I'm been looking for an economic system which services us vs us genuflecting to it since college. As a young student of history and religion, I became aware of the cycles of booms (usually unsustainable bubbles) and the long protractive busts which were so detrimental and devastating.
Here is a doc**entary video I just found related to a solution being tried in Argentina.… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 30, 2010 at 7:24pm —
“What if God(ess) was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home” Alanis Morissette
“The Various forms of worship, which prevailed in the Roman World, were all considered by the people to be equally true, by the philosophers to be equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful.” Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Worldwide celebrations… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 29, 2010 at 1:18pm —
It's Earth Day 2020 and across the planet there are celebrations. Having developed a holistic view of nature and acknowledging its omnipotence on our planet, we have begun to cooperate with her with humility. Instead of manipulating the natural world and creating polluting and detrimental technologies, we are now copying the ways nature solves the same problems that we have, finding food, constructing shelter, heating and cooling, etc. (See TED talk by… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 26, 2010 at 6:54pm —
Abbondanza! It's 2020 I'm with friends in the mountains of Southern France. We are having a community festival celebrating our new garden existence. The food we are to eat was gathered from the biodiverse replanting of our land with a special focus on planting fruit and nut producing trees, berry varieties, etc. (Much like what Willie Smits has done in Borneo) Everyone participated in the preparation and gathering of our meal; women, men and children. There is a… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 26, 2010 at 3:32pm —
My favorite example of someone engaged in a clean water project is Biologist Willie Smits who is reforesting land in Borneo. His fabulous Ted talk relates the… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 25, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I'm going to help a friend with her garden this year. The best part of having one's own garden is being able to grow vegetables which are virtually impossible to find in the grocery stores. I've Continue
written elsewhere that I learned that there were 18,000 varieties of edible
plants in North American but we eat the same 20 or so varieties over and over.
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 24, 2010 at 6:40pm —
Often it's not the grand proposal but the simple ones which prove more realistic and sustainable. In thinking about this challenge I realized that I might easily "power" my daily herbal, healing teas by heating the water more naturally by the sun. Not only would this save on energy costs but literally the sun can revitalize the water. Water is a living substance however we've long forgotten this fact. Not all water is the same. Much of our municipally processed water has no life energy in… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 23, 2010 at 1:37pm —
Food security...we have no food security. I became aware of the shenanigans which have been globally perpetrated by corporations which would control us with their deficient "food." I have written about this on my blog:… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 23, 2010 at 12:14pm —
Our fundamental issue: We are all out of balance. I evoke each individual to learn about energy and then learn to balance their own. The importance of such is illustrated in taoist philosophy...if you wish to change the world, you must first change yourself, and then you will find that is all that is necessary.
I am beginning to write about how our planetary problems have originated from the very separation of the values inherent within the right and left… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 20, 2010 at 4:19pm —
(Short Video from Youtube)
Recently I had read an amazing book,
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 19, 2010 at 7:00pm —
In 10 years I'd like to be splitting my time between my mountain hom in the South of France and sailing the world. I would have finalized my long-term goal of having found a viable alternative economic system and be sharing it with the world in my writing.
I would be doing expeditions (for fun) through perhaps Earthwatch working with whales and dolphins. This has been a life long dream and product of my love of the ocean. I would also be participating in projects that are… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 18, 2010 at 9:53pm —
I've written via Facebook Jacqueline Novogratz that I have chosen her as my social innovation role model. I then became a fan of her Ac**en Fund. I will also be shadowing her via the fund's blog.… Continue
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 18, 2010 at 8:35pm —
This is an important concept and one that I share. Our goals in changing our world should not be to create another hierarchy, but to empower every individual to seek their own solutions to their problems. No one looks out for your interests as well as you can yourself.
Added by Catherine Gentry on March 18, 2010 at 5:34pm —