I am part of many types of communities. The commonly known geographic forms such as Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg, but also my neighborhood where I lay my head and the cultural communities I resonate with; My attributes and interests contribute to my membership in others as well.
This page is a collection of knowledge that has been useful for me and I would like to share it all with you 🙂 Learning is ultimately something we do for ourselves and I believe that we should never stop as we age or graduate from a specific program and we must SHARE what we know so others can pick up on it = RECIPROCITY
Lets not allow physical documents disappear though! I know myself and many others would get upset if someone were to say that books are obsolete. There will always be a need for them, even in an apocalypse I would rather freeze than sacrifice some of the books I have collected! Having said that, the standard textbook history books can comfortably warm me any day …
This black hole is just an architectural piece, no worries here!
RESOURCES GROUPED BY TOPIC (as best as I could)
– Environmentalism/Sustainability ~ Community (Economic) Development (CD/CED) ~ Consciousness Raising/Well-being ~ Innovations ~ Research Tools
Climate Change Connection – Connecting Manitobans
Comedy Wildlife – annual photography contest for wildlife awareness
Just Cool It! – book offers a comprehensive look at the current state of climate science and knowledge and the many ways to resolve the climate crisis, imploring us to do what’s necessary to live in a better, cleaner future.
Reflections on Fair Trade Campus Week ~ September 28, 2015 ~ Written by Sue Hayduk ~~~ Shares some stories, local fair trade businesses, and the MANY benefits of fair trade.
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) – “Our mission is to assist First Nations with building the capacity to address the environmental issues they face. We are guided by the values of: respect, integrity, innovation and excellence, balance and teamwork.”
The Keeling Curve is “a daily record of atmospheric carbon dioxide from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego” There are interactive graphs, videos, and tons of evidence that CO² ppm are something to monitor.
John Perkins is an inspiration to me and many others. He founded Dreamchange and Pachamama Alliance, both powerful educational organizations that are active in the movement towards climate justice and global consciousness.
The Sustainable World Coalition is a multimedia masterpiece. I heard of them when I participated in a free summit called Spring of Sustainability put on by Pachamama Alliance. Foundation Earth is another resource for an earth-centered person wanting to get our economy into reality through a major rethinking of society.
STARS Communities – download rating system here
Valhalla “is a growing tribe of storytellers out to proliferate freedom culture by igniting a global passion for sustainability, self-reliance, and collaborative action.”
Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition – Grassroots initiative committed to defending the lands, air, and waters in Manitoba by working to reclaim and protect our environment and promote social justice in the energy sector.
The Green Action Centre – part of the Winnipeg Eco-Centre
Prairie Climate Centre – from risk to resilience
Navdanya – means nine crops that represent India’s collective source of food security. Founded by Dr. Vandana Shiva, to provide direction and support to environmental activism.
The Happy Planet Index measures what matters: sustainable well-being for all and serves as an alternative to GDP; it is modelled in Tibet and Bhutan.
RideShark – providing solutions for government, corporate, and campuses to reduce the negative impacts of individual commuting
– aiming for the triple bottom-line –
Small-businesses (Supporting beliefs/friends/family): Black Hive Honey, Blessings at the Creek, Color Flow Design, Edible Alchemy, Hollow Reed Holistics, Micheala Rae, My Farmer’s Market, More Than Pyjamas, Nickeeya Gallery, Pamela Habing, StayHappyStayWeird,
Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNET)
Culture Days – Canada Wide Cultural Events of all kinds!
Food Matters Manitoba – building a Manitoba where good food nourishes strong communities and healthy people by: Partnering with community champions to increase access to good food, Providing food skills education that incorporates culture, tradition, and nutrition, Championing a better food system through food policy work and community engagement.
Next Up – is a leadership program for young people committed to environmental and social justice. They run programs across the country to train and grow emerging progressive leadership.
Peg Tracking System – Winnipeg Stats
The Council of Canadians – Acting for Social Justice
The ReLeaf Program (Winnipeg)
Community Toolbox – seriously the total package for how-to’s, connections, and services!!
Food for Life Global – CDO providing plant-based nutrition to needy people worldwide
Falling Fruit – shows available resources for finding free food in your area
Jack of all trades universe (JoatU) – an up-and-coming platform for community based marketing of local services
The Leap Manifesto – A new organization dedicated to making system change inevitable, irresistible and common sense; confronting the intersecting crises of our time: climate change, racism and inequality.
The Spirit Level – Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better was published in 2009. Written by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, the book highlights the “pernicious effects that inequality has on societies: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and) encouraging excessive consumption”.
Soul Pancake – Dwight from the Office has created this AMAZING community of creativity and joy
Transition Streets – is a tried-and-tested, award-winning behaviour-change project to cut energy use and strengthen your neighbourhood.
VegFest – a how-to guide to plan your own in your community
Consciousness Raising ~~ Well-being ~
Books: Ishmael, My Ishmael, The Story of B – Daniel Quinn *These stories are also considered sustainability enforcers too!
Bruce Lipton is the author of Spontaneous Evolution which is also a documentary on an (online service – Food Matters TV – includes recipes, yoga practices, documentaries, motivational talks, and more!) Bruce Lipton also has 2 other books: The Biology of Belief and The Honeymoon Effect.
Co-Star: Natal Charts
Decalcify Pineal Gland Tips
I am an avid follower of Elephant Journal which offers many worthwhile tools and tips. You can subscribe for a very reasonable fee or simply get email updates and read up to 3 a day for free! Examples: 10 best podcasts that will change your life, looking for the sacred in all the wrong places, Freeing Ourselves from the Western Culture of Unworthiness,11 Quotes,
Free Frequency Guide – Secret Energy
Health Care Without Harm – mobilizing ethical, economic and political influences to create an ecologically sustainable, equitable and healthy world.
Healing Cancer Naturally – one strategy*
NutritionFacts.org – Dr. Michael Greger is a philanthropist who generously shares his research findings on world nutrition.
Patty Ashdown: The global power shift
Quotes by Alvin Toffler
Script to Screen – MEMEs of scripts and acting
The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) seeks to broaden awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds among citizens, scientists, and policymakers alike.
Well.org is self explanatory. Lots of content!
A ‘trendy’ word nowadays; Veganism. Gary Yourofsky passionately talks to a group of students about the new evidence that explains the truth about how humans are meant to be eating. See also: The China Study
The Veg Health Institute
Winnipeg Insight Meditation Group – Safe. Supportive. Sangha.
Hip Hop Architecture – teaching youth about environmental design
Tiny House with elevator bed? Plus other really clever tricks!
Webster Dictionary: Time Traveller
Gapminder is a great tool for updated statistics with an emphasis on the wealth and health of nations. I heard about it when watching the brilliant TED talks Hans Rosling has done on global health. There is a 4 minute video that completely covers this topic HERE, but there are MANY videos on the Gapminder Youtube channel. HERE is one he did that explains where the Syrian refugees have ended up, posted on June 9th, 2015.
Words We Don’t Have – a really interesting source for finding out some words that express, sometimes complicated moments of life, among other things…