During the weekend of June 12-13, 2021, concerned citizens, media makers and Earth shakers are uniting in Solidarity for the health and
well-being of planetary and personal health. We will be discussing the co-creation of a local-to-global commons that unites us
towards a better tomorrow, today. Please join us as collaborators in creation of better together.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Every day we are confronted with more challenges than the day before. Just when you think one problem is solved, two more emerge.
For years, we have been advised and counseled that we cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking
that created them. But here we are, many of us thinking and believing that we can re-open and go back to business
as usual! But going back to business as usual means going back to a world of racial and gender intolerance, abusing and plundering
our planet’s resources, and continuing to believe the delusion that growth can exist on a planet that isn’t growing.
To really prevent the ongoing onslaught of continual epidemics, pandemics, wars and our biggest problem, the heating planet
which brings us loss of biodiversity, contaminated water, air and soil, we will be required to make a “radical” paradigm shift.
A message from Sarah Savory of the Savory Institute:
“What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife... Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment...” --Nikola Tesla
But this paradigm shift requires no band aids or potholes to fill in. This paradigm shift requires a deep understanding of what some of the greatest minds,
philosophers, poets, writers, academics and citizens have stated and professed.
We are all interconnected, interdependent and all part of one large organism. And it all starts on the local level. That’s right.
Where you are right now.
The conversations we will have on Saturday, June 12th will reveal how new understandings based on Ancient Wisdom can help us move towards a truly sustainable and regenerative future, starting now.
The conversations we will have on Sunday, June 13th will underscore some of the initiatives and the success of these initiatives in areas of localization, collaboration and cooperation, with the inspirations to take the ideas and put them into action.
Day One: Saturday, June 12, 2021: A Web of Life Starts with Localization
"Nature is a totally efficient, self-regenerating system. IF we discover the laws that govern this system and live synergistically within them, sustainability will follow and humankind will be a success." ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Act one: Perspective Shift: Interconnectedness, Interdependence, and providing the tools so people can really see:
How our pre-existing decision making apparatus has continued to create failed health and poor outcomes, and how a Holistic Management Framework can bring about more personal and planetary health for the long term.
This shift creates the potential for a major change towards a healthier co-existence. To do this, we must align our systems with the holistic, inclusive and comprehensive concept of human activity and its relationship to the physical and our biological environment. Bringing forward a comprehensive and inclusive perspective of our planet and human society as a self-organizing, self-regulating, open, living organic system is essential . We will need holistic contextually integrated thinking and action for a peaceful and regenerative 21st Century.
Act Two: The elements of Life for Healthy Lives: In an interconnected world, all of our actions impact our planetary health and become our shared environment.
We will begin with an understanding of how humankind has depleted the nutrients from our soil, and in the United States only seven per-cent of soil is deemed under certified organic practices.
Our current levels of chemical abuse by pesticides, industrial output, and poisons are contributing to the overwhelming contamination of our environment. The old paradigm has given us the heating of the planet, climate catastrophes, immune illnesses, and the destruction of our planetary home. The conversations presented here will connect the dots around the Elements of Life . Our focus on how these all interact with one another requires finding contexts for complexity. In understanding and applying ‘Holistic Management Frameworks’ we can find appropriate solutions and collective actions how we can repair, regenerate and solve the problems by seeing all life through the lens of this a new tool.
From the Grassroots to the clouds above:
Living Soil: A Documentary for All of Us Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years. They filter our water. They are one of our most cost-effective reservoirs for sequestering carbon. They are our foundation for biodiversity. And they are vibrantly alive, teeming with 10,000 pounds of biological life in every acre. Yet in the last 150 years, we’ve lost half of the basic building block that makes soil productive. The societal and environmental costs of soil loss and degradation in the United States alone are now estimated to be as high as $85 billion every single year. Like any relationship, our living soil needs our tenderness.
It’s time we changed everything we thought we knew about soil. Let’s make this the century of living soil. This documentary was directed by Chelsea Myers of Tiny Attic Productions and produced by the Soil Health Institute through the generous support of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
- Preserving Indigeneous Communities including the land, the water, and people:
All around the world, large transnational corporations are plundering the worlds resources for their own selfish, short-term greed. The global land grabs, mining, and mistreating the living planet creates consequences for those who live, work, and play in these communities. But there is hope. Millions of people are refusing to sit on the sidelines as leadership at every level plunder the planets resources.
In many parts of Brazil (as well as in other nations) natives are trying to prevent corporations from mining the land, polluting the waters and displacing millions of people. This very special session will focus on a community in Brazil whose words and actions will resonate the world over.
- Water, Air,Biology and The Living Nutrients found in nature
- Solving the problems of land degradation and desertfication through regeneration
- Plus why are we eating this stuff we call food?
Day Two: Sunday, June 13, 2021: Realistic Alternatives in Your Community That We can Put into Place Today
Act Three: The Creation of a Global Information and Communication Commons for Health, Sustainability, Healing and Regeneration: With millions of people around the world working separately, in silos, holding meetings, webinars, Zoom meetings and podcasts, we at Mobilized.News will be building, a new cultural infrastructure . Focusing on the how we can collaboratively co-create as a global information and communication commons for the regeneration for personal and planetary health Without peace there is no health without out hope there is only violence.In his groundbreaking book, “Gaia,” originally published in 1975, James Lovelock, an independent scientist, who worked on the NASA space program stated this;
“The life on Earth functions as a single organism which actually defines and maintains conditions necessary for its survival. Disclaiming the conventional belief that living matter reacts passively in the face of threats to its existence, Lovelock states that the earths living matter–air, ocean and land surfaces–forms a complex system which has the capacity to keep our planet a fit place for life.”
Act Four: Successful Localized Alternatives
- Ecologic Democracy and Ecological Economics: Stuart Scott, Facing Future
- Leading with Local, Community Energy: Guests TBA
- Local Finance and the Cooperatives: Sara Vicari, Around the World.Coop
- Local Arts and Creativity/Culture: Guests TBA
- Local and effective ethical community service: Guests TBA
- Going from Built in Obsolescence to Built-To Last: Nickson Otieno, Niko Green, Nairobi, Kenya and special guests
Act Five: Putting Soul in the Machine Making Your Message Work! Featuring Howard Bloom: For many years, The Howard Bloom Organization was the leading press agency for major recording artists such as Prince, The Jackson’s, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Police and cause-related initiatives such as Amnesty International…— The key to Howard’s somewhat magical ability to relate the importance of a campaign to the artist and their expression of their art—was in understanding the soul of the artist, a sense of meaning, that unquantifiable talent of the artist and their unique stories. Key factors that helped the artist continue to maintain and grow their fan base. It wasn’t Algorithms that drove their success stories forward, but instead, something much more meaningful. Bloom was able to create teams of people who would enable the talent they worked with to remain in music history long after their days on top of the charts.
In this very special presentation, Howard Bloom will discuss the “Missing Link” that we must galvanize if we’re going to bring forth wide spread public awareness and action.
Act Six: Putting it into practice, expanding, creating policy, amplifying the Web of Life
It is Time for Systems Change: Inspired by Nature, Powered by Passion, Empowered by Imagination
(c) 2021 by Steven Jay, Barry and Serena Dossenko for Mobilized.news