350.org writes..... "There's no doubt that Bill McKibben is an incredible leader to the climate movement (as especially evident by him receiving the Right Livelihood Award yesterday). He is a mentor, a friend, and has spent decades speaking to people all over the world about the urgency of the fight against climate change. We're so grateful he has been the chair of 350's board. Bill will continue to be a leader, transitioning to a new role in 350 and making space for a new chair." Here is … Continue reading
A compelling short film from New Story Summiteer and Film Maker, John Lui, emphasising the importance of reviving The Commons. "The concept of The Commons is connected to the ancient past, a world order that is older than the state and the marketplace. Could this ancient knowledge hold the potential to address a number of inter-related global problems - poverty, food insecurity, biodiversity laws and even climate change?" Watch video
"We currently congregate around cities, yet there is a growing demand for properties in rural areas and, in particular, for self-sufficient properties and communities. These ‘intentional’ communities are off-grid, have their own water supply and enough space to grow food to feed the residents. Examples include Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, Breitenbush, near Detroit, USA and Gondwana Sanctuary, near Byron Bay, Australia." Sarah-Jane Sherwood, CEO of sustainability communications agency, … Continue reading
New Story Summiteer and renowned film maker and climate change activist, John Liu, brings us this update on the LIMA COP 20 preparations and asks for our support in progressing this historical initiative to change the face of climate. LIMA COP 20 takes place 9 December 2014 in Lima, Peru. Register.... Dear New Story Community, Greetings from the LIMA COP 20 Preparations. In less than one week the negotiators of 196 nations will meet to in LIMA with the goal of preparing a new Global Climate … Continue reading
"Many people aren’t responding to mounting evidence of the huge impacts of climate change. Neuroscience helps explain why – and the key role that businesses can play in responding rationally." Guardian Sustainable Business Continue reading
Inspirational 11-year-old indigenous environmental hip hop activist, Itzcuauhtli Martinez, is on a silence strike until world leaders take action on Climate Change. Itzcuauhtli writes..... My talking strike for climate action has been harder than I ever thought it would be! Since October 27th I have not spoken a word. The only time I used my voice was performing at two eco-hip hop shows with the Earth Guardians. Spreading our message through our music is the only time I will use my voice. My … Continue reading
We cannot separate. This is the lesson of climate change. We, as a race, are being called upon to understand compassion, to understand solidarity, and to understand that what happens in the Sub-Sahara happens here. I firmly believe that climate change as a physical reality has been given to us as an important call for us as the human race to stand up for our highest purpose.