Part 1- Act Global think Local – Creating Global Abundance
Part 2- Act Local think Global – Reclaiming Community Power, transcending the economics of scarcity
Will be showing a number of edited films which aim to present alternative visions and practical ways towards solving pressing social and environments issues by local solutions. Some of the groups to be shown in the film
Open Source Ecology
By weaving open source permacultural and technological cycles together, we intend to provide basic human needs while being good stewards of the land, using resources sustainably, and pursuing right livelihood. With the gift of openly shared information, we can produce industrial products locally using open source design and digital fabrication. This frees us from the need to participate in the wasteful resource flows of the larger economy by letting us produce our own materials and components for the technologies we use. We see small, independent, land-based economies as means to transform societies, address pressing world issues, and evolve to freedom. http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Open_Source_Ecology
We think that those of us who would like to transform the planet would agree that we need a new paradigm. The new paradigm can only be created by a group of people who come from a loving place inside themselves, absolutely hold the consciousness of the Highest Good For All, and have the vision to bring that into manifestation. People need to see that there is another way, that we don’t have to continue doing the separation that has bred this everyone-for-themselves approach that has been in place unquestioned for thousands of years. People need to see a Community of people who adopt a way of living together and relating together in Community on the principle of the Highest Good For All. When people see the quality of life and the ecological balance that is possible, they will also want to learn the consciousness and the form it takes to do that, and this is what will ultimately transform the planet.
We have a saying: “The solution for everything is the solution to anything.” Virtually every challenge that one can think of can be resolved by the creation of worldwide Communities such as has been described in The Next Evolution. http://www.communityplanet.org/our_vision/
Pearmaculture – OCCUPY THE ECONOMY – Andrew Faust
Permaculture offers a vast resource of practical solutions for sustainable, self sufficient living. The permaculture movement has been developing the strategies needed to become self-sufficient since the 70′s, and is of immeasurable value to those who are ready to stop waiting for politicians to solve the problems they have either created or allowed,
and take back control. http://www.permaculture.ie/
Andrew Faust is one of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with nearly two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and visionary presentation and curriculum has been inspiring and motivating students since his days as an alternative school teacher at Upattinas in Glenmoore, PA. Andrew lived off the grid in West Virginia for 8 years where he designed and built a Permaculture inspired homestead including a 1600 sq ft strawbale house. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape culminating in a Permaculture Design Certification course many consider life changing. He is developing The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY. http://www.homebiome.com/about%20us.htm
FREEEconomy Community – Mark Boyle
Join the world’s fastest growing alternative economy …
The Freeconomy Community’s aim is to help reconnect people in their local communities through the simple act of sharing. Not only is sharing our resources better for the environment, it saves you money and builds friendships with those people who live closest to you. It is what we call a WIN-WIN-WIN situation.
Everything is shared for FREE on Freeconomy, and no money changes hands between members. We do not use advertising, we receive no donations or income from the website and it is completely free to join, forever. Why? Just for the love of it! Find out more – watch the video, read about our philosofree and how it works. http://www.justfortheloveofit.org/
BioRegional – One Planet Living
BioRegional is an award-winning social enterprise which initiates and delivers practical sustainability solutions through partnerships around the world. We assist and encourage others to achieve sustainability through consultancy, education and informing policy.
One Planet Living is a vision of thriving regional economies where we meet more of our needs from local, renewable and waste resources, enabling people to enjoy a high quality of life within their fair share of the earth’s resources.
Free toolkit you can use our free One Planet Action Plan toolkit to create your own sustainability plan. The toolkit contains everything you need to develop your own One Planet Action Plan, including:
- Introduction to One Planet Action Plans
- Workbook to follow when making your plan
- Workshop plan to use if you want to brainstorm ideas together
- Template action plan that you can complete for your organisation
- Graphics that you can use in reports and on your website.
To download the One Planet Action Plan toolkit simply subscribe to our One Planet Action Plan mailing list http://www.bioregional.com/
Both this and the previous film night purpose is to show the incredible possibilities and positive solutions that are available for creating a more peaceful, abundant and sustainable world.