UNIFYING FOR WATER

Amira Musallam shares about her work protecting water resources by facilitating interfaith dialogues between Palestinians, Jordanians and Israeli settlers living around the Red Sea. She touches on the concept of non-linear leadership, “normalization” and the challenges involved in bringing together diverse groups with intense histories. Holy Land Trust- https://holylandtrust.org/  

CO-BUDGETING- A NEW WAY TO COMBINE RESOURCES

Francesca Pick shares about a tool enabling groups and individuals to pool financial resources and co-determine its allocation. She also touches on the nature of horizontal organizations and their cultural frameworks. You can check out some of her writing at http://www.francescapick.com/.   Some other intriguing resources mentioned in the interview include:   Of course Cobudget itself- http://cobudget.co Community Canvas- https://community-canvas.org/ And OuiShare- http://ouishare.net/en

BRINGING BACK THE VILLAGE W/ CHARLES DURRETT

Fascinating peek into the world of Co-Housing from one of its founding architects… including the six defining characteristics that make it such a unique way of life.  http://www.cohousingco.com/

THE DIY “SHED” MOVEMENT

People all around the world are combining tools in spaces designed to foster creativity. Everything from woodworking and welding to sewing and cooking is being shared as a way to  build comradery, give a sense of collaborative purpose and contribute back to the larger community. Numbering only 10 in Australia at the end of 2010 the “Men’s Shed” movement has exploded to over 1500 locations worldwide… many of which (including the location featured here) have actually shed the “Men’s” portion of the name to include women and youth.  

CREATIVITY AS A FORCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Clare Dowd, Director of The Creativity Action Institute speaks to the power of creativity to help stop genital mutilation as well as improve various other dire issues currently facing our planet.