Sponsoring the Integral European Conference 2020
Board of Directors
Love The Everglades Movement
Originally, I was looking forward to meeting the communities that this gathering would have brought together; but, due to the public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, everything is going online, virtual. Over the years that I've been watching the Integral Theory blossom in many realms, I've been motivated by the incredible and positive changes throughout the world initiated by the diverse practitioners inspired by this work. So, I was looking forwrd to meeting the people.
Secondly, I was looking forward to the expansion -- expansion of my heart and mind. I want to be moved by what people are achieving on the land, with/in communities, and throughout the cultural expressions of diverse peoples. The incredible work done by communities implementing Integral Theory have also cultivated beautiful, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary artwork and coalitions.
We are honored and privileged to be able to do this work on lands that have been cared for by many indigenous communities of the past, present, and future -- including our friends:
- the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples,
- the Seminole Tribe of Florida,
- and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.
We encourage you to learn more about their environmental priorities, and to do your best to support policies that integrate their conservation principles on a local, regional, national, and international scale. We are happy to uplift the scientific and conservation efforts of the Miccosukee Environmental Protection Agency.
Ultimately, we want to be able to bring a sense of creative solidarity with the natural world, and also with our friends and family among the indigenous communities, the First Nations, the Original Peoples.
We look forward to connecting with the broader community to share ideas, and ultimately the joys of our gardens, with one another.