Noteworthy – News and Events

TODAY, December 2 is #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving and generosity. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

December 5, 2014


Soils have been neglected for too long. We fail to connect soil with our food, water, climate, biodiversity and life. We must invert this tendency and take up some preserving and restoring actions. The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.

 December 8, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm (PST)

SHAPING A NEW NARRATIVE FOR A NEW ECONOMY: A conversation with David Korten and Otto Scharmer

What role does narrative play in shaping economic life? How must the current narrative change if we are to have a viable human future and an economy that works for all, including Living Earth our home and source of nurture? What will it take to discover and establish a new narrative in the public mind? If this is an exploration you are interested in you can learn more here.

 December 10, 2014


The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

 Sunday December 14, 2014 – 3-5 pm EST

KOSMOS WEBINAR: An Afternoon with John Stanmeyer

Register here:

Join Kosmos Journal at the Stanmeyer Gallery in West Stockbridge for an afternoon of dialogue with John Stanmeyer, National Geographic photographer. Selections from John’s Decade exhibition will be featured as we look through the lens of photo journalism at the issues of our times. These photos are featured in the most recent Kosmos Journal.

Limited space – RSVP necessary!

Sunday December 14, 2014 -3-5 pm at Stanmeyer Gallery Shaker Dam Coffee House – 2 Main Street, W Stockbridge, MA 01266 – contact:

Commons Initiative: 

CommonSpark, recently launched a campaign to create CommonsScope, a website to make common wealth and commons visible. CommonsScope plans to create a catalog of the world’s commons, hundreds of commons-related maps, data visualizations, open data, and tools to create and reclaim commons. As envisioned, CommonsScope will be a knowledge commons about the commons. They are currently raising funds for the development of CommonsScope at Indiegogo. 

There are several ways to get involved:

Visit the Indiegogo campaign

JoinCommonsScope’s team of curators, editors and ongoing content creators.

Host a Commons#Quest