Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Largest Movement in the World

Have you read Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken? Subtitled "How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming" it kind of explains itself. It was recommended to me a little while ago, although it's been out for some years. I was pretty impressed and also inspired. Paul started Wiserearth, a group that exists to catalog the movement, give it visibility, and to better enable groups to find each other and work together online. This video below is a speech that Paul gave explaining what he calls the "world's largest movement, the hundreds of thousands of grassroots organizations that address social and environmental justice." At the end of the video is an invitation: "If you were inspired by this video, you can get involved on WiserEarth - the global online community founded by Paul Hawken to connect the people and organizations working on indigenous culture, social justice and environmental movements. Recently I responded to this invitation and I hope you do too.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Evaluating the 365 photo project

It is time for a reflection on the 365 photo project. Last year I wrote about my third attempt at this project which I called a "challenge" and predictably I was derailed as on the previous two attempts. In 2011 I reached day 55 which was on March 6th and then I stopped until day 325 on November 22nd. That's a lot of days not blogged. Strangely this is a post that a lot of people have been reading as more people start or restart the project.

Not sure why but I am trying again. I really do love the project for all the reasons so many have blogged about and which are encapsulated in the photos and discussions here. So for whatever reason, I am going again on at 365 Countdown. Hope to see some of you there. Here is today's photo: Bee Food