You and I Can Do

“One of the questions I hear most frequently is, What can I do? People often expect me to talk about lifestyle changes, recycling¬†newspapers, or changing light bulbs. These are essential, but¬†they are not nearly enough. We now need to restructure the¬†global economy, and quickly. It means becoming politically¬†active, working for the needed changes. Saving civilization … More You and I Can Do

Whole-system approach when planning smart sustainable solutions

  Western cultural paradigms are strongly shaped by science, rationalism and reductionism. We evolved through the ancient dualisms of physics/metaphysics (Plato and Greek philosophy), matter/soul, earth/sky, material/spiritual (Christianity), emotional/rational, physical/mental, internal subject/external object, nature/culture,.. We developed within a dualistic culture, whether we are aware or not of it, that shaped our conception of the world … More Whole-system approach when planning smart sustainable solutions

The Revolution of the Cultural Creatives

” A¬†growing segment of Western population is transforming mainstream culture through their ability to synthesize vast amounts of information, make counter-culture choices for sustainability and wellness, and ultimately bring forward a missing but critically needed worldview for 21st century living: practical wisdom, called PHRONESIS in the ancient world.“ Have you ever experienced a deep connection … More The Revolution of the Cultural Creatives

Permaculture, a new complete and hopeful perspective

Permaculture, abbreviation for “permanent agriculture”,is a paradigm developed in the 70s, which considers the need of building a cooperative relationship between human being and nature, in order to preserve life and ecosystems. It is not a science,but an integration of many sectors of knowledge, that are involved in designing habitats that respect certain values such … More Permaculture, a new complete and hopeful perspective

How Cuba survived the peak oil: the strenght of community

The more I enrich¬†my knowledge on sustainability and environmental issues the more I discover how much potential we have as global community to deal well with the future challenges this crisis will bring. I am optimistic, and everybody would be so if he knew how many good ideas, good hearts and tools are already out … More How Cuba survived the peak oil: the strenght of community