Author Archives: Gary

PART 3 — “SHARING POWER”

COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE COMMUNITY DECISION-MAKING & FAIR SHARING — THE POWER OF MANY – TOGETHER How can we share power equitably, making decisions as inter-dependent communities of people, with engagement and respect, and for our common interests? The third of three … Continue reading

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PART 2 — “LIVING IN OUR WORLD”

NATURAL ECONOMICS LIVING with SENSITIVITY & RESPONSIBILITY — PLACE & PEOPLE CONNECTED What is our relationship with the world that sustains and nourishes us, and how do we act and interact in a healthy and productive way? The second of … Continue reading

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PART 1 — “THE CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME & PLACE”

COMMUNITY DEMOCRACY TO BE A PEOPLE OF OUR PLACE — WELL NOURISHED in BODY, MIND & SPIRIT What is the character of our place and period, the conditions of our lives as human communities in the present age? The first … Continue reading

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TRANSFORMATION

There are different processes of change in nature.  Some are more gradual and progressive, with small step changes, and others involve radical reformulations or transformations into quite different states or functional arrangements.  The dynamic and system implications are very different, … Continue reading

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CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES — COMPOST TOILETS

This article was written about our actions in Christchurch after the damaging earthquakes, as a voluntary response, to bring information we had about compost toilets to people who were unable to use their flush toilets because of the damage to … Continue reading

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WATER — Medium of Life & its vitality

The basic (physical) necessities of life are air, water, food and shelter.  We can live only a very short time without air to breathe.  Water we need regularly, while we can live for weeks without food, if necessary.  Our bodies … Continue reading

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MONEY – A Means of Exchange or Power?

Money makes the world go around — or so they say.  We certainly like to get our hands on money, as it is so useful for obtaining a vast array of goods and services, without any other effort or contribution … Continue reading

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