Transition movement meets the Circle Way at Camp

Back in July, participants from Sweden and Denmark gathered for the annual Circle Way camp hosted by Manitonquat, a Native American who bases his teachings on traditional tribal ways. The camp, held at the Mundekulla conference center, has been going for some 11 years now. This year for the first time they were joined by Read more about Transition movement meets the Circle Way at Camp[…]

New book shows the Power of Just Doing Stuff

Recently published by Transition Towns founder Rob Hopkins, this new book “The Power of Doing Stuff” encourages everyone to engage with the food security challenge as well as resilience in general. You can be a part of the change by engaging locally wherever you live. Around the world, people are seeing the limits – of Read more about New book shows the Power of Just Doing Stuff[…]

From the Charles Eisenstein event

Last night’s event with Charles Eisenstein was like listening to a spellbinding story teller, the story of the old story and the story of the new emerging. I twittered like mad until my battery ran out. Here are the tweets unedited.   #ceisenstein disrupt the old story with love and kindness; miracles happen when you Read more about From the Charles Eisenstein event[…]

Time to form the culture we want – starting with small acts of kindness

This is a translation and adaptation of the leader column I submitted – in my capacity as JAK board member – to JAK’s alternative economy magazine, Grus och Guld. JAK is a member- owned cooperative bank offering interest-free loans. Like many JAK members I am driven by the desire to change society for the better. Read more about Time to form the culture we want – starting with small acts of kindness[…]

Re-inspiring communities

It was great to meet so many people interested in joining in the dialogue around community development at Future Perfect festival held recently in Vaxholm, just outside the Swedish capital, Stockholm. So much arose out of that dialogue that I felt it was worth recording a summary from memory here it is:
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Water and Food Award announces finalists

The Humanitarian Water and Food Award’s mission is to promote food for all in a sustainable way. They have been looking for over a year for initiatives that send a message of hope that everyone on the planet can be fed. The situation today is miserable, with some billion undernourished and even more without access Read more about Water and Food Award announces finalists[…]

There is an evolutionary biology story of stuff – are you ready to hear it?

You would think that with signals everywhere about how world energy production has peaked, there would be more rational discussion generally about how to prepare for the future. In some ways, our way of living is ridiculously wasteful of energy. At least ten litres of fuel are used to get the 50 litres of petrol Read more about There is an evolutionary biology story of stuff – are you ready to hear it?[…]

Meet me at the Sustainability Conference in Sweden 17-18 July

2nd Sustainability Conference 17-18 July in Mundekulla, near Emmaboda, Sweden. This year’s theme: “Man and Nature” “Think seven generations forward in every important decision” Native American proverb Scientists, business leaders, politicians and ordinary people are increasingly beginning to question our lifestyle. How has it become the way it is ¬†and what can we do about Read more about Meet me at the Sustainability Conference in Sweden 17-18 July[…]

We are in dire need of a paradigm shift to bring us into sustainability

We are in dire need of a paradigm shift. One that brings us into sustainability. Before I explain what this shift could entail I need to spend a short time talking about paradigms. The word first entered more general use in 1962, when Thomas Kuhn released the book The Structure of the Scientific Revolution. For Read more about We are in dire need of a paradigm shift to bring us into sustainability[…]