“I wonder about the trees,” Robert Frost wrote. Monumental in size, alive but inert, they inhabit a different temporality than ours. Some species’ life spans can be measured in human generations. We wake to find that a tree’s leaves have turned, or register, come spring, its sturdier trunk. But such changes are always perceived after the fact. We’ll never see them unfold, with our own eyes, in human time.
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Please see below recent sustainable development-related change. (Each headline relates to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.)
In the 1840s Henry David Thoreau swapped his busy schedule in Concord, Massachusetts, for a wooden hut he built himself near Walden Pond. We had the privilege to visit Walden in July 2012; it exceeded expectations in its tranquility and beauty - and the swim in the pond itself was unforgettable.
Please see below selected recent optimism-related change.
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Karl-Erik Sveiby on aboriginal cultures:
- Treading Lightly: The Hidden Wisdom of the World's Oldest People
- The First Leadership? The non-hierarchical model of the Australian Aborigines
- Aboriginal Principles for Sustainability
- Keep All Alive!. An Aboriginal model for Sustainability
- Nhunggabarra Knowledge Painting and story.
Please see below selected recent sufficiency-related change.
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- Contemporary internet shopping conjures a perfect storm of choice anxiety. Research has consistently held that people who are presented with a few options make better, easier decisions than those presented with many. It has also shown that having many options is particularly confounding when the information available on them is limited or confusing.