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July 2024 Newsletter

Degrowth aims to reframe economies away from socially and ecologically destructive growth. Sustainability means that everyone’s needs and Earth’s ecological needs must be met, neither more nor less. This means transforming everyday practices and cultures to restore and preserve the regenerative capacities of Earth and of our collective selves. (from Degrowth Central Victoria  – ...

June 2024 newsletter

What is clear is that the Earth is mandating that the human community assume a responsibility never assigned to any previous generation… Our task at this critical moment is to awaken the energies needed to create the new world and to evoke the universal communion of all parts of life. (Thomas Berry, priest and...

May 2024 newsletter

“Our consciousness , rising above the growing (but still much too limited) circles of family, country and race, shall finally discover that the only truly natural and real human unity is the spirit of the earth” (Teilhard de Chardin). All humans are born from the earth , are nurtured from it, and are destined...

April 2024 Newsletter

Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone. It has to be made like bread. Remade all the time. Made new.  (Ursula LeGuin, cited in Milkwood Newsletter,  March 2024) Welcome to the April edition of Localising Leanganook’s e-newsletter. There’s lots of local news and events as well as a thought-provoking feature article, in podcast...

Special Bulletin- Palm Sunday Peace Walk in Castlemaine

Dear Localising Leanganook e-newsletter subscribers, Please find below a special e-news bulletin about next Sunday’s Palm Sunday Peace Walk in Castlemaine. Localising Leanganook wishes to support this important local initiative. Please Note: Our usual monthly e-news will be published at the end of March. Palm Sunday Peace Walk- Castlemaine When: Sunday March 24, 2024,...

February/March 2024 newsletter

I think the task before us is to re-learn what it means to walk as if everywhere is a temple. To approach how we are in relationship to the Living Earth as if it were a temple. Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee- Emergence Magazine Welcome to the February/March edition of Localising Leanganook’s e-newsletter. There’s lots of local...

January/February 2024 newsletter

I will train myself to look deeply to see your true nature: you are my loving mother, a living being, a great being—an immense, beautiful, and precious wonder. (From Ten Love Letters to the Earth, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh- cited in Emergence Magazine 24/12/23) Welcome to the January/ February...

December 2023 newsletter

Some thoughts on what Localisation means (from Local Futures November 2023)  A cultural turning towards Nature, towards community, towards diversity – towards life. An expression of our need for connection – both to others and to all living beings. A renewed respect for the feminine, the indigenous, the embodied, the whole. An embrace of...

September/October 2023 Newsletter

The horizon is one of the perceptual fault-lines that runs between white and Aboriginal ways of understanding country. There’s an assumption amongst white observers of traditional Aboriginal painting that the horizon is absent. But it is omnipresent, hovering in the space around the paintings. If you sit beside the painters while they work, you...

August/ September Newsletter

Basically a privileged person is somebody who in fact doesn’t have or doesn’t need community because they can meet all of their needs with money. Because if you have enough money in modern society, you don’t need anybody or anyone or anything. You don’t need the people around you because you can pay somebody...

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