Sunday, December 28, 2008
We have been endlessly encouraged by the positive feedback and support we have received and we are proud be launching with all four of the Interdependent Fellowship Organizations and the first four EcoVillages/sustainable communities who are co-creating the Interdependent Community Sphere!
Here is the first week broadcast line-up!
Monday, January 5th - Interdependent Project Radio Debut Hour
Dandarius introduces the Interdependent Project Radio by devoting the debut broadcast hour to a succinct and focused description of what the Interdependent Project Radio and web portal is all about. Featuring music from across the spectrum, Dandarius walks listeners through the Sustainability Matrix and shares more details about the "quality standard" as well as explains the IP brand's guarantee of being a "Fear Free Solution Sphere". Special guest and core team member Robin Marche will join in to introduce the concepts behind the "Seeds of Sustainability" program and a few of the "minds" behind the "Green Talk Network" have been invited to the hour as well. Listeners will come away from this interview with a clear and complete overview of what they can look forward to in the coming months.
Wednesday, January 7th
The Sustain Yourself Show
Special guest interview with Dr. Bradford Keeney
The Sustain Yourself Show will be energizing listeners with practical, grounded advice on how to sustain their own personal energy on a day to day basis – physically, mentally, financially, and emotionally. Dr Bradford Keeney, world renowned psychologist, cybernetic innovator, and life force healer joins us in an energy filled interview with Daniel Cavallaro discussing amazingly simple techniques with which we can re-tune ourselves to the energy and vitality we experienced as children.
Friday, January 9th
The Path Of Beauty Show
Featuring the music of Kan`Nal
Since 2004 KanNal has been touring and creating shows that far surpass what people normally expect from a rock concert, while simultaneously reminding us of a time when we lived closer to the earth. They share a deep bond that naturally results when 5 people come together over 2 years, 4 countries, and over 10,000 miles of travel to create a breathtaking new experience for fans of both alternative and world music. Using sounds from all over the world, they blend cultures and time periods together for a soul shaking and moving experience. We look forward to sharing the music of KanNal with our audience.
We will be posting more on the main web portal this week and sending out more announcements and invitations WITH LINKS - please share and invite your friends/family/community to come and "Declare Interdependence" and listen in on January 5th!
In Sustainable Solidarity
Dandarius & the IP Core Team
Monday, December 15, 2008
This past week since the launch has been full of all kinds of activity. Between the sending out of press releases, "Awards of Excellence" packages to the Interdependent Fellowship organizations, and the process of slowly building the platform for the Community Sphere, its good to slow down from a blur for a few minutes with a cup of tea to check in with all of you.
The "Interdependent Day" story:
(If you don't have time for the long-winded version just skip to the bottom but be sure to cast your vote on the new date and give us the thumbs up or down on our choice to change the name)
When this project began we had the vision of initiating an annual global "Interdependence Day" so we checked to see if the domain was available - it wasn't and the sites and activities around that namesake were not at all in alignment with our own vision...
The .org was a military O.I. Operation Interdependence whose mission was to keep the military well supplied with what they called "civilian rations" and the .com was a "Call to Union" Intercontinental Congress...the .net was a politically orientated initiative around the 9/11 incident.
So what were we to do? We wanted to have an Interdependence Day that allowed for a celebration of the accomplishments and coming together of friends/family/community in healthy acknowledgment of interdependence.
What we did was decide to call it "Interdependent Day" (those domains were available) and have the event fall on a day that coincided with Earth time - we chose December 22 - World-Wide Solstice and actually celebrated it last year on that date when we were still in the strategy/planning stages of this project. We moved that date to January 11th for reasons we won't go into here but we feel this needs to be changed as well.
So just this past week we were in a quandary around what to do about the name and the date when a new matrix weaver sent us a nice email and a few simple suggestions...one of them was to change the name from Interdependent to Interdependence - this simple contribution kicked the dominoes and we decided that it does not matter if other org's or ventures exist out there with the same name - right? You let us know - give us the thumbs up or thumbs down on the change in the box to your right....
We also want to change the date now of course and we were thinking of Summer Solstice June 21st - give us the yay or nay on that one. We are in the process of building a team that could actually devote some energy towards anchoring this event into the "collective good excuses for a celebration"
Because the main site is a labor-of-love-hand-made-html site where we are managing our content (not a CMS site) we lack some features that make it easy to share and invite people to check it out. We want to make it easy for you to be able to share the site with others so we were kicking around some ideas beyond the "send email with link" obvious solution. We think invitations should be attractive so we were checking into ecards but they are pretty lame in our opinion -unless they are professionally made (like the one's we will have for the IP Radio show)
So we created this graphic that you see here and we want to know if this is an invitation that you would be proud to send to your friends/family/tribe - we could send it to all of you embedded into an email with the link to the site that you could easily forward to friends with a note from you added.....??
We want to make sure that anything we create for you in this matrix is something that you want and approve of so that we don't waste our shared precious time....so please take a moment to let us know what you think of the design and whether or not you would use it to send invitations in the poll next to this post....thumbs up or thumbs down...and most important...PLEASE...IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG or email us if you prefer to share in private - we've noticed that most of you weavers prefer this method from the lack of comments on this blog and our stuffed email boxes.
Other chants and raves.....
For those of you who have had issues with the website, we have duly noted that browsers other than Firefox have some trouble displaying content and assure you we are working day and night to iron out the wrinkles....Don't forget to tell us how awesome you think the site is in the box to the right...(we are milking all the encouragement we can get ;-)
It has been interesting as we build this matrix to work with a core team that is literally spread out across the country, so we look forward to the possibility of seeing one of our team members - Greg Landua this week as he makes his journey west for the holidays! Thanks again for the support and encouragement as we skid sideways across the finish line (or is this just the starting line?) This has been an epic journey so far!
In Sustainable Solidarity
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We are so proud of the work that has gone into this site!
We will be adding features as we go along...
Here is the Intro Video:
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We are writing to let everyone know that our website launch has been delayed due to the general chaos, panic, and disorder culminating around the Obama/McCain presidential election.
Our project is not politically orientated, but we have been deeply affected by it in terms of being able to communicate and correspond with the many people, organizations, and businesses that we are working with.
Right now it seems that everyone is holding their breaths and there is an overall tension around the economy and direction the U.S. will be heading. We felt it would be wise to delay the November 11th launch until everyone is able to take a big in-breathe (sigh of relief) and return to the work of building a sustainable reality. We are confident that the torch is being passed and the next generation is stepping into leadership – a grassroots “leader who follows” is emerging at this time. We will keep everyone posted – we are thinking around November 22nd would be good…
See you on the upside…
Dandarius & Team
This whole election has been definitely wrought with peak moments of humor but this is our absolute favorite....
Palin's prank call from fake French president
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Just 28 days now until the official launch of the website! We have been spiraling and spinning the spheres of this project and these past few weeks it has become even more apparent to all of us that never before has there been such a great need and opportunity to bring forth positive inspiration and sustainable solutions!
The Interdependent Project's mission to deliver regenerative mult-media information and world-bridge sustainable solutions into the matrix of our existence has been going through refinement and tuning while we build our site.
Our desire to bring forth information that has been overlooked and under-reported in regards to solutions and innovative ideas that improve our lives and ability to create a world that expresses the highest standards of living is what has fueled us during this whole process of birthing this project into reality. We have discovered that many people within the movement are more than ready to rise to the occasion of delivering this cutting edge information and we are proud of our guest roster for the Interdependent Project Radio show. When the website launches we will have a sneak preview of our guests as well as some great interactive features that will allow the interdependent community to begin co-creating a web portal that will be the one-stop sustainable solutions hub.
The above "Tree of Sustainability" will be the core of our site and shows. The ten branches will each have their own page that will expand into many areas that will deliver a non-stop flow of information and resources that have met the Interdependent Project's content quality standards. Our goal is to deliver the "best of the best" and save people time and effort of searching through the millions of websites that come up under the term: Sustainability
Our core communities of organizations and EcoVillages are coming together and we are excited about the overall excitement and support we have received during this building process.
Heartfelt gratitude and thanks to all who have been contributing to this process and we will be posting more as the launch approaches...
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Now that we have secured our new host platform, the “Green Talk Network” and had time to conference with the Modavox team in regards to the official launch date of the channel, we have decided on a date for our own launches – the launch of our website and the launch of the radio programs.
We are excited to announce that we will officially launch our Main Website 8 short weeks from now on
The “Green Talk Network” channel will launch on
We have over 30 interviews with leaders and pioneers in the sustainability movement already confirmed and over the following weeks we will be recording these interviews and building our website. We will have a “sneak peek” of some of our guests posted soon – we meant to get it up last week but we were swamped with moving to our new headquarters and conferencing with our executive producer to get all of our trees lined up…So mark your calendars for the dates mentioned above and we will be making announcements more frequently as we move forward.
We want to thank everyone again who has played vital roles in this pre-launch process - it has been quite a ride so far and we look forward to giving a new meaning to "G" Force when we officially launch!
In Sustainable Solidarity!
Friday, August 29, 2008
YES – YES – YES…. Just 4 weeks since we made first contact with our new host platform ....we are proud to announce that we have officially signed a one year contract for Interdependent Project Radio!
We would like to first send a huge wave of appreciation to our core team members and a special pulse to Greg Landua for his efforts during these past four weeks that created the portal for the successful signing of the contract with Modavox. This man juggles the spheres while flying through the skies across
We would next like to announce that the Interdependent Project Radio will be launching on the Modavox Voice America™ new “Green Talk Network”.
And now we would like to say a warm welcome to our new Executive Producer, Brandy Jackson! Brandy has brought a bright torch to the fires of this project illumined by not only her professional skills/expertise, but her passionate support and enthusiasm for the success of our launch. Working with her these past weeks has fueled us with so much energy/excitement and we know with her on our team that these coming weeks up to the launch are going to be incredible!
Brandy J. Jackson 37 years old, single mother to Elijah Jackson 14 years old. Brandy is the Network Director for WorldTalk Radio, Modavox, Inc.’s Corporate Trainer and a Senior Executive Producer for the VoiceAmerica Network.
About Modavox: MODAVOX, Inc. is a digital media company that produces and distributes online audio and video streaming media content to targeted communities worldwide. We introduce new personalities, products and programs to a rapidly expanding online audience and provide innovative products that deliver your content straight to computer desktops and portable devices.
She has been with Modavox, Inc. since May of 2006. Brandy was born and raised in San Diego, CA and moved to Phoenix, AZ to take the position with Modavox in May of 06’. Brandy's love of people made her jump into the opportunity she was given with Modavox to work with dynamic and passionate hosts in their areas of expertise and passion. "I love to talk and couldn’t have asked for a better job; because I get to talk all day to the most amazing people I have ever met. I have Executive Produced more than 40 shows since beginning work with Modavox and look forward to working with many more dynamic and powerful people in the years to come."
We will begin scheduling the interviews with our professional engineers and moving into our pre-production work with Modavox over the coming weeks.
Our launch for the radio shows are now in alignment with the company’s launch of the Green Talk Network and we will be launching the Interdependent Project website between September 22 (Equinox) and November 11th.
We would like to end this post with another introduction of a core team member who has been "behind the scenes" and is now stepping out from behind the curtain. Josh Green aka "Electrolysis" has been working with us and providing tech support from the very beginning. Josh just recently obtained his broadcasters certificate of training and is the creator/author of "The Swami Project - Sampled Waveforms And Musical Instruments" - a collection of free software for editing and sharing MIDI instruments and sounds. Swami aims to provide cross platform (Linux, Windows and Mac OSX) instrument editing and sharing software. Josh is a very talented graphic artist and he has a deep passion for music and dance - you can check out the other awesome projects he devotes his life force to here.
We have some more very exciting news that we will be announcing over the next couple weeks so stay tuned!
In Sustainable Solidarity!
"The Sustainable Way~Live It!"
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Very important and exciting developments have occurred since our return from Colorado on July 21st. We have to move our launch date forward because We have found a new professional platform for the Interdependent Project Radio! Our new platform delivers the following benefits:
- Interdependent Project Radio will be launching within our new host companies "green" channel
- The Interdependent Project Radio will now have a professional Executive Producer and professional engineers who handle all of the recording and broadcasting of our segments including professional opening and closings to each segment.
- Our segments will be available on all of the Web2.0 features offered by the former host + iTunes download capability (big big plus)
- Interdependent Project Radio will have a branded desktop icon available for listeners.
- All segments will be broadcasted twice before being archived for on demand listeners.
We want to thank everyone for all of the support and encouragement during the birthing of this project!
In Sustainable Solidarity
Saturday, May 31, 2008
In our past posts and emails we have said that this project is "youth led" which it initially started out as. Now that our team has come together we are changing that to "youthful led"! So far we reside across the United States from the West coast to the East and look forward to our team growing to span the globe.
“Dandarius” – Daniel & Darlene Cavallaro are the founders of the Interdependent Project, but feel that the real “founders” are the millions of people worldwide who have thrown their whole lives into pioneering sustainable solutions. They would prefer to use the title “maestros” of interdependence ~ but acquiesce for prudence sake. The essence of this project was birthed by Daniel and the framework was organized by Darlene. They were both born/raised in
Jason Deptula and Alayne Chauncey were both raised in the
Gregory Landua is an active member of the cooperative movement towards Earth regeneration. As a Gaia University Associate, NextGEN Fellow, and Bioregional Organizer he works actively in the fields of permaculture, ecovillage design, regenerative education and regenerative media. Trained in the facilitation arts, he is interested in the collective process of birthing a new culture and the ecology of love. A Native Cascadian, Gregory is the Program Coordinator at the
Steve Bhaerman, aka "Swami Beyondananda" is an internationally-known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For the past 20 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the "Cosmic Comic." Swami's comedy has been called "irreverenly uplifting" and has been described both as "comedy disguised as wisdom" and "wisdom disguised as comedy."
Steve is the author of four books, Driving Your own Karma (1989), When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It For All It's Worth (1993), Duck Soup for the Soul (1999) and his latest, Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction. Swami's nationally syndicated spoof advice column, Dear Swami -- along with his comedy performances -- have found a wide and appreciative audience. In his "past life" (before Swami), Steve started an alternative high school in Washington, D.C. and co-authored a book about his experiences, No Particular Place to Go: A Making of a Free High School. A political science major, he later taught history to autoworkers at Wayne State University in Detroit as part of the Weekend College. In 1980, Steve co-founded Pathways Magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of the first publications bringing together holistic health, personal growth, spirituality, and politics. He also taught creative writing at University of Michigan (1976-86), worked for several years as a freelance writer, and is the co-author of a successful self-help book, Friends and Lovers: How to Meet the People You Want to Meet (Writer's Digest Books, 1986)
For the past two years, Steve has written a political blog with a spiritual perspective, Notes from the Trail that has been hailed as an encouraging voice "in the bewilderness." He is currently writing a book with cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton (author of "The Biology of Belief") called Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here. He currently resides in Santa Rosa, California with his wife Trudy.
Bruce Marshall-Jones's bio in his own words:
Just another spiritual being having a human experience - with a deep sense of knowing that we are all connected. And also knowing that each of us is part of a quantum shift in our perceptions of ourselves and our worlds. A shift where what we think and feel becomes our reality faster than ever before. Where our energy and vibration, once aligned with the flow of life energy, literally allows all of our dreams to come true....or not. I don't feel anything happens by chance - I believe that everything has it's place and purpose...so here we are. I have had a number of lives within this life. Many of those experiences have given me a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and well being that dramatically abounds on Mother Earth, and even more importantly, the loving nature of our personal realities. I would not change a thing...for it got me where I am today...no regrets, only appreciation. I currently enjoy living on a small island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts with my wife and little boy. One of my passions is being expressed through a revolutionary movement and national business that is bringing power back to the people using one of the largest sources of energy known to man...the SUN. It should never be underestimated that the power of one can wage change in the world. The power of intention, coupled with emotion and appreciation can indeed make the world a better place. "Be the change you want to see in the world" ~ Gandhi Life is supposed to be FUN...let's all lighten up and enlighten our perspectives!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
In Sustainable Solidarity
D & D
Friday, April 25, 2008
During these last two weeks we have been rising to the occasion of an amazing opportunity that has opened up for this project by team building to bring together the "best of the best" within a network of individuals, organizations, and communities to form a core sphere that will reflect the many branches of the sustainability movement.
The launch of a 24/7 global internet radio channel dedicated to the sustainability movement with exclusive focus on solutions.
We thought we would be launching the projects website on Solstice - now things have completely changed and we are moving towards launching this awesome media platform on this day instead.
We will be introducing our partners, team members, allies, and sponsors on this blog as we move forward and doing our best to keep everyone informed. This has been quite a surprise for us and we are on a bit of a learning curve. We appreciate any comments and posts to this blog and will soon have our newsletter updated for all of you who have signed up for the Interdependent Project.
In Sustainable Solidarity
Saturday, April 5, 2008
The idea for creating the Interdependent Project was birthed from the great need that exists to popularize the concepts and lifestyles within the sustainability movement.
There exists an important and untold story within the tales & experiences of those who have been Pioneers of the sustainability movement for the past 40+ years and it is in the telling of those stories that we shall find the deepest well of inspiration that will light the fires of our common desire to raise our standards as a species and recognize our most potent creative power to co-create the world of our dreams. There exists on this planet legions of human beings who are full-on engaged in laying down the foundation for our future and anchoring in what the Interdependent Project will be calling the “sustainable spherical grid” or the “sustainable living matrix”.
The Interdependent Project will be the place where these stories shall be told in a way that allows individuals who have never even heard of the sustainability movement to get a clear picture of what the movement really is about, as well as educate even the most seasoned veteran's of the movement how to recognize their own right place and contribution within it.Birthing from Clarity…
It is very important to address the issue of separation that exists among all the various groups and collectives present on the planet these days in a way that simplifies the issue rather than complicates it. The Interdependent Project recognizes “separation” as a part of “unity” because that which separates also bonds. To allow ourselves to accept our interdependence means that we allow ourselves our separate individual independence within the whole. This is the evolutionary leap within ourselves that will remove the “threat” from “belonging”…there can be no “whole” without your independent separate self present to perceive it….there cannot be an independent separate self without being dependent upon the unity of the whole…full circle sphere…not that complicated really – Welcome to the spherical matrix of the Interdependent Project…
Saturday, March 29, 2008
The Interdependent Project began zillions of years ago - actually it had no beginning and has no end - ALL THAT IS = interdependence...
We human beings are becoming aware of this and so our human interdependent project began with the very first collectives - family/tribe/community which evolved through various civilization experiments throughout history.
We find ourselves now at a very important juncture in our cultures where we have the opportunity to make more conscious choices about the future direction of our evolution and during the past decades there has been an emergence within our collective to return to a more solid sense of family/tribe/community and seek out sustainable ways of living.
Most organizations in the past have had to focus on educating the public about the nature of our problems in relationship to living on this planet and due to the success of these endeavors most people these days are ready to move toward implementing solutions. There has been minimum coverage in the media about actual real life solutions and the sustainability movement as a whole is scattered across the internet making it difficult for someone who knows nothing to find inspiring information about the progress we are making as a species.
One of the major obstacles in actually living a sustainable lifestyle has been economic barriers that we face when making the transition - our present economy was not built on sustainable principles.
The truth of the matter is that we have an opportunity to reshape our economy through our own demand upon the marketplace. Over the last few decades there has been an explosion of demand for sustainable goods/services/products (ie: organic food, alternative energy, green building) and this trend is not going to slow down. One of our goals is to bring all of this data to the forefront and take the next step in further popularizing these choices because as we all know it is only what is considered "vogue" in our culture that moves the masses. We must accept this fact and use it to validate that we are indeed a "herd" species and come to a comfortable understanding of our interdependence.
When given only the dual option between dependence and independence, the human spirit naturally strives toward the most ennobled condition (independence) and shuns that which diminishes the sense of self (dependence). Interdependence is a fairly new word, yet it is the word that defines the reality of our world – all life is interdependent. Interdependence provides a third option to define ourselves by, that if chosen, can further evolve our race by allowing us to leap over the barriers of dualistic limitations, thus bringing us closer to our shared goal of excellence and value fulfillment as a species. Recognition of our Interdependence with each other and all life is the first step toward creating a sustainable world and future for our children.
Sustainability = Interdependence
We hope that you will join us in this noble mission and help to build a more sustainable future....
In Sustainable Solidarity