By Kosha Anja Joubert
Beyond You and Me is the 1st quantity within the 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence and is a pragmatic anthology for somebody looking to rebuild latest fragmented villages and groups, identify new team firms and ecovillages, and heal the injuries of clash and social department. it's for these trying to stay cooperatively and in peace with fellow people and the Earth.
Since the start of human historical past, we have now lived in groups. that's, even if, until eventually the mid-twentieth century, while reasonable fossil-fuel strength has enabled many folks in industrialized nations to stay extra socially dispersed and remoted lives. yet now, escalating weather switch, top oil, and the necessity to noticeably lessen our carbon intake dictate that this unsustainable lifestyle can't proceed. We needs to relearn the paintings of neighborhood construction and clash resolution.
Beyond You and Me deals abilities in verbal exchange, clash answer, management, facilitation, and consensus determination making, and an inspiring point of view on fixing international difficulties. Written via a global crew of social and ecological pioneers, it contains the voices of Marshall B. Rosenberg, Wangaari Maathai, Starhawk, Azriel Cohen, Hildur Jackson, and Helena Norberg-Hodge.
The 4 Keys characterize the 4 dimensions of sustainable design—the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological, and the industrial. This sequence is counseled via UNESCO and is an respectable contribution to the UN Decade of schooling for Sustainable improvement. the opposite books of the sequence are Gaian Economics, Designing Ecological Habitats, and The music of the Earth. The 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence used to be accomplished in 2012 and is now to be had within the U.S. for the 1st time.
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No guru is there to save us, no priest to pray for us. It is up to us to do this. That’s how the searchers come to the source of their power. What is happening? I am here, but it neither feels sacred nor otherwise very special. I am alone, I rattle, I hear the crickets, and little flies are tickling my forehead. I am part of it all, no doubt. I am at home here in the wilderness, and I am feeling at home here. The whole process during these four days leads to closing a chapter of our lives and symbolically opens a new space in order to consciously pass on to the next phase of life.
Some already do, although it is as difficult communities today as it was then to build one, for still in Denmark there is little local enoffer an couragement (but also no active resistance), no support from our politicians, alternative and suitable land is scarce. In spite of this there are more than 200 family way to solve co-housing groups, many ecovillages and many co-housing groups for sensocial problems iors. They sell easily. without The children of Hoejtofte have all moved away, but they have kept involving public contact.
Co-housing communities and ecovillages have laid a firm foundation for the future and are ready for broader recognition and support as disillusionment with the negative consequences of so-called ‘free markets’ and consumer society spreads. People are beginning to realize that we must move forward to a sustainable and just global society, based not on the needs of commercial entities and their allies, power-hungry politicians, but on the needs and desires of real people everywhere. 17 18 Beyond You and Me Hildur Jackson.