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Organisations fighting the good fight, as well as other important stuff for us and the future.

Common Cause Foundation – The Case for Working with Values and Frames. Professor Jem Bendell – Strategist & educator on social & organisational change, now focused on Deep Adaptation. Deep Adaptation Forum. World Transformation Movement. Sapienship - A world responsive to the most important collective challenges. The Learning Festival. The Great Realisation. Meyne Wyatt - Monologue from City of Gold. YouTube. The great unravelling: 'I never thought I’d live to see the horror of planetary collapse' The Happy Broadcast. Humans For Survival. Home - Gaia Foundation. Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50. Polly Higgins, one of the most inspiring figures in the green movement, has died aged 50.

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50

Higgins, a British barrister, led a decade-long campaign for “ecocide” to be recognised as a crime against humanity. She sold her house and gave up a high-paying job so she could dedicate herself to attempting to create a law that would make corporate executives and government ministers criminally liable for the damage they do to ecosystems. Such a legal instrument could be a powerful tool for conservationists, climate campaigners and activists trying to stop air and water pollution, but earlier proposals for this to be included in the Rome statute on international crimes against humanity were dropped in 1996.

Ten years ago Higgins set out to revive the idea. She wrote a book, Eradicating Ecocide, lobbied the United Nations law commission, organised mock trials and established a trust fund for “Earth protectors”. Australian Earth Laws Alliance – Advocates for Earth centred law, governance and ethics. The Ecological Citizen: A peer-reviewed ecocentric journal. A rights revolution for nature. Abstract Introduction of legal rights for nature could protect natural systems from destruction Scientific evidence indicates that the global environmental crisis is accelerating and that environmental laws have not been able to reverse the trend (1).

A rights revolution for nature

Home - Extinction Rebellion - Extinction Rebellion. 'You did not act in time': Greta Thunberg's full speech to MPs. My name is Greta Thunberg.

'You did not act in time': Greta Thunberg's full speech to MPs

I am 16 years old. I come from Sweden. And I speak on behalf of future generations. The Extinction Rebellion. Greta Thunberg condemns UK's climate stance in speech to MPs. The UK government’s active support for fossil fuels and airport expansion is “beyond absurd”, Greta Thunberg has told MPs.

Greta Thunberg condemns UK's climate stance in speech to MPs

The 16-year-old Swedish student, who sparked a global youth-based movement when she began a “climate strike” outside Sweden’s parliament last year, gave a typically blunt speech. She told MPs: “This ongoing irresponsible behaviour will no doubt be remembered in history as one of the greatest failures of humankind.” Thunberg, who had earlier met the heads of several of the UK’s political parties, also said today’s generation of leaders around the world had not acted fast enough to halt climate change. Manifesto for the creation of an Interdisciplinary and international Panel on Behavioral Change or “IPBC” Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades' A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction of the natural world that sustains all life on Earth, according to biologist Prof Paul Ehrlich.

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

In May, it will be 50 years since the eminent biologist published his most famous and controversial book, The Population Bomb. David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon. The collapse of civilisation and the natural world is on the horizon, Sir David Attenborough has told the UN climate change summit in Poland.

David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon

The naturalist was chosen to represent the world’s people in addressing delegates of almost 200 nations who are in Katowice to negotiate how to turn pledges made in the 2015 Paris climate deal into reality. As part of the UN’s people’s seat initiative, messages were gathered from all over the world to inform Attenborough’s address on Monday. “Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” he said. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” 1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says : NPR. Threatened Species Recovery Hub. TechnEcology – A Deakin University Research Network. Untitled. HOME. Category Finalists - Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability.

ACTS Conference » refocus + renew. Justin T Lawson - Local woman continues traditional... The six degrees: Kevin Bacon at TEDxMidwest. Greatest Speech Ever Made Charlie Chaplin....The Great Dictator Full HD Best Version. [Best Version] The Great Dictator Speech - Charlie Chaplin + Time - Hans Zimmer (INCEPTION Theme) The Most Honest Three Minutes In Television History. VID 20180214 WA0000. Topics » Thought Maybe. Years Of Living Dangerously. Great Australian Bight Alliance. Centre for Humanitarian Leadership – Committed to developing a new generation in humanitarian leadership. Shumei is a spiritual organization dedicated to elevating the quality of life. Shumei — Natural Agriculture.

Shumei is a spiritual organization dedicated to elevating the quality of life

Endangered Species Conservation. Oxytocin Changes Everything. What does petting a cat, hugging a friend, deep breathing, a walk in the woods, and giving away money to someone have in common?

Oxytocin Changes Everything

S Tree Planting Project. Ecosia. Gardeners sharing seeds & organic garden food. Rachel Beckwith - In memory of 9-year-old girl engaged in charity. Rachel’s Last Fund-Raiser. Perhaps every generation of geezers since Adam and Eve has whined about young people, and today is no different.

Rachel’s Last Fund-Raiser

Isn’t it clear that in contrast to our glorious selves, kids these days are self-absorbed Facebook junkies just a pixel deep? No, actually that’s wrong at every level. This has been a depressing time to watch today’s “adults,” whose talent for self-absorption and political paralysis makes it difficult to solve big problems. But many young people haven’t yet learned to be cynical. Happy Planet Index. NEF HPI BRIEFING WIP. Methods paper 2016. NGOs - Real NGOs, Real Stories, Real Impact. Appropedia. 12 Life Lessons from a Man Who's Seen 12000 Deaths. Rooted in the hearts of many Hindus is the belief that if you breathe your last in Kashi (Varanasi) you attain what is popularly known as ‘Kashi Labh’ or ‘the fruit of Kashi’—moksh or “release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma”.

12 Life Lessons from a Man Who's Seen 12000 Deaths

Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan in Varanasi is one of the three guesthouses in the city where people check in to die. The other two are Mumukshu Bhawan and Ganga Labh Bhawan. Established in 1908, Mukti Bhawan is well-known within the city and outside. Yale Environmental Performance Index - 2016 by Yale University. Community-based learning and action. Walk Free - The Movement to End Modern Slavery. Home - Global Gardens of Peace. Remember The Wild. Earth Guardians. Earthwatch: ClimateWatch.

ClimateWatch is a national program developed by Earthwatch Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology, and the University of Melbourne to better understand how climate change is affecting our wildlife. The first project of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, ClimateWatch enables every Australian to be involved in collecting and recording data that will help shape the country’s scientific response to climate change. Climate change is affecting rainfall and temperature across Australia and is consequently triggering changes in established flowering times, breeding cycles, migration movements, and other phenological changes.

ClimateWatch is based on phenology, the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by seasonal and longer-term variations in climate. It's easy to get involved. By becoming a regular ClimateWatcher, you can contribute to the real science of climate change. EARTHWORKS. Earthworks' Mission Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. Sierra Club Home Page: Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet.

The Wilderness Society. Wilderness.org. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Right to nature. Nature is our right! Nature is for everyone to experience and enjoy. Nature is freedom. Friends of the Earth believes we all need nature in our lives, and we are campaigning to ensure everyone has a right to access vibrant nature.

BreatheLife - A global campaign for clean air. Navdanya. Home. Amnesty International Australia. Working together to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. 350.org Australia. ANTaR. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International. Habitat For Humanity. Water.org - Water Charity For Safe Water & Sanitation. Hope Street Youth and Family Services - Home. The White Feather Foundation - For the Conservation of Life. Equihands - A program of Hands of Change. Our Climate, Our Health. American Academy of Pediatrics Cuts Ties with Monsanto. National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. Here's The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker - BuzzFeed News. Reports - TRIAL International. YES! Magazine.

New Internationalist. Media from the Frontlines of Ecological Resistance. Australia. See this turtle's miraculous recovery after getting caught in a piece of litter. BankTrack.org - pages - home. Resilience Alliance - Panarchy. Publications. The New Dream Blog. By Chris Stratton, November 14, 2012 at 1:17pm. Vipassana meditation in Australia. How I built my ultimate 25 pound bug out bag. Urban Survival Kit.