A couple of years back, I ran a workshop in London to help bring together the thinking, design, communication and vision of the Plastiki expedition, a left-field project conceived by David de Rothschild to sail across the Pacific on a raft made out of plastic bottles. David’s goal was (and is) to underline the damage caused by thinking that we can use our oceans as a refuse dump, and to...
Do what you do best, link to the rest.
Don’t see things how they are, see things how they could be.– Change Maker
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in...– George Bernard-Shaw
March 1st - 9am
Line up for speakers for 2010 Do Lectures will be released.
To Do list
1, Write Pr brief (any press contacts -very welcome) 2, Writing speakers selection criteria for website. 3, Writing brief for Do Newspaper to launch this years speakers. 4, Post 2000 Do Booklets.
We are pleased to announce that four more tickets have gone to: James Graham, Nina Reike, Julian Burton and Bethany Koby. Tip-top answers and all your drawings made me smile! Keep the applications coming. They warm my day here in the cccccold office. brrrrr!
What we think or what we believe is, in the end of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do John Ruskin
The Do Collective
For a month or so, there’s been an idea brewing in the back of my mind - a dangerous place to be at any time - of bringing together the magical variety of people who have attended or spoken at the Do Lectures into a loose group who can work together when the need pops up and bring a touch of Do spirit to the challenges they’re working on. Ideas sometimes have to wait for a while...
Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009 When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” Boy, no pressure there. But let’s begin with the startling part. Hey, Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out...
It took sixteen months to pull together, and that’s not so bad. A year and a bit after conversations at the 2008 Do Lectures about the importance of creating a plan and route map for food security for a country, today sees the start of that process. We know that the resilience of our food supply will not withstand a major oil shock and that our soils and fisheries are depleting; that’s...