It is the 21st year of the 21st Century and time to wonder if humanity is finally ready to grow -up and own a different destiny. What kind of Green New Deals do you want? Those that acknowledge our role as co-creators in an evolving natural world – or a continuation of creative destruction? For years [...]
This is the story of how the lower Silvermine Wetlands came to be. Like most stories with a positive ending, many people and a good number of years were involved. And still are! Some of the key initiating conservationists have subsequently died. Their legacy lives on for the rest of us to enjoy. Lest their names [...]
Like a tsunami that recontours natural and man-made landscapes, the Covid 19 pandemic is awakening us from the distraction of our hamster wheel consumer economy to our forgotten awareness of what is really important, and what is terribly wrong. Once the waters have receded will we rebuild as before? On Earth Day 2020 can we use [...]
Climate Activists and Extinction Rebellion are refusing to be part of a system that is anti-life. In the words of Charles Eisenstein: “The climate emergency (Climate Change) gives form to an intuitive, inarticulate alienation from the project of civilization. It offers a focal point to identify the source of wrongness. It channels onto one thing the [...]
Since the dawn of human consciousness we have identified with charismatic life forms. Landmark trees are appreciated for the special spaces they create. But also for being a personal bridge between historical and human times scales. Ancient human communities adopted animal totems to encourage, in themselves, the values they A secretary bird & king protea [...]
There are clear parallels between Cape Town’s Drought crisis and the Climate Change crisis. YES! We can is the biggest positive message from the drought for Climate Action. But we need to act now!! Calls for behavioural, regulatory and technology changes to reduce GHG emissions are ramping up as we experience the highest global temperatures and [...]
Today on Mother’s Day in Cape Town, a sunny autumn day full of birdsong and late harvest vegetables waiting to be picked, my thoughts are drawn to the Mother of all – Mother Nature. What future awaits my children, nurtured to the best of my ability on a Planet compromised by human demands? We are part [...]
Our lifestyles are based on a false story of material entitlement for one species - us. The time is NOW to mainstream global stories of our interdependence.
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