MIMIC THIS! When you get invited to events 3000 miles away (or 20 of them just across town), use COPY & PASTE with the really interesting events to seed your own community's plans for similar events. Why start from scratch.... Beg, borrow and mimic! More....
I want to get the word out about how wonderfully easy it is to raise chickens. Would you send this to folks/groups you think might be interested and mention it on your sites? Early registration discounts end this Saturday (1/3 off). This 90 minute introduction to raising a few hens is a great way to motivate people to take constructive action.
For more information or registration contact: www.postpeakliving.com/chickens-101
Many years ago when I was a child, this holiday was not called Memorial Day, but rather, Decoration Day, owing to the standard practice of families visiting cemeteries to place flowers not only on the graves of fallen heroes, but on all the graves of the dearly departed. Since that time, the culture has chosen to emphasize remembering the war dead in our celebration of this holiday, but today, I would like to enlarge our perspective on its meaning and bring it closer to home for each of… Continue
It’s time to throw the green bologna on the compost heap. It’s like bull shit and makes pretty good fertilizer. We don’t have time for this ‘Green’ bullshit. It’s time to raise the Red Flag. So I am raising the Red Flag and declaring an Emergency.
Suppose we were on a spaceship circling the Sun. Life Support reports that the buildup of co2 is approaching critical. An essential… Continue
Added by Steve Mann on May 22, 2009 at 10:09pm —
Heirloom peach tomatoes - photo by Casey Williamson
I grow food. I shop for food. I cook food for me and my family. And, like most of us, I want food that is safe, healthy and fresh. I want it at a price I can afford, but I am willing to pay more for quality and to keep farmers I trust in business. So why don't I have more of a voice in how food is produced and regulated?
LAO from GreenLoc , CA
A Story for Our Youth by Willi Paul
American Indian LeadershipU.S. Governance
* Leaders were chosen as leaders for their knowledge, experience and contribution.
* Leaders were chosen by the tribe and thus remained leaders as long as the tribe needed them.
* Leaders had no power over others and could not command.
* Welfare of the tribe protected through maintaining culture and traditions.
* Consensus was driving force behind… Continue
Earlier this week I accepted the position of running the Center for a New American Dream (www.newdream.org) and this coming week I will be sitting on a panel discussing how the US and by extension the world can have our cake and eat it too. In other words: How can we have a healthy and just economy that is not based on growth and an unsustainable amount of consumption and how do we get people to implement rational and fair plans? My hope is that the ideas we develop will support and compliment… Continue
Added by Bob Ferris on May 16, 2009 at 5:12am —
Tarpon Springs has been hosting a Sustainability series based upon the Transition towns model. Last Tuesday we had a guest speaker Joseph Malki present an Open Space seminar. Code Green Community is a non-profit established to create a network of sustainability all across the Tampa…
Obama's listening ear is coming to town! Let's put his listeners in touch with the Transition Spirit. They are looking to learn from the people what structure the people want them to use to listen to us more deeply! (see below)
I know that I'll suggest Open Space Technology, World-Cafe, Conversation cafe, fish bowl, and Sociocracy (and just imagine Compassionate, non-violent Communication and Appreciative Inquiry!) - these are all wonderful suggestions to make, and I might bring them… Continue
Recently a friend told me that she had been talking up my book Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse and suggesting to friends who are aware of collapse that they read it. On several occasions the response was, "Well, I don't want to engage in ‘negative thinking'. I'd rather keep a positive attitude and stay hopeful in the face of what's going in on the world."… Continue
The National Coalition for Democratic Dialogue,
The International Association for Public Participation and the Co-Intelligence Institute have been
leading a dynamic, collaborative online process aimed at developing a set of Core Principles for Public Engagement that most people and organizations in this field can support. Dozens of practitioners and leading organizations have contributed to the creation of the Core… Continue
I take meds and get asthmatic when I have the flu. I am recomending silver for self reliance during this transition. I am learning about whole foods and how to keep my immunity in check. What will happen if our world changes in a way that forces us to rely on ourself and our community. What will happen for people who have illness and are medicine dependant? I think about this often.
I will blog later.
Added by Nicole Biggs on May 3, 2009 at 4:14pm —