Four Directions Fund

Opportunities for Workshop and Grants

The Four Directions Fund was founded in order to inspire care for creation through educational programs. Funds are donated to GIPL and are currently dedicated to bringing the Active Hope Workshop to your congregation. The programs are designed for parishioners, youth programs, and clergy.


DSC_0171Taught by Beth Remmes. Based on the work of Joanna Macy, this participatory workshop on Active Hope addresses the environmental and cultural problems that we are facing. It is based on over four decades of community-based work with thousands of people around the world. It is designed to help you transform fear and despair into inspiration and a sense of empowerment. We will explore gratitude, anger, grief, and hope and move into a deeper understanding of how to create our best collective future. We will end the workshop with exercises to help us support one another as we go forth and work towards a more sustainable, just, and peaceful world where all beings can thrive.


The Four Directions Fund also provides grants for environmental projects which are conceived during these workshops. Attending a workshop makes one eligible to fill out a brief application to be considered for this seed money of up to $300.



Beth Remmes is a Facilitator for The Work that Reconnects, is on the Education Committee for Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and is a member of Unity Worldwide Ministry‘s Earth Care Team.

If you have any questions about this workshop or to book this event for your faith community, please contact Beth at, or by phone at 770-715-4525.