Got Plastic?

Here’s an idea:

Take some plastic out of the waste stream.  Sequesters some carbon too.

And there are nine more cool innovations designed to replace plastic –those receiving the “Closed Loop** – Beyond the Bag Innovator” awards:

https://www.closedlooppartners.com/beyond-the-bag-innovations/

**Per their website, “Closed Loop Partners is a New York based investment firm comprised of venture capital, growth equity, private equity, project finance and an innovation center focused on building the circular economy.”

 

Need hope?

UPDATED 6pm 9/22

The after-watch party is as good as the movie!  Here is the party link on youtube:

https://youtu.be/emfG6ehpE4U

UPDATED 9/22/2020

Yes, solutions are still possible! If you need hope, then watch this KISS THE GROUND trailer.

Kiss the Ground THE MOVIE premiers September 22, 2020!  

NEXT STEPS

STEP 1: WATCH THE FILM. The 87 minute film is on Netflix. Watch now! here is link to the movie:

https://www.netflix.com/title/81321999?s=i&trkid=13747225

STEP 2: JOIN THE BIGGER “KISS THE GROUND” WATCH PARTY — with cast and filmmakers: here is a link to RSVP – (with cast and crew) at 6pm on FB live: https://kissthegroundmovie.com/watchparty/

The event details are on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/events/314340939677266/

STEP 3: CONTINUE THE LOCAL CONVERSATION 

here is a link to the New Story mighty network where we can chat about it before, during and after

https://network.newstorycenter.com/posts/kiss-the-ground.

Lessons from Pachamama – Coming Home

Coming Home

Just days after we returned home to Lake County, we were evacuated for 12 days due to the Ranch fire.  We worried about the loss of our place and struggled with the nearly unbreathable air.

I was reminded of the greatest gift of all from the jungle–the gift of LIFE…. of breath, remembering how easy it was to breathe there. The comparison will inform my work for years to come.

Which future world do we want to create?

Charles Eisenstein (author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible) says this:

“Is it too much to ask, to live in a world where our human gifts go toward the benefit of all? Where our daily activities contribute to the healing of the biosphere and the well-being of other people?”

The lessons from Pachamama suggest that it is possible to live meaningful life and create a just and sustainable planet. To create “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible,” we must commit to it and embrace the adventure.

How would we do this?  Again, let’s listen to Pachamama… specifically her insights delivered through her wise and dignified indigenous peoples.  Here is what she is saying to us:

(1) Pay attention. Be present to your next courageous step

(2) Be open to whatever comes–perhaps it is a new dream — one of appreciating beauty, and creating beauty, and

(3) Trust the adventure

After all, this journey is meant to be about love not fear.