New Video – A World of Solutions

Dear Friends of the Future,

Last week I sent the 3 minute video that was shown to the delegates at the United Nations conference at the beginning of the climate conference. Here is the expanded version (5+ minutes) that is closer to the scenario I developed for the film. I encourage you to distribute this widely as we want this version to go viral.

With love and hope for the future,

Duane — duane@duaneelgin.com

http://vimeo.com/107500922 

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LEVERAGE DIFFERENCE​



We’re all in this together. Most of us know that our own ideas are only part of what’s needed to move forward.  Sometimes we grudgingly admit that the perspective of another has value. From time to time we remember that unless it works for all of us, it doesn’t really work for any of us.

AND, it is challenging to bring people with different perspectives, experience, values and beliefs into the same room and have more than rhetoric, stoney silence, posturing and mind-numbing arguments.

Communities have diverse, knowledge, resources and capacities. When we bring the people together across difference to share stories and experiences, successes and failures, magic happens. We help people in place-based communities, groups tackling particular issues, businesses and organizations get real with each other, respecting each other enough to share their experiences and their truths without blame or judgement.

We know that most people just want a good life for themselves, their families and friends. Unfortunately, we’re in a time when the knee-jerk reaction is to find someone else to blame for our problems. We’re quick to “other” people and make up stories about those with a different viewpoint. Time to stop that. Time to slow down and listen for a change. We can help.