Recently I was studying biodiversity under the guidance of the wonderful Mike Van Den Berg who introduced us to many wonderful interesting documentaries and projects all focused on a creating a sustainable future for the planet. One of these was the Venus Project and I wanted to share it with you all… Here’s to a new decasde 🙂
What is The Venus Project?
“The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life.
We propose a fresh, holistic approach – one that is dedicated to human and environmental concerns. It is an attainable vision of a bright and better future, one that is appropriate to the times in which we live, and both practical and feasible for a positive future for all the world’s people”.
A World Worth Imagining; Jacque Fresco – The Man with the Plan – About
“Produced by S.O.U.L. Documentary, this is a film on the life’s work of late, legendary visionary Jacque Fresco, founder of The Venus Project. The movie features never before seen archival footage and the inspirational last interview of his life.”
In an intimate face-to-face, Jacque Fresco shares with S.O.U.L.
founder Evan Gary Hirsch how he devoted his entire life to
comprehensively designing a robust, workable tomorrow for our human
family and planet. In this half-hour documentary, Jacque, who had just
turned 101 years old(!), gives us a glimmer of hope as he describes the
conditions needed for people to peacefully co-exist in a world without
exploitation and abuse of one another. He lays out a bold new social
design where war and territorial disputes are things of the past, where
the true meaning of love and spirituality are manifested by translating
them into a working reality.
After watching this film, you may just feel you had sat with an extremely wise old man who even with fighting the ravishes of old age was determined to share what he feels is necessary for humanity to grow up in order for us to survive and thrive as a species.
It is our hope that you will come away with this understanding and look into and work with The Venus Project as well”.
Those of you not attending Bloom in Dublin this May might be interested in making a weekend of it in beautiful West Cork with a visit to Ruby Hartes’ Organic Flower Farm.
Mags and Stephen are having an Open day on the flower farm where you can see how they grow and cut flowers for events and weddings as well as their new business of growing and providing edible flowers for restaurants nationwide.
Open day Sunday 31st May 2pm – 5pm. €5. In aid of Drimoleague walkways.
This will include musical entertainment and floral demonstrations which will be raffled off for some lucky people to take home with them.
This event has been postponed due to injury – Roz
We have got together with the lovely Terry of Hilltop Treks for a fundraising walk up Leinsters’ highest mountain – Lugnaquillia on Saturday May 24th.
Proceeds from the walk will go to our Diabetes Ireland Fundraiser for the Camino De Santiago walk in September – details here >> Luganaquillia Wicklow’s Highest Mountain
Saturday May 24th 2014
OSI: Mapsheet: 56
Height: 925 metres
Meeting: Donard 11am
Walking Time: 5 -6 hrs.
Price: €35 pp
This is the highest mountain in Wicklow and the 13th highest in Ireland No Boots, No Walk Meeting at 11:00 in Donard Co. Wicklow. Details:
From Donard onto Camarahill towards the summit of Lugnaquillia (Munro) 925m highest point in Leinster. Excellent views in all directions from the summit and on a clear day you can see the mountains of Mourne, all the peaks in Wicklow and even as far as Wales. From the summit we will travel in a NW direction to Camenabologue and from there cut across back towards Fentons pub. How to get there: Take the N81 out past Tallaght, Blessington, continue past the turn for Hollywood and Glendalough and about 5Km along you will see a left hand turn for Donard. What to Bring:
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag. EAI Map ref: Donard, Wicklow
Fundraising for the Diabetes Ireland Camino De Santiago Walk in September
I’m kinda new to fundraising. I never seemed to have the time. Whilst I admired those that set themselves challenges to raise enormous (in my opinion) sums of cash to support their chosen cause I didn’t think that I could do that. I lost my dad to cancer. But before that I lost him and many others to Diabetes.
Thankfully I haven’t lost them forever as they still live, busily managing their diabetes on a daily basis, however the impact that diabetes can have on anyones’ life is often belittled or misunderstood. My beautiful 14 year old niece whom I adore put it well in her blog about joining ‘The Dark Side’ when she voiced her fears:
I don’t want to lose my legs or my sight, or any part of my body, but that’s up to me and the people around me to help and understand that diabetes isn’t something I can quit when I feel like it. It’s going to stay with me forever. Read Leahs’ Full Article Here >>
Diabetes is close to my heart as many of my close relations have diabetes.
With this in mind I have decided that myself and my lovely niece Leah ( who is Diabetic herself) will aim to raise enough funds for the two of us to take part in this fundraiser.
This involves walking up to 6 hours per day six days in a row so come on and support us with a donation – every little helps 🙂 You can donate toward the trip directly via Paypal using the Donate Button Below: