Monday, December 31, 2012

Post 2012 - A New Beginning

Now that the epic year of 2012 has passed and the noise of the first decade of the 21st Century is quieting down a bit - just a little - many folks are ready to get down to the business of serious global transformation in their local regions because lets face it...all the information is in and it is time to act.  

So as Year One - Post 2012 (or 2013) begins a new commitment is happening in the hearts and minds of people all over the planet to really anchor in new values and principles that the Earth Charter expresses so eloquently.  The Four Pillars stand strong as we move forward and those who have ears to hear and eyes to see understand how important it is to bring the Earth Charter into the basic organizational framework of their endeavors.  

Earth Charter
Local Endorsement Kit
& Activities Guidebook
How?  The Earth Charter Endorsement Kit & Activities Guidebook is a good resource to check out for ideas.  This guidebook can be downloaded from the Earth Charter Community Network and members can add their own ideas and activities to the guidebook - it is constantly updated for this purpose of sharing.

Slow Money Movement
Implementing the principles of the Earth Charter in a business plan is also another great way to ensure that your business will align with the collective values that are emerging during this time of transition.  The days of the '5 year exit plan' are numbered as more business people are recognizing the value in a more long term approach to their ventures.  The Slow Money movement is just one example of how things are slowing down and becoming more grounded in Earth Time reality.  Investing in our future is where the biggest return and profits will be seen as we go forward.  There are so many awesome business models emerging like the 'B' Corporation that allow business people to finally be able to not only run a profitable business but also contribute to the healing and preservation of our planet through socially responsible triple (or quadruple) bottom lines.

Year One provides all of us with an opportunity for a fresh new beginning...