A “Commons“ ….Is a place, where An organic culture defines and makes its home as its defensible and public space for its communities of participants serving as a “hive” for its internal relationships usually as inclusive and equitable interconnections (everyone to everyone) serving as a “hub” for its external relationships with its local niche of ecological partners
This NY blog is real glad the WordPress tools are so portable!! We moved from servers in the Mid-West to ones in Virginia today! I have more to say than time to write, and another website to build, or well… that’s the plan. Plans change a lot. I’ll probably keep just working
How Natural Systems Work… is by forming processes that produce a profit, used to grow it, in a burst of creative self-organization, to become sustainable ONLY IF the profits that built it get used to maintain what was built; the essential road map. That general model of nature’s “facts of life” is your “quick start”.
A “Sustainability Learning” Proposal Jessie Henshaw – UN representative of IPS & scientific adviser to the NGO Commons Cluster on natural systems, in response to the UN Major Groups call for: “Crowd sourcing ideas for thematic areas and modalities of engagement for the one day intercessional with the Co-Chairs of the OWG and MGs and other Stakeholders”
From a conversation on the Commons Abundance Network. Of course I agree a lot is solved by having it clear what you are using the word “growth” to refer to. But it’s easier to figure out we *should* be clear about what is being referred to than to really do it. It’s so easy
Tweets from Shoudaknown 7/17/13 1 The false duality of mind & nature is clear, in how events for each begin with bursts of self-organization and energy use, “eventfully”. ;-) 2 More revealing is how the eventfulness of mind and nature doesn’t occur in theories, relying on defined relationships not discovered ones.
Report I. (below) 18 June – Comment to UN organizers of Final Report on MDG’s in dialog with Major Groups – MDG solutions are not designed to hold, because the goals were defined as performance metrics not cultural growth and development. JLH Report II. (above) Comment to UN President, Member State Delegates and UN SDG
A three minute message originally for the UN, Caregiving Purposes (YouTube video) As a way of life no one would make a practice of consuming ever more of their neighbor’s resources. If we just pay someone else to do it for us though, and the profits are used to grow the process, people get so
The UN’s idea of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), as a “unified policy framework”, and seemingly everyone else’s too, turn out to be “missing something”, Missing the glue that fits and holds the many parts together, high aspirations lacking a real method for connecting the parts In the UN’s “Vision of a Future Worth Choosing“ “The High-level
The following list of 12 principles of ecological thinking seemed missing from consideration in the comments of UN member nation delegates and others at recent meetings led by the UN, in its major effort obtain a consensus on sustainable development goals (SDG’s) for 1) eliminating widespread poverty, 2) responding to climate change and 3) maintaining steady economic growth for