SHEP Earth Aware

SHEP’s overall vision is of “a socially just world, where all people live in dignity, where we cherish and celebrate each other and ourselves, and where the integrity of the earth is honoured.”

SHEP Earth Aware seeks to contribute to implementing that vision, but with a particular focus on “earth awareness”.  The need for “earth awareness” has come to the fore especially because of the realization that the web of life is being seriously damaged by human beings’ unsustainable lifestyle, and the related realization that while this will affect us all, it is already causing enormous suffering for many of the poorest people on earth, people who have done least to bring about the problem.

SHEP Earth Aware’s understanding of “earth awareness” is in line with SHEP’s general style of education. It involves helping people gain some knowledge about what is happening and some understanding of how and why it is happening. But it knows that knowledge alone is not effective in helping people to face the reality, or to contribute to finding a constructive way forward. There is also needed a cultivation of a deep emotional response, of a willingness to face and express painful feelings such as fear and grief, and of an opening of the heart based on gratitude and love. SHEP Earth Aware seeks to foster and promote this fuller response of mind and heart.


Zero Waste Workshop: When?Saturday November 18th from 2 to 5pm. Where? at SHEP, Village Centre, Station Road, Ballincollig. Join Murielle for a fun, hands on zero waste workshop.

No charge

This workshop is going to be VERY popular! Places are limited, please Email  if you are interested in attending.

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2016 New – Caring About a Small Blue Planet – An Introduction to Earth Awareness
This 20 hour course commences Tuesdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm from 10th May to 14th June  2016 & Sat 21st May 10-5.00 pm – No Charge

For anyone who loves this earth we live on, and who is concerned that our way of life is damaging it and leaving a poorer and less liveable earth to our children .… lively, interactive, using lots of video clips with discussion and opportunities to share feelings and thoughts.

Course Information (word)  Flyer for Cork May June Blue Planet Course May June 2016 (Pdf) Flyer for Cork May June Blue Planet Course May June 2016

Go to the Short Course section for Application form