Link Library: Interconnectedness and Earth Community

The following websites offer some perspectives in the issue of interconnectedness and Earth Community. We might not agree with everything they stand for, but they are all part of the ongoing dialogue that builds the emerging story about our interconnected world – a story and a worldview that has the potential to guide us in co-creating a sustainable, just and fulfilling future human presence on this planet. In short: A world that works for all.

The contents are divided into an introductory part with links to websites and organizations that in different ways are promoting a vision of an interconnected Earth Community, followed by seven parts representing important aspects of the vision. This is work in progress and we are looking forward to the ongoing co-creation of it.

Organizations & websites promoting an Interconnected Worldview


Pachamama Alliance – great educational materials:
http://www.pachamama.orgFundación Pachamama – in Spanish!
http://www.pachamama.org.ec

Transition Network – great support for action:
http://www.transitionnetwork.org

Yes magazine – great articles on various themes:
http://www.yesmagazine.org

Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature:
http://therightsofnature.org/
http://www.celdf.org

Interconnectedness Foundation:
http://www.interconnectednessfoundation.org

Birth 2012 – Guiding Earth Community into its Next Evolutionary State:
http://birth2012.com/

Living Economies Forum:
http://davidkorten.org/

Wiser (a global village for sharing and kinship-building):
http://www.wiser.org/

Context Institute:
http://www.context.org

Global Systems Initiatives:
http://www.globalsystemsinitiatives.net

Thomas Berry – Earth Community:
http://www.thomasberry.org/

Joanna Macy – The Work that Reconnects
http://joannamacy.net/

Schumacher college:
http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/

Common Cause:
http://valuesandframes.org/

Reality Sandwich:
http://www.realitysandwich.com/

Joseph Cornell:
http://www.sharingnature.com

Dark Mountain Project:
http://dark-mountain.net/

An Interconnected/Integrated Worldview


Words of Wisdom from the Wombat (fun short video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHyH3MPgZDoTheThird Planet from the Sun (Eco spot: Connections – beautiful short video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC9bc_zOS9YThe

Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (article by David Korten):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/5000-years-of-empire/the-great-turning-from-empire-to-earth-community-1

Humanity 4.0 – The Evolution of Worldviews (a slideshow by Michelle Holiday):
http://humanity4point0.ning.com/

The Core Challenge of Our Times (article by Robert Gilman):
http://www.context.org/foundation-stones/what-time-is-it/core-challenge-of-our-times/

Exploring Our Interconnectedness (a collection of excellent articles):
http://www.context.org/iclib/ic34/

Understanding Complex Systems (a pedagogical slideshow):
http://www.csh.umn.edu/wsh/UnderstandingComplexSystems/index.htm

Twelve Simple Rules of Living Systems (article by Louise Diamond):
http://www.globalsystemsinitiatives.net/TwelveSimpleRules.pdf

Journey of the Universe (video by Brian Swimme):
http://www.storyoftheuniverse.org/

I AM – What’s Wrong With the World and What Can We Do About It? (documentary by filmmaker Tom Shadyac: Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar etc):
http://www.iamthedoc.com/

Two articles about the Emerging Consciousness of Interconnectedness:
http://www.newparadigmjournal.com/Jan2010/globalrevolution.htm
http://www.newparadigmjournal.com/Jan2010/subsnewmanner.htm

Resilient Local & Regional Societies


LOCAL COMMUNITIES: CASE STUDIES OF SUCCESS STORIES:

Recovering Resilient Societies – Creating Positive Tipping Points:
http://www.ecotippingpoints.org/resources/publication-journal-of-policy-studies.html

Detroit’s Good Food Cure:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/its-your-body/the-good-food-cure

100 Percent Renewable? One Danish Island Experiments with Clean Power:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=samso-attempts-100-percent-renewable-power

Planet Cuba – Complex, Complicated but Sustainable:
http://72.18.132.73/~organicv/2011/03/planet-cuba-complex-complicated-but-sustainable/

The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (Documentary):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUWces5TkCA

 

PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR LOCAL RESILIENCE

A Legal Tool: Rights of Nature:
http://therightsofnature.org/
http://www.celdf.org

Transition Network – Principles for Local Transition Work:
http://www.transitionnetwork.org/about/principles

Transition Network Handbook – Making Your Community More Resilient:
http://transitionculture.org/shop/the-transition-companion/

Permaculture – Key Concepts:
http://www.permaculture.org/nm/index.php/site/index/

13 Best Energy Ideas:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/climate-solutions/13-best-energy-ideas-1

Clean Energy:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/clean-energy/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=80&-C=

Sustainable Economics & Business


SUCCESS STORIES IN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Blue Economy – The Best Nature-Inspired Technologies:
http://theblueeconomy.org/blue/Innovations.html

Blue Economy – No Waste! (fun animated video):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1af08PSlaIs

Kalundborg Symbiosis, Denmark – New Ways of Working Together with No Waste (animated video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yCYGOxnpSY

2012 Year of the Cooperatives – Thriving Even In Times of Crisis (article):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/2012-the-year-of-the-cooperative

Cooperatives Put People and Democracy at Work (documentary):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/cooperatives-put-people-and-democracy-to-work

Plantagon – Vertical Urban Farming (video interview with animations):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZykVlEom-k

Bristol Pounds – A Simple and Honest Means for Creating Prosperous Local Businesses:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtGEby4ORGM&feature=player_embedded&noredirect=1

Collaborative Consumption – The Currency of the New Economy is Trust:
http://www.ted.com/talks/rachel_botsman_the_currency_of_the_new_economy_is_trust.html?utm_source=facebook&source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ios-share

 

SUSTAINABLE BANKING AND MONETARY SYSTEMS FOR THE COMMON GOOD

The Call of Our Time – Re-Inventing Our Monetary System (Bernard Lietaer):
http://www.lietaer.com/2010/09/callofourtimes/

12-year old Victoria Grant explains the Canadian State Debt:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx5Sc3vWefE&feature=youtu.be

Money as Debt (full length animated documentary):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbdHar4hSsU

What You Can Do – Seven Ways to Transform Banking (article):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/7-ways-to-transform-banking

Reviving Local Economies with Publicly Owned Banks (article):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/new-livelihoods/how-state-banks-bring-the-money-home

Advantages with Public Banking (Public Banking Institute):
http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/advantages.htm

Democratizing Money, Restoring Prosperity – Conference on Public Banking (videos):
http://www.publicbankinginamerica.org/speakers.htm

Ellen Brown, Author of Web of Debt:
http://www.webofdebt.com/

Thomas Greco, Reinventing Money:
http://www.reinventingmoney.com/

Ethical Banking, Social Banking (Wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethical_banking

Principles for Sustainable Private Banking (Global Alliance for Banking on Values):
http://cloud.snappages.com/8b4c3506d1b4d4ec3a752345750368b42852dd73/Fundamental%20Principles%20of%20Sustainable%20Banking%20%20-%20GABV%20March%202011.pdf

 

TOWARDS A NEW SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

The Economics of Happiness – Forging a New Future (Documentary):
http://vimeo.com/16474090

The Story of Stuff – About Our Unsustainable Economy (Animated Video by Annie Leonard):
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-stuff/

Why an Economic Boot is Inevitable (blog by Brendan Seale):
http://brendanseale.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/why-an-economic-reboot-is-inevitable/

What the Economic Crisis Really Means – and What We Can Do About It (animated video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euhkIesmW7E&feature=player_embedded

Sacred Economics – A New Paradigm for Humanity (Brilliant Lecture by Charles Eisenstein):
http://vimeo.com/43886226

Ecological Economics – The Interdependence of Eco Systems and Human Economy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_economics

The New Economy – a Theme Guide (Yes Magazine):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-new-economy/theme-guide-the-new-economy

Systems Thinking in Economic and Governance Systems (John Boik):
http://www.creatingsustainablesocieties.com/synopsis

Towards a New Sustainable Economy – The Role of Education (Hazel Henderson):
http://interconnectednews.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/towards-a-new-sustainable-economy-the-role-of-education/

Time for a New Theory of Money (article by Ellen Brown):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/time-for-a-new-theory-of-money

Hopegirl2012 – A Blog about Fixing the World:
http://hopegirl2012.wordpress.com/

Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics:
http://charleseisenstein.net/

Co-Creative Democracies & Governance

EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE-CENTERED CHANGE INITIATIVES & PROCESSES

Avaaz – A Member-Driven, Member-Funded Global Advocacy Organization:
www.avaaz.org

Pachamama Alliance – Discover Your Power to Co-Create the Future:
www.pachamama.org

Story of Change – How to Co-Create a Change:
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-change/

In Transition 2.0 – Documentary about the Transition Movement:
http://www.intransitionmovie.com/

Successful Methods of Co-Creative Change Processes:
http://www.co-intelligence.org/CI_compilations.html

The City that Ended Hunger (through a Participatory Process):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/food-for-everyone/the-city-that-ended-hunger

Porto Alegre’s Budget Of, By and For the People:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-democracy-look-like/562

Bhutan – What is Gross National Happiness? (by Simpleshow, a fun animated video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zqdqa4YNvI

Wiser (a global village for sharing and kinship-building):
http://www.wiser.org/

All That We Share – About Commons and the Power of Cooperation:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/all-that-we-share

Success stories of the Occupy movement:
http://www.occupytogether.org/aboutoccupy/#background

Skills for Becoming an Agent of Social Healing and Environmental Restoration:
http://lifesciencefoundation.org/prwsh.html

 

POLICY-MAKING IN AN INTER-CONNECTED WORLD

Principles of Public Participation:
http://www.co-intelligence.org/CIPol_publicparticipation.html

Deep Democracy and Community Wisdom:
http://www.co-intelligence.org/CIPol_CommWisdom.html

Policy-Making in an Interconnected World:
http://www.globalsystemsinitiatives.net/GSR13.html#policy

Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions (by David Korten):
http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/david-korten/growth-or-equality-two-competing-visions-for-americas-future

Perspectives on Organizational Change: Systems and Complexity Theories (The Innovation Journal):
http://www.innovation.cc/scholarly-style/amagoh3dec2008jag2rev1.pdf

Empowering Leadership, Education & Communication

LEADERSHIP IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

Leadership in the Age of Complexity – From Hero to Host (article by Margaret Wheatley):
http://www.margaretwheatley.com/articles/Leadership-in-Age-of-Complexity.pdf

Transformation of Business Leadership through Wilderness Solos – Interview with John Milton:
http://www.runora.com/main/pages/interviews/interview-with-john-p.-milton.php

Leading the Way out of the Industrial-Age Bubble – Interview with Peter Senge:
http://www.pegasuscom.com/levpoints/petersengeint.html

Leadership is about Creating New Realities:
http://www.articlesbase.com/motivational-articles/leadership-by-peter-senge-3316158.html

Indigenous Leadership – Learning From Our Oldest Cultures:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/indigenous-leadership

Master’s in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability:
http://www.bth.se/ste/tmslm.nsf/pages/msls_home

Sustainable Business – Leadership for the Future:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/leadership-future-diversity-creativity-cocreation

Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership (in-depth paper):
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/NR/rdonlyres/F7D49A8D-E9D0-4C49-9DE6-3A878BC9F1F4/18748/seven_principles.pdf

Society for Organizational Learning:
http://www.solonline.org/

Beyond the Edge – Viv McWaters:
http://vivmcwaters.com.au/

 

SOME EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Pachamama Alliance – great educational materials:
www.pachamama.org

Yes magazine – great articles on various themes:
www.yesmagazine.org

Involve the Whole School in a Transition Project:
http://www.transitionnetwork.org/support/education/schools-transition

The Work that Reconnects (Joanna Macy):
http://joannamacy.net/

Biomimicry in Education:
http://ben.biomimicry.net/first-time-visitor-start-here/

 

LEARNING IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

The Transformation of Learning in an Interconnected World:
http://chronicle.com/article/Empathic-Education-The/65695/

Educators as Architects of Living Systems (Journal of Sustainability Education):
http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Widhalm2011.pdf

Education for the New Economy:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/the-new-economy-challenge-implications-for-higher-education

Transformative Pedagogy for Sustainability:
http://ufbutv.com/e-learning/transformative-pedagogy/

Education for Sustainable Development – Success Stories (UNESCO):
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-sustainable-development/

Dynamic Wilderness Education Courses:
http://wildernessawareness.org/about/

Children & Nature Network:
http://childrenandnature.ning.com/

Institute of Earth Education:
http://www.eartheducation.org/

Alliance for Wild Ethics:
http://www.wildethics.org/

Joanna Macy – The Work that Reconnects:
http://joannamacy.net/

Gaia Education – A Holistic Approach to Education for Sustainable Development:
http://www.gaiaeducation.net/

Ecovillage Design Education -  Introduction to Designing  Sustainable Settlements:
http://gen.ecovillage.org/education.html

Transformative Learning (Jack Mezirow’s work):
https://sites.google.com/site/transformativelearning/elements-of-the-theory-1
http://projects.coe.uga.edu/epltt/index.php?title=Transformative_Learning

The Ecopedagogy Movement (Paulo Freire’s work):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Freire

The Classroom as a Living Learning System:
http://www.theclassroomsystem.org/System/

Waldorf Pedagogics – Integrative Learning with the Child as a Co-Creator:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf_education

 

COLLECTIVE LEARNING PROCESSES

Seven Stages to Sustainability – Empowering Communities:
http://www.empowermentworks.org/7-stages-to-sustainability-7ss.html

Communication for Social Change – a Pedagogical Tool:
http://www.newinfluencer.com/mediapedia/communications-for-social-change/

Nonviolent Communication:
http://www.co-intelligence.org/P-nonviolentcomm.html

 

NEWS/NEWS ABOUT THE TRANSITION TO AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

Yes Magazine – Great Articles on Various Themes:
www.yesmagazine.org

The Real News – No Advertising, Government or Corporate Funding:
www.yesmagazine.org

Avaaz Daily Briefing – Coming Soon with More independent News:
www.avaaz.org

A Cultural Revolution in Media and Information:
http://www.adbusters.org

Interconnectedness News – A Grassroots Initiative:
http://interconnectednews.wordpress.com/

Cultivation of Human Spirit – Inner Transition

Inner Transition – What happens Inside Us Shapes Our World:
http://www.transitiontowntotnes.org/groups/inner-transition/

10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/sustainable-happiness/10-things-science-says-will-make-you

 

INTERCONNECTEDNESS IN PHILOSOPHY

The Philosophy of the Gaia Theory – The Planet as a Living Organism:
http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Evolution-Nature-One-Gaia-Cosmos.htm

Ecological Philosophy – Deep Ecology:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_ecology

Philosophical aspects of the Gaia Theory:
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/gaia/esp_gaia07.htm

Philosophical Implications of New Physics:
http://duszenko.northern.edu/joyce/philosop.html

Indigenous Philosophy – The Basis of Aboriginal Wellbeing (Academic paper):
http://usyd.academia.edu/VictoriaGrieves/Books/681971/Aboriginal_spirituality_Aboriginal_philosophy_the_basis_of_Aboriginal_social_and_emotional_wellbeing

Philosophies Linking Ecology and Feminism:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecofeminism

A Call to Conscious Evolution – By Evolutionary Leaders:
http://evolutionaryleaders.net/laevent/2010.html

Books Exploring the Web of Infinite Connectedness:
http://ecobodhi.org/guide/bookstore/

Quantum Philosophy:
http://www.starstuffs.com/physcon/enter.html

 

INTERCONNECTEDNESS IN SPIRITUALITY AND INDIGENOUS WISDOM

Spirituality – Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota:
http://www.csh.umn.edu/

Working with Oneness – The Spiritual Dimension of Interconnectedness:
http://www.workingwithoneness.org/

Whole Systems Healing:
http://lifesciencefoundation.org/librarywsh.html

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers:
http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

Center for Sacred Studies:
http://centerforsacredstudies.org/

Indigenous Message by Chief Oren Lyon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OjjPETcz6A

Indigenous Stories about or Oneness:
http://www.greattransitionstories.org/wiki/Story:Indigenous_Wisdom

The Sámi Culture – Interconnectedness with Nature:
http://www.utexas.edu/courses/sami/diehtu/newera/learn-edu.htm

West African Religion – An Interactivity between Spirit and Substance:
http://beingourself.blogspot.se/2010/05/this-autobiography-will-alert-one-to.html

Managing Complexity – Lessons from Indigenous Practice:
http://learningforsustainability.net/pubs/BuildingTransdisciplinarityforManagingComplexity.pdf

Radical Human Ecology – Intercultural and Indigenous Approaches (e-book):
http://books.google.se/books?id=6kmm0INCWwYC&pg=PA174&lpg=PA174&dq=Sufism+interconnectedness&source=bl&ots=26x6XAAJj6&sig=p-KmNtHWhYjXgPT45tudfEYpaco&hl=sv&sa=X&ei=53hhUJzJDeXO4QSMr4HQAQ&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Sufism%20interconnectedness&f=false

 

INTERCONNECTEDNESS IN RELIGION

Buddhist Concept of Interconnectedness:
http://www.sgi.org/buddhism/buddhist-concepts/interconnectedness.html

Spiritual Ecology (interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-lee in Ecological Buddhism):
http://www.ecobuddhism.org/wisdom/interviews/lvl2012-1/

Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics:
http://rhodes-enviroethics.wikidot.com/zen-buddhism-and-environmental-ethics

Taoism’s Central Principle: Interconnectedness:
http://www.jadedragon.com/tao_heal/lao_tzu1.html

Sufis are Islam’s Eco Guardians:
http://www.greenprophet.com/2009/10/sufis-are-islam%E2%80%99s-eco-guardians/

Sufism, Love and the Interconnectedness of Worlds:
http://natashalatiff.com/2009/09/27/sufism-love-and-interconnectedness-of-worlds/

The Interconnectedness of Everything – A Hindu Discussion Forum:
http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=713

Climate Change and Health are Interconnected – A Hindu Perspective:
http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=713

“Everyone is a Hindu” – All is Interconnected:
http://www.casawomo.com/essays/everyone-is-a-hindu

Beliefs and Ethics of Naqshbandi Path, an Islam-Hindu Sufism:
http://www.goldensufi.org/beliefs_ethics.html

Towards a Christian Theology of Creation – Exploring Eco-Theology:
http://holyhikes.org/?page_id=1255

Christianity: An Eco-Theologian Advises Dalai Lama:
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2011/11/07/vancouver-eco-theologian-advises-dalai-lama/

Gnostic Christianity – A Bridge Between Science and Spirituality:
http://www.thebeginningoffearlessness.com/articles/gnostic-gospels-bridge-quantum-world/

Laughing Jesus – Gnosticism is about Waking Up from the Myth of Separateness:
http://davidpratt.info/gnostic.htm

A Jewish Ecology of Oneness:
http://aharon.varady.net/omphalos/2012/06/on-the-interconnectedness-of-all-of-life-an-ecology-of-oneness-in-the-tanna-dbei-eliyahu

Kabbalah – Jewish Mysticism:
http://www.commercialventvac.com/CAQM.htm

Pantheism – Nature is Divine, All is Interconnected:
http://open-site.org/Society/Philosophy/Religion/Pantheism/

Voodoo, Hoodoo and Santeria – A Connectedness with Nature:
http://beingourself.blogspot.se/2010/05/this-autobiography-will-alert-one-to.html

Paganism – An Introduction to Earth Centered Religions:
http://beingourself.blogspot.se/2010/05/this-autobiography-will-alert-one-to.html

 

ECUMENIC/SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF INTERCONNECTEDNESS:

http://www.realitysandwich.com/oneness_spiritual_awakening

Ecumenical Worldview – To See the World as an Interconnected Whole:
http://spirituality.ucla.edu/findings/spiritual-measures/ecumenical-worldview.php

Interconnectedness to Solidarity – Towards a Global Spirituality:
http://www.aopsl.org/art/art-jeyaraj2.htm

Immaence – The Spiritual World Permeating the Mundane:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanence

 

MUSIC, ART, POETRY OF INTERCONNECTEDNESS

http://www.naturearteducation.org/

Alanis Morisette – Edge of Evolution:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWmXNF29NoI

Laleh – In the Comet (We are Stardust):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWmXNF29NoI

Jazz: The Art of InterConnectedness (Art Kellaway, also on Spotify):
http://www.lastfm.se/music/Roger+Kellaway/The+Art+Of+Interconnectedness

Original Perspectives on Environmental Issues:
http://www.resurgence.org/

A Multimedia Exhibition about the Interconnectedness of All Beings:
http://www.evolutionrevolutionart.org/

Fractal Art – Complex and Beautiful Color Inspiration:
http://www.colourlovers.com/web/blog/2008/08/29/fractal-art-complex-and-beautiful-color-inspiration

The Nature Talks To Me – Faces in Nature:
http://www.gittanbildkonstnar.com/index2.html

Quotes about Interconnectedness:
http://www.gardendigest.com/inter.htm#Quotes

Sufi Poetry – Lessons in Nature and Leadership:
http://www.greenprophet.com/2010/12/sufi-poetry-nature-leaders/

Not from the East or the West, by the Great Sufi Poet and Mystic Rumi (beautiful video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edsn66NB5jA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8hrF2CGTWY&feature=related

Please Call Me by My True Names – by Thith Nhat Hanh:
http://www.inbetweenness.com/Sunnie%27s%20Publications/THICH%20NHAT%20HANH%20ON%20EXPERIENCING%20EMPATHY.pdf

Poems by Drew Dellinger:
http://drewdellinger.org/pages/poetry

Poems of Interconnectedness:
http://hellopoetry.com/words/interconnectedness/

One World One Love – Poem about Internet and Interconnectedness:
http://lynnfang.com/2011/07/one-world-one-love/

Integrative Science, Research & Innovation

ECOLOGY, BIOLOGY, BIOMIMICRY

Interconnectedness – A Fundamental Ecological Concept:
http://www.ncsr.org/materials/IllustrationsofInterconnectedness.html

It’s All Connected – The New Big Idea in Environmental Science:
http://www.friendsofwater.com/Interconnectedness.html

A Biologist’s Perspective on Interconnectedness, Ecology and Economy (a fun short essay):
http://www.beatricebiologist.com/2010/06/interconnectedness.html

The New Science of Interconnectedness:
http://lifesciencefoundation.org/waysScience_of_Interconnect.pdf

The Golden Ratio in Nature:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/evolution/fibonacci-nature1.htm

Fractals in Nature – Amazing Natural Phenomena:
http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2008/09/07/17-amazing-examples-of-fractals-in-nature/

Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/09/fractal-patterns-in-nature/

The World of Fractals – As Above, So Below (animated Youtube Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_GBwuYuOOs

The Amazing Science and Innovations of Biomimicry:
http://www.treehugger.com/tag/biomimicry/

Janine Benyus – The Promise of Biomimicry (TED talk):
http://www.ted.com/talks/janine_benyus_shares_nature_s_designs.html

Imaginal Cells – How The Caterpillar is Transformed into a Butterfly:
http://www.sahtouris.com

 

QUANTUM PHYSICS

String Theory – A Unifying Theory for Everything? (short video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B0Kaf7xYMk

Quantum Entanglement – The Weirdness of Quantum Mecanics (animated video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lOWZ0Wv218

Bell’s Theorem – Non-local impact, Quantum Mecanics:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell%27s_theorem

What the Bleep Are We Here For (excerpts from the movie):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0v-cvvyc-M&feature=related

 

SYSTEM THEORY AND SYSTEM SCIENCE

Chaos Theory – The Behavior of Dynamical Systems:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory

The Butterfly Effect: A Small Shift Impacts the Whole Weather System:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interconnectivity

http://www.systemswiki.org/index.php?title=Systems_Science

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_theory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_systems

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_thinking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergence

 

BRAIN RESEARCH, MEDICINE

Brain Interconnected Like Internet More Than Hierarchical:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10925841

Jill Bolte Taylor – My Stroke of Insight (the interconnectedness perspective of the right brain):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyyjU8fzEYU

Neuroscience and Indigenous Wisdom:
http://noetic.org/noetic/issue-twenty-two-may/the-missing-link-neuroscience/

Connecting Alternative and Western Medicine:
http://www.faim.org/index.html

 

SOCIO-ECOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY

Stockholm Resilience Centre: Research for Governance of Social-Ecological Systems:
http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/feature-archive/feature-page-4.html

Ecological Sociology – The Possibility of Cooperatives and Economic Development:
http://ecologicalsociology.blogspot.se/2012/05/inequality-and-ecological-crisis.html

Sociology: The Tipping Point Effect:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipping_point_%28sociology%29

The Spirit Level – A Study of the Benefits of Equal Societies:
http://ecologicalsociology.blogspot.se/2012/05/inequality-and-ecological-crisis.html

Links on Network Theory and Social Change:
http://www.interactioninstitute.org/network_building

Psychology – Family as an Interconnected System:
http://www.google.se/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=19&ved=0CG4QFjAIOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bluffton.edu%2Fcourses%2Ftlc%2Fnathp%2Fpowerpoint%2Ffamilysystems.ppt&ei=Si5jUNmcHOaQ4gSPt4HQAw&usg=AFQjCNErNCa_DdTG4bsRh3Ud03fJmS9MGA