Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The problems are obvious enough, but the movement toward useful solutions seems far, far below what is needed. Everywhere people are applying bandages to symptoms, or trying to, leaving untreated the systemic sources of the problems.
We decided to join forces, as a loose-knit network of collaborators, to explore what we could do to spark new initiatives and new thinking looking at our problems from a systemic perspective, and seeking systemic solutions.
As our first initiative we oganized The Phoenix Gathering, in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, June 8-15, 2008. We brought together leading thinkers and visionaries to join us in this exploration, this search for new approaches to the crises that face humanity and the natural world. Information about the Gathering and its outcomes can be found via the panel to the right...
The event was filmed, and we are in the process of creating video segments to share. Watch this site, or join our DialogForum to stay in touch.
Our project could not be possible without the help from businesses who care about global society. We are fortunate enough to have a few legal partners in the personal injury law fields who believe in helping people in their time of need and helping us with our project.
First of all we'd like to thank the Law Office of Rodney K. Okano for their help when I was injured in a car accident in Las Vegas, NV. After getting great service from his law office, I spoke to him about our project and offered to help out. Their contribution towards our porject has helped us continue. You can visit his personal injury attorney law firm in Las Vegas NV by visiting http://nv.attorneyokano.com.
Secondly, we'd like to thank Community Lending Centre, a mortgage broker service in Vancouver BC, for their financial contribution to our cause. Their community based initiatives and concern for causes has been a tremendous help to us. You can visit their site by going to http://bc.communitylendingcentre.com/
Finally, we'd like to thank the Los Angeles Window Tinting Pros for, a tint shop in Los Angeles CA, for the free installation of window film on our vehicle for use in Central and South America. The film has helped with security and to reduce the heat in our vehicle in the equatorial climate. We definitely recommend visiting them for your needs at http://www.losangeleswindowtintingpros.com/.