'The Power of Yin'
Highlights benefits of holistic approach to SRI, sustainability, networking, the Love Economy, the empowerment of women.
Relates to: Wealth of Networks, SRI, Global Citizenship
We at The Shift Network hold a deep commitment to equal honoring of feminine and masculine ways of being in the world. It is vital that each of us learn to honor and embody this balance within ourselves and help to create it in our communities, businesses, and political bodies.
That’s also why we see it as so important that we support women who embody deep feminine wisdom in leadership roles.
For too long, women have been marginalized by masculine-dominant societies and systems. Throughout history, there have been exceptional women helping to transform their communities and the world — such as Rosa Parks and Ella Baker, to the spiritual activist Aung San Suu Kyi to name a few — yet their stories are often overshadowed by men in parallel roles.
As part of The Shift [...]
Nominate civil society speakers and attendees
for the UN President of the General Assembly's
High-level Thematic Debate on
"Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
for a transformative post-2015 development agenda"
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is conducting an open nomination process for 3 civil society speaking roles in the President's High-level Thematic Debate on "Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls for a transformative post-2015 development agenda." This event will take [...]
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
The Action Agenda analyzes the root causes of environmental degradation and social injustice, ultimately presenting powerful recommendations and alternative solutions to the climate crisis.
The Women's Climate Action Agenda is now available for download HERE.<http://wecaninternational.org/content_documents/WECAN-Agenda-web2.pdf> [...]
Caring Economy Campaign, a coalition of over 100 organizations led by Dr. Riane Eisler, will launch a new set of economic measures that goes beyond GDP: “Social Wealth Economic Indicators” (SWEIs). The launch will occur on November 12.
!“SWEIs are unique in showing where the US stands against other developed nations in investing in care for people to build the human capital needed for economic competitiveness in our new technological age,” said Eisler. “SWEIs also demonstrate the connection between the status of women and both quality of life and economic success.”
READ FULL REPORT HERE [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2014 BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE WINNER ANNOUNCED
October 23, 2014, New York City - The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is pleased to announce that a comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project, Living Breakwaters has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Fuller Challenge, "socially responsible design’s highest award". The project was submitted by SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC based in New York.
"Don't fight forces, use them." —R. Buckminster Fuller
"Living Breakwaters is about dissipating and working with natural energy rather than fighting it. It is on the one hand an engineering and infrastructure-related intervention, but it also has a unique biological function as well. The project team understand that you [...]