This “Mantra” Is a chant or a reminder to our collective consciousnesses, to take a personal responsibility for the wellbeing of plants, sentient beings and the resources on planet earth, on which we depend. Three simple verses can potentially motivate our psyche and activate our physical activity, resulting in the purposeful human act of providing […]
Save the planet, easy as 1-2-3: Plant edibles – Preserve Harvests – Compost (Repeat)
A psychopath is going to the white house. Four lessons to learn and act on.
Civilization as we know it arose out of annual agriculture and the domestication of animals in the fertile crescent about 10,000 years ago. In other words, civilization depends on food.
The big picture of One Planet Thriving: (1) Our modern way of life is the largest, most unethical failure in human history. (2) We know how to reverse that failure and thrive on one planet’s worth of resources. (3) The trick is transitioning to that way of life. For more detail, read this post which, in turn, has links to more detailed posts and resources.
For those who like to put things in context, read this short post covering the big picture of One Planet Thriving. The point of life is sustainable well-being: happiness, health, and long lives achieved in a way that can be sustained over multiple generations. That means we have to achieve our well-being while using only […]
How absurd would it be if the coal miner, who brings a canary with him to warn of poisonous methane gas in the mine, then died because he ignored the canary’s warning?! This little musical story is a modern version of that (see below, but there’s a visual version of the same point that isn’t […]
For the beginning of our third year of Swabi retreats, we started to explore transitioning the group to another phase. These videos explain this transition while also providing some idea of what the retreats are about. Part I, New Ways of Living, shows examples of cohousing and permaculture-inspired ecovillages as potential models for living sustainably. […]