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Te Waka McLeod: Maori envoy to CCC19

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Te Waka McLeod smiles from her heart, her eyes clear and her face placid and joyful as she tells me that she has found her passion in life. It is mending the fragmented families of her beloved Maori people. Working as a leader at the Parenting Place in Auckland, she … Continue reading Te Waka McLeod: Maori envoy to CCC19

Climate Change Is a Mirror

Reflections on and from artist-activist and CCC19 participant, Zach Street; by conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Zach Street is a long-limbed, contemplative man. His quiet presence barely suggests the ferocity of his passionate love for Nature that is revealed in his precise photography, sometimes paired with haiku-like poems. Some of these photographs grace the CCC19 website. Zach says … Continue reading Climate Change Is a Mirror

Weathering Each Other

By guest blogger, Gary Horvitz.* With each passing month now, the signs become stronger and more immediate that climate change is accelerating. To many, the sensation of being personally effected is almost enough to distract us from our screens. But while the distance is narrowing between an intellectual grasp of the issue and a direct … Continue reading Weathering Each Other

PORTRAITS OF REMARKABLE PARTICIPANTS

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. The Findhorn Foundation has held approximately 80 conferences over a 40 year period. And yet, Climate Change & Consciousness in April 2019 will be unique in that, for the first time, we are asking participants to ‘pitch’ for their place. They are required to write about their background, roles, activities, … Continue reading PORTRAITS OF REMARKABLE PARTICIPANTS

An Acupuncture Treatment for Climate Change? PART 2

By guest blogger, Spring Cheng of the Resonance Path Institute. What Will the Acupuncture of Collective Climate Patterns Look Like? After I closed down my acupuncture clinic, I was determined to bring what I learned about Soft Reality science through acupuncture into a wider realm of applications. With my partner Joe Shirley, we have founded Resonance Path … Continue reading An Acupuncture Treatment for Climate Change? PART 2

An Acupuncture Treatment for Climate Change? Part 1

By guest blogger, Spring Cheng of the Resonance Path Institute. Hard or Soft Reality? Acupuncture? An ancient Chinese healing practice where a doctor pokes hair-thin needles into odd places they call “points” on a patient’s body? What does acupuncture have to do with climate change? The issue of climate change touches everyone. Science seems to be … Continue reading An Acupuncture Treatment for Climate Change? Part 1

CANARIES OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE COAL MINE, PART 2

By guest blogger, Alan Watson Featherstone. Whilst climate change is a serious and immediate challenge, it is not the most severe threat to the fabric of life on our planet. During the last million years or so, the Earth has gone through a number of alternating Ice Ages and warm interglacial periods – we are … Continue reading CANARIES OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE COAL MINE, PART 2

Canaries of the climate change coal mine, Part 1

By guest blogger, Alan Watson Featherstone. Over a hundred years ago, when coal mining in the UK was producing the fossil fuels that first drove the industrial revolution, canaries were used as early warning signals of danger. One of the hazards faced by miners then was the release of toxic gases, particularly carbon monoxide, to … Continue reading Canaries of the climate change coal mine, Part 1

Women, Cancer and Climate Change

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change then men, according to UN Women Watch. When biodiversity decreases along with food supplies women deteriorate faster than men. They tend to give up their food opportunities to others, particularly children. Deforestation burdens women in poor countries because they’re the ones … Continue reading Women, Cancer and Climate Change

Evolving Into Sustainable Healthcare

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. My early childhood was a test of my will to be. During some of the most challenging periods, such as when sexual abuse was occurring, I would have preferred not to continue to live. But that option, tempting as it was, was not one I could ever thoroughly embrace although … Continue reading Evolving Into Sustainable Healthcare