The Climate Ribbon was the closing ritual of a month-long course in Boulder called What Would Nature Do?, co-taught by Emma Ruffin and James Edwards. The course focused on systems design methods—Theory U and Permaculture Design—as powerful pathways to co-creating a resilient, regenerative, and equitable future for all. For this closing ritual, we asked students to put their ribbons into a basket once they finished writing on them, and asked them to choose a ribbon at random. We stood in a circle and read ribbons aloud, after which the group stated, “We are with you” or, “Your commitment strengthens mine,” so that each person’s love and commitment wove a group poem. We closed by linking arms: left hand - the person who read your ribbon; right hand - the person whose ribbon you read. This formed a web of interconnectedness before we parted ways.
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