Get your Mountain Yoga therapy on with me TOMORROW at High Vibes On The Mountain festival..!! Im teaching at 12pm in the Maleny Yoga Centre.. Grab your tickets and wrist band @ The Maleny Community Centre before heading into the yoga centre. See you there to move and meditate... xxx
Out of the Wreckage by George Monbiot:
George Monbiot suggests a politics of belonging as a new way of thinking about and structuring our place in the world. On the whole, his ideas for putting this into practice make sense and could be doable. But what he calls for requires such a huge shift not only in the way the world works but the way we all think about the world, that i have one part of me feeling hopeful fighting against another part that just sighs 'if only'. His focus on community was inspiring though, and demonstrated that while we need a worldwide structural shift to make large scale change, it is still possible for communities to adopt a participatory engagement that can change lives and neighbourhoods for the better.
BIG DAY OUT for the team today at @innervatefit’s social-conscious festival @sgteamrumble. Congratulations are due to the new faces of CFTP’s competitors - 🥇FEMALE SCALED CHAMPIONS - Yeah The Girls, or YTG, @caroline_marcussen@mquagliata@purlitaa •
🥉MALE RX 2ND RUNNER UP - Sore Mates, @thefatpoo & friends
Solid day of fitness & friendships - big thanks to everyone who came down to show their support & the volunteers & organizers who put together a highly enjoyable show!
Tipping for good. @rethink.earth .
Welcome back to this weeks’ story on the #history of tipping points from an #ecological perspective and how they inform #resilience thinking in #global#development!
“You may #value some components of an #ecosystem whereas other people value different components of an ecosystem”, says Anne Salomon, a marine ecologist at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.
Ecologist Gerry Marten founded the EcoTipping Points Project in 2004 and the website highlights only positive cases where #communities were able to steer away from critical #tippingpoints.
The project has documented how a #marine sanctuary at Apo Island in the Philippines overturned decades of overfishing to restore the island’s #coral reef ecosystem and fishery; how villages in #Thailand and indigenous communities in southern #Mexico reversed their patterns of deforestation; and how cotton farmers all around India upended a cycle of pesticide resistance by using other pest control methods.
The featured stories share similar ingredients for success, such as genuine community participation, the co-adaptation of a #community and #ecosystem, and allowing #nature to run its course and unveil its capacity for self-organisation and #restoration.
“The main ingredients for success centre around the characteristics of the #technology that enable things to be turned around, and the second is about the #social#organisation for making these changes happen”, says Marten. And the biggest barriers, according to Marten, are overcoming social obstacles that stand in the way of tipping a system back.
“It’s recognising that #humans are just one component of a complex system with strong #feedbacks and #interactions, recognising the ecological and social interactions within these #complex systems, and then collaboratively figuring out how to change our #governance of the systems and how we interact with them to get them to a desirable state”, Salomon says.
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Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia is a land of breathtaking abundance and an endless expanse of the natural world. Bounded by rivers, Liuwa is the source of life for many animals including more than 330 bird species (globally important populations of storks, cranes and other water birds). Other wildlife who call this park home include a growing population of lions, cheetahs, hyenas. wildebeest, zebra, red lechwe, tsessebe and monkeys. Liuwa is thriving thanks to our successful partnership with the communities who live there, they are the custodians of this park and are ensuring it is protected for future generations, human and animal alike.