Life on the Land New Spirituality New Vision New Reality Guy Dauncey Comox Valley Land Trust May 2014


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Life on the Land New Spirituality New Vision New Reality Guy Dauncey Comox Valley Land Trust May 2014


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Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com The Universe took 13 billion years to create the miracle that is nature…


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Josephine Wall


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Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com ?Smithore Dreamstime.com


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com GDP = Gross Depletion of the Planet


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Gross Depletion of the Planet + Yield - Costs = Profit


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Gross Depletion of the Planet


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Gross Depletion of the Planet Dead albatross filled with plastic garbage on Midway Island. Chris Jordan.


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Garth Lenz


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Hansen: The current increase in global warming is "...equivalent to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs per day, 365 days per year. That’s how much extra energy Earth is gaining each day."


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If global warming exceeds 1.6°C up to 31% of Earth’s species will be committed to extinction, having nowhere to go to escape the rising heat


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What on Earth are we doing?


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The last time the world was 3°C warmer, during the Pliocene era, the sea level was up to 25 metres higher and we are currently on track for 4°C, 5°C or 6°C warmer


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2 metres 10 metres 18 metres 25 metres


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If all of Earth’s polar ice melted 70 metres sea-level rise 92 metres 70 metres


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2°C is “far into the dangerous range.” If the current rate of emissions continues much longer, “it will become exceedingly difficult to keep the warming below a target smaller than 2°C.” - James Hansen


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2°C of warming, Hansen’s team says, will have consequences that will be “disastrous,” and which will “cause major dislocations for civilization.”


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Which of us is going to raise a hand and say, “Yes, it’s worth it”?


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Neolithic Era Ancient Egypt Roman Empire Islamic Golden Age 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 The Age of Fossil Fuels ………………………………………. The last 10,000 years


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The Age of Firewood The Age of Fossil Fuels The Solar Age


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Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com A billion years The Sun will not begin to turn into a Red Giant for more than a billion years. That’s 100,000 periods of 10,000 years


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A billion years The Sun does not begin to turn into a Red Giant for more than a billion years. And with every passing year, solar technology will improve and get cheaper.


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The Motivating Power of Vision


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com www.cityrepair.org


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Cheonggyecheon, Seoul, South Korea


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London: a Garden Bridge across the Thames Thomas Heatherwick


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com CITY of the FUTURE A Journey to the Year 2032 GUY DAUNCEY Summer 2014


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com D'ou venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Ou allons-nous? Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going??


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Voyager 1 photo of Earth from 6 billion kilometers.


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com The Universe has taken 13 billion years to create us


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Number of stars in the Universe 1024: 1 trillion trillion


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Number of atoms in your body: 1027: 1000 trillion trillion All self-organized into one amazing whole


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com And every atom was either made in the Big Bang Or in a later Supernova explosion


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Number of stars in our galaxy 100 trillion


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Number of synapses in your brain 100 trillion All self-organized into one amazing whole


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com 100 trillion synapses 100 trillion stars


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Are you conscious?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Are other humans conscious?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Are chimpanzees conscious?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Are cats conscious?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Are elephants conscious?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Are worms conscious?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Are amoebae conscious?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Single-celled algae?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Are molecules conscious?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Do you have free will to choose your future? Or is everything predetermined?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Is there purpose and direction in the Universe? Or is it just all just random?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com What story do you use to make sense of it all?


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com A: There is Spiritual purpose in our life


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com B: Who knows? But it’s amazing


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com C: Nature is good, Humans are bad


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com D:


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com What story do you use to make sense of it all? A: Spiritual purpose B: Who knows? But it’s amazing C: Nature good, humans bad D:


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Humans are motivated by dreams of life and wholeness, not by nightmares of death and collapse.


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Our History – An Incredible Journey


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Albert Einstein: “A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”


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Francis Crick: “The Astonishing Hypothesis is that "You," your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. As Lewis Carroll's Alice might have phrased it: "You're nothing but a pack of neurons."


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“Whatever consciousness is—however it relates to the brain—dogs, birds and legions of other species have it. “ “Our knowledge is but a fire lighting up the vast darkness around us, flickering in the wind. So, let us be open to alternative, ratinal explanations in the quest for the sources of consciousness.”


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Max Planck: “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”


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Wolfgang Pauli: “It is my personal opinion that the science of the future reality will be neither ‘psychic’ nor ‘physical’, but somehow both and somehow neither.”


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Sir Arthur Eddington: “The universe is of the nature of a thought or sensation in a universal Mind. To put the conclusion crudely – the stuff of the world is mind-stuff. As is often the way with crude statements, I shall have to explain that by “mind” I do not exactly mean mind and by “stuff” I do not at all mean stuff. Still that is about as near as we can get to the idea in a simple phrase.”


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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: “We are logically forced to assume the existence in rudimentary form … of some sort of psyche in every corpuscle, even in those (the mega molecules and below) whose complexity is of such a low or modest order as to render it (the psyche) imperceptible.”


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What is this thing we call the Brain?


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100 billion neurons 1 trillion glia (support cells)


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What is this thing we call Mind?


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What is this thing we call Consciousness?


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Do animals have consciousness?


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Do animals have consciousness?


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The First Law of Syntropy “Acting through consciousness, syntropy motivates individual units of being to self-organize cooperatively within their empathic reach to achieve greater organizational power, range, competence, integrity and freedom for the common good.” - Guy Dauncey


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The Second Law of Syntropy “In the long run, due to the deep fundamental unity of the Universe, any unit of being that extends its empathy beyond its familiar reach will discover affinity with other units of being. Over time, the syntropic self-organizing impulse will result in ever-widening circles of empathy, until they embrace the entire Universe.” - Guy Dauncey


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What is this thing we call Spirit?


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Bev Byerley


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Andy Everson


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Ronel Broderick


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The Gratitude Pledge In gratitude for having been given the gift of Life, and the wonders that accompany it; In gratitude for Earth our home, for Nature, and for the many beautiful species we share it with; In gratitude for all who are working to make this world a better place, and all who have done so in the past, stretching far back into the mists of time; In gratitude for the freedom I have been given to choose my path, as I take my turn in carrying the baton of life; In gratitude for these gifts, I pledge that I will use my life to serve the betterment of humankind, the healing of suffering, and the restoration of our beautiful planet the Earth.. - Guy Dauncey


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The Green Welcome


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The vision and values of a sustainable Comox Valley Local hikes and beaches Conservation, environmental and food groups Hiking, kayak and canoe clubs Organic farms and sources of organic food Opportunities for volunteering Conservation covenants Personal stories


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Local realtors become formal supporters Monthly Green Welcome potluck Monthly or bimonthly hike Hosted by volunteer, + volunteers from groups Time for personal “getting to know you”


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FARM VILLAGES The Way of the Future


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A lot of Vancouver Island farmland is growing hay


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Good farmland sits empty Young people want to farm


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Using small-scale intensive organic horticulture, farmers can earn to earn up to $25,000 an acre, grossing up to $80,000 a year profit per small farm.


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Throughout the world, in every culture, farmers have lived in small farm villages


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Imagine…


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By 2034, on any farm of more than (eg) 40 hectares, 1 hectare may be rezoned as a Community Farm Village and additional acreage may be leased or sold for farming purposes.


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Community Farmland Zone Allows development of a clustered Farm Village with controls to ensure the land is farmed: A: Community Farmland Zone Bylaw B: Farming Covenant registered with land C: Strata Farm Fees – if land is not farmed D: Registered Housing Agreement restricting residential units to farmers and their families.


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43 acres $564,900


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43 acres $955,000


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100 Hectare Farm Anywhere, BC


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100 Hectare Farm Anywhere, BC Farm Village


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100 Hectare Farm Anywhere, BC Farm Village Cost of land: $100,000? Shared by 5 families = $20,000 each Cost per small starter self-built house: $150,000


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100 Hectare Farm Anywhere, BC Farm Village Cost of land: $100,000? Shared by 5 families = $20,000 each Cost per small starter self-built house: $150,000 Leased or purchased


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Also, in the future …


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In 2034, land zoned agricultural carries a requirement from the time of purchase that at least 25% of the land be used to grow food …


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or be leased to someone who will.


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Deep in many of our hearts is a longing to recover what we have lost.


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Family Community Honest hard work Harmony with Nature


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Sara Dent, www.farmlove.org Love…


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Babies…


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School...


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Sara Dent, www.farmlove.org Celebration


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Josephine Wall www.josephinewall.co.uk


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Metamorphosis…


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Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Imagining a Green Sustainable Comox Valley, 2034 Guy Dauncey Earth Week 2014


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