By Kosha Anja Joubert

Beyond You and Me is the 1st quantity within the 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence and is a pragmatic anthology for someone trying to rebuild current fragmented villages and groups, identify new crew firms and ecovillages, and heal the injuries of clash and social department. it's for these looking to reside cooperatively and in peace with fellow humans and the Earth.

Since the start of human historical past, we have now lived in groups. that's, notwithstanding, till the mid-twentieth century, whilst reasonable fossil-fuel power has enabled many folks in industrialized nations to reside extra socially dispersed and remoted lives. yet now, escalating weather switch, top oil, and the necessity to substantially lessen our carbon intake dictate that this unsustainable lifestyle can't proceed. We needs to relearn the paintings of group development and clash resolution.

Beyond You and Me deals abilities in communique, clash solution, management, facilitation, and consensus selection making, and an inspiring standpoint on fixing international difficulties. Written through a global crew of social and ecological pioneers, it contains the voices of Marshall B. Rosenberg, Wangaari Maathai, Starhawk, Azriel Cohen, Hildur Jackson, and Helena Norberg-Hodge.

The 4 Keys symbolize the 4 dimensions of sustainable design—the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological, and the commercial. This sequence is counseled by way of UNESCO and is an professional contribution to the UN Decade of schooling for Sustainable improvement. the opposite books of the sequence are Gaian Economics, Designing Ecological Habitats, and The track of the Earth. The 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence used to be accomplished in 2012 and is now on hand within the U.S. for the 1st time.

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The seven steps to building community give us some helpful guidelines. The Community-Seeker – A Story Dieter Halbach The Bookstore Stopping by a small bookshop recently I came upon different books with interesting titles like Eurotopia: An Index of European Communities, Diggers and Dreamers or Communities Directory. Each of them held thousands of addresses of community projects. My heart skipped a beat: with all these addresses is must be possible for me to find a place to start the life of my dreams?

However we see it, our experience has taught us several things about how to care for, and nurture, this idea, and how to grow it into a vision that will inspire ourselves, encourage others to join us, and sustain us when the going gets tough. 20 Vis i o n i n Commu n it y Develop, Refine & Hold your Genuine Intention Clarify what it is you want to do. Create a strong image of where you want to reach. Make it so inspiring, that you can’t help but keep coming back to that image with joy again and again.

This is how myths start. Our adults and children hear these stories and pass them on, referring to the ‘wonderful first years of construction’, turning mythology into a heroic epic. Creating the Community against the Background of Contemporary Russia You must realize that in Russia for many years there were no alternatives to State provision. Also, because of our history, the problems in our country with regard to orphaned children were possibly the biggest anywhere in the world. The term ‘orphan’ in our country describes children whose parents have died as well as what we call ‘social orphans’ who have been removed from their parents for their own safety.

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