Monday, October 15, 2012

Gotland & Sápmi United!

Even though this video is in Swedish without subtitles, I'm sure everybody can agree that there shouldn't be any more mining projects in Sweden's wilderness than there already are.

In the same way as Ojnare Forest and the people of northern Gotland are threatened by the greed of a big mining company, so are the stunning wilderness in the north of Sweden, the Sami people and their generations-long tradition of reindeer herding.

Last week a delegation of the Ojnare-activists drove from Gotland to Sápmi to spread awareness, show their support and unite forces in the fight against the ruthless exploitation of our precious nature.
(check out their journey here)

This short clip shows quite shockingly what we're up against ...

Let's support the local people! Everywhere! (because unfortunately similar crimes against the environment are happening the world over)
Let us be heard and show the big businesses and governments that we DO care, and that won't give up the fight that easily!

Globalize the Fight!
Globalize the Hope!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Compact Living

I must admit I had a couple of panic attacks after I signed a contract for the tiniest imaginable room (albeit in a fantastic location) but now I've lived here for 3 weeks and I couldn't feel more at home!
It's not that hard to surround yourself with pretty things when you only have a little space to fill, and with the many yellow accents in my room it feels like the sun is always shining :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Winds of Change

Visby's harbour is quite empty these days ... but some time ago we did have some very special guests sailing into the port!

I'm afraid I wouldn't do them any justice by trying to explain who they are and what they do but lets say it all started with an amazing social entrepreneur training in Järna (check out the school's website) and now they are on a mission to change the world for the better, bringing positive social change to places they visit by means of a methodology called Oasis Games, helping communities realize their dreams!

I do recommend reading more into this - it's absolutely inspiring! - and you can follow the adventures of the crew of the Oasis Armada here.

Copied from their blog:

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do it.
For what the world needs is people who have come alive”
 Howard Thurman – (1900-1981: Minister, Educator & Civil Rights Leader)