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A life-affirming culture: the new revolution

By CCC19 participant and guest blogger, Andrew Gaines. Adapting a phrase from eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, I suggest that the task of our time is to transition to a life-affirming global culture, rather than continuing on our present course of ecological self-destruction. What is a life life-affirming culture? Real ecological sustainability – operate within planetary boundaries … Continue reading A life-affirming culture: the new revolution

The Neuroscience of Action, Apathy and Meditation for Climate Change

By CCC19 co-organiser, Vandana Debets writing from Ananda Village, which is celebrating 50 years of living yoga in spiritual community. Over half of Americans are not concerned about climate change. The other half are very concerned. This makes sense, given what modern neuroscience has discovered about how our brains work. The levels of apathy and … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Action, Apathy and Meditation for Climate Change

Consciousness and the Combustion Engine

By Stephanie Mines and Robert E. Yuhnke. In an article recently published in Kosmos Journal, CCC19 participants Bob Yuhnke and Stephanie Mines discuss the addiction to oil that is taking down our climate...and us with it. Bob is an environmental attorney who is developing the transportation policy position for the U.S. Climate Action Network and … Continue reading Consciousness and the Combustion Engine

Inspiration, Humility, Hope, and Sadness: Reflections on the Youth Climate Strike

By CCC19 participant and guest blogger Alden Meyer. Last Friday, hundreds of thousands of students in the United States and around the world were out in the streets rather than in their classrooms, demanding that our political leaders address the climate crisis with the urgency and focused action that the science so clearly demands. As … Continue reading Inspiration, Humility, Hope, and Sadness: Reflections on the Youth Climate Strike

CCC19’s Youngest (Registered) Participant

By CCC19 in-house co-convener, Graham Meltzer. Whilst I was living in Brisbane, Australia during the '90's, researching cohousing and ecovillages for a PhD, I occasionally visited the recently established ecovillage of Crystal Waters, located about 2 hours drive north. I found it a curious eco-development, with its site layout comprising dozens of privately owned, one … Continue reading CCC19’s Youngest (Registered) Participant

Listening to What the Animals Are Telling Us about Climate Change

By Jacqueline Buckingham with an introduction by Stephanie Mines. Image by kikatani on Pixabay This is a time for listening in new ways and from new quarters where we have not noticed voices coming toward us, reaching out from the edges of our consciousness to wake us up. The new story predicated by Thomas Berry prophesized … Continue reading Listening to What the Animals Are Telling Us about Climate Change

Peace in the Forest: The Way of the Kuntanawa

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines.  “Peace in the Forest expresses our aim to raise consciousness for a better world and to open human minds to the harm we are causing Earth through the exploitation of Nature. We are inspired to unite the differences of language, skin color and culture to bring a universal language through … Continue reading Peace in the Forest: The Way of the Kuntanawa

An Update and a Poem

By Graham Meltzer (CCC19 in-house focaliser) and Stephanie Mines (CCC19 conference convener). Update Dear readers, we are acutely aware that we have not posted to this blog for several weeks. To our 300+ followers and 3000+ visitors per month, we apologise. For two years, we set quite a blistering pace, posting weekly or fortnightly, more … Continue reading An Update and a Poem

Dorothy MacLean and Bill McKibben: Bee the Change

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Dorothy on her 99th birthday (left) and with Stephanie (right). In honour of the Findhorn community’s co-founder, Dorothy MacLean who celebrated her 99th Birthday on January 7, 2019, I feel moved to acknowledge her prophetic voice and inspiration for Climate Change & Consciousness: Our Legacy for the Earth. Dorothy’s advocacy … Continue reading Dorothy MacLean and Bill McKibben: Bee the Change