Workshop in Cork to help people grieve the loss of nature

Workshop in Cork to help people grieve the loss of nature
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A WORKSHOP to help people grieve the loss of nature is being held on Saturday from 11am to 1.30pm in the Dervish Bookshop & Holistic Centre on Cornmarket St.

The event is to allow people to feel and explore a sense of ecogrief.

Ecogrief is a sense of mourning felt in response to experienced or anticipated ecological loss.

This workshop aims to create a safe space to allow people to delve further into the emotions and perceptions many of us hold around the climate and biodiversity crisis.

The event is run by environmental educator Melanie O’Driscoll, who holds a degree in zoology and who has started a social enterprise called The Green Step, which aims to empower people and businesses to take enlightened action in the face of the climate and biodiversity emergency.

“Through my own experience of ecogrief, I have garnered a set of techniques and tools that I have found to help me move forward and take action,” said Melanie.

“In this workshop, I will share these techniques and offer various helpful resources which may help as you continue your own journey.”

The event is also being run in the Cobh Family resource centre on December 5 and again in Cork City on December 7.

For more information, see or follow The Green Step on Facebook.

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