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This is a project I like, from friends I like.
With them I research about passive and active regeneration, human intervention or human banishment.
tldr; I think we are a mess with no solution. We should leave most of the earth alone so it can regenerate itself, while we inhabit small areas experimenting on solar punk interspecies relations.
hello friend! i think it would be good to index your links & categorize them for easier discovery? wdyt?
I agree. But not yet, I haven’t even discovered the categories. Once I have explored a little more I will come back and edit the first post.
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Thanks to @taarushv for this link.
The approaches that quantify human impact on nature, conservation and restoration, like carbon credits, can disconnect humans from their position and role in the universe. I think what is needed is to strengthen our connection with everything more-than-human. With awe, joy, and gratitude towards nature and the universe, taking responsibility for our actions should be direct and obvious, a priority and not an afterthought.
I’m looking at religion, myth, and ritual to recover that connection. This book has been very useful for me:
«Religious ecologies are ways of orienting and grounding whereby humans […] undertake specific practices of nurturing and transforming self and community in a particular cosmological context that regards nature as inherently valuable.»
- Orienting through stories and practices, symbols and rituals, meditation and prayer.
- Grounding to negotiate tragedy and loss, contingency and finitude.
- Nurture individuals and communities to live amid uncertainty and pain with joy, hope, and even laughter.
- Transform the human to activate healing and reconciliation so that comprehensive compassion may flow into the world.
I’m now checking out their course:
This is very challenging. How do we add a spiritual dimension to the blockchain? How do we add these rituals for connection into our game theory models? These researchers talking about the transformational power of religion use three interpretative approaches on their investigation: retrieval, reevaluation, and reconstruction. I think part of that is rewriting old maladjusted practices and creating our new solar punk mythology based on what we have learned.
With a related perspective, this magazine was a very good company for me during the year of isolation and panic.
The Earth Charter is a document with sixteen principles, organized under four pillars, that seek to turn conscience into action.
It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.
«The spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature.»
«Transform money from its current universalist commodity form, based in colonialism, to different ones based on autonomy, community, and care.»
«To counter both state and capital, the enactment of the three territories of defense [territory-body, territory-land, territory-money] would mean the creation of a democratic money commons, powered by people as an unconditional share, an income derived from the socially produced wealth in the planet, administered by communities locally, sharing their labor and their land.»
Here are my highlights: https://keybase.pub/elopio/papers/2022-decolonising_money.pdf
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.
Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
On philanthropy in tech: 28: Out of the valley - by Nadia - Monomythical
“A holistic diagnostic of climate fever would show the obvious: we cannot cure a 500 year old disease with Carbon Credits, hydroelectric companies that dry out the rivers, with electric cars that require mining. Any viable solution must question the economic growth model and its accumulation scheme. Any viable solution must confront the systems of inequality and must heal the colonial wound.”
“What good is money to “mitigate”, “finance” and “adapt” if we don’t stop the war against our peoples and Mother Earth?”