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Link Ninth Continental Bioregional Congress remote url Link 2003-12-21 2007-01-01
  Beautiful, and guess where it is? "Bioregionalism embraces the struggle to preserve, restore and enhance the life of the places that constitute the planet. Since 1984 bioregionalists have been gathering in congresses to envision and develop a realistic, restorative way of life in the bioregions of the Americas. We set our own agendas, operate by consensus and build a common commitment. Grand times and good friendships are only the first fruits. At bioregional congresses, we live in community, concern ourselves with the things that matter, and return home informed and inspired. We earnestly invite the participation of all, especially those actively employing ecological precepts in the many movements and endeavors necessary for the human species to reinhabit the bioregions of the Americas and of the whole Earth."
Link The Ecological Farming Association remote url Link 2003-12-21 2003-12-21
  "a non-profit educational organization that promotes ecologically sound agriculture. Our special events bring people together from all over the world to share ideas and experiences in producing healthful food from a healthy earth. When you support the Eco-Farm Association, you are supporting a new vision for our food system where strengthening soils, protecting air and water quality, encouraging diverse ecosystems, and honoring rural life are all part of producing healthful food." HQ is near Monterey, CA.
Link The Wild Farm Alliance remote url Link 2003-12-21 2003-12-21
  "Our mission is to promote a healthy, viable agriculture that helps protect and restore wild Nature. To make our food systems sustainable in the 21st century, we envision a world in which community-based, ecologically managed farms and ranches are seamlessly integrated into landscapes that accommodate the full range of native species and ecological processes."
Discussion Item Car- and computer-free employment Discussion Item 2003-12-24 2003-12-24
  Car- and computer-free employment
Discussion Item GrannyD walks across US at age 90 for campaign reform Discussion Item 2003-12-25 2003-12-25
  GrannyD walks across US at age 90 for campaign reform
Link Orion Magazine remote url Link 2004-01-02 2004-10-30
  "Since 1982, Orion has worked to reconnect human culture with the natural world, blending scientific thinking with the arts, engaging the heart and mind, and striving to make clear what we all have in common." I'm not sure what to make of these magazines... They are successful (in that they exist). Maybe something can be learned from them with respect to our efforts to effect change. In the several times I've looked at this one I haven't come across anything world-changing, but perhaps I'll pay more attention/ give it a more thorough look? I'm finding reading classics (currently Goethe, Faulkner, and criticism thereof) cheaper and more productive in terms of ideas generated per words read.
Link Ode Magazine remote url Link 2004-01-02 2004-10-30
  "Ode is an independent magazine about the people and ideas that are changing the world. Sometimes it’s difficult to see beyond the war, poverty, exploitation and pollution that the mainstream media use to fill our view of the world. But there is more to life. There are other stories to report. Stories of countless initiatives being launched around the globe by people devoted to justice, respect and equality. Stories that bridge the gap between thinking and doing, between rage and hope, and the painful gap between the rich and poor – and thus build peace and sustainability. That is the news that Ode promises to deliver. By reading Ode you connect to a network of positive change and inspiration. Ode points the way to knowing better, doing better and feeling better. Ode publishes ‘the stories that are different from the ones we are brainwashed to believe’ (Arundhati Roy). Ode challenges us and invites us to change. We realise that change starts with information. We can only make a choice to change things for the better when we learn how it can be done. Similarly, we can only change our behaviour when we understand the harmful effects of what we do. Ode teaches and inspires us, helps us see how every one of us can contribute to a more just and sustainable world. Ode is published monthly in English, Dutch and Portuguese."
Link Flying Rutabega Cycle Circus remote url Link 2004-01-02 2004-01-02
  Made famous from their preemptive arrest prior to the Biodevestation 7 conference in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Link Lords of the Chainring remote url Link 2004-01-02 2004-01-02
  Much shorter, and in some ways much better than LotR (which I never saw). 5 min long or so. (Spoilage warning: don't read the next sentence!) Well-stuffed superheroes, a damsel in distress, a villainous car-driver, and the requisite car-bashing. And I was able to dowload it in a short time even over a modem connection!
Link PRO EVO: Pro Evolution - Guideline for an Age of Joy remote url Link 2004-01-02 2006-01-30
  Update (2006-01-30): I started a "pro-evo yahoo group":http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pro-evo/ for those who want to discuss this text. This book arrived mysteriously in my grandmother's mailbox. It was mailed from New Jersey, but that is all I know about who sent it, and that it was a mass-mailing. It is a small book, 135 narrow pages. It presents an optimistic world view and theory of why we are here. I read it this afternoon. I do not agree with all it says, but find it provocative and very helpful. The author has done a wonderful job of expressing many important concepts concisely. In time I will be able to more effectively judge the value of having read this book. The direct relevance to this site can be found on p. 121 under the topic "How could living conditions be improved constantly?" : "(3) Converting residential areas into healthy, comfortable and humane places, free of air and water pollution and harmful noise, divided into administrative districts of manageable size, and with streets and squares thronged once again with people and not noisy machines spreading poisonous exhaust fumes (as, for example, could in towns be achieved in part through transportation of people and goods by electrically powered vehicles and by limiting private cars)." and p. 113 footnote 31: "Examples of the effect of a lack of *pro-evo* economic guidance: (1) The unrestrained expansion of the oil and automobile industries in the Second World War, which led, among other things, to the neglect both of mass transportation and of research into, and use of, solar and geothermal energy and other inexhaustable and renewable sources of power..." And most importantly, p. 37: "(11) The establishment of a research organization for monitoring the effect of scientific and technical innovations on man and the environment; and for working for, and enforcing, measures to prevent *anti-evo* consequences from the innovations." As to what pro-evo and anti-evo are, I'll leave that to the author, Tomot Om, whose other books include _Age of Joy_, _On the side of life_, Lebensrichtig, Zeitalter der Freude (perhaps under other names). If you guessed that he hinted at an un-libertarian merit (or rather *pro-evo*)-ocracy and world government, you'd be correct.
Document The Grand Cathedral-Building Project Document 2004-01-03 2008-03-05 2004-01-03
  The grand project we've all been looking for is to make the question, "Where are we going as a people and what is your part in it?" answerable by yourself. Some thoughts along that line follow. I know what I'm here to do: to listen to the silence, and to listen to others who listen to the silence.
Discussion Item PRO EVO: Pro Evolution - Guideline for an Age of Joy Discussion Item 2004-01-04 2004-01-04
  PRO EVO: Pro Evolution - Guideline for an Age of Joy
Discussion Item Ken Wilber on Experience Discussion Item 2004-01-04 2004-01-04
  Ken Wilber on Experience
Document You cocooned in moving matter Document 2004-01-19 2004-02-16 2004-01-19
  An incantation for those travelling the lands where the most significant human structures are strips of pavement (or aeroplanes, or trains...). The inspiration for this occurred when crossing (on foot) the College Avenue overpass across Interstate 8. I was a sole pedestrian above ten lanes of highway traffic (I recounted the lanes: approx. 17, two of which belong to a less busy road parallel to the interstate) walking along a bridge about six lanes wide. On the lane closest to the sidewalk, traffic entering the highway is slow or stationary, and I can gaze at the occupants through their windshields.
Document Glints lead to vision Document 2004-01-30 2004-10-10 2004-01-30
  Written after looking over the Norton Anthology of Poetry, and getting a general impression of how what people have written poetry about and how they've written about it has changed over time. It also incorporates a thought summing my experience in the summer of 2003, but which also applies to more than that.
Link The Edge Foundation remote url Link 2004-01-30 2004-01-30
  If you're curious, You'll find plenty to broaden your mind-world here. It has led me on some good adventures already (An intro to Roger Schank). I intend to spend more time here in the future. I'm not quite happy with the apparent (and intentional) neglect of the art and the literary world, although I feel the motivation for doing so (how have the artists been helping us develop a shared vision and a path? - and yet, for a vision to be shared it must be expressed.). The link here is to the world question center. I'm not sure it quite fits with the undefined idea I have of *Our Culture*. It isn't densely good enough for me to include it under *recommended reading*.
Document untitled 000001 Document 2004-01-30 2004-02-16 2004-01-30
  A voice/vision I heard/imagined. The shards of glass are reminiscent of Richard Wilbur's poem "Junk".
Link Bicycle Universe remote url Link 2004-02-04 2004-02-04
  Michael Bluejay wrote in the last carfree world newletter: <blockquote> I'm starting the process of moving most of the content from "BicycleAustin.info":http://bicycleaustin.info to the new site, BicycleUniverse.com. Most of the content on BicycleAustin is useful to a much larger audience than Austinites so it makes sense to have it on a general domain. This follows the same path as the newsletter, which went from "Austin Bike News" to "Car-Free World" nearly two years ago. ... The new domain is part of the strategy of making clear that this stuff is for everyone, not just Austinites. </blockquote> I don't know, if he'll be able to expand well beyond a US focus (not to mention the Earth), but it doesn't hurt to aim high!
Document Blue Chill Document 2004-02-06 2004-02-06 2004-02-06
  How landscape affects behavior. If I could make it interesting for us both I would/will continue the trip along the running route. I open the iron grated door step onto cement walk. Survey dawn over Seminole Dr. Not drawn to walk, I return inside, knowing, I'd be walking were I in ________. Dented glass -> ocean. Blue chill plain -> dawn sky.
Link Radical Urban Theory remote url Link 2004-02-13 2004-10-30
  Writings on the modern urban condition. Found while looking for more about Mike Davis, prompted by Neil Morgan's column in the SDUnion Tribune 2004-02-13, mentioning the "Spirit of the Land conference":http://spirit.sdsu.edu/.
Link Auto Carnage remote url Link 2004-02-13 2004-12-26
  Matt Jalbert writes: "This is not about smashed cars and blood and gore. This is about American consumer society and what it does with its biggest and baddest consumable: the automobile. From what you’ll see in this collection of my photographs, we’re pretty flip about getting rid of the beasts. It’s easy enough to dump them in the desert, in a river, by the roadside. Then there’s the other side of the coin: the cost to the Earth and its non-human inhabitants."
Document Freighter Travel Document 2004-02-16 2008-03-05 2004-02-16
  Travel the world by ship, not by plane, and not by cruise ship. I had heard of this, and searched for information on line, but until seeing an article by Alison DeRosa in the Travel section of the 2004-02-15 San Diego Union Tribune, I remained in the dark. Here's some links to get us started.
Link Yes Magazine remote url Link 2004-02-16 2004-10-30
  This mag is recommended by "George Kao":http://georgekao.com. It is a project of the positive futures network: <blockquote>The Positive Futures Network (PFN) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people’s active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Millions of people worldwide are engaged in creative change. Their work and vision carries the potential for an evolutionary leap – to a world that works for all. To realize this potential, we must focus on positive outcomes and encourage all people to be part of a powerful, inclusive process of change. In the years since PFN was founded, our communications and networking activities have helped deepen the commitment of hundreds of thousands of people to contribute to transformational change in their personal lives, their communities, their nation, and the world.</blockquote> I find the "State of the possible retreats":http://yesmagazine.org/retreats/index.htm particularly interesting.
Link Hope Magazine remote url Link 2004-02-16 2004-10-30
  Another "GK":http://georgekao.com recommendation. I don't like this one as well as "YESmag":../yesmag. (just from dealing with the website). It is not easy to get a sense of their purpose- <blockquote> Its mission is to help us understand ourselves and each other, to face individual and societal challenges with a courage and a sense of the possible, and to celebrate human values. </blockquote>
Document First (?) International Carfree Poetry Exhibition Document 2004-02-18 2008-03-05 2004-02-18
  So far we have Russia, the United Kingdom, and (elsewhere on the site) the United States represented. Be the first to submit a visionary mythopoetic work from your country in your language! This web site seems to handle languages fine. Authors retain their own copyrights.

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