Research and Sustainable Communities
By Nancy S. at Mar 29, 2009
This is my first blog, so I'll be brief and try to be succinct.
I've spent the last I don't know how many years, researching sustainability, working as the worlds regions coordinator for Humanity's Team (http://www.humanitysteam.org); learning how to be a computer/internet geek; and creating my own websites for my soon-to-be-online business network - a blessing as I've been laid off from my teaching job - Spanish is not important down here in the South.
So, bless you Z - this is where I've wound up after so long and I feel comfortable - for the moment. As I grow in each moment of now, I realize the amount of data, research, eyeballs and energy grows as well.
So, I'm putting all my poltical awareness, spiritual activism, client relations and retention skills, conflict resolutions skills; translation skills; and much more - and have created WordSpirit Communications Network - a hub of conscious commerce businesses who will be able to exist in a post-carbon environment. The network includes a translation piece: WordSpirit translations; and the co-creating and re-creating of sustainable, Oneness communities.
I just finished reading The Long Emergency - great book. I've just about read and listened myself out of Noam Chomsky's stuff. I came to him late and devoured his wisdom like great ice cream. Howard Zinn is another. And if I ever had anything that resembled a hero, it would be Amy Goodman. She has more courage than most men have huevos.
Also working with Transition Towns, Peak Oil and Post-carbon outposts. Having come back to the U.S. from Ireland, I can tell you that my beautiful island will face challenges getting through what I call "The Middle Times." But they're prepared and preparing. Wish we here were better at it.
I'm hopeful...sober, but hopeful. Aware, but alive.
And so my first post. A rambling bit of erudite threads from a s-aging geek/wisdom elder (my story & I'm creating it.) So here's to you, Z. You asked for participation and I'm here. What can I do to help you help me help us? I'm a talker, a researcher, a communicator and connector.
Peace. The Journey is, indeed, the dance. Let's rock.