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The price of cheese…

October 16, 2009


We are at a turning point in civilization. It's time to open your eyes to what's happening around you and once and for all realize that the need for collective environmental awareness in the human race is vital to our existence like never before. It's time to wake up and smell that the coffee you are drinking is more likely than not having a negative effect on the life of someone you don't know, thousands of miles away from your desk. What's this got to do with the price of cheese? It is time to understand that the price of cheese is governed by "free trade" agreements that have significantly deteriorated the living conditions of increasingly poorer farming communities worldwide, whilst only making the rich richer (people you know) and their ivory towers taller (places you go). It's time to be the change you wish to see in the world. Let's do this.

SOFIA report back

October 12, 2009


This is a summary on my first two months in Sweden, which I wrote for SOFIA. Some of it might repeat what has been mentioned in previous blog posts, but it gives an overview of what I am doing here in Europe – if you’re interested. SOFIA Report 1, 10 Oct 2009 by Nathan Daniel […]

Train of thought…

October 8, 2009


Here I am on the train home from Göteborg after a short week of inspiring intensity. I was there to attend the World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSC-SD) conference: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD '09) at Chalmers University of Technology, a remarkable institution, and to host the "Capacity Building Workshop" that Pieter Ploeg and I had been invited to present for the closing of the conference.

Can’t stop…

October 6, 2009


I turned 25 on Sunday. It was an epic birthday. Leading up to it, I had a mind-blowing week-long course in “Mentorship” with Orland Bishop. Within his multi-disciplinary lifework, he seems to provide an exemplary example of transformational and healing work within the demographic of at-risk youth in the US, specifically engaged in areas of […]

Threefolding in today’s society.

October 2, 2009


I have begun reading the remarkable book by Nicanor Perlas Shaping Globalization – Civil Society, Cultural Power and Threefolding. It is a thick read – I am on page 22 and it feels like I have been reading it for weeks, but it seems the repetitious chewing and re-digestion of information is very necessary to […]