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Holonics

It is better to explore within
We were apes before we spoke of sin
The cosmos sits on the tip of a pin
- Sheryl Crow

Holonics is simply a way of putting words to an idea. The only unfamiliar aspect is the word holon. It means something that is a whole and a part at the same time. How can that be? You are a whole person, and a part of humanity at the same time. Your heart is an organ in its own right, and a part of your human body at the same time. You are yourself and a part of nature at the same time. I like the image of a carpet woven from many different colours of thread, each thread is separate and different, together they create multicoloured image of its own.

Under the title of holonics I have collated big picture ideas, the theories of everything, to be a simple guide to our behaviour as individuals, communities, society, species. For me, it has been an articulation of why we do what we do. It helps me to know myself and to control my will. It helps me to choose a path of happiness. It is a simple framework, though at first might seem unfamiliar. A holonic framework is well adapted as a guide for life, work and play, because it is flexible, adaptable to different situations, empirically proven and intuitive. Once you see the big picture feelings can take over from words and you know what is the right things to do and the right way to do it.

No one is perfect. Everyone is different. But you can be more comfortable in your choices, in your approach to life and in your success. You live life and become happy.


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Biomimicry. Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is an ancient concept recently returning to scientific thought that examines nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements— and emulates or takes inspiration from them to solve human problems sustainably. Scientific and engineering literature often uses the term Biomimetics for the process of understanding and applying biological principles to human designs.  Biomimicry Institute.

Earth Charter The Earth Charter calls for shared responsibility for all humanity and all living things in a declaration of principles for a just, sustainable, and peaceful world. The four pillars are: Respect and Care for the Community of Life; Ecological Integrity; Social and Economic Justice; Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace.

How good life is - compared with the 1500s! Read about it here.

Lohas Journal LOHAS stands for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. Consumers who value health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living are shifting consumption patterns rapidly. Over $ 200 billion is spent every year in this area by U.S. consumers alone.

WorldGrowth.org

SustainableBusiness.com

Also check out Hazel Henderson - global advisor on development;

The New Environmentalist - magazine

The Big Picture Video Selection. 5 minute music videos to full length features. See the menu here.

Money Management

Voting with your wallet - all your consumption decisions change the world, and how your investments are managed is a big part of that.
Globally responsible initiatives in asset allocation have so far proved to be beneficial: better risk return profiles - "go green
to get the green"

Globally Responsible Initiative ...
where you can find investor and entrepreneur data and tools. Why GRI?

Economist on fund management.

About Globally Responsible Behaviour

noosphere - a term first coined by paleoentologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in the early 1900s it has been developed and supported by great modern thinkers like Vladimir Verdansky, Julian Huxley and Mikhail Gorgbachev.

paradise engineering - not necessarily the future, but certainly an option ... a virtual reality greatly influenced by bio synthetic chemicals and genetic engineering.

Rio Kyoto Jo'burg

Gorbachev, Menchu Tum, Other Nobel Peace Laureates Release Johannesburg Declaration - Sept. 02, 2002

United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP

GEO Home Page

GEO 3

World Resources Institute - WRI

WRI data portal

Environmental Assessment Institute set up by Bjorn Lomborg - the skeptical environmentalist who cautions about statistical interpretation.

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Palestine/Israel/Lebanon

Hard Truths and Fresh Start:  a seminal article by Dr Don Beck describing the roots of the problems of violence in the middle east and a solution.

The Everlasting Misery: an impassioned plea for peace outlining the complex history of the region by Johnny Couchman.

Iraq
OK! That was it.  The war is over.
Now lets cooperate to settle our differences.
Whatever happens, its not us versus them, we all win or lose.

War Commentary here.

moveon.org - webdemocracy


Look After Earth

The Case for A GM-Free Sustainable World
by the Independent Science Panel
sponsored by the Institute of Science in Society and Third World Network in June 2003, in .pdf.

The Independent Science Panel (ISP) on GM - launched 10 May 2003 at a public conference in London attended by the then UK environment minister Michael Meacher and 200 other participants - consists of dozens of prominent scientists from seven countries, spanning the disciplines of agroecology, agronomy, biomathematics, botany, chemical medicine, ecology, histopathology, microbial ecology, molecular genetics, nutritional biochemistry, physiology, toxicology and virology.

 

A passionate monologue on the bird flu scare: Atchoo by Rosita Sweetman.

 

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