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Bernard Lietaer - Why Money needs to change now!

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l point is that the collapse is not just the fall and failure of the systems of society but a collapse of consciousness the death of our cultural egoistic identity can be a Spiritual opening for us, an opportunity to cast off our egocentric ways of living and to redesign our world views and local and international systems beyond business as usual thinking. www.CarolynBaker.net (https://carolynbaker.net)

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New Earth, New Era Breath Meditation from Brother Steven (http://files.meetup.com/3362282/neweraoldera-breathmeditation.mp3)

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“The world we have designed and made is a result of our level of thinking, thus far what we have created has in itself created problems that we cannot solve at the same level of thinking and consciousness which has created the problems and issues.

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humankind is to survive.”
...Albert Einstein

It's now 2016 the end of an Age and the Leap into a New Era. These are not times for the faint of heart. Our world and culture are undergoing the most significant shift in consciousness, crisis and new paradigms that may have ever occurred in our known world history. Each week or so we will be gathering to discuss and share together how we can awaken and help each other our local communities and our world to embrace the positive solutions to the world shift..there is more going on you can tap into, then you can possibly imagine.

Building a world of local and global oneness and community maybe the most important work of our time.

Upcoming events (3)

Vancouver Greenest City update and the Eco Cities of the World.
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We are all blessed to live in the wonderful city of Vancouver. More and more of us are driving less, biking more visiting community gardens and connecting with our local communities. Cities don't grow just by themselves they happen by design, community development and planning. The Vancouver Greenest City 2020 is a bold initiative that will address Vancouver's environmental challenges, making Vancouver one of the greenest cities in the world by 2020. Around the world we see a growth in models of Eco Cities and Sustainable Cities growing everywhere as more and more of us are living in cities world wide. Vancouver Green City Action Plan. (http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/greenest-city-2020-action-plan.aspx) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-cities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_city ~ Vancouver's Green Identity Crisis Is the World's http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/01/29/Green-Identity-Crisis/ Let get together and have a look at how cities around the world are working on sustainability and the growth in Eco cities. Bring your research and ideas and lets have a collective discussion. Review the Vancouver progress report in the link below. http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/greenest-city-2020-action-plan-2013-2014-implementation-update.pdf http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/Greenest-city-action-plan.pdf City of Vancouver Greenest City Action Plan Review Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University. http://youtu.be/a1K50C77wKk The World's Greenest City Mr. Sadhu A. Johnston, Deputy City Manager, City of Vancouver http://youtu.be/OkyvLdFzxRc http://sustainablecities.net SFU’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development http://www.sfu.ca/cscd.html 5 Eco Cities stories http://www.eco-business.com/news/top-5-eco-cities-stories-2014 https://www.facebook.com/greenestcity http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/a-bright-green-future.aspx http://youtu.be/FFQFBmq7X84

BIOCHAR a Global Green Renaissance, presentation by Paradigm Futurist Arclein

BIOCHAR a Global Green Renaissance for Carbon Capture and Soil Regeneration, presentation and discussion by Paradigm Futurist and mathematics expert Arclein (http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca) , Biochar as chicken feed (http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2011/09/biochar-as-chicken-feed-supplement.html) Biochar s produced by thermal decomposition of organic material (biomass such as wood, manure or leaves) under limited supply of oxygen. Biochar can be distinguished from charcoal—used mainly as a fuel—in that a primary application is use as a soil amendment with the intention to improve soil functions and to reduce emissions from biomass that would otherwise naturally degrade to greenhouse gases. Biochar is a name for charcoal when it is used for particular purposes, especially as a soil amendment. Like most charcoal, Biochar is created by enclosed burning of biomass. Biochar is under review as an approach to global carbon capture sequestration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar https://youtu.be/MUz0KI8CX8s TED Talk on Biochar https://youtu.be/AKBkgJoaIxQ

Bhutan and the Gross National Happiness Nations Presentation, Video, Discussions

What happens when a nation decides that Happiness, the Quality of Life, Love and Community should be the foundation of societies development. Well that nation is on its way to becoming a member in the Gross National Happiness Nations index that is now evolving around the world. This summer we will meet and watch a presentation and videos on the development of the growing trend in certain nations to develop standards in Gross Domestic Happiness and a Genuine Progress index as a measurement of the societies development. This may lead to a one day event we can all be part of. Gross National Happiness is a term coined by His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck in the 1970s. The concept implies that sustainable development should take a holistic approach towards notions of progress and give equal importance to non-economic aspects of well being."Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product" suggested by Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan. Slogan on a wall in Thimphu's School of Traditional Arts. Bhutan Legal code of 1629 “if the government cannot create happiness for its people, then there is no purpose for government to exist.” Constitution of Bhutan 2008 Article 9: “The State shall strive to promote those conditions that will enable the pursuit of Gross National Happiness.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRc_HG8xTt0 Gross National Happiness (http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com/articles) (GNH) measures the quality of a country in more holistic way and believes that the beneficial development of human society takes place when material and spiritual development occurs side by side to complement and reinforce each other. • Living Standard, Health, Education, Time Use, Good Governance, Ecological Diversity & Resilience, Psychological Well-being, Community Vitality Culture Diversity & Resilience. Genuine Progress Index (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_progress_indicator) is emerging to provide a new model for western societies. What's wrong with the tools we're using now? Today, the most commonly-used measure of economic progress is still the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is simply the total value of all the goods and services that are exchanged for money. The GDP literally does not count some of our greatest sources of wealth - unpaid household labor, volunteerism, and a clean environment, for example. The GDP measurement doesn't distinguish between good things and bad ones - and it counts the depletion of our natural wealth as economic gain. Other countries embracing a Happiness index will be reviewed like Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Nova Scotia Canada. Redesigning the economic systems to serve the whole of life and for the well being and happiness of people and the environment maybe one of the most important projects of our time. What is "Gross National Happiness" ? Explained https://youtu.be/7Zqdqa4YNvI Bhutan, Gross National Happiness and Sustainable Development https://youtu.be/2jf9xrnUjpI National Happiness Research and Reports: http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com/articles http://worldhappiness.report http://time.com/3833081/happiest-people-world https://www.gfmag.com/global-data/non-economic-data/happiest-countries http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/23/swiss-reign-supreme-in-world-happiness-ranks http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/dec/01/bhutan-wealth-happiness-counts http://www.neweconomics.org Canada New Atlantic index http://www.gpiatlantic.org http://www.gpiatlantic.org/bhutan/index.html http://www.gpiatlantic.org/research.htm HAPPY OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO (https://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM)

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