Art as Climate Change Activism

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. “The future of mankind will, I am perfectly certain, include a return to simplicity. Art will not merely join the trend: It will actively help in bringing it about.” Swami Kriyananda, Art as a Hidden Message: A Guide to Self-Realization What is the relationship between art and consciousness and, to … Continue reading Art as Climate Change Activism

The Voice of Dark Mountain

By guest blogger, Margaret Elphinstone, with an introduction by conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Margaret Elphinstone is one of Scotland's greatest novelists. She belongs to a collective called Dark Mountain where writers explore some of the most agonizing aspects of climate change, such as species extinction. I first met Margaret at Moniach Mhor, a writing retreat … Continue reading The Voice of Dark Mountain

THE ARTISTS OF CCC19

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Returning the other day to the US after three months in Europe I went first to the Sandy River and the Oxbow Reserve near my home in Oregon. Gratitude inundated me as I entered the shelter of the ancient trees. My steps were soft on the cushioned layers that carpet every … Continue reading THE ARTISTS OF CCC19

ENTREPRENEUR WITH A CONSCIENCE

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Long before it was considered fashionable, George Goudsmit sought both extrinsic and intrinsic value from his acute business acumen. With a sharpened appreciation for innovative thinking, he balanced fiscal success with ethical products and principled professional procedures. His intense interest in new technologies and fair business tactics have created a … Continue reading ENTREPRENEUR WITH A CONSCIENCE

Deborah Jay-Lewin: Celebrating Embodied Movement

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. No more swallowing: As a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend, a lover, as a woman. The Earth spews out. Unable to absorb all that is being deposited inside her, forests cut down, waters polluted, excessive landfill, gases galore. As the ice caps melt, the deserts crack, the trees burn, … Continue reading Deborah Jay-Lewin: Celebrating Embodied Movement

SEA LEVEL RISE WILL BE FAR GREATER THAN PREDICTED

By guest blogger, Prof. James R Flynn FRSNZ.*      As Ben Strauss (Director of Climate Control) says “the 22nd century will become the century from hell.”  Until very recently, scientific opinion included some who predicted only a very gradual rise in sea level over the remainder of this century: most of them less than … Continue reading SEA LEVEL RISE WILL BE FAR GREATER THAN PREDICTED

All things are born of woman – Climate Change and Feminine Leadership (Part 2)

By guest blogger, Joey Walters. “And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom…” Anais Nin Blossoming requires us to open. It’s an act of courage to open to feeling our vulnerability, to receiving, to re-Sourcing and to flourishing in … Continue reading All things are born of woman – Climate Change and Feminine Leadership (Part 2)

CCC19 Conference Update: Welcome Vandana Shiva and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. “The future of humanity depends on our advocacy for diversity, culture, freedom and joyful living.” Vandana Shiva This week, from my perspective as the vision-holder for CCC19, we passed a milestone; Vandana Shiva and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez committed to joining us. Vandana Shiva epitomizes the vibrant elder-mentor who speaks for and … Continue reading CCC19 Conference Update: Welcome Vandana Shiva and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez