The “Harvest Song” document [78 pages (3.9 MB); Nov-Dec, 2018](http://bit.ly/2Ggo3t4 ) being introduced here is the third Summary Paper from The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative.
“…(finding) a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.”
Comprehensive, concise, and optimistic--even as it illustrates that the convergence of unprecedented challenges ahead is way beyond “uncharted territory”. There are many ways we can achieve a convergence of unprecedented solutions. There is much that can be done to resolve the unprecedented challenges ahead that has not yet been done.
Chapters #1 and #2--Convergence of Unprecedented Challenges However much we may move forward with the technology pieces needed to hold global warming at 1.5oC, there are many other pieces to the unprecedented cultural transformation which we must also achieve--and failure to also reach positive tipping points on the many other pieces may cause us to lose positive traction, and slide downhill into cynicism.
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Topics: Climate Breakdown; Toxic Air; 6th extinction event; U.S. Govt. Debt, U.S. Household Debt, Global Debt, Costs for Weather Damages; Migration, Displacement; Water and Sanitation; Floods and Chemical Sites; Radioactive Waste Disposal; Plutonium Disposal; Minerals Absolutely Critical to U.S. Security; Violence, Corruption, Cynicism; School Shootings; Marginalization of Human Morality and Wisdom; Cities; Global Food System; Meat, Dairy and Emissions; Food Waste; Solid Waste Management; Oceans; Plastic Pollution; Deforestation; Cement Emissions; Thawing Permafrost; Cyber Threats; Gambling; Media Literacy; Information Overload
Chapter #3 and #4--Convergence of Unprecedented Solutions
Examples of significant movement towards avoiding catastrophic climate breakdown plus potential steps towards positive tipping points on climate breakdown, and many other unprecedented challenges.
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Topics: Investor Commitment; Fossil Fuel Divestment; 56 newspaper with Same Opinion Piece about Climate Change; Community Education; Solar Power; 100% Renewable Energy by 2050; IRENA Renewable Energy Brief; Community Microgrids; Centre for Alternative Technology; Zero Carbon Britain; Findhorn Ecovillage; Household Energy Use; Community Visioning Initiatives; Neighborhood Learning Centers; Local Currencies; Appropriate Technology Library; Food Sovereignty; Local Food Policy Councils; Interfaith Prayer Vigils; Questionnaires and Surveys; Living Lightly and Practicing Wisdom and Compassion; 13 Steps for Long Term Culture Change; 178 Related Fields of Activity
Confidence will be dimmed by a lack of clarity until there is truthful public discourse on the full dimensions of the unprecedented challenges ahead. Confidence will be built up when people believe that the efforts of everyone working together is a greater force than the challenges they are facing.
[Note: "Harvest Song" is also accessible from the homepage of The CPCS Initiative website (at www.cpcsi.org ]