SHIFT magazine is soon to shift – shift location, that is, to a new website all of its own.
Issue #2 of SHIFT has landed!
It’s all about the economy, and everything our changemaking collaborators thought you should know about how it works, and how it could be made to work better.
The following is from a speech given by Sean Crawley at the SHIFT magazine launch party on Friday 31st January 2014: The reality is that we all do change the world – and we each do it in our own unique way. Every word and action has an impact. Each of us is therefore a leader and each of us has an influence on others.
The following is from a speech given by Kari McGregor at the SHIFT magazine launch party on Friday 31st January 2014: It’s hard to make headway along this journey toward a sustainable paradigm when the stories we need to hear simply aren’t being told by the mainstream media or our so-called leaders. We need to reclaim the sphere of public and political conversation and talk about the things that matter the most.
SHIFT magazine was officially launched on Friday 24th January 2014, and now it’s time to celebrate. The SHIFT team are hosting an official launch party to mark the occasion, details are as follows…
As much as you might like to think that you are free to get off at any time or place you like you are wrong. We are all on this journey together. In the past you may have been able to abandon ship and sail away to fortuitously crash into another chunk of land ripe for exploitation. But those days are long gone. Us humans are now everywhere and the fate of the planet is the fate of every seven billion plus of us on this crazy ride.
I wonder how many of us have really accepted and come to terms with the reality of climate change. Why is it that despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and even personal experience of climate change, many of us are not reacting? Why aren’t we responding to the emergency?
People often ask me: Why is that some people wake up, and others don’t? I can’t answer that question. What I do know with certainty, however, is that once one has allowed certain facts to implant themselves in consciousness, there is no turning back. Often, without consciously realizing it, we “sign up” for a journey from which there is no return and which will alter everything in our lives, including and especially, ourselves.
Many people feel they must choose between starting a social enterprise or a not-for-profit. Entrepreneurs often feel that running a sustainable business means that it must be for-profit. In fact, the term ‘for-profit’ hardly ever enters our business lexicon, as it is widely seen as the only way of doing business.
So how are we to change things? Many of us understand where we’re at, and our understanding of how we got here is improving – it is not for want of information that we are failing to change our ways. The one thing we are not doing is telling a new story – the true story – we expect to be able to change the ways of the world for the better while still trotting out the same old songs, hoping for new meanings to spring to life. They don’t and won’t.
Miss Metanoia zooms in on how the millennial generation is impacted by our contracting economy, giving voice to a generation often forgotten in the realm of politics.
How great would it be to have a central hub that links you up to resilience initiatives all around the country? The Bank of Real Solutions has done just that!
Theo Kitchener sketches out a vision for an alternative economy that is smart, scalable, and, best of all, DIY.
Brian Feeney unpacks the Trans Pacific Partnership, exposing the agreement as a looming threat to democracy, society, and the environment.
Human needs are at the base of every economic activity we undertake. But what are those needs, and how can we assess how well we’re meeting them?