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Albert Schweitzer Grimmialp-Days | 17.-19.6.2022

Climate change and PERMA - contradiction or symbiosis?

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  • Schwenden im Diemtigtal
  • For individual guests

Seek recreation and tranquillity where Albert Schweitzer, «Jungle doctor» and Nobel Peace Prize winner, already spent his summer holidays from 1901 to 1909 (without 1907) and found inspiration.

Permafrost, permaculture, the PERMA model are terms we still encounter in everyday life. While permafrost and permaculture are mainly about areas related to climate change and agriculture, the PERMA model includes questions around a fulfilled and sustainable life.

The 8th Albert Schweitzer Grimmialp-Days are intended to offer us the opportunity to seek and find sustainable answers to climate questions as well as to interpersonal behaviour in everyday life, far away from the «second society» and overstrained flood of information. 

Prof. Heinz Wanner, founding president and researcher at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Research at the University of Bern. Winner of the «Prix Vautrin Lud» - the unofficial Nobel Prize for Geography, and Urs Meier, master baker, vocational school teacher and humour and laughter trainer, will introduce us to the topic with their presentations on Friday evening and Saturday morning. 

* PERMA - What does it mean? 
P - like Positive Emotions
E - for Engagement
R - like Relationsship (positive relationships)
M - Meaning (sense, meaningfulness)
A - like Achievement / Accomplishment (achievement, goal attainment)

Look forward to an exciting and varied programme from Friday, 17 to Sunday, 19 June 2022:

Friday, 17 June 2022
  • 17.15 Welcome aperitif at the Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
  • 18.15 hrs Dinner at Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
  • 20.00 PERMA - perpetual or sustainable... or please more basic trust and humour (Urs Meier, Lyssach)
    PERMA is an acronym from agriculture as well as from positive psychology and is fully in vogue. - People in the midst of people - who live, have the basic need to be free and connected. Joy in life and a large portion of humour contribute to reacting more calmly in a given situation. Or: He who laughs last laughs best. 

Saturday, 18 June 2022
  • 08.30 Breakfast Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
  • 10.00 a.m. Climate change and PERMA - contradiction or symbiosis? (Prof. em. Heinz Wanner, Worb)
    Fundamentals of climate change - How are the five pillars of PERMA in harmony with the measures to cope with climate change? Awareness that we do not always live up to the principles!
  • 12.00 Lunch Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
  • Afternoon at leisure e.g:
    Mountain excursions and hikes Wiriehorn or Grimmialp
    (Depending on the weather, the mountain railways run - with the guest card the rail journey is free of charge).
    Hike on the Albert Schweitzer Trail
    (duration approx. 2 hrs., 5 km with 105 metres altitude difference
    walk to the Blauseeli
    (There and back to the Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel approx. 1 hour)
  • 18.15 hrs Dinner Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
  • 20.00 hrs Film screening «The secret life of trees» (film with Peter Wohlleben)
    We cannot destroy nature, it will always recover. The forest will come back. It would just be nice if we were still there then!

Sunday, 19 June 2022

  • 08.30 Breakfast Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
  • 10.00 a.m. Church service with Pastor Daniel Guggisberg, Schwenden Chapel. Following the service we will plant an «honorary tree» for Dr. Walter Munz, honorary member ASW, deceased on 31 August 2021.
    Aperitif at the Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
  • 12.00 Lunch at Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
    Closing of the Grimmialp Days 2022

Participation in the individual parts of the programme is basically free of charge and possible without registration. 

Registration is required for hotel accommodation (full board) and for individual meals (lunch Fr. 25; evening Fr. 20; drinks not included). A picnic can also be ordered for Sunday lunch.

Familie Pfister
Grimmialp 25
3757 Schwenden im Diemtigtal

Phone: 033 684 80 00
Website: www.kurhaus-grimmialp.ch

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