How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
For the past two years I have worked for a non-profit video project documenting people around the world who understand our interconnectedness and interdependence with each other and with nature, and who bring this understanding into their work. This library of short films and interviews includes indigenous elders, social and environmental activists, scientists, artists, and spiritual teachers. Most recently I organized a series of events using these films to draw together organizations and individuals representing diverse interests and generated conversations focused on themes of our common concerns/interests.
Currently I am no longer working for this project but am interested in creating more of these types of gatherings.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Transition has the potential to engage community in an authentic way. I think it is key to draw out the true inspiration that individuals are feeling right now and to discover how people want to work together. I'm exited about all of the initiatives and resources that already exist that could fall under the umbrella of Transition, and I'm excited to learn from people in my region. But I am also watchful of individuals using Transition as a way to enlist volunteers into their work. I am interested in discovery, connection with the people around me, and an opportunity to serve.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
Media production, event organizing, interactive activities for face-to-face gatherings
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?
Getting to know my neighbors and transitioning into a humbler existence.
We would really love to learn more about the videos you mention above in your profile - are they posted somewhere online? Thanks for the feedback - we felt the same way and we are going to continue the house cleaning. We really believe this network can be a hub of serious activity but not if everyone is tripping over empty boxes and unpacked suitcases! :-)