"Prosperity is having enough of what we need when we need it.
For us prosperity is clean air and water, living close to Pachamama (Mother Earth) and our families,
and eating fresh foods that we or our neighbors have grown with loving care.
It is the knowledge, learned from daily living, that we are all one.
It is honoring and protecting our mother, knowing that our grandfather is always here for us."
words of Manco, shaman of the Shuar tribe, quoted in "the world as you dream it" by John Perkins
All around us we are experiencing an evolution of "creative emergence," attending to the universal need to restore balance not only with Earth and Nature, but also with each other in our diversity and our common unity. The types of partnership we envision are aligned with First People principles shared above that seek to seed/nourish/share inner knowledge of our connectivity with actions that benefit health and well-being for our own prosperity, as well as the greater good of community , world and planet.
It is a call to action to activate the networks of innovation and excellence we hold in our selves to connect with others of similar purpose. It is building bridges between communities and projects and the resources of business, knowledge and capacity to regenerate growth, increase capacity and opportunity -- with a shared purpose of high integrity, prosperity and positive human/community impact.
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Beyond Compliance: Innovation, Ethics & Excellence. Working with ideas and organizations to review, introduce and shift perspective and performance toward sustainable, just and transparent practices. The project recognizes that the paradigm has already shifted in the mind of conscious consumers, and that maintaining the status quo is falling behind. We are supporting innovations that conserve as well as reduce and redirect consumption as part of a responsible and regenerative "circular" economy.
Alliance for Better Choices (ABC Communities). Economic security relies on social, political and economic systems that seek to maximize human potential, community strength and common purpose. ABC communities builds from a simple statement that the choices we make as individuals are directly related to the opportunity present in the community. Limited opportunities lead to bad choices. It is a domino effect. Today, in a world being rapidly transformed by social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change, it is possible to introduce opportunity that maximizes individual purpose and potential as part of a worldview that reflects a more just, sustainable and thriving future for all living beings.
One Light Global is nonprofit organization focusing on humanitarian aid, rebuilding lives, healing trauma, and cross cultural peace and collaboration. The main goal for this nonprofit is fundraising and partnership development to provide products and services needed in the camps.
Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, their programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. We can work with you to provide training via the Pachamama "Awakening the Dreamer Symposium," "Game Changer Intensive," and "Pachamama Project Drawdown Pilot."
One Common Unity breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. In the spring of 2000, after a string of school shootings and unceasing youth violence in Washington, D.C., a small group of young artists and educators came together determined to shift the paradigm; they wanted to use their music, visual art and spoken word poetry to inspire youth to put down the guns and choose love over hate. They also wanted to teach youth that expression didn’t always have to be negative to sell. The founding members’ passion and commitment to youth development and cultural transformation was the impetus for organizing themselves into a formal entity called One Common Unity (OCU).
Fifty/50 Kitchen and the St. Louis Food Circle. An exciting new food concept in St. Louis built off a growing call for fresh, locally sourced and organic food options on a global scale. Helping to vision and launch a local farm-to-table community kitchen/restaurant in partnership with a community education and engagement platform to broaden awareness and support growth of the movement. The Kitchen was successfully opened and tested in a short, but beautiful one year experience that harmonized food, heath, music and community in one space.
Sanctuary of the Earth Mother and the Water is Life Movement. The primary work of Sanctuaries of the Earth Mother (SOTEM) is to develop a healthier, more peaceful and sustainable legacy to pass on to our children and our children’s children to the seventh generation. The workshops, events and teaching circles lead by SOTEM allow for face to face sharing and building the desire to join this work in unity with many others. Water is Life was set up to support the mission of the Native American water protectors at Standing Rock. It serves as a movement of more than 200,000 activists, taking a stand and speaking out in activism against extraction and other environmental threats in communities across the U.S., including the water crisis in Flint Michigan, and pipeline projects in Florida and Texas.
Art 4 Humanity. A nonprofit collaborative that is working to enlist diverse artists from around the world committed to bringing access to the arts and art programs to others as a means of creative expression and healing. The pilot launch will support art programs for refugee children in Greece and in the Oceti Camp in Standing Rock, North Dakota. We are looking for artists globally to join this movement, as well as sponsors and communities of practice.