Lyttelton - the Spirit lives on

Let's Do It! Anything is possible

"Let's Do It!" - a grassroot initiative to clean up the country from illegal waste in just one day. There was over 10 000 tons of illegal waste lying around all over Estonia and it was an outrageous plan -- to clean it all up on one day! More than 600 volunteers were working to make it all happen with only 3 full-time employees. On May 3, 2008 with help of 50 000 volunteers more than 10 000 tons of garbage gathered and Estonia was cleaned up from illegal waste.


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Douglas Rushkoff's offering of "Radical Abundance: How We Get Past "Free"

Thanks for the tweet, Pete. This is doubley brilliant.

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Living now, naturally and sustainably via relocalizing

by Dave Ewoldt

“It is not a sign of good health to be well-adjusted to a sick society.” -- J. Krishnamurti

Answering the question of how to live our lives right now, in the face of global crises that cause stress and depression in all those not living in outright denial, is the new global imperative. But to deal with this question we must come to terms with what has caused it to be asked in the first place if we truly desire to formulate an effective and satisfying answer.

Many thinkers in the physical and biological sciences are starting to agree with environmental and social justice activists who point out with increasing frequency that the root of our systemic global and personal crises lies in our disconnection from the natural world, and in the culture that creates. This culture is entirely dependent upon unhealthy, exploitive relationships based on this disconnection. » Read more

Train the trainer in Waitakere

Here are a few pics to let you know what is happening over this long weekend.

Here isa pic from Thursday night's presentation at the Waitakere Council Chambers


And a couple of pics from Day 1 of the four day Train the Trainer course which began yesterday..

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New Wealth - Have the rules changed?

By Karen Russell

Headlines around the world are heralding 'economic collapse'. Do your own research!

This 'New Wealth' report is based on the assumption that you are already aware of rapid economic changes, and are open to new ways of thinking.

Consider: What is wealth to you? Are you sacrificing the most important things in life to pursue the mighty dollar?

Now that money is losing its potency, what do you plan to do?

The objective of this report is to point you in the direction of 'New Wealth'.
Now take a few moments to read the following parable...


Friends Of the Earth and Climate Change education in School

I stumbled across this video ( after a friend sent me this url: - a local-shopping site in Scotland. I had no idea how much The Friends Of the Earth were doing and what they have achieved. If you watch this video here, wait till it's played and see the extra videos that appear across the bottom of the window... » Read more

Scotland's 6 min video of Transition Towns at their Tent Festival

Thanks Rob for bringing this to our attention. I particularly liked the quote from the beginning: "Do we want to sustain what we have into the long term? I don't think so. Or do we want..."

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Lewes Pound launches 9th September!

Starts with an interview with Rob Hopkins, then the local Mayor at the launch of the Lewes Pound. They filled the hall and made it clear - this is a new moment in our history together. Want some inspiration? Click play...

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Want or need a boost, some encouragement, some reality?

This is part one of six, here are all six. It is a talk by Rob Hopkins, given this March at Findhorn in Scotland. If you read the tags at the top of this post it says all I want to say, and hope you choose to take the time to view, what must be one of the most important talks ever.

If you are unable to watch video, due to slow internet connection, here is a review of the talk. » Read more

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