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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

The Importance of the Environment to Rangatahi Māori

By CCC19 participant, Whakairitaua Stanyon, introduced by CCC19 co-organiser, Graham Meltzer, Findhorn. Graham: According to Noam Chomsky, the world is “facing potential environmental catastrophe and not in the distant future.” Furthermore, he insists, the only thing standing between humankind and catastrophe, are the world’s indigenous peoples. In this vein, the organisers of Climate Change & Consciousness … Continue reading The Importance of the Environment to Rangatahi Māori

Alchemical Fusion of Intergenerational Voices: A Recipe for the Future

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. No one wants to witness, let alone live through, the demise of a civilization. Whether you're entering the 'Third Act' of your life, or looking to your future as a young adult, this is not what you would ever have predicted for yourself. CCC19 participant, Maikara McLeod aged 19, was … Continue reading Alchemical Fusion of Intergenerational Voices: A Recipe for the Future

Ngā Kaiwhakauka Taketake: Māori Youth Delegation to CCC19

A guest blog post by Ngā Kaiwhakauka Taketake (transl. The Indigenous Preservers), a Māori youth delegation to CCC19. Greetings, we are five Māori rangatahi (youth) - a group of university students embarking on the journey of our lives. We call ourselves, Ngā Kaiwhakauka Taketake, The Indigenous Preservers. In April, we will journey to Scotland with … Continue reading Ngā Kaiwhakauka Taketake: Māori Youth Delegation to CCC19

BREAKING FREE: Youth Activism and Climate Change Leadership

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines - a review of the book, We Rise, authored by CCC19 presenter, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. “Break free from the traditional tactics of activism and evaluate your skill set, as well as the unique and fresh perspective you bring. Make a difference and have a hell of a good time doing it.” ~ Xiuhtezcatl Martinez … Continue reading BREAKING FREE: Youth Activism and Climate Change Leadership

Love and Intimacy in the Ecozoic Era

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. “Intimacy with the planet in its wonder and beauty and the full depth of its meaning is what enables an integral human relationship with the planet to function. It is the only possibility for humans to attain their true flourishing while honoring the other modes of earthly being.”  ~ Thomas Berry … Continue reading Love and Intimacy in the Ecozoic Era

What Will We Tell Our Children?

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. A Review of ‘Climate Generation: Awakening to Our Children’s Future,’ a new book authored by CCC19 participant, Lorna Gold Lorna Gold’s book, Climate Generation: Awakening to Our Children’s Future, offers an accessible rendition of climate science and an action-path to mitigation. But what is really striking to me is that … Continue reading What Will We Tell Our Children?

Ecobuddhism & the 6th Mass Extinction

By guest contributor, Joanna Macy. (This post is republished with permission and updated by Joanna for this blog.) How do you feel about the Sixth Mass Extinction? It’s happening. It’s combined with so much else that promises wholesale collapse. How do we begin to deal with the plastic in the ocean that covers areas the size … Continue reading Ecobuddhism & the 6th Mass Extinction