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.
This Mar 2013 proposed “Ideal Model” for steering the economy toward making us a good home on earth led to a Feb 2014 proposal for implementing it, a World SDG . It’s a global application of the general principle, that we all are responsible for our shares of the abuses of the economy as a whole … in
It’s hard to make a mass movement out of working with others you didn’t invite to share your environment, but it’s a mass happening on earth these days. The famous “tragedy of the commons” is about partners in using a common environment who let their self-interests destroy it, for not knowing how to see or
A group email on how to connect the mind’s concept language with nature’s process language, earning one “KaShu!” from Alanna. To get things to connect it really does help to first see how they are disconnected. People put no particular value on where their money comes from or goes to, for example. As that
Helene and Steven had raised the need to include finance in the narrative of “the commons” and Myra had said about my reply “Jessie, This is your clearest writing by far on the new financial commons. ” … so I hope it’s of use here. (The discussion was part of a follow-up to a CAUN
Posts to the UN NGO Thematic Consultation on Education on how to measure and improve education for the Post2015 UN development goals. My series of three comments focus on the tools a student needs to create their own educations… NOT on measuring the productive value of their educations for business. We did that already,