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Internal & External Landscapes. Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
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How Flowers Changed the World

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Somewhere, just a short time before the close of the Age of Reptiles, there occurred a soundless, violent explosion. It lasted millions of years, but it was an explosion, nevertheless. It marked the emergence of the angiosperms—the flowering plants, Even the great evolutionist, Charles Darwin, called them “an abominable mystery,” because they appeared so suddenly and spread so fast.

Flowers changed the face of the planet.


Without them, the world we know—even man himself—would never have existed. 

Anne Caspari's insight:

I love this quote from the English Poet Francis Thompson 

"you cannot pluck a flower without troubling a star".  

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The World's Best Sustainability Ideas - Forbes

The World's Best Sustainability Ideas - Forbes | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Almost everyone these days talks about sustainability. Businesses, government, individuals, all want to see innovations that create prosperity while making the world a better, healthier place for us and future generations. But who’s really doing something about it? Here’s one answer.

Katerva, a sustainability recognition and intelligence organization, has just announced the finalists of its first annual Katerva Awards, which spotlights the most promising new sustainability concepts in the world

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Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.

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Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Human growth has strained the Earth's resources, but as Johan Rockstrom reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior.

 

Transformative opportunities around the planet. The key: Mindshift.

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A New Collective Mind for a New World

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For a new mind to emerge during the times ahead it will be necessary for people to take power back into their own perceptual mechanisms, to empower themselves by withholding legitimacy regarding old and outdated modes of thinking. Social philosopher Willis Harman has described this by stating, "By deliberately changing their internal images of reality, people can change the world." This change, then, requires us to take back our rightful legitimacy unto ourselves, to decide carefully what we think, how we think and which beliefs we choose to adopt.

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