Beth Remmes is a Facilitator for The Work That Reconnects and Gaia Education. She is leader of the Earth Care Team at Unity Atlanta, a member of the Unity Worldwide Ministry Earth Care Team, is on the Board of Directors for Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, and co-founder of The Four Directions Fund.
Beth was a speaker at Emory University’s CREATE Conference, and presenter for the Association for Global New Thought’s Engaged Spirituality Webinar Series on How to Create and Sustain an Earth Care Congregation. She has also participated in Pachamama Alliance’s Awakening the Dreamer Facilitator Training Program and Game Changer Intensive, and the Sustainable World Coalition’s Emergence to Action course, Environmental Working Group for Environmental Educators, and White Awake Study Group. Beth completed a year long international on-line Work That Reconnects Facilitator Development Program and earned a certificate in Ecopsychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She also completed a certificate in Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Address ing Sustainability and Development from the University of Michigan, a certificate in Ecological Design from Gaia Education, and is part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She is currently enrolled in the online Master of Science (MS) in Biomimicry program at Arizona State University.
Beth grew up on the ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee people in upstate New York. Childhood experiences in nature camp and school exposed her to the indigenous wisdom of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy which resonated deeply with her and planted the seeds for a future that would become dedicated to helping to create a life-sustaining society.
In 2008, after a career in academic publishing, Beth founded Zola Goods, a green business created to help people shift to a more sustainable lifestyle. After seven years, and a rapidly changing marketplace, Beth phased out the retail aspect of Zola so that she could focus on what she loved most about that venture: educating and empowering groups of people on how they can make a positive difference in the world.
Drawn to deep ecology, indigenous wisdom, environmental and social justice, nature connection, systems theory, biomimicry, permaculture, sustainability, herbalism, earth skills, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality, Beth’s workshops burgeon with possibilities. Her natural curiosity, optimism, and years spent as a youth sports coach, combine to make Beth’s facilitation style encouraging and inspirational.
Especially motivated by her children, step-grandchildren, and all of the future generations, Beth is devoted to helping create a more sustainable, just and peaceful world where all beings can thrive.