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