By Kosha Anja Joubert
Beyond You and Me is the 1st quantity within the 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence and is a realistic anthology for someone looking to rebuild latest fragmented villages and groups, identify new staff companies and ecovillages, and heal the injuries of clash and social department. it really is for these trying to dwell 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, although, until eventually the mid-twentieth century, whilst affordable fossil-fuel power has enabled many people in industrialized international locations to stay extra socially dispersed and remoted lives. yet now, escalating weather switch, top oil, and the necessity to significantly decrease our carbon intake dictate that this unsustainable lifestyle can't proceed. We needs to relearn the artwork of neighborhood development and clash resolution.
Beyond You and Me deals talents in communique, clash solution, management, facilitation, and consensus determination making, and an inspiring viewpoint on fixing international difficulties. Written through a world team 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 characterize the 4 dimensions of sustainable design—the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological, and the industrial. This sequence is recommended by means of UNESCO and is an authentic contribution to the UN Decade of schooling for Sustainable improvement. the opposite books of the sequence are Gaian Economics, Designing Ecological Habitats, and The music of the Earth. The 4 Keys to Sustainable groups sequence was once accomplished in 2012 and is now on hand within the U.S. for the 1st time.
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Opportunities are so abundant, and friends so accessible, that they watch less TV than average. They are free to Ch i l d r e n n e e d 1 0 0 pa r e n ts take their own initiatives and create their own games. Relationships to the animal and plant world allow them to gain the respect and understanding of beings other than themselves. You always find some animals (chicken, rabbits, horses, sheep) in communities as they can be looked after in holidays by others. What is the Situation for Children now in 2007?
36 Beyond You and Me from its laws was no easier than it is for a blade of grass to break through asphalt. Fortunately, I understood then the importance of learning to wait. The time comes for everything: for every person and union of people, for every community. Helping Children Grow In the 14 years of Kitezh’s existence we have discovered that it is essential to create a special developmental environment for children who have psychological problems. This is an environment that helps them to develop in accordance with their instincts and compensates for their problems and shortcomings.
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