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Monday
Jun122017

Patricia St. Onge (Haudenosaune) on Standing Together since Standing Rock

Patricia is an expert on how cultural diversity differs greatly from cultural appropriation, a difference she explains in this podcast. She also explained it to Lee after he invited her to write the “Foreword” to his book, From Egos to Eden. As a result the chapter on Indigenous peoples (chapter 7) was entirely rewritten. All of Patricia’s consulting work is culturally based. It’s deeply rooted in the concept of Seven Generations. “We honor the generations who have come before us, are mindful of those yet to come, and recognize that the impact of the decisions we’re making now will last for seven generations.” The following interview is excerpted from a conversation I had with Patricia, April, 2017, right after she had launched a module on Eco-Ministry at the Chaplaincy Institute, an interfaith seminary and community, in Berkeley, California. You can listen to the full conversation on The Common Good Podcast.

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Thursday
May252017

Kiss the Ground and Affectionately Solve the Crisis of Too Much CO2 in Our Air

When I first watched the pope kiss the ground, I wondered why? Now I’m recommending that we all do it often. Lest you think it’s far too empty a ritual to risk getting dirt on your lips, you simply must look at a particular website. You won’t forget the name. It’s called, Kiss the Ground. I’m betting that for every five minutes you spend traveling around that site, you’ll feel more and more like romancing the ground.

Here are some quotes from the website to help arouse your flirtatious self and get into a real kiss:

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Saturday
May132017

Teaching Important Ecology Choices in Adult Forums at St. Paul's Cathedral (Episcopal)

David TremaineEarth is pushing back hard on so many fronts of civilization’s activities. We need people from every sector of society on board to reverse climate change, to reverse soil and water degradation, and to reverse species extinctions. Faith communities could be key. They have yet to rise to anything resembling the stature their best teachers tell them is possible. Faith communities have lots of direct people contacts—weekly worship audiences and various weekday groups. This gives them many chances to talk about ecological themes crises and faith-based actions.

I recently participated in the Sunday Adult Form at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Episcopal), San Diego.

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Saturday
May062017

The Launch of "Eco-Ministry for Life on Earth" Course

Eco-spirituality is a core element in Earth-size living. So it was a special experience to be part of launching the Eco-Ministry program at the Chaplaincy Institute, an Interfaith Seminary and Community in Berkeley, California, this past April. The Institute structures units of learning in 4-5 day modules. The “Eco-Ministry for Life on Earth” module included among its faculty a rich mix: two Indigenous women, three scientists, a theolgian, and a spiritual director. Rituals and interactive experiences add lots of opportunity for our right brains to be engaged.

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Friday
May052017

Richard Anthony’s Answers to 5 Questions Retrain Us for Zero Waste Living

A few years ago I heard Richard Anthony speak at a seminar. It was not difficult to recognize quickly his knowledge about reducing waste to zero, and his passionate commitment to making it happen. Richard heads Richard Anthony Associates, San Diego, where the goal is “to design and produce zero waste programs that create jobs from discards” www.richardanthonyassociates.com/index.html. Richard is in the thick of retraining societies, businesses—all of us—moving us from a disposable, MultiEarth way of thinking to loving the one planet we have so much that practicing zero waste is the socially acceptable thing to do. He is part of the Zero Waste International Alliance.

In this blog interview, Richard tells us how we can move to being zero wasters and advocate for the policies that help get our world there. His answers are a great follow through on this past Earth Day (April 22, 2017)!

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Friday
Apr212017

A Fun Conversation about OneEarth Consciousness with Gwilda Wyaka

A couple of weeks ago a message arrived in my “inbox” from The Science of Magic Radio show. They had learned of my work through my recent interview with Inside Personal Growth and were interested in interviewing me about my recent book, From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable. I was simultaneously pleased and questioning. The Science of Magic? I hadn’t heard of them. I wondered: How do they work with these two worlds that civilization has put in separate rooms? It set me off like a detective. I was really curious and wanted to find out.

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Wednesday
Apr122017

10 Ways Rallies and Marches Can Move Us toward a Better Planet

credit: Alma Sheppard MatsuoRallies and marches have increased since the U.S. election of 2016. This month alone, major marches and rallies are planned on Saturdays, April 15, 22, and 29. A Tax March on the 15th, Tax Day, aims to tell Trump that 74% of the public want him to release his taxes. In addition to the march in Washington, D.C., satellite marches will be held around the country. A March for Science is scheduled for April 22, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C., with satellite marches around the country. Check online to see what your area is doing. Then, a week later, a People’s Climate March is scheduled in Washington, D.C., and again satellite marches will be happening around the country. I’ll be at the one in Oakland, CA. Juanita, my spouse, has been actively involved in planning the one here in San Diego. Last Saturday I went with her to my first ever “Art Build”—a gathering of people for a day of creating butterfly and sunflower placards with ecological messages. Banners were being painted. Drums being built and drumming practiced. Lots of fun and conversation in anticipation of a big day of speaking with Earth instead of against her.practiced. Lots of fun and conversation in anticipation of a big day of speaking with Earth instead of against her.

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