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March 2021

  The land is a sacred entity, not property or real estate; it is the great mother of all humanity. The Dreaming is a combination of meaning (about life and all reality), and an action guide to living. The two most important kinds of relationship in life are, firstly, those between land and people...

February 2021

What if we had more people making decisions whose goal was the creation of beauty or telling stories or growing food or caring for older people? We would have a richer public life, a richer discourse. And we would get better decision-making because suddenly you wouldn’t have this very narrow financially-driven set of decision...

Acknowledging Survival day in Castlemaine & Daylesford

Here’s a brief Localising Leanganook e-news focusing on Survival Day events being held in Castlemaine and Daylesford on Tuesday January 26th. A more detailed e-news will be published soon. Terra Nullius Breakfast- Daylesford When:  Tuesday January 26th, 2021, 8am-10am Where: outside Daylesford Town Hall Join the fifth Terra Nullius brekky and stand with First...

October 2020

“As the planet’s ecosystems erode and politicians obsess over growth objectives, what we really need is degrowth, that is, to transform our ways of living, our economies, our polities and our cultures to live within the earths limits”. Vincent Liegey and Anitra Nelson, Preface to Exploring Degrowth, 2020, Pluto Press (See a Central Vic perspective...

August 2020

We’re finally being forced to recognize that no top-down institution, governmental or otherwise, can fully ensure our safety. That our deepest insurance against disaster is going local—by getting to know our actual neighbors and checking in on one another when we can, participating in our local community and apprenticing with the more-than-human terrain that...

A brief May 2020 newsletter

Covid-19 is showing us that when humanity is united in common cause, phenomenally rapid change is possible. None of the world’s problems are technically difficult to solve; they originate in human disagreement. In coherency, humanity’s creative powers are boundless. A few months ago, a proposal to halt commercial air travel would have seemed preposterous....

March 2020

“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the...

February 2020

The natural world is the maternal source of our being…(it) is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. (Thomas Berry, cited in ỚMurchύ,D: Reclaiming Spirituality , Gill and Macmillan, 1997, p.35) Welcome to Localising Leanganook’s February newsletter....

January 2020 newsletter

“It is difficult to relinquish the illusions of power and delusions of exceptionalism that come with privilege. But is it strangely liberating to realise your true status as a single node in a cooperative network. There is honour to be found in this role and a certain dignified agency. You won’t be swallowed up...

November 2019 newsletter

Worldwide more than 1 billion people are members of cooperatives. Cooperatives provide 100 million jobs worldwide, 20% more than multinational enterprises. (1) The commons asks us to think about the world in more organic, holistic and long term ways. We see that my personal unfolding depends upon the unfolding of others, and theirs upon mine....

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