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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Interdependence Day!

Interdependence Day message from Daniel Cavallaro, founder of the Interdependent Project:

What have we learned in the past three years in developing this project?

Interdependence is not easy....

It requires us to reprogram ourselves everyday and rethink every idea and belief system that we have been operating in up until now. These are challenging times for humanity, and the challenges are only going to increase. Fortunately for us, this will also mark a time of coming together in ways that we did not even consider possible before. Challenges have the potential to bring out the best of us as individuals, and as a unified collective.

The changes are happening so fast that looking for balance is a moot point, and all we can do is ride the wave of constant adaptation and recalibration. There have been many upheavals in the lives of everyone, including the members of the interdependent project. No matter how bleak or challenging it may seem to go through this constant change, the fact that we are all together is a source of unending strength as everything (including the structure of this project) dies and is reborn over and over and over again.

When we look back at what our plans were at the beginning of this journey, and how many mutations that has gone through, with the only constant being our intent, its hard to hold back the tears as we remember the challenges and obstacles we have grown through continually having to overcome.

On this day, the first global Interdependence Day, I invite you all to find your Interdependent tribe and let them know just how much their presence has meant in your life. I know that I would not be the person I am today if it was not for everyone connected to this project. Even those who tried to embrace interdependence but were unable to make that final leap have taught me many lessons and contributed to my sense of calm unity (community) more than they could ever imagine. To all of you who have supported this project, thank you, and happy Interdependence Day 2009.

Daniel Cavallaro
Interdependent Project Founder



Friday, June 5, 2009

Interdependence Day and other Updates....

Greetings Sustainable Matrix Weavers!

There are many global and local celebrations/events happening around sustainable living these transition days – so many in fact that they are hard to keep up with! To us this really shows how much humanity is awakening and evolving towards our next step as a species – the step towards sustainable living. Today was World Environment Day World Environment Day (WED) which was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Commemorated yearly on 5 June, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

Interdependence Day – June 21st 2009 – is a global event that is being birthed on Solstice this year – just a couple weeks from now. There is no centralized or structured format for Interdependence Day and... read more here

Our team has been heavily involved in producing the Seeds of Sustainability™ educational DVD since Earth Day and it is our hope to have it released on Interdependence Day….read more here

This past month we also completed the Children’s Agenda International ~ “Heralding in the Age of the Child” website for a good friend of ours who lives in Sierra Leone – Bamine Boye. We met Bamine through the Youth Venture network and have been working with him since last year to launch his organizations website. We were so happy to see the site go live on June 2nd and we are committed to helping CAI’s efforts to bring sustainable solutions to the world’s children.

Community Sphere Update: Interdependent Ambassador Susan Frank, who is the Executive Administrator of the private Community Sphere, has finished the first leg of her communities and events tour and will begin her summer tour this Monday June 8th. Susan has been visiting communities and attending sustainability events as a student of sustainability and media liaison….read more here

Now that the private community sphere is up and being vibrantly populated with the first four communities that were invited – Findhorn, The Farm, Terra Sante, and Lammas – we will be inviting more communities on Interdependence Day to enter the “Sphere” and begin weaving with all the amazing kindred who are pioneering sustainable living.

We wanted to say a very special thank you to Paul Wimbush from Lammas EcoVillage, Elliott Saxby from NextGEN, and Jason Deptula from The Farm for co-creating an awesome beginning with us and of course deep appreciation to Susan Frank, Robin Marche, Greg Landua, and Vladimir Prolov for their incredible contributions in making this vision into reality!

If you would like to read more about the vision of this private sphere please read Susan’s Earth Day post here.