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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

OPRAH, APATHY, BASKETBALL AND A FEW OTHER THINGS

By guest blogger, Sandy Ibrahim (with introduction by conference convener, Stephanie Mines). Continuing our series on CCC19 participants, blogger/writer, Sandy Ibrahim, publishes in Rebelle Society, an independent online arts and mixed media magazine dedicated to using the arts to transform society. Its stated mission is to “use communication to add value to a generation saturated by … Continue reading OPRAH, APATHY, BASKETBALL AND A FEW OTHER THINGS

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