I have to say that one of the greatest things about working in the field of Sustainability is the people you meet along the way.
I suppose that once we realize we are innately interconnected with nature, we become Environmentalists. But then the unavoidable fact that we -as humans- are also interconnected is eventually concluded; making us more empathic, generous and collaborative toward one another.
Case In Point:
Valhalla loves the concept of having total transparency between contributing members of an organization. Much like what our brothers and sisters at Sustainable Human are doing (building a totally collaborative structure to manage & create & build on behalf of a common cause). So we simply asked Chris -the founder- for information on a particular aspect of his site and without hesitating he had his web developer e-mail us the straight up code. – Thank You!
The Gift Economy is powerful, as I’m feeling the inescapable urge to want to gift him back.
Some may see trust as a sign of vulnerability – let me reassure you, it is a sign of strength. That trusting – or having faith – in the goodness of others will bring more trust from them to you. It is one of the most valuable aspects of our rising conscious culture.
Recently I also met a great lad named Peter Sharp, who organizes Flash Mobs and Thought-Provoking Public Displays, below is one that reinforces our ability to trust one another. In a time where the current state of the world may seem dim and conflicted with violence in the middle east, there is always room to engage society with open trustworthiness.