Listen to how a young entrepreneur Qiujing Wong uses film to bring to our awareness the many survival challenges of peoples in developing countries.
From the steppes of Mongolia, where displaced farmers and others struggling to come to grips with the rapidly changing localised economy are taught commercial skills and then are assisted to take control of their own business. Then to African grandmothers in Kenya who have found themselves caring for children who have lost both their parents to HIV and Aids, and how money and consciousness was raised to assist them. Plus how Indian women are forming their own banking systems based on low cost loans in Calcutta and for the first time can chart their own course in life.
This dynamic little NZ filming group shows us how to survive and thrive by assisting other cultures and races that brings us into connection that we are all one global family. That the conscious use of media and innovation can facilitate much needed change in countries and peoples that are less fortunate than we, here in NZ. Yet they do good works in this country too, aiding in bringing attention to people suffering from ailing kidneys.
Gavin is the sales & social marketing manager at Good Magazine, the Ecological and Sustainability Magazine.
Listen to how a high quality magazine using social networking, the web and various other innovative alliances, operates to find win/win situations to inspire readers and those who wish to come into an environmental understanding to take action and be part of a positive movement for sustainability.
With the need for all of society and the middle class to “come on board” the truth is, we are already on board Spaceship Earth, the imperative now is, can we aspire to initiate the much needed social, cultural, ethical and commercial changes to make sure that our destination as a sustainable planet is accomplished?
http://good.net.nz and www.gomad.co.nz = Go make a difference.
Listen to a powerful proclamation for positivity and optimism towards the challenges we face on earth today.
Frank strongly advocates humanity working towards cooperative participation across all levels of society especially within business. Success comes from taking an active interest in all staff. Warmth, fun and enthusiasm are prerequisites for a dynamic organisation.
A believer that good character and ethics needs to be increasingly emphasized he contends that character is at least important as skills. "You have to have an honest and strong intention to add value to whatever you are dealing with."
The first NZ manager for the Natural Step out of Sweden, Frank gives an insightful understanding of what can and needs to be accomplished to initiate the much-needed local and global changes towards sustainability and peace.
Frank Olsson - Originally from Sweden
In 1787 a group of 12 men, met in a Quaker bookstore in London. Nine were members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and three were Anglicans. These men were determined to abolish the slave trade and through their diligence and dedication the British Parliament passed a law in 1792 banning the slave trade.
In 2003, 39 Quakers met in Wallingford Pennsylvania to consider the moral challenge posed by the global economic system and the heedless destruction of the Earth's ecosystems and failing to serve the well being of hundreds of millions of people.
Listen to a compelling story of a New Vision of the Earth, looking at a Global Federation that will emerge from the grass roots up, and will draw on the aspirations of all of humanity. Based on "Right Relationship" the "Commonwealth" that is life, on "Fairness" and why Ecology needs to in many ways, set the boundaries for the Economy.
Hear of many interesting and staggering insights to what has gone on and what inspiring things are been put into motion.
Dr Robert Howell, CEO of the Council of Socially Responsible Investment in NZ. On Right Relationship, Building A Whole Earth Economy.
A bold Quaker initiative for a Just and Flourishing Earth.
You can purchase the book Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy from Fishpond in New Zealand.