THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE ACTION: : A MISSING ELEMENT IN THE GREEN MOVEMENT
These Amish farmers, working in Lancaster, Pa, are following a centuries old tradition of collective action going back to Western European roots. The good news is this picture was taken last year. The bad news is that 99% of the action of barn raising or home construction or any kind of neighborhood construction is done… Continue
Added by forrest craver on May 29, 2010 at 7:50am —
PBS HONORS THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY WITH A
WEEK OF ECO-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING
April 16-22, 2010
Los Angeles, CA: PBS/TCA Press Tour; January 13,
-- PBS counts down to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day
with new and encore programming leading up to Thursday, April 22, 2010.
New programming this week includes EARTH DAYS: AMERICAN
Added by forrest craver on April 8, 2010 at 8:17am —
THE POWER OF ONE
In New Jersey, Alice Paul, a Quaker, saw the need to agitate first with women and wake them up. And then to agitate against the government. She knew the pain first hand of having her creativity and… Continue
Added by forrest craver on February 26, 2010 at 8:00pm —
ALTARS OF THE HOLY ONE
Milky breath of the buffalo
On starry plains
Fireflies dance in the night
A woman groans with birth pangs
Tree people crucified
Yet still they stand
Flowers sing silent hallelujahs
Kaleidoscopes of color and scent
Tall grass prairie of our mother
Whispers her lullabies
Monarch butterflies traverse… Continue
Added by forrest craver on December 2, 2009 at 4:30am —
HOWARD ZINN –“THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF A GENERATION”
– is an American historian and professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at Boston University.
The author of more than 20 books, including -- A Peoples’ History of the United States,
Zinn has been a stand out activist in the civil rights, civil liberties and anti-war movements in the United States. He has written compellingly on all three subjects. He… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 29, 2009 at 3:06am —
ROBERT RODALE-- PIONEER ADVOCATE OF ORGANIC FARMING AND FAMILY HEALTH
Robert Rodale, an exponent of organic farming and the head of a publishing empire whose magazines offered the world the very best information in gardening, health and fitness, died in 1990 at the age of 60
“What can be more valuable now than a small garden, free of synthetic fertilizers and pesticide poisons, yielding food that tastes as good as the… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 23, 2009 at 4:00am —
COLORADO “HOME GROWN HERO” AND PIONEER OF SOCIAL NETWORKING AND THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT: MARILYN FERGUSON
Marilyn Ferguson was born in 1938 in Grand Junction Colorado. She died on October 19, 2008.
An influential American author, editor and public speaker, she is best known for her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy
A founding. Member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology, Ferguson published and edited the… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 22, 2009 at 3:30pm —
A TRIBUTE TO THOMAS BERRY
Father Thomas Berry, a member of the Passionist order, died June 1, 2009 at the age of 94.
The author of eight books and countless essays, Berry liked to be known as a cultural historian and “Earth scholar.”
The Dream of the Earth
, published in 1998, fundamentally changed the entire conversation about environmentalism and eco-psychology.
One of the best-selling books in the entire… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 22, 2009 at 4:30am —
THE ROAD AHEAD FOR TRANSITION COLORADO COMMUNITIES: ONE VIEWPOINT
Well, Rob Hopkins would be the first to admit that the Transition Handbook needs to be taken seriously because a lot of serious thought and life experience went into his writing it.
And at the same time, he admits that it must be fine tuned to local requirements. Life as we know is messy. And Hopkins issues his own “cheerful… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 12, 2009 at 8:00am —
A miracle is the wholehearted invocation
of the Divine, combined with suspension
of all disbelief
Allowing the Other World to
Shatter and reconstitute this world.
Through Invocation, the dead are raised
and the blind see again.
Invocation is how the multitudes of the hungry are fed
and all good deeds come to full fruit.
Brothers and sisters, let us… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 12, 2009 at 6:30am —
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOKS
PEOPLE OF THE GOOD RED ROAD
SONS OF THE WIND: Sacred Stories of the Lakota D.M. Dooling
GOD IS RED: A NATIVE VIEW OF RELIGION Vine Deloria
A SONG FROM SACRED MOUNTAIN Oglala Lakota Legal Defense Fund
THE SACRED FEMININE
THE GREAT MOTHER Eric Neumann
REVIVING OPHELIA:… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 12, 2009 at 5:30am —
Dear Friends and Members.
A long time friend of mine, David Karr, in Minneapolis, joined BuIlding the Movement recently and then posted the key question: AND THE POINT TO THIS IS WHAT?
Shortly thereafter he called me and said "You know there are so many websites, constantly contacting me and asking me to sign up -- and I just get fed up and tired with it all." What is happening according to one stages of grief scientist is that we are becoming numb, creating a fire… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 11, 2009 at 9:30pm —
"IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME."
GUIDELINES FOR CREATING A NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE PARTY
“Individual face to face fund raising, based on peer relationships, meeting in small groups is the most effective form of fundraising. Over 72% of all money given annually in the USA is given by individual donors according to Charity Navigator. Therefore, this is the key audience for successful fund raising expansion.” ---… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 10, 2009 at 6:30am —
WHEN ONE TUGS AT ANYTHING IN NATURE, HE FINDS
IT IS ATTACHED TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.
"We have simply to embark on the Hero's Journey -- and where we had thought to find a curse, we shall find instead a Blessing, and where we had thought to be alone, we shall find ourselves standing with all the world "-- Joseph Campbell…
Added by forrest craver on November 8, 2009 at 5:00am —
“The mountains are calling, and I must go.”
“Keep close to Nature’s heart. Wash your spirit clean.”
“A few minutes ago, every tree was excited, reaching to the coming storm, waving, swirling, and tossing all their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.”
“I am not going to… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 3, 2009 at 8:00am —
THE DARK GREEN VAN: AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME?
In the Medieval world, the Gypsies had large horse drawn wagons they used for living and moving about with their ceremonial garb and ritual objects to stage theatrical presentations for local towns, and to do Tarot card and other readings and divinations.
The post-modern version of this idea is contained in a brief story about a friend of mine. His name is Gordon Clay and he has been networking men and their issues for many… Continue
Added by forrest craver on November 2, 2009 at 9:30am —
IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME
In the fullness of time, an underground River of longing, hurt and care began to move upward from the rocks below.
The great waters of life, holding all the tears of the female and male ancestors, moved upwards through the dry soil reaching for the light of the sun and fresh air.
In the fullness of time, the long hidden River of Life came to the surface -- breaking through to the sunlight of a… Continue
Added by forrest craver on October 31, 2009 at 8:00am —
ONE POWERFUL SEED
Kipp Nash likes to tell his students in the Community Roots Boulder Apprenticeship program that “a seed is powerful, even in darkness and in the cold. It has a vital energy and powerful life force.”
But those of us that have worked with him and seen him sow those broccoli and lettuce seeds in plastic trays for germinating and sprouting in the near future with the deftness and precision of a surgeon’s hand, know… Continue
Added by forrest craver on October 31, 2009 at 5:30am —
Shedding Light in the Coming Darkness: Manifesting the Third Stage
Of Movement Building -- Social Demonstration
One of the great mythologists in history, Mircae Eliade, a Rumanian scholar of myth and ritual-- who deeply informed the work of Joseph Campbell --said: "The fall into modernity was the single greatest catastrophe to ever afflict the human spirit."
Author of The Sacred and the Profane
Added by forrest craver on October 31, 2009 at 4:00am —
GETTING TO "YES": FROM AWAKENMENT TO FORMATION
This is a true story, based on my 40 years of personal experience, about the process of human transformation and the journey from first exposure to new ideas -- awakenment -- to the second stage of movement building --formation. Once upon a time there was a national transformational organization known as Lifespring, My wife and I, and our younger son, Joshua did all of Lifespring -- The Basic, the… Continue
Added by forrest craver on October 30, 2009 at 9:00am —