/blogs/greetings-spain-volunteers-first-experience-official-greenpeace-skillshare
So it's Wednesday evening of the Greenpeace Digital Mobilization Skillshare and what an experience it has been... I've spent the last 3 days with 140 highly skilled and motivated people that have come from all across the globe with one thing in common: They've devoted their lives to ensure that our Earth has a future we can live in. Basically, what's been happening the whole week has been the sharing of ideas, strategies, and visions from every part of the world so we can all take them back to our own communities.
Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to co-facillitate a workshop on "how to give an effective story of self and utilize it to make personal connections with those you work with". This was awesome. To be able to share what I've learned back in the Greenpeace Semester (Shameless Plug) with people who are working for Greenpeace is definitely an empowering feeling. In the workshop I was able to tell my story of how I was brought into the environmental movement and heard other peoples' stories as well. After writing and sharing our stories, we brainstormed different ways we could effectively implement our personal stories in to a "digital medium" (like the internet). I walked away from the workshop with a buch of ideas that I'll definitely be trying out when I get back to school.
I just wanted to share this opportunity with you all! I'll write more soon, but now it is time for dinner and dancing afterwards!!
As they say in Europe: Cheers!
P.S. Sorry the picture isn't relevant to the post, I just felt it'd be awkward to ask those in the workshop to take a picture of me facilitating. haha