The CPCS Initiative has a presence at Twitter through the Twitter account of Stefan Pasti (@StefanPasti), the Founder and Resource Coordinator for The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative.
[On Twitter since 2011. As of March 14, 2020: Tweets 9,750; Following 3,137; Followers 635; Lists (created 15; subscribed to 61); over 1,000 likes.]
When the COVID 19 pandemic subsides into only infrequent cases here and there, I will re-introduce a kind of summary tweet series on Climate Emergency Action, which I had as my pinned tweet. In the meantime, I am featuring documents representing some of the most inspiring spiritual sources I have found, as possible inspiration to others who feel we need world views which do more to encourage wisdom and compassion.
I have especially appreciated Twitter as a way to be in contact with much very helpful research [a brief glimpse through my “likes” (see my Twitter profile at @StefanPasti) will provide evidence of that]. And—through the research I have done to find good outreach recipients for my outreach tweets--I have learned of so much good work being done around the world [see list of 616 positive tipping point organizations and institutions (with Twitter profiles) in Appendix 10 of “Brainstorming Zero Carbon ASAP Campaign”; or “Sample List of 231 positive tipping point organizations and institutions”].
And yet… I must say I am disappointed with regard to relationships developed as a result of Twitter activity. Yes, much of it may be understandable; as I do not have affiliations (with a university/college; partnerships with other organizations in similar fields of activity, etc.); I am the sole organizational person for The CPCS Initiative; the most important influence in my life is an Indian Spiritual Master who many people think is an Incarnation of God; and my website is very basic, without images, graphics, etc. Even so, I did think I would find other people, and organizations, which appreciated the depth of cultural transformation necessary--via the risks assessments evidence supporting such transformation which I have provided, and the “constellation of initiatives” I have highlighted as “trellises” for such transformation.
However… much of the cultural transformation remains to be accomplished, and in the three to eight decades needed to make the transformation, there will be blindspots which reveal new insights.
Below are two tweets I made during Climate Emergency outreach I was doing (with accompanying text boxes), which are offered as examples of approaches which I had hoped would catalyze the kind of Climate Action I wanted to be involved in.
1) 5-10p overviews on how achieve 0 Carbon ASAP from 1000s of positive tipping pt orgs
= focus for surveys of Key Local Leaders
= catalyst for Local Action
see 8 tweet thread http://bit.ly/372JR3c + text below
@GreenAllianceUK @NetZeroUK @involveUK
2) When it absolutely, positively must be crystal clear
—everywhere around the world—
that there is a Climate Emergency
“We interrupt this broadcast…” #ClimateEmergency Action OpEd http://bit.ly/2PzVCcf
@Reuters @XHNews @AP @timesofindia @AFP @dpa @UPI @UE @AAPNewswire @christiegeorge
[Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative, critical challenge assessments, unprecedented challenges ahead, maximizing citizen participation, accelerating solution-oriented activity, collaborative problem solving, community education, questionnaires and surveys, community visioning, neighborhood learning centers, community service, newspapers, education, peacebuilding, culture change, faith, wisdom, compassion, etc.]
If there were regional clearinghouse websites which compiled 5-10 page overviews from
thousands of positive tipping point organizations and institutions—[Example Fields of Activity:
Alleviating Water Issues, Alleviating Hunger, Alleviating Poverty; Climate Mitigation/Adaption;
Emergency Humanitarian Response; Sustainable Communities, Ecovillages, Permaculture;
Protecting Biodiversity; Sustainable Food Systems; Socially Responsible Investing; Journalism,
News Sources; Land Rights; Questionnaires, Surveys; Stakeholder Engagement; Peacebuilding;
then questionnaires and surveys of Key Local Leaders about challenges ahead, and priority
solutions would catalyze both collaborative problem solving (Community Visioning,
Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Engagement) and limiting needs/selective buying/moving
money towards achieving local Zero Carbon. Further, once it becomes clear that 1000s of
local communities are determined to “drive” local economies to Zero Carbon, changes
may come more quickly in govts, intl corporations, intl banks, news media, etc., which have,
up to this point in time, been slow to respond to this Climate Emergency.
CPCS Initiative at Twitter
“We interrupt this broadcast….” Climate Emergency Action Op-Ed provides 20 pt overview of need
and urgency for Climate Emergency Action; and advocates for 5-10 page overviews on how to achieve Zero Carbon ASAP from 1000s of positive tipping point related orgs which can--
1) provide community service of Climate Emergency guidance from 1000s of orgs/institutions with
years and decades on the ground experience related to the decades of transformation ahead
2) provide clear visualization of transformations needed in every aspect of our lives (climate action;
hunger; water scarcity; housing; land rights; biodiversity; civic engagement; peacebuilding, etc.)
3) provide focus, urgency for surveys of key local leaders (prior to Visioning; re challenges and
solutions needed)--the responses to which can demonstrate need for Community Visioning
Sample List of 231 positive tipping point organizations and institutions http://bit.ly/2M8KGzW
Possible example 5-10 page overview from ClimateEmergency.com http://bit.ly/380JBUh
Many examples of local Community Visioning and Strategic Planning http://bit.ly/2lWS4o3
13 minute documentary of Community Visioning (highly recommended) http://bit.ly/2uE1XX5
“Brainstorming Zero Carbon ASAP” Campaign Press Release http://bit.ly/2kRXn7N
(links also on homepage of www.cpcsi.org )
Maximizing Citizen Participation and Accelerating Solution-Oriented Activity
in a Time of Unprecedented Challenges
The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative