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Totnes Initiative. Share Shed. The Power of Sharing items in the Local Community

AN ONGOING TOTNES INIATIVE EXPANDS TO FOUR MORE LOCAL TOWNS

Extract. “After reflecting on the idea, and assessing the community’s interest, we set up the Share Shed in Totnes, Devon in 2017. Since then, we’ve been sharing our collection of over 350 items, with over 1,000 members.

So far we have facilitated over 1,600 loans, helping people save money, storage space and natural resources.

More recently, thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, we’ve been able to trial a different model of sharing our items. We’ve gone mobile, and set up the world’s first travelling library of things, which allows us to share our items even further, and to more vulnerable communities in neighbouring towns!”

Read more on the Network of Wellbeing.

www.networkofwellbeing/2021/03/04/from-ownership-to-the-power-of-sharing



Spreading the Word of Mindfulness for Teachers and Organisers

Mindfulness teachers and course organisers sometimes hesitate to promote and advertise mindfulness as they feel concerned about self, the ego getting involved.

This concern easily happens due to a mistaken priority. The teacher wishes to make known to people that he or she has a service to offer. Continue reading 



Big Screens at the President-elect Victory Speech said ‘The People have Chosen Empathy. ‘ From humble beginnings…

One dictator lost his job. The people fired him. A few more to go.
I watched on YouTube the 15 minute victory speech of President-elect Biden.
Worth a view.
I also watched the 15 minute speech of vice-President elect Kamala Harris (mother from India, father from Jamaica).
Fine speeches.

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Black Lives Matter. Step One: Organise. Step Two: Street Demonstrations. Step Three: ?

The First Step for a variety of meaningful changes in society starts with a handful of people sitting to organise a protest.

The Second Step consists of the best use of main streets in our cities and towns to support a demonstration for justice, rather than just main streets for shopping or driving a car. Continue reading 



Meeting with NeveShalom/Wahat al-Salam Palestinian-Israeli Community in Israel. September 2019

 

Talk and Questions and Answers with

NeveShalom/Wahat al-Salam

Palestinian-Israeli Community

in Israel in September 2019

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