The Hoodwinked Collaborative is proud to unveil the pilot Module on Nature Based Solutions of the Hoodwinked in the Hothouse Public Curriculum. This curriculum is now available in PDF form for educators, organizers, and all types of learners to deepen a shared understanding of the threat of Nature-based Solutions vs. real solutions for climate justice. The Module on Nature Based Solutions will soon also be available virtually (through an interactive learning platform) for frontline communities, organizers, and a wide variety of audiences to take the course online.
The creation of this module was a collective, iterative, and intentional process where organizers, visioners, designers, researchers, and editors worked together to envision and execute a curriculum which aims to achieve four main goals:
- DECOLONIZE/REVITALIZE: to reclaim and center the knowledge sovereignty of Indigenous, local, grassroots, EJ communities and movements. In so doing the curriculum aims to foreground the depth, value and power of their analyses, foregrounds their interests and struggles, and seeks to contribute to the revitalization of the worldviews, cosmovisions, knowledges, analyses, practices and principles of communities and organizers themselves.
- UNSETTLE/SUBVERT: to deliberately demystify, unsettle, and subvert the power and patriarchalism of dominant actors and their status as “experts,” while reclaiming the power of communities to act upon autonomous, collective and democratic knowledge.
- COLLECTIVELY ACT TO RESIST AND TRANSFORM: to facilitate knowledge sharing spaces, training, and movement building knowledge base for people engaging with or in contested decision making spaces.
- EXPAND ACCESSIBLE, PUBLIC, & CRITICAL CLIMATE EDUCATION: to provide a curriculum that is publicly accessible to a broad and diverse range of audiences and learning spaces, and which can be a tool used autonomously for differing purposes and varying types of engagement regarding false versus real climate solutions.
Please share widely! We can’t do this work without you. If you are able to, please make a donation so that we can continue to create accessible curricula on false climate solutions! Upcoming modules include Geoengineering and Nuclear, as well as others forthcoming. If you are interested in learning more about the curriculum project, reach out to us at [email protected].