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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Interdependent Project Radio Launch Show Line-up

Meet the Interdependent Project Team

The Interdependent Project Core Team is quite the maverick group that has come together to launch this inevitable matrix.

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 Grass Valley, California and met when they bumped into each other while jumping off a cliff… Daniel is president of SeThInk Books & Sound Publications and author of the upcoming music education program Of Sound Mind™. Darlene is a writer, artist, healing arts practitioner, and communication studies major. Their shared mutual passion of advocating sustainable solutions and the Interdependent Project was birthed from listening to the sounds of the collective voice of their own generation, and observing the collective wisdom of their elders.


Jason Deptula and Alayne Chauncey were both raised in the Northern Virginia. They met while studying at VA Tech and found in each other that special shared alignment of worldview and ideals. Together, they “jumped into the rabbit hole” soon after Alayne graduated from VA Tech. In 2000, Jason and Alayne conceived their only child, and Alyxandra Grayce was born at home at “The Farm”, in Summertown TN, with the assistance of the amazing midwives there. They now live as full members of The Farm Community. Jason has been working with alternative fuels for the past several years. He has made modifications to quite a few diesel motors so they can burn used vegetable oil instead of petroleum diesel. Jason currently works at The Farm Ecovillage Training Center as site manager, as well as project manager of the Biofuels Research Cooperative. His goal with this newly formed co-op is to make high quality, clean and affordable fuels from agricultural wastes and other plant-based renewable sources. Alayne is currently manager at the EcoVillage Hostel and serves on the Board of Directors at the Farm Foundation. Jason and Alayne are powerful advocates of sustainable community living and bring their insight, brilliance, and talent into the Interdependent Project matrix to help string the pearls of sustainable wisdom together for the collective weaving of solutions.


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 Ecovillage Training Center on The Farm in Summertown Tennessee and is helping to crystallize the collective vision of regeneration into a shared enterprise through collaboration with the Interdependence Project, Living Mandala design collective and Nemawashi.org. Click here to read Greg's work!


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!

Bruce Marshall-Jones talks about Energy Independence:





Sunday, May 25, 2008

Interdependent Project Radio

We cannot believe it has been a month since our last post. This project is exploding sideways and we have been busy with our core team organizing our radio channel show categories, sending requests for interviews to the "best of the best" within the sustainability movement, learning how to use the internet radio technology of our host company, and generally surfing a pretty high wave of excitement. We have neglected to send out updates to our subscribers and this post is to just say that this next week we will be sending updates and posting our "Meet the Team" article on this blog. If you have come here to learn more about the project we want to thank you for visiting and that the information on earlier posts have been changing as we move through the process of organizing this matrix. The Interdependent Project Radio has our total focus and we have set a launch date of August 30th for the channel's debut. If any visitors have not signed up for our newsletter please do so for updates and announcements - this blog has a sign up form on the sidebar.

In Sustainable Solidarity
D & D