2020 Climate Impact Summit
Ever wonder what you should do as a first project to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet?
Dozens of first-timer projects were accomplished during the just-completed 90-day 2020 International Climate Action Challenge, including my own Black + White Conversations from the Heart. Interviews and chatting with me and 25 other challengers are part of the five-day Challenge Impact Summit available to you, beginning Sunday Night.
See schedule and register at https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/summit
Four Indigenous Practices for Achieving Flow
As you may know, the indigenous practices of American Indians in cultivating food are why the Pilgrims celebrated a meal with them – they saved the Pilgrims from starvation. Perhaps it's time to rely on indigenous practices once again.
In the webinar, "Indigenous Wisdom for these Times," Peruvian ceremonial healer Arkan Lushwala's comment on becoming as little children in meeting the challenges of our times echoes that of Jesus when he says we must become as little children to enter the kingdom of God. (Matthew 18:1-5).
To that end please find at the link below my take on "Four Indigenous Practices for Achieving Flow," where the flow state Is defined as "being completely involved in what we are doing – focused, concentrated. A sense of ecstasy, of being outside everyday reality, knowing what needs to be done, and how well we are doing."
Dear friends of Black Lives Matter,
If you missed my podcast interview on my 2020 International Climate Action Challenge project by the Challenge host Joan Gregerson, last Tuesday, you can see its recording (30 min) at https://www.greenteamacademy.com/podcast/092-black-white-conversations-…. It describes a new communication strategy by which Black people and White people may come together on common interests. --Albert
Dear Golden Gate social and climate justice advocate,
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, as part of its anti-racism campaign, asked its committees to name behaviors that are the opposite of eleven racist-related behaviors of white people. Although not a member, I did the exercise and was surprised that all the behaviors given seemed reactive and their opposites proactive. (see "Reactives v. Proactives" below)
Perhaps after reading these and clicking on the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge, you'll find the most proactive thing you can do right now is register for the Climate Action Challenge, https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/, which has been extended from September 1 until September 15, just in case!
Mine is working with faith leaders to coordinate the initiative, "Black + White Conversations from the Heart," It's based on the premise that if white people, whose ancestors originate from the global north, and people of color, whose ancestors originate from the global south, converse with each other from the heart, they will also cooperate to save each other from prejudice and climate change.
So, join my team (#10), or jump-start your own environmental, community, or justice initiative during the 90-day challenge, with the collaboration of mentors and challengers from around the world!
Reactives v. Proactives:
Reactive; Win or Lose; Profit or Loss > Adversity > Going faster in a less constructive direction
Proactive; Win + Win; Mutual Gain > Diversity > Going further in a more constructive direction
Quantity over quality
Quality and quantity in agreement
Worship of the written word
The written word tempered by experience
False sense of urgency
Seeing the big picture
Assuming right to comfort
Stimulated by prospect of risk and reward
2020 International Climate Action Challenge
Be part of an exciting challenge to launch 1,000 eco-initiatives in 90 days!
Subject: Black Lives Matter and the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge
Hello, fellow Golden Gate Pachamama Community member,
Problem: Black people are being killed by police and are experiencing racism. White people aren't doing enough to right it. Black people are frustrated with white people talking about it only among themselves.
Solution: Idea! Black people and white people having conversations with each other, building strong relationships of trust.
Call to Action: start a multiracial discussion initiative in your faith community or anywhere, and I'll partner with you on your initiative as I work on mine, "Black + White Conversations from the Heart."
Because of all the support I receive, I'm doing my initiative through https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/, as well as my former Game-Changer Intensive group. I encourage you to do so as well.
2020 International Climate Action Challenge
Hello, fellow members of the Golden Gate Pachamama Community,
Below is a link to the publication of a book and a challenge that is long overdue. It gives me the inspiration, the guidance, the mentoring, and fellow challengers that, working together, we may actually beat this climate thing and actually save our butts, beginning with initiating 1000 eco-justice projects, in just 90 days!
I've read the book, "Climate Action Challenge: A Proven Plan for Launching Your Eco-Project in 90 days," and am using it to constitute a Black Lives Matter project that now has legs. Pages 43-47 provide helpful hints on Drawdown.
Message, email or call me, 510-290-1394, any time so we can start or help to get projects up and running!
Partner with any of 100 mentors and 1000 challengers, go Big!: https://www.climateactionchallenge.net/
Thank you to those who have already filled out my short survey on climate action and/or shared it with your network! This is a reminder that there is still time to complete the survey and to pass it on - the link will remain live through July 10th. Below is a template that can be used to spread the word.
Learn more and complete the survey at:
Thank you so much for your help with this!
Blurb to forward or share:
I would like to invite you to participate in a brief survey on climate action. The survey is for adults 18+ in the U.S. who are interested or engaged in climate action through various efforts and organizations. Please take 5 minutes to fill out the survey based on your experience! This survey is part of a project led by Pachamama Alliance community member, Denise, as part of her graduate program, and the results will be shared with grassroots climate organizations. Please follow this link to learn more and to complete the survey: surveymonkey.com/r/climateactionRRU.
Feel free to contact email@example.com with any questions. Thank you!
I would like to invite you to participate in a brief survey on climate action. The survey is intended for adults 18+ in the U.S. who are interested or engaged in climate action through various efforts and organizations.
I recognize it is an extra busy and uncertain time right now, but I would really appreciate your input in this ~5 minute survey based on your experience. This survey is part of an inquiry project for my graduate program and an informal community partnership with the Pachamama Alliance network.
Please follow this link to learn more and to complete the 5-minute survey: surveymonkey.com/r/climateactionRRU.
You are encouraged to share the survey with your other contacts in the U.S. who are 18 and older and may be interested or involved in the broader climate justice movement, educational organizations, or other civic engagement groups. Help spread the word by forwarding this note by email or sharing on private channels, but please do not post the survey on public social media.
Please note that your participation is voluntary and will be kept strictly confidential. You are more than welcome to reply to this message or to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
I am so grateful for your support during these challenging times. Thank you and please be well!