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An Indigenous Worldview is a Source We Now Urgently Need

By guest blogger and CCC19 participant, Eva Willmann de Donlea Our global reality is one of a depleted Earth, the consequence of the havoc we have inflicted through our economies onto our living support system. Are we going to live like lemmings, racing toward self-destruction? Or are we going to sensibly re-learn how to sustainably survive … Continue reading An Indigenous Worldview is a Source We Now Urgently Need

Rebels of the Caribbean

By Stephanie Mines and Stina Herberg. We don’t generally think of the Caribbean as a place of suffering and vulnerability. However, Stina Herberg and Selwyn Patterson, who are fund raising to attend the CCC19 conference at Findhorn, live on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent where each day they experience the truth of the Caribbean’s … Continue reading Rebels of the Caribbean

UPROOTED: Faith, Migration and Climate Change

By Stephanie Mines, Nurete Brenner and Rabbi Moshe Givental. In 2019, the Jewish Passover begins on the day before the opening of the Climate Change & Consciousness conference (CCC19). On that evening (of April 19th and the 15th day of Nisan in the Jewish calendar), Findhorn will host a women-led, shamanic and music infused Seder … Continue reading UPROOTED: Faith, Migration and Climate Change

The Power of 19

The Power of 19: The Joy of the Climate Change and Consciousness Movement By conference convener, Stephanie Mines  “The deeper we open our hearts the better the weather becomes.”  Richard Rudd Even in the summer it often feels cold these days, living in the shadow of the decline of democracy, rise of totalitarianism and greed that … Continue reading The Power of 19

Reclaiming Cycles in a Time of Loss

By guest blogger and CCC19 participant, Debra Denker.* Year by year, we are losing the seasons that have marked human culture, animal migrations, and the cycles of plant life for thousands of years. Spring comes to the Arctic 16 days earlier than a mere decade ago, according to a recent article in The Guardian. And it’s not just the … Continue reading Reclaiming Cycles in a Time of Loss

XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ: GUARDING THE EARTH FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

By guest blogger, Kim Maida;* another in our series on those attending CCC19. Seventeen-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has been at the forefront of a youth-led, worldwide environmental movement since the age of six. Motivated by the belief that the Earth must be protected and preserved for future generations, Martinez has delivered his calls for action to … Continue reading XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ: GUARDING THE EARTH FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Climate Change, Empathy and Neurodiversity

Climate Change, Empathy and Neurodiversity: A Conversation with CCC19 Participant, Katy Elphinstone By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. “There is only one path to survival and sustainability and that is the path of diversity and inclusivity.”            Vandana Shiva “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its … Continue reading Climate Change, Empathy and Neurodiversity

The Presence of Pelehonuamea: an Invitation to Consciousness

By Zach Street, with an introduction by conference convener, Stephanie Mines. CCC19 participant Zach Street, whose photos grace our website pages, is witnessing the ongoing eruptions from the fissures of Kīlauea on the Island of Hawaii. The volcanic haze, filled with ash and respiratory toxins, has spread across the Pacific and is descending on the … Continue reading The Presence of Pelehonuamea: an Invitation to Consciousness

Te Akau Wharehoka: a Māori Karate Kid

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines Continuing our series on participants coming to CCC19, this post is based on an interview with Te Akau Wharehoka, an activist Māori youth who will attend the conference with the generous support of an anonymous donor. If readers are inspired to want to donate to bring more young indigenous activists, … Continue reading Te Akau Wharehoka: a Māori Karate Kid

Conscious Community Building as a Response to Climate Change

By conference co-focalisers, Stephanie Mines and Graham Meltzer. “It is probable that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may well take the form of a community, a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can … Continue reading Conscious Community Building as a Response to Climate Change