Autumn Haumea Ecoversity: Essential Ecoliteracy Course now open for bookings

 Dates: 4 Oct – 29 Nov 2022, ONLINE

 Times: Self-paced, weekly Tues zoom meeting

We are delighted to announce our next course for Autumn 22, the popular Haumea Ecoversity: Essential Ecoliteracy course for mid-career/post-graduate creative practitioners, educators, curators, arts administrators, cultural policy and other cultural researchers.

Gain Essential Ecoliteracy in just 7 weeks
through the popular, self-paced, fully guided


Cathy Fitzgerald and Nikos Patedakis - cohosts of the Haumea podcast on ecoliteracy and culture
Cathy Fitzgerald and Nikos Patedakis

Led by ecological (ecosocial) artist Dr Cathy Fitzgerald (Ireland) along with ecophilosopher Dr Nikos Patedakis (California) you will learn why ecoliteracy and ecophilosophy can assist arts practitioners and professionals in developing impactful: creative practices, exhibitions, events, community art programs, art courses, or help you develop insightful cultural leadership for these urgent times.

Each week participants will have access to video lessons that can be engaged independently. There will be weekly group meetings via Zoom for valuable peer learning and networking with other creative workers across the world.


See what people are saying about this unique course here


Ecoliteracy is a big topic! It encompasses an immense cultural shift. Ecologically expansive understanding and integrated ecosocial values are not currently prioritised in the creative sector but are needed to help modern society shift toward sustainable and equitable living. Informed creativity has crucial social power to inspire others to embrace a more beautiful, just and sustainable culture.

Position your work at the forefront of this crucial, urgent cultural shift.

The benefits of joining the Haumea Ecoversity Essential Ecoliteracy course:

  • it will help you become fluent with the ecological mind-shift, language, concepts, values frameworks and practices–vital to communicate and inclusively advance a life-sustaining culture. Ecofluency is increasingly important if you or your cultural institution wish to secure funding for creative aesthetic and community engagement opportunities.
  • it will help you understand clearly how the dominant culture has historically misperceived our place on Earth and contributed to this unprecedented cultural crisis–and correspondingly, we learn why informed ecocultural activity is crucial for global sustainable cultural renewal.
  • you will deeply know why modern society’s future lies in an expansive, inclusive planetary worldview, where all understand Earth’s inhabitant’s flourishing is ultimately connected with healthy environments and intergenerational social justice
  • you will more skillfully collaborate and co-create with others (scientists, environmental experts, teachers and local knowledge holders) in the shift to collective transformative learning,
  • and most importantly, you know how Earth-aligned creative activity can help us live well with the wider community of life.
  • and best of all you will join a supportive network of creatives and other cultural workers engaging in this new area

We offer a fee scale to accommodate people’s situations.

The full-price sustaining rate for our business is €269,

and a reduced rate of €189 is available for unwaged – low waged learners.

If you are being sponsored for this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), please pay our sustaining rate of €269. (You may wish to follow other learners who included this course fee in their funding applications to County Arts Offices or national arts organisations).

or email:

Phone: 087 285 7129

Bookings close on 3rd Oct 2022.

As we prioritise transformational learning for each learner,
PLACES ARE LIMITED to 20 participants in each course.

Please book early to avoid disappointment

Hello! Kia Ora! My name
is Cathy Fitzgerald.
I’m a New
Zealander, living in rural
Ireland, the home of my ancestors, these past 25 years. Since 2019, I have offered ecoliteracy training to 250+ creative professionals in Ireland and internationally.

“In these urgent times, I’m passionate
about bringing ecoliteracy including
new ecological thinking, values,
language and head-heart-body
practices in empowering
transformative learning
to the creative and wider cultural
sector. Creative and cultural sector
professionals have a crucial
leadership role if informed and
supported. They can employ their
social inclusivity and creativity skills
to inspire diverse communities to
envision and embrace new
understandings, values and actions
for a more beautiful and just world.

Dr Cathy Fitzgerald, PhD:  ecological artist for the ongoing Hollywood Forest Story (begun 2008), | Accredited 
ESD Earth Charter educator | researcher | advisor & mentor. In 2022, Cathy was nominated as Earth Charter Focal Point Communicator by Earth Charter International.

Dr Cathy Fitzgerald

Ecological artist for the ongoing Hollywood Forest Story (begun 2008), Advisor for Creative Drummin Carlow Bog project, Accredited ESD* Earth Charter educator | researcher | advisor & mentor.

In 2022, Cathy was nominated by Earth Charter International, UNESCO Chair for ESD as Earth Charter Focal Point Communicator for Ireland.

*ESD is the UN-mandated shift in global formal and lifelong learning toward Education for Sustainable Development

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