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Northern Ireland's Stustainable Development Plan Public Consultation

The NI Executive has now published its own SD strategy with an attendant implementation plan, the latter of which is in its public consultation phase. The Implementation Plan consists of a set of commitments by all government departments - and by some non-government bodies - which are intended to contribute to the delivery of a set of objectives, already agreed by the Executive and contained in the… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on September 2, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

A Very Big Lunch & Street Feast

Sometimes when I fully open myself to the scale of problems we are collectively facing I find myself overwhelmed with where and how to begin to play my role in addressing them.

The metaphorical mountain looms so large it seems insurmountable. And then I hear my own words - " 'I' must 'address' these problems"...I must DO something.

But no mountain climber climbs mountains alone. Any accent is built on a web of relationships - from map makers to co-climbers. The harder the… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on July 19, 2010 at 4:30 — No Comments

The Big Lunch Challenge 2010!

Hey wonderful people!

As winter rolls into spring and life up here in the Northern hemisphere shudders off the last frost to bud into life, I want to extend a warm invitation to each of you across the world to sit down and share lunch with me and each other on the 18th of July this year - and not just any old lunch, but the Big Lunch! …


Added by Zand Craig on April 2, 2010 at 4:30 — 2 Comments

Sign a Petition - Cancel Haiti's Debt

Despite the earthquake, Haiti owes crushing payments for "dictator debt" run up years ago. Over 1 billion dollars in fact. How can this already impoverished country face rebuilding their homes and institutions, healing their physical and psychological wounds, whilst being held hostage to an ever rising, gargantuan debt? Sign the petition to cancel Haiti's debt and help create a level ground from which the people of Haiti can rebuild for their future. and partners will deliver… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on January 29, 2010 at 6:19 — 1 Comment

Northern Ireland Sustainability Seminar Series - 26th January – 9th March 2010

Northern Ireland Sustainability Seminar Series


26th January – 9th March 2010

These seminars are FREE to attend however to register please contact the SRC Sustainability and Environment Project Team: Carmel Mee or John Russell

Business Support Unit, Newry West Campus, Patrick Street, Newry

Tel : 028 3025 9706

Fax: 028 3025 9676

Email: or… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on January 21, 2010 at 5:30 — 1 Comment

Quick Guide to COP15 - The UN Climate Change talks in Copenhagen

Primer [1] [2]

Point of Clarification: The COP in COP15 doesn’t stand for Copenhagen. It stands for Conference of the Parties, and it’s the 15th such event, i.e. COP8 took place in Kyoto, Japan, in 1992.

Who’s involved? [3] Representatives from 192 countries that have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992) grouped into three categories, as follows…

> Annex 1 Countries: Industrialized nations, e.g.… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on December 10, 2009 at 6:56 — No Comments

Call to Action: UK Youth Climate Climate Coalition NEEDS YOU!

UK Youth Climate Climate Coalition NEEDS YOU!

This December, the world’s leaders will come together to discuss a global climate treaty. For young people, the decisions made in Copenhagen will be life-changing. Governments and diplomats will determine what kind of world they will inherit - clean or polluted; just or unjust; secure or dangerously unstable. The UK Youth Climate Coalition are sending 25 youth delegates to the… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on November 2, 2009 at 5:32 — No Comments

Still time to Join or Start 1 of over 2000 International Flash Mobs for a Global Climate Wake-Up Call

I want to encourage all 7th Generation Project Members to Join or Start a flash mob in their area on Monday 21st of September as part of Global Climate Wake-Up Call. International members take note, you can actually participate in this event =)

A week ago an email dropped into my inbox from, it read, 'we want to organise a global climate wake-up for international leaders across the world to commit to binding… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on September 19, 2009 at 3:00 — No Comments

'Platform for Change' - A new poltics in Northern Ireland

I received this letter from Robin Wilson (Members Profile)

Please take a look and see if you wish to get involved.


Zand Craig

7th Generation Project Coordination Team

Platform for Change

#44, South Studios

Tates Avenue

Belfast BT9 7BS

August 2009

Dear Friend

We are writing to invite you to join us… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on August 11, 2009 at 4:30 — No Comments

Paul Hawken (environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author) Commencement Address to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was "direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful." Boy, no pressure there.

But let's begin with the startling part. Hey, Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation... but not one… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on May 22, 2009 at 3:58 — No Comments

Stories of Inspiration: Los Patojos Newsletter Jan- Feb 2009

For more info on Los Patojos get in touch with Juan Pablo via his profile on this network - Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes (I encourage you all to pester him to post his updates up on this site regularly!)

Now over to JP...

Dear Friends and LP supporters, we are so happy to let you know that this year we have so many beautiful activities and projects for our community. This newsletter will… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on March 8, 2009 at 5:00 — No Comments

BBC A Farm for the Future - Permaculture - maybe one of the most important documentaries you'll see this year.

If you were to watch one documentary this year, maybe it should be this one?

BBC Natural World, 2008-2009 - 14. A Farm for the Future

Watch it here

* I realise the international members of the site may not be able to watch this so I am going to try and obtain a copy that we might be able to post in the video section. The video in the… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on February 25, 2009 at 13:37 — No Comments

BBC Panorama Report on Gaza: Out of the Ruins

As Israel prepares to vote on its future, the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen travels through a devastated Gaza to ask where the recent Operation Cast Lead now leaves the future of the region.

With feelings running high on all sides, Bowen follows extraordinary personal stories across the frontline, and pieces together rival claims about war crimes and the targeting of civilians.

And he asks whether the 22-day… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on February 9, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

National Geographic Extreme Ice Survey

Art meets science in photographer James Balog's Extreme Ice Survey. The project, begun in December 2006, will attempt to capture global warming in the act using 26 solar-powered cameras taking time-lapse photographs of glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, the Alps, and the Rocky Mountains. Balog hopes the ambitious effort, which will produce more than 300,000 images over the course of two years, "radically alters public perception of the global warming issue."…


Added by Zand Craig on February 9, 2009 at 11:30 — No Comments

Dialogue for Peaceful Change: Accredited Conflict Mediation Training

Register in Events Section of this website

Added by Zand Craig on January 9, 2009 at 3:41 — No Comments

In Memory of Kathleen Davey, 1918-2008

We are very sorry to announce the death of Kathleen Davey wife of Corrymeela founder Ray Davey. A light of inspiration and hope, Kathleen touched so many with her compassion and love. We celebrate her life and keep Ray and the rest of the family in our thoughts and prayers.

If you would like to share some of your memories of Kathleen, please do so… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on December 22, 2008 at 11:00 — No Comments

7th Generation Project

"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations"

Great Law Of The Iroquois


Our vision is to create a sustainable ecology of community that is built upon interdependence, diversity, transformation, equity, and self-responsibility.

Seeds of the project

Conflict is an inherent part of everyday life. It isn't difficult to look toward any media source and you will hear of conflict,… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on December 1, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

Communty Guide: FAQ

1) How do I register for the site?

Access is currently invitation only so please invite people you think would be interested.

2) Is there any fee for using this site?

No, the site is completely free.

3) How can I find information on the site?

The site has a wealth of information and you're encouraged to look through older postings as there is only a limited amount of information that can fit on the main page (which changes almost daily).… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on December 1, 2008 at 6:00 — No Comments

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