Chris Bedford and Shelley Morhaim made this award winning 56 minute long film on the sustainability revolution in materials and manufacturing. “The Next Industrial Revolution” tells the story of architect William McDonough’s and chemist Michael Braungart’s work to resign the industrial material economy to “work with Nature, not against it.” TNIR has been translated into four languages and is in use around the world to promote a transition to sustainable material systems.
© by Stefan[at]MyTree.ch 23-Jan-2007
This poem was written at London Stansted Airport for Jeannine who gave me 5£ which means that I’ve started to earn money with my poetry! It’s a MILESTONE! It is not the amount of money that counts! It’s just the fact that somebody helped me and I could pay my food with words! Thank you! Jeannine! You gave me more than you know!
Where are all the children of the revolution?
Where do they work? In which institution?
Why is all over the world such a confusion?
When will they be born? The children of the revolution?
Children grown-up without fear
Of luggage which might explode
Children with an open mind
for all beings of any kind
Freedom, brotherliness and equality
without any bank-code
When will they replace the idiots in charge*?
When is the spring-revolution? Is it in March?
It is going to happen – later or sooner
Hopefully before my funeral
Call any God that you know
And ask him to stop
This unfair political game
Ask him to stop this hypocritical show
Ask him to remove all who are insane
But do not blame him!
You’ve got to vote and if you don’t – it is a sin!
Well, why the hell should we care?
The auto-destructive nature of human kind
Can not be seen by any creature
To sum it up: LIFE IS UNFAIR
It’s HUMAN NATURE!
*Definition of a politician: smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice!
NO! YOU WON’T FOUL THE CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION!
Must We Call a Revolution for Children?
Moderated by Peter Brey, Secretary-General, Terre des hommes Foundation, Switzerland
Globalization now means a drive towards “flexibility” and an ever cheaper workforce. Extreme forms of exploitation are being pushed down the supply chain and concentrated in the developing economies. Child trafficking and labour exploitation are consequences as children cannot defend themselves. In absolute terms, far more children are being exploited than ever before.
1) Are our societies unconsciously promoting modern forms of slavery and the exploitation of children?
2) Are efforts by governments and companies to stop exploitation simply a window-dressing exercise to protect reputations?
3) Why are the losers in the process of globalization simply ignored?
A session co-organized with the Terre des hommes Foundation
Robin Cornelius, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Switcher, Switzerland
Mike Dottridge, Human Rights Consultant, United Kingdom Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Civicus-World Alliance for Citizen Participation, South Africa;
Young Global Leader Ellen Ringier, President of the Board, Elternsein Foundation, Switzerland
A revolution by collaborative consumption?
At TEDxSydney, Rachel Botsman says we’re “wired to share” — and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.
About Rachel Botsman
Rachel Botsman writes and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies, and on how it will transform business, consumerism and the way we live. She is the co-author… Full bio and more links
a classic from 1988.
John Carpenter’s slow and deliberate immersion of the daunting and worrying fable of the corrupt, deceiving and indifferent economic, social and political society, that has wrapped itself around its people and who in turn have blindly accepted their fate. Multicultural in more forms than anticipated, are the leading and upwardly mobile alien race who have gelled themselves into the Human psyche and exploited it to its full potential. This is the story of an everyman, a no one, a Nada [Roddy Piper] who stumbles upon their secret, via an underground movement, whose mission is to sabotage their plans and awaken the world to its sinister plans. With the help of a pair of sunglasses, that shows the world as it really is, not in colour, but a black and white parallel world that the sub-conscious has chosen to ignore.
With subliminal messages as “OBEY”, “CONFORM”, “MARRY AND REPRODUCE”, “CONSUME”, “WATCH TELEVISION” and “SLEEP”. It is through this thought control that the aliens have this world tied up and neatly packaged for its own manipulative uses, to further themselves at the expense of the meek, mild and the lowly sufferers of a job less and hungry world. This is the battle of self-awareness and one mans struggle with a reality check that has these alien beings staging war against the up-rising and rebellious armies from the gutters and streets. They Live You Sleep; where will your consciousness take you when the sleep is washed from your eyes.
Welcome to the real world!
Who is your god?
The way we are working isn’t working!
Demand is exceeding our capacity. The ethic of “more, bigger, faster” exacts a series of silent but pernicious costs at work, undermining our energy, focus, creativity, and passion. Nearly 75 percent of employees around the world feel disengaged at work every day. “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working” offers a groundbreaking approach to reenergizing our lives so we’re both more satisfied and more productive—on the job and off.
By integrating multidisciplinary findings from the science of high performance, Tony Schwartz, coauthor of the #1 bestselling The Power of Full Engagement, makes a persuasive case that we’re neglecting the four core needs that energize great performance: sustainability (physical); security (emotional); self-expression (mental); and significance (spiritual). Rather than running like computers at high speeds for long periods, we’re at our best when we pulse rhythmically between expending and regularly renewing energy across each of our four needs.
Drawing on extensive work with an extra-ordinary range of organizations, Schwartz creates a road map for a new way of working. At the individual level, he explains how we can build specific rituals into our daily schedules to balance intense effort with regular renewal; offset emotionally draining experiences with practices that fuel resilience; move between a narrow focus on urgent demands and more strategic, creative thinking; and balance a short-term focus on immediate results with a values-driven commitment to serving the greater good. At the organizational level, he outlines new policies, practices, and cultural messages that Schwartz’s client companies have adopted.