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Shows re: restorative economy


October 30th, 2015

Reclaiming Food as a Commons

an interview with Vandana Shiva

Vandana ShivaIn this week’s episode, Vandana Shiva speaks with Joanna before her lecture “We are all seeds of abundance and creativity”, organized by the Sustainability Studies Program at UNM on October 13, 2015.

 

Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate, is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science, technology and Natural Resource Policy. She serves as an ecology advisor to several organizations including the Third World Network and the Asia Pacific People’s Environment Network. In 1993 she was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. She has written several books, among others: “Making Peace with the Earth”, “Earth Democracy”, “Staying Alive”, “The Violence of the Green Revolution”, “Monocultures of the Mind”, “Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit”.

 

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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November 21st, 2014

The Currency of Gratitude

an interview with Kristi Nelson

Kristi NelsonIn this week’s episode, Kristi Nelson speaks to us about her personal experiences and insights about money and social change; the powerful currency of gratefulness;  a deep sense of receiving and true community, gratefulness as a key to happiness and justice. Where is  is our real wealth as people; what really nourishes our lives and feeds the earth our true home: gratefulness as the reverence generator; the ongoing Indiegogo campaign “Grow, Grow, Gratefulness” as a call for grateful action.

Kristi has spent virtually her entire adult life immersed in the rewarding work of non-profit leadership, fundraising, and organizational development. In a wide variety of roles, she has helped to lead, support and develop organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change.

In 2001, Kristi started a values-based consulting and leadership coaching practice, and in this capacity, she worked with organizations such as the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Spirit in Action, Wisdom 2.0, and The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, among others. During this same period, she was also the founding Executive Director of the Soul of Money Institute with Lynne Twist, Director of Development at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Director of Development and Community Relations for the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.

Before 2001, Kristi spent five years as the Executive Director of a regional women’s foundation where she led a successful $5 million endowment campaign, developed empowerment programs for women and girls, and oversaw a community-based grantmaking program. She now also feels tremendous good fortune to be working with her incredible colleagues from around the world at A Network for Grateful Living.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grow-grow-gratefulness

http://www.gratefulness.org/

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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June 6th, 2014

The Art of Sacred Activism

an interview with Filiz Telek

Filiz TelekFiliz Telek is a social artist, process designer, poet/writer, community organizer and a transition host whose purpose is to serve the transition of the humanity and the planet to the new paradigm by awakening a sense of possibility and sacred in human heart and spirit. Her photography – especially of the people in their most vulnerable and authentic expressions – is a reflection of her love for the world. She sees and shows beauty. Because amidst the ongoing chaos of our times, committing acts of beauty is necessary to keep sane.

Filiz speaks with joanna about: falling in love with the earth; sacred activism; seeding holistic communities in Turkey; activating the collective heart intelligence; a strong energetic shift at Gezi Park; loyal to one’s calling; an experiment in gift economy; “the brave new world emerging”.

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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December 13th, 2013

Tens of Thousands of Role Models

an interview with Bill Strickland

Speakers at Connecting for Change (2013)

As president-CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, Bill Strickland builds partnerships to help the disadvantaged build a better future. Strickland is nationally recognized as a visionary leader who authentically delivers educational and cultural opportunities to students and adults within an organizational culture that fosters innovation, creativity, responsibility and integrity.
http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/bill-strickland-art-leadership

Bill Strickland speaks with Joanna about the measure of success; expanding the role models; the fuel of enthusiasm; how the arts and innovative vocational training can change the perception of value and human possibility.

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
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December 6th, 2013

Play Fair

an interview with Tal Dehtiar

Speakers at Connecting for Change (2013)
Tal Dehtiar, co-founded MBAs Without Borders, an international charity that has engaged hundreds of business professionals from around the world to volunteer and help build small and social businesses in over 25 developing countries including Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Nicaragua and Colombia. In 2009, he launched the first premium footwear brand made in Africa, Oliberte Limited, which manufactures across Africa and is sold globally. Tal is a recipient of the Ontario Global Trader Award, CYBF Chairman Award, Arch Award, was nominated for the YMCA Peace Award and nominated for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and Ernst & Young’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/tal-dehtiar-beyond-change-our-time-africa

Tal speaks with Joanna about his journey from non-profit MBAs Without Borders to creating a sustainable lifestyle brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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August 2nd, 2013

Where The Aliveness Is

an interview with Tesa Silvestre

Tesa Silvestre holds a degree in Law and Economics from the University of Pantheon-Assas, in Paris (1989), a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College (1991), and a MA and M.Phil. in Political Science from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, (1997).
After leaving Academia in 2001, she co-founded a small consulting company that worked for several years with visionary leaders, organizations and networks like the Fetzer Foundation, the Solar Circle, and the Tipping Point Network. In 2006, she co-founded a community organization in Cape Ann (New England) that focused on supporting collaboration amongst local leaders, innovators, and residents working on sustainability-related initiatives. Since 2009, she has been living a nomadic life between Bali, Europe, the Middle East, and the United states, writing and reciting poetry, experimenting with flow funding and grassroots philanthropy, connecting inspiring change-makers, and teaching whole body meditation.

Tesa speaks with Joanna about whole body meditation; paying attention to where the aliveness is; a larger kind of intelligence; the process of befriending ourselves; remembering the way of giving/receiving; life force, money and vulnerability; the flame of awareness; tender spaciousness; receiving together the Life Force.

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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February 15th, 2013

In Between Stories

an interview with Charles Eisenstein

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Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His writings on the web magazine Reality Sandwich have generated a vast online following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator.  His latest book is “Sacred Economics”.

http://charleseisenstein.net/

Charles speaks with Joanna about the divine masculine and the exploration of a new masculinity; the space between stories; changing the perception of scarcity; the intimacy and simplicity of transitioning; the dance of language and context; the new meaning of money; “the technologies of reunion”…

music: “Xoriak” (from “Xoriek”) by Mikel Laboa

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December 28th, 2012

The Long Term View

an interview with Katherine Collins

Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, an independent research firm dedicated to pollinating ideas across varied fields of study and endeavor, based on the conviction that this leads to optimal investment decision making. After a long and successful career in traditional equity management at Fidelity (serving as head of Equity Research and as Portfolio Manager for numerous growth equity mutual funds), Katherine set out to re-integrate her investment philosophy with the broader world. Over the past four years she has been traveling as a pilgrim and volunteer, earning her MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School, and following lessons from the natural world to re-engage in investing as a valued and integrated profession, beneficial to our communities and our planet.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/katherine-collins
http://www.honeybeecapital.com/

 

original music by Evarusnik

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November 9th, 2012

Knowing How Much Is Enough

an interview with Judy Wicks

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)
An international leader and speaker in the local living economies movement, Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Cafe on the first floor of her house on a row of Victorian brownstones in West Philadelphia in 1983. After helping to save her block from demolition to make way for a proposed mall, Judy grew what began as a tiny muffin shop into a 200-seat restaurant featuring fresh local food with a national reputation for community involvement, environmental stewardship, responsible business practices, and leadership in the local economy movement. Judy is co-founder, in 2001, of the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), www.LivingEconomies.org, now comprised of 80 local business networks in towns and cities across the US and Canada.

Duration time: 17:17.

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November 2nd, 2012

Change and Kindness

an interview with Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin is the founder of Baldwin Brothers, Inc. in 1974, an investment advisor firm with over $800 million under management. Previously, he worked at Morgan Guaranty. In addition to his duties as President of Baldwin Brothers, Michael is also a trustee of the Nathaniel Saltonstall Arts Fund, The Garfield Foundation, and Northeast Growth Fund. Michael is also the founder of the Marion Institute, a non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching about alternative medicine and sustainability and he is co-founder of the Buddhayana Foundation. Michael has a BA from Harvard University.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/

http://www.baldwinbrothersinc.com/

Michael speaks with Joanna about discovery and healing; kindness and positive change; philanthropy and empathy; restoring the feeling of community; “Connecting for Change”…

original music by Evarusnik

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September 21st, 2012

The Space In Between

an interview with Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His writings on the web magazine Reality Sandwich have generated a vast online following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator.  His latest book is “Sacred Economics”.

http://charleseisenstein.net/

Charles speaks with Joanna about the divine masculine and the exploration of a new masculinity; the space between stories; changing the perception of scarcity; the intimacy and simplicity of transitioning; the dance of language and context; the new meaning of money; “the technologies of reunion”…

music: “Xoriak” (from “Xoriek”) by Mikel Laboa

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August 24th, 2012

The Paradigm of Dignity

an interview with Evelin Gerda Lindner

Evelin Gerda Lindner  is a transdisciplinary scholar in social sciences and humanities. She holds two doctorates, one in medicine, and the other in psychology.  Her research focuses on human dignity, and she believes that the humiliation of honor and dignity may be among the strongest obstacles on the way to a decent world community. She is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), a global transdisciplinary fellowship of concerned academics and practitioners who wish to promote dignity and transcend humiliation.
http://www.humiliationstudies.org/
http://www.worlddignityuniversity.org/joo/

Evelin Lindner speaks with Joanna abour dignity as sustainability; inequality and humiliation: Rwanda and South Africa; convergence of activism and spiritual practice; living “a dignity economy”; love and social cohesion instead of predator capitalism; the World Dignity University…

Music: “Soireci” (from “Microkosmos”) by Ross Daly
Photo: Evelin Frerk

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February 3rd, 2012

The Economics of Happiness

an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge

Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of ISEC. A pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She is a widely respected analyst of the impact of the global economy on identity, community and local economies, and is a leading proponent of ‘localization,’ or decentralization, as a means of countering those impacts.

Since 1975, she has worked with the people of Ladakh, or “Little Tibet,” to find ways of enabling their culture to meet the modern world without sacrificing social and ecological values. Trained as a linguist, she was the first Westerner in recent times to master the Ladakhi language, and co-produced the first Ladakhi-English dictionary. Her book, “Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh” has been described as “an inspirational classic,” and sold almost half a million copies. She is on the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, and is a co-founder of both the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Eco-village Network.

www.localfutures.org

Helena speaks with Joanna about the pressure of globalization on traditional cultures, … the relationship between beautiful, healthy and sustainable, … local communities and economies as a sustainable alternative to global consumer culture, … the connection path of community and nature, … and her latest film as co-director: “The Economics of Happiness”…

Music: “Part 8” (from Salzau. Music on the Water) by Danielsson/Dell/Landgren

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January 5th, 2012

The Future Is In The Dirt

an interview with Ben Hewitt

Speakers at Bioneers By The Bay Connecting For Change (2011)

Ben Hewitt is a best-selling author and farmer whose book The Town That Food Saved, published by Chelsea Green publishing, chronicles a rural Vermont town’s attempts to implement a local food system. Hewitt speaks frequently on the subjects of regionalized agriculture, relocalizing economies, and reframing America’s values to promote positive change and a durable prosperity that is not dependent on extractive industry. With his wife and two sons, he operates a diversified 40-acre livestock, dairy, berry, and vegetable farm in Northern Vermont. He lives in a self-built, off-the-grid home that is powered by wind and solar energy. To help offset his renewable energy footprint, Ben drives a really big truck.

www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/ben-hewitt

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December 23rd, 2011

Corporations Are Not Persons

an interview with Riki Ott

Speakers at Bioneers By The Bay Connecting For Change (2011)

Riki Ott, PhD, is an activist, author, marine toxicologist, and former commercial fisherma’m who experienced the Exxon Valdez oil spill first-hand. Her latest book on oil spill impacts is Not One Drop (Chelsea Green). She starred in Black Wave, an award-winning feature film. Ott received Huffington Post’s Game Changer 2010 Award for her volunteer work in the Gulf, empowering local residents to take action after BP’s disaster. She co-founded Ultimate Civics, a project of Earth Island Institute, and teaches value-based community organizing from fifth grade to university, sharing practical skills for sustainable living and ending corporate rule: www.changingtheendgame.org

“This is really my favorite Bioneers, and it’s because of this intentional integration of youth…”

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October 29th, 2009

Slow Money, Restorative Economy

an interview with Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch is Chairman and President of Slow Money, a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy.

slowmoneyalliance.org

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March 20th, 2009

About the Rain Forest in Ecuador

an interview with Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author and has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute to express her commitment to supporting and empowering people in finding peace and sufficiency in their relationship with money and the money culture. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Pachamama Alliance, an organization established to preserve the Earth’s tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodians.

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August 29th, 2006

Organic Whole Systems

an interview with Elaine Seiler

Elaine Seiler is the director of ReGenesis Enterprises Pty. Ltd., a living laboratory and showcase in Northern New South Wales, Australia for a variety of land based projects that focus on organic whole systems agriculture, ecological forestry, environmental repair and sustainable human settlement.

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