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Lightning in a Box! Partner Spotlight: “Red Lightning” brings Solar to Standing Rock

Lightning in a Box!  Partner Spotlight: “Red Lightning” brings Solar to Standing Rock

This past Thanksgiving, Empowerment WORKS’ Founder joined the Red Lightning team in the ongoing protection of indigenous lands from the North Dakota Access Pipeline. While there she was blessed to capture a few extraordinary interviews for a special Pulse of the Movement webcast episode Voices from Standing Rock, recommended for a first hand feel of the below… Red Lightning is an award winning Burning Man Camp that creates a sacred space for the regeneration for the self, community and planet. In …

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Standing Rock, Oil Politics, and the Spanish Civil War

Standing Rock, Oil Politics, and the Spanish Civil War

By Melanie St.James; Edited by Melody Joy Coming to grips with my white privilege, ignorance and by default colonial world view, as well as my respect and honor for the Indigenous Water Protectors of Standing Rock, I’m totally motivated now.  I’m determined to increase my empathy, understanding and intend to do more, a lot more,  than walk a mile in Lakota moccasins. Step one, watching ‘Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States’ documentary film. …

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Opportunity Nepal: Rebuilding from the ground up

Opportunity Nepal: Rebuilding from the ground up

Over the past year, Nepal national, and Empowerment WORKS’ regional director, Bandita Thapa led disaster relief and locally-led resilience with communities devastated by Nepal’s 2015 earthquake (original campaign here). Now, with a focus on resiliency, Bandita and team work to unite a diverse network of local partners to launch ‘Catalyst Action Training (CAT)’, a new 7SS train-the-trainer program – Spring 2017! On 25 April 2015 a devastating earthquake left nearly 9,000 dead and more than twice as many severely …

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Post Growth Futures Are Here – Donnie Maclurcan reports from Sydney

Post Growth Futures Are Here – Donnie Maclurcan reports from Sydney

Reporting for Post Growth Institute Donnie Maclurcan runs Project Australia a not-for-profit incubator, whilst writing books about nanotechnology and global equity/sustainability (PhD focus). “A friend once visited a remote village in Africa. In this village people wore indistinguishable clothing and lived in similar looking homes. Two people, however, had distinct markings on their foreheads and huts. They were treated with an unusual amount of respect, although they didn’t appear to be making decisions for the group. In fact, no governance or power …

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