The New Inquiry - Place Matters →
An essay by Jennifer Acker, founder and editor of The Common about sense of place, one of our key concepts in Managing with Aloha. As is apparent with my recent posting (with photos shared from my recent trip to Portland), my experiences with sightseeing is very different from this, what Acker summarizes as a “blurry, distanced, vaguely self-loathing experience.” In his keen and...
See it, snap a photo of it, look up its story →
Storytelling on Talking Story today, thanks to my recent trip to Portland, Oregon: See it, snap a photo of it, look up its story In doing so, you are sure to practice the value of Mahalo — appreciating those elements which make your life most precious to you. You’ll also learn about a wealth of different things in the process…
Principles of a Resilient World →
Stumbled on Ecotrust, and the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center while searching for more info on their beautiful headquarter building, which I had seen while taking a self-guided walking tour in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District: Their Principles of a Resilient World are a fine example of how a business can be value-driven: At Ecotrust, we believe in reliable prosperity. The term...
Kapalua Farms →
Wonderful example set here: Kapalua Farms, a division of Maui Land & Pineaple Co., is located in West Maui on 188 acres of certified organic agriculture-zoned land, and the farm supplies resort restaurants and island-wide grocery and natural food stores with certified organic produce and all-natural eggs. The diversified farming operation in West Maui lies at the heart of Maui Land &...
Living Green | Maui Eco Retreat →
Good single page view for the “living green” possibility, including video of a bamboo home definition of eco-tourism: connecting conservation, community, and sustainable travel. off-grid living with solar panels and wells connected to an underground aquifer. bio-diesel to complement solar (when reserves run low due to prolonged cloudiness) organic composting recycling ...
The Empowerment of Community… | Ke Ola Magazine →
What a wonderful vision this is… Jim Channon promotes self-confident resiliency for the future. The drumbeat of our messages about sustainability has just gotten a little bit more intense. The recent cataclysmic events in Japan and New Zealand remind us of our own vulnerability, to the point where we’re not only talking about sustainability, but also survivability. The 12 Breakthroughs...
Hello? These are your values speaking. →
Can you hear me now? “Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies. It happens when society adopts new behaviors.” — Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody The past few days represent a learning time in our personal history on the earth. It’s almost impossible not to notice, and somehow participate in, the aftermath of our receiving the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed...