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Jan Hearthstone
Hearthstone ModelEarth.Org P.O.B. 1250 Crestone CO 81131 USA modelearth@gmail.com
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N.B. Please, if you would like to join ModelEarth, apply directly to modelearth (at) gmail.com. Thanks. My to the subject of creating a sustainable Earth pertinent bio: I was made homeless in 1983 (have remained homeless for the greatest part of those years--I am very much motivated to want a good world to live in!) and decided that I did not want to be re-integrated into a society that makes an evil as homelessness possible--I decided to live self-sufficiently, independent of the society. I enrolled college to learn all about skills needed for being independent of the society and I realized, by-and-by, that one can never live really independent of the society. I decided to learn about human society--chose Anthropology to learn about it, discovered Ecological Anthropology, and I saw the need for living sustainably. Eventually I found that only a very few people want to live sustainably, and of those few almost all have different, very often conflicting, ideas on the subject. Obviously unifying of all these ideas that people have about sustainability has to be effected for there ever being a chance of ever achieving a truly sustainable Earth. Since all of any ideas of how we all should co-exist together have to be unified into one globally acceptable vision, the best vehicle for this could be a collective modeling in which ideas of any- and every-body would be incorporated into the design based on how close those ideas are to what we know about Earth and societal processes. I graduated in 2002 at U of Hawai'i at Hilo (BA Anthro) and started looking for a graduate school where there would be interest in modeling the future of the Earth co-operatively, but to date I have not found one where there anyone would be interested in the subject sufficiently enough for me to want to study there, so far. Only recently I found that Donella Meadows was the closest in developing the same concept, and I am sure that she would have developed it *and* had a better luck than me in trying to implement it had she not died prematurely. We have one thing in common: her concept of "envisionings"/"visionings" comes from the same source that also was very influential in my conceiving of the global co-operative modeling--from Robert Fritz's ideas as expressed in his "The Path of Least Resistance" (1984) that I had been trying to practice since around 1985. She learned about Robert Fritz' ideas via Peter Senge, a collaborator of Robert Fritz (she writes about it in: Meadows, Donella H. "Envisioning a Sustainable World." online: www.sustainer.org/pubs/Envisioning.DMeadows.pdf ). Mr. Jan Hearthstone - www.ModelEarth.Org .