Category Archives: Sustainable Systems

Gifts of the Sea

Reef

The western Christmas / New Year holiday season was occurring during the middle of my stay in The Sudan. I had been spending my time in Khartoum and in refugee camps.  Life was hot, basic and challenging. So a colleague … Continue reading

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Global Goes Beyond Geography

Tibetan vendor and child in Nepal

Until recently, businesses referred to themselves almost exclusively as “international” or “multinational.” The shift to the use of “global,” while subtle, is significant because the words have very different meanings and implications. Both “international” and “multinational” are based on our … Continue reading

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Paved With Good Intentions

When we work to change systems for the better, we look for points of highest leverage, points where one “small” change, if made well, affects everything. Change made well is the key…  This includes having an understanding of the environment and … Continue reading

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A Cycle of Sustainability

A Cycle of Sustainability

Earth as Nature serves as provider of resources to create Human-Fashioned Earth. Human-Fashioned Earth serves as provider of food, shelter, comfort for Our Human Family. There the modern-day cycle becomes weak. To become complete, Our Human Family would serve as … Continue reading

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Interdependent Individual and Systems Change

Ant on Opening Peony

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can’t be done.  They hope it can’t be done because it means seeing the garden in a whole new way.  … Continue reading

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A Symbol of Whole and Interdependent Systems

T'ai Ji Symbol

The Chinese Tai Ji symbol of yin and yang represents the ever-changing balance between complementarity and polarity.  Each half of the symbol grows from the sliver to a bulb in relationship to the other half.  Only together do they create … Continue reading

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Place and Wholeness at Genesis Farm

Place and Wholeness Genesis Farm

Photos taken at Genesis Farm, Blairstown, NJ during September 2010 of 1) Earth as Nature, 2) Human-Fashioned Earth, and 3) Our Human Community  

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