Agustin Carmona’s commitment to the environment has taken form in the “Sensible Beings Taking Care of the Planet” game. Using what he learned in his participation in the Landmark Education Team Management and Leadership Program, he created a team to spread the message to schools in Puebla and, eventually, all around Mexico. This mission that he has created has the potential to impact the entire planet.
“A new conscience about our responsibility towards our planet and our fellow human beings is needed”, says Carmona. “I used to think that it was only alarmism and media manipulation, but now I realize that we confuse success with having things, and we think that being great means having a lot, and this only leads us to constant frustration”. Read more
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“Se necesita una nueva conciencia acerca de la responsabilidad hacia nuestro planeta y nuestro prójimo” dice Agustín Carmona. “Yo pensaba que sólo era alarmismo y manipulación de los medios de comunicación, pero ahora me doy cuenta que confundimos éxito con tener cosas, y que creemos que ser grandiosos significa tener mucho, y esto sólo nos conduce a una frustración constante.
Agustín Carmona está comprometido con un planeta donde la presencia de los seres humanos sea responsable hacia su medio ambiente, sea socialmente justa y a su vez, espiritualmente satisfecha. El asumió ser completamente responsable por lo que la humanidad ha hecho con los recursos de nuestro planeta. Así, decidió compartir su nueva visión de la vida y la experiencia de ser responsable a través de la educación. Su visión causó que se comprometiera a comunicar de una manera poderosa las acciones que se necesitan tomar para fomentar un cambio efectivo en el comportamiento humano hacia el planeta.
Su compromiso ha tomado forma en el juego: “Seres Sensibles Cuidando el Planeta”. Usando lo que aprendió durante su participación en el Programa Equipo, Administración y Liderazgo (Landmark Education), ha creado un equipo para divulgar el mensaje en las escuelas de Puebla y, eventualmente, alrededor de todo México. Esta misión tiene el potencial de impactar al planeta entero.
Agustín ya tiene reunido un gran equipo y declaró: “Esto, definitivamente no puede hacerlo un individuo solo. Cuando piensas en tener un equipo, entonces tu sueño se puede lograr, y querer alcanzar a 600 personas en tan sólo tres meses se convierte en algo posible.
Aunque el equipo de Agustín consta únicamente de siete personas, ellos ya presentaron un simposium gratuito a audiencias en cinco ciudades. Asombrosamente, los que han asistido no sólo quieren hacer más, sino que 400 participantes han confirmado su interés en asistir a este taller.
Agustín y su equipo se han enfrentado al reto de compartir su misión global con sus hijos. Se sienten responsables por la manera en que las siguientes generaciones crecerán, ya que asumir la responsabilidad hacia el medio ambiente en este nuevo nivel implica cambios drásticos en la forma de vivir.
Sin embargo, el futuro parece brillante para sus hijos. Agustín y su equipo vislumbran a Puebla, su ciudad, así como a México, como un lugar donde los adultos y los niños se comportan de una manera intencional y consciente. En donde la indiferencia con respecto al medio ambiente es parte del pasado y la plenitud de la paz y la coexistencia en justicia social está presente para todos.
Agustín dice que, incluso, ha recibido un gran regalo: “Desde que me involucré en este proyecto, valoro las cosas, los recursos y todo los que poseo de una manera diferente. Estoy presente a ellas y a su verdadero valor, y se ha abierto una puerta para mí que me permite sentirme conectado, disfrutar más y estar apasionado acerca de mi vida y su propósito”.
Miembro del Equipo: Agustín Carmona / Equipo México
Juego: Seres Sensibles Cuidando del Planeta Escrito por: Paola Bortoluz y Editado por: Shash Broxson y Traducido por: MariMar Covarrubias
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Just ask Laura Sauter and she will reply with a resounding “Yes.”
Laura and her boyfriend Pat are leading an organization called Water Works — making a contribution to worldwide environmental issues. They believe we are living in the “Sustainability Revolution” era. Their goal is to have their work, volunteer and family activities contribute to a more sustainable way of life.
While there are many environmental issues in the world, one issue has stayed with them. Laura and Pat found out that there is a trash pile the size of Texas, made up mostly by plastic water bottles, floating adrift in the Pacific Ocean. To make matters worse, many endangered birds are feeding their young babies pieces of the plastic bottles because they think it is food. The entire eco-system is at risk and Laura realized she must be in action. Out of this, she and Pat created Water Works.
In the past Laura was daunted by all the issues in the world and felt too overwhelmed to take action and make a difference. As a single mother, living in a new town, with very few friends she was just surviving through her daily routine.
Laura created a breakthrough for herself in the Landmark Education Team Management and Leadership Program (TMLP). She became unstoppable, making a difference for herself, her family, and the world. Laura learned tools to help her create numerous projects and teams in her life. Now, she was finally able create the life that she loved and had a team of people supporting her along the way.
Water Works’ mission is to eradicate the use of plastic bottles, creatings a world where people are conscious of their impact and responsible for their actions. By switching to reusable metal bottles, they can help save the planet one bottle at a time. The organization shows others that one simple thing can make a difference.
The Water Works team works with schools to educate children about the impact of using plastic bottles and the benefit of using reusable metal water bottles. They have begun work with city governments to ban the sales of plastic bottles. Laura and Pat are inspiring countless people and communities. Even their kids are getting involved by teaching other kids to use reusable metal water bottles and influencing their sports team coaches to stop the use of plastic water bottles during practice and at games.
They began Water Works on the South Shore of Boston, but the movement is growing and has already been approached by towns as far away as California. Four months after beginning the organization, the team has accomplished the following: Aquarion water has agreed to install hydration stations in two local towns as well as distributing 200 reusable bottles to the public and providing water for free to businesses that want to provide hydration stations; partnering with the Chamber of Commerce in Martinez California to help them redefine their town as a green town rather than a refining town; and created a pledge to help people declare that they are part of the movement and they will no longer buy bottled water.
So, can one person make a difference? Yes one person can!
If you are interested in finding out more about Water Works, please visit their Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hingham-MA/Water-Works/154040632217?ref=ts
Written by Minling Chuang / edited by Jeff Bonar
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Before Kimberly Chiswell joined the Team Management and Leadership Program (TMLP), the world looked scary, filled with threats of global warming, terrorism, corruption, epidemics and global financial crises. The impact on Kimberly was that she often felt overwhelmed with fear and afraid of the future, so much so that she was could not fathom bringing a child into this dangerous place. She didn’t believe that anything she did, not even her job as a social worker, could really make a difference.
But in November of 2008 she joined the Landmark Education Team Management and Leadership Program and within a couple of weeks her worldview shifted. Even her apprehension about bringing a child into the world changed and she asked herself. “Kimberly, if you were to not add any judgments but simply come from nothing and create, what would make a difference at the end of this year-long course?” Her response was “I would have a baby”.
In the first quarter of the course, she created a colorful, musical festival entitled “Viva la Vida! (A celebration of life the Latin American way!)” The event was alive, exciting, and raised $3000 for a Mexican orphanage.
A week later she and her husband conceived a beautiful soul.
In the last quarter of her year in the Team Management and Leadership Program Kimberly realized she’d been saying she couldn’t really do anything about the threats to the environment, but she saw she was afraid to be responsible for the difference she could make. She created a ‘game’ designed around building a community of gardeners who would get together and inspire each other to harvest and share their produce.
The result for her game was to have ten neighbors sharing ideas to improve their soil, sharing the food grown in their local gardens and fish from the sea. But her game really began when she realized she could be accountable for the environment by having her community reduce carbon emissions for transporting food and by putting healthy fresh food on the table. She says, “There is nothing like eating fruit and veggies freshly picked!” The unexpected benefit of her game has been a stronger sense of community.
Kimberly now knows herself as someone who can make a difference with the environment. She is being the change she wants to see in the world for her family and for her community. Rather than living in a world filled with fears, her new life is filled with incredible heroes and heroines committed to creating love, peace and abundance with freedom and ease!
Written by Kimberly Chiswell/ edited by Judi Romaine
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Team-Beyond-White-200px.png00Lynn Romaine/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Team-Beyond-White-200px.pngLynn Romaine2009-11-19 11:47:172009-11-19 11:47:17CELEBRATING LIFE AFTER RESIGNATION
Katherine Barling-Team Melbourne, Australia T2, Completed
I’m in the middle of Melbourne’s grand civic square with a huge screen – it’s a world wide event focusing on the amazing creative projects that are happening now, creating a world that is environmentally sustainable, socially just and community focused. There’s a container painted all over with animals, bound for India, as an education centre. Another container stands nearby to be out-fitted as India’s 1st mobile medical centre of it’s kind, with equipment already donated. It is covered in artwork representing the schools that have also contributed. 1000’s of people are gathered to celebrate the world we live in, the communities we live in and the projects and activities we participate in to make this world a better place for all, for now and for future generations.
Their attention is on the big screen, viewing cutting edge, short films representing many projects around the world that are making a difference. Guest presenters speak passionately of the project, answer questions and engage the audience for contribution of ideas, debate and collaboration. At café’s and restaurants around the square, excited discussions continue when the films are over.
That’s what I envisage for a few weeks away, 6 nights starting September 12, 2009. It’s taken a village of people to put this together – teams of collaborators, film-makers and editors, designers and artists, event coordinators to undertake calls and meetings, letters and follow up and invitations to indigenous elders, city dignitaries, heads of state, community leaders and members.
What the team has accomplished in less than 6 months is extraordinary! This is a world class event, focused on what is making a difference in the world now, beamed to 40 countries, with over 50 communities in Melbourne taking part, with leaders of different faith, meeting and working together to bring their communities to participate, supporting communities affected by the bush fires earlier this year, supporting indigenous communities and their art from across the country, witnessing the ancient art from war-torn lands, refugees re-create in an Australian context and more. Much more. And now these have been filmed and are screening centre stage.
In these challenging times of financial and environmental crisis, social upheaval and uncertainty, an event that gives people hope that the future that we want is indeed possible and achievable now.
The project has also created www.windowsoftheworld.com.au, which will be launched by 21 Aug 2009 where others projects around the world can link in, provide their films or let us know of their projects and teams can link up together.
Project initiated 3rd Quarter Team 2, 7 months ago, as the result of training in being an extraordinary communicator through teamwork. Project sparked by the indigenous people of Ecuador (Changing the Dream Symposium).
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Marshall Muller’s passion is renewable energy; he’d worked in it all his life and always wanted to make an impact in the world. He had invented a process for creating solar cells at half the cost. However, before he could finish, Marshall was laid off as a research scientist and ran out of money for his solar cell invention.This is when he used the knowledge he gained from the Team Management and Leadership Program.
Instead of quitting, Marshall persevered and created a Game in the World called Love and Light, where affordable, renewable energy would be available for all people, bringing the lowest cost solar panels to everyone. Using the Team Management and Leadership program, he created a complete management team and enrolled them in his mission to make this outcome a reality.
Once the team was set, they began to create a business plan and develop a portfolio of patents. After two years of working to implement Love and Light, the team has an investor and is on the road to signing a two million dollar deal that will expand and enable the development of this transformational solar energy technology. The next steps for the team are to go from development to manufacturing, the next level of producing results.
Marshall believes that sharing Love and Light with the world will bring about understanding where we see it is possible to come together as caretakers of our planet.
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Team-Beyond-White-200px.png00Lynn Romaine/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Team-Beyond-White-200px.pngLynn Romaine2009-05-27 16:02:082012-08-07 07:21:34LOVE AND LIGHT
Rob Hubbard loves the park. Rob is inspired by contribution. Put those two together and you have Rob’s Game in the World—A Walk in the Park.
Rob is establishing a group of volunteers who will walk the various parks and trails around Cincinnati and report back to park administrators on a regular basis any problems or concerns. The outcome of A Walk in the Park will be an ongoing team of volunteers who recruit, train and coordinate efforts to keep the parks in great shape. The added benefit, or maybe incentive, is they actually get to take walks in the parks.
Rob designed this game because walking in the park means a lot to him. He sees how it would benefit people to be in the park with a specific purpose of contributing to their community.
But it wasn’t always a ‘walk in the park’ for Rob to get his game going. Some of the park administrators were excited about it, but at first, some were discouraging. Rob didn’t let that stop him. He says that his advice for people creating a game for the world is to not rush into making up something just to get it done, but instead to keep having conversations with others until you discover a game that inspires you. He is surprised and excited to discover he can make something happen in his community. In fact, he says “I don’t have to convince people, but instead I see it’s an opportunity.”
His long-term vision for A Walk in the Park is that it spreads out to other communities. He asserts walking in the park is something that feeds the human spirit, makes people aware of the beauty in nature, promotes well being, serenity and peacefulness and has the added benefit of contributing to the community.
He plans to expand A Walk in the Park in the future to include volunteer organizations who put on cross country sporting meets, along with businesses, social groups, churches and individuals who live within the vicinity of the parks.
Ultimately, for Rob, through A Walk in the Park he’s discovered he’s someone who can inspire and move people, someone who can be a contribution to individuals and to communities.
Rob Hubbard, Team 1, Quarter 2, Team Cincinnati
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Team-Beyond-White-200px.png00Lynn Romaine/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Team-Beyond-White-200px.pngLynn Romaine2009-02-20 19:41:182009-02-20 19:41:18A WALK IN THE PARK
Donavan Bailey’s game in the world in Landmark’s TMLP program was ambitious – He has taken on providing clean water to the world anywhere that it is wanted and needed. To that end, he has created a Global Clean Water organization, and has begun to undertake projects in the developing world.
According to the site, pilot projects will focus on scouting for rural villages in need of a long term clean water supply. These villages will be selected when a meeting has taken place with the local head of the village and he agrees that the new water supply will benefit the village. Then a well will be drilled using the local labor supply. GCW will then place a hand pump at the well drill site. Training on hand pump maintenance will be ongoing as well as sanitation education. Assistance will be given in order to build a latrine and hand-washing station. Maintenance on the pumps will be conducted by the local village women and the bathrooms will be maintained by the children.
Bailey is just now heading to India to start setting up those projects – Look for an update from Team Leadership down the road!
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Jeanette Dorner is a Landmark Forum graduate and a participant in the Team Management Leadership Program. She is also the Salmon Recovery Program Manager with the Nisqually Tribe in Washington State. The program she has created, “Joyful Tribe,” has led to $3.5 million in donations for resoration projects in the Nisqually watershed that help revive salmon populations. The projects have included the contruction of logjams that raise the water level to the nearby floodplain, and the return of dead salmon to the waters to provide nutrients for younger salmon and nearby vegetation.
Part of the project has involved a huge tree planting project near the watershed, since salmon thrive in shady conditions. This year, over 19,000 trees have been planted in the Nisqually estuary as part of the project.Â
Dorner has used her team building skills in the program to coordinate a powerful team of people to manage all the programs and volunteer activity, increasing her staff from five to seven this year.
Landmark Education graduates Kathleen Gibbs and Kay Farjadi have used their participation in the Team Management Leadership Program to Create Joy to the World, a non-profit organization that provides microcredit loans for women in Ghana, West Africa. Already close to 100 women have benefited from the program. Their goal is to raise $1 million to ensure hundreds of new microloans as well the economic success of the whole area they are working in. Joy2theWorld is also working to develop other programs that might benefit local communities and local environmental conditions. For more information, go to the Joy to the World web site.
/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Team-Beyond-White-200px.png00macaniff/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Team-Beyond-White-200px.pngmacaniff2008-05-27 14:10:432008-05-27 14:10:43Gibbs and Farjadi Start Microcredit Program in Ghana