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About Lisa Siegel
Lisa’s first go at environmental advocacy was in Year 6, as a member of “STOP: Student Team on Protection” – getting kids on the playground to pick up their rubbish! After this inspiring start, she has gone on to become a teacher, a community activist, and the mother of two sons.
Lisa is a skilled environmental educator with over 20 years experience in developing and facilitating educational experiences for children, young people, and adults. Lisa was instrumental in helping a group of students establish Bellingen EYE in 2007, and was its Coordinator for the first five years. She has since been working as Coordinator of CEL, developing adult programs while still helping facilitate camps and the EYE Leadership Training Program.
Lisa has a Masters in Education from Columbia University in New York, and a Masters in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney. She is a fellow with the Australian School of Social Entrepreneurs. Lisa has trained in Deep Ecology/The Work That Reconnects with John Seed and Joanna Macy, and has been a student of Insight Buddhism for the past five years.
Besides her work with CEL, Lisa is currently working at the Cascade Environmental Education Centre (a NSW Public School) as coordinator of the Waterwise Schools program.
Lisa is a founding member of Transition Bellingen, a lead partner in the Bellingen Shire Learning Alliance, and is a member of the Mid River Group of Environmental Educators.
Entries by Lisa Siegel
I fully blame my Year 6 teacher for my obsession with litter and waste. Mr Thaw was one of those teachers who was terrifying if you came across him on the playground – very stern and not willing to accept an iota of nonsense. But once you were in the sacred realm of his classroom, […]
Transition Bellingen started in February of 2008, as part of an international network of Transition groups that are working to create resilient and strong communities by RE-LOCALISING production of food, energy and other resources, RE-LEARNING old skills that can be used in our modern way of life, and RE-CONNECTING all sectors of the community. From […]
This is our favourite bushwalker Sophie, who walked nearly 1000 km of the Bibbulman track last spring and raised over $3000 towards making EYE camps happen in 2016. What a legend! We enjoyed following her adventure via Facebook, and you can relive it too, by reading the blog below and then continuing on here.
CEL is excitedly planning eight different workshops/forums/tours as part of the Bellingen LeaF (Learning Festival) which will run in conjunction with the Bello Winter Music Festival, 2-5 July. The “back story” is that CEL is part of the Bellingen Shire Learning Alliance (BSLA), which is a network of local eco-groups and which has created the […]
This month, group member Reiner will give a short synopsis of Thomas Berry’s “The Universe Story” to get the discussion started. The study group is a monthly meeting of interested and interesting adults who enjoy rich discussion about the writings of eco-philosophers like Thomas Berry, Joanna Macy, John Seed, and others. Newcomers always welcome! Come […]
The EYE crew wants to wish our dear Muguette all the best as she starts her new life in Melbourne. Muguette came to her first Junior EYE camp in 2009 when she was in Year 7, and has been a dedicated EYElet ever since. In spite of having a hugely busy life with her studies, […]
“We must come to understand that life-forms do not constitute a pyramid with our species at the apex, but rather a circle where everything is connected to everything else….Deep Ecology recognises that nothing short of a total revolution in consciousness will be of lasting use in preserving the life-support systems of our planet….” (John Seed, […]
The Senior EYE crew has had some great planning meetings in the past few weeks and have so many ideas that we hardly know where to start! Lots of research is going on about where, when, and how we can start creating our Edible Gardens and Public Art projects. In the meantime, we want to […]
The Centre for Ecological Learning is very excited to have a leading role in the inaugural Bellingen LeaF (Learning Festival), which will run in conjunction with the brand new Bello Winter Music Festival from 2-5 July. The Bellingen LeaF will include workshops, forums, and tours, all focused on local sustainability and environmental issues….. and brought to […]
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