Planet of the Humans. Or cockroaches? Maybe.

Thoughts on the recently released film, both acclaimed and vilified, Planet of the Humans by Jeff Gibbs.Watch the film. www.planetofthehumans.comInform yourself.

Unplanned and Unexpected – A Vision of the Future

Life’s journey has no beginning or end yet events, like seasons and birthdays, mark its progress. So, in anticipation of astraea turning 20, and to say “thank you” to all the people who had helped us along the way, we thought about having an exposition of our work and a party. Many people around the …
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Marching past paradise

The following piece comes from Media Lens. It combines the magic of legends with the reality of today. Perhaps it will help you look up from the rush to decadence and notice the paradise you can enjoy. To get a glimpse of paradise visit Ballin Temple where the air is fresh, the water clean and …
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A Vision of the Future

Drawdown – a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming

Paul Hawken has edited Drawdown,  a comprehensive review and analysis of tangible actions that can mitigate the destruction of the natural environment which is now being precipitated by anthropogenic pollution and is most visible in global warming.  Drawdown is the work of many professionals collaborating to synthesise practical mitigation actions. Yesterday he collaborated with The …
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The Mushroom Hunters

This poem by Neil Gaiman was shared at the funeral of Marquerite Konig which I was fortunate to attend. Margueritte shared her energetic, inspirational soul for 98 years!  She even touched me, though I never met her, as I heard of her recent escapades from  her son. The poem is an insightful endorsement of observation …
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Time is running out: Behind the curve on SDGs

SustainAblility and Globescan’s recent survey of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals is not encouraging. Over 500 experts contributed.  The consensus is that progress and attention is lagging the need for change.  If data is restricted to those with a decade or more of experience the picture is worse. Progress is dominated by social entrepreneurs …
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Choose your future.

Open your eyes. Begin to see your life. Realise you can choose another path. Being aware is the first step.  Educate yourself.  Choose to live with nature, rather than without nature.

The Silk Roads: Two and a half millennia telling us to stop fighting.

Book review: The Silk Roads A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan Yes please! The title and the book’s intention, to offer a global perspective, were intriguing to me.  Though not a history fan, it is increasingly clear that it is no help to see history from your own perspective because it is …
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