We are made up of the same material as stars and the same material as dirt. Be willing to give your life over to something greater than yourself, and see just how great your life can become! Choose to live life as an exploration. Choose to be a truth seeker, instead of a truth know it all. Make a commitment to remain more committed to being connected than to being right.
– especially at yourself. Stop and smell the flowers.
Enjoy the absolute magic of this gift called life – the miracle of every breath. – our forks are weapons of mass destruction or tools of mass compassion depending on the choices we make.
Remember to Even if it is celebrating the miracle that you chose to wake up another day and have the courage to keep caring in a time that it would be a lot less painful to choose not to care. Look for the miracles in the Small things like a blade of grass pushing through the concrete. Celebrate it! Cry when you need to. And don’t apologize for it. Never apologize for having the courage to care. in everything you do and look for ways to always extend the concepts of what community looks like.
Dance, Sing, make art, be creative. And look for ways to enjoy this profound miracle called life as we know it.
IEN (Indigenous Environmental Network)
Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.
The Pollination Project believes in the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things. They make grants to individual change-makers with an idea and a plan to make their community and their world a better place.
Their goal is to give $1,000 seed grants to individual change makers, 365 days a year.
Lowbagger is the site where the community can come together in cyberspace to share information about one another’s issues, laugh together, and ramble at length about the quirks of life. Essentially, we’re a fourth-dimensional cocktail party. A Lowbagger cocktail party, that is. Now, what exactly is a Lowbagger? The definition varies, and has yet to be specifically pinned down. Some people contend a lowbagger belongs to a loosely-knit alternative community that shares resources when living/traveling. Ah, so these lowbaggers are modern-day gypsies, bucking capitalism and living light on the land.d other structures that were either in danger, abandoned or no longer being used….
WEA (Women Earth Alliance)
Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) unites women on the frontlines of environmental justice causes by coordinating training, technology, and financial support for thriving communities and Earth.
CO-FED (Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive)
CoFed is a wonderful youth organization I support. It is a training program and research institute empowering students to create ethically-sourced, community-run cafes on college campuses.
The rise of the South Central Farmers began nearly four years ago when their raucous and playful street protests, with over-sized cardboard corn FIGURES and a multicultural blend of community, gave voice to 350 families being thrown out of a public URBAN FARM they had cultivated into a hidden paradise in the middle of L.A.’s industrial district.
Damanhur is the most incredible human community I have ever been to. It is based on art; a spirit and nature-based, non-religious philosophy; sustainability; and innovation.
They make their own olive oil, wine, cheese, and grow their own vegetables, as well as network with local farmers in surrounding areas to supply what they are not able to produce. Another group family focuses on sustainable energy.
The community is a constantly evolving artistic project—not just in the limited sense of things like painting, sculpture, and stained glass, but also in the way they organize the community and in projects and business.
I HIGHLY recommend that you go to their website to get a tiny taste of the magic of who they are and what they do.
Project Survival MediaProject Survival Media (PSM) is a global youth journalism network dedicated to broadcasting stories of survival and ingenuity in the face of climate change.
Their media teams, on all seven continents, are reporting on the most compelling climate stories, amplifying voices underrepresented by traditional media, and launching “Survival” to the forefront of the political debate.
PSM strengthens the NGO and political dialogue on what is possible in order to ensure our survival.