Spring Into Action! | Kosmos Seed Grant Results
April 4, 2017 Kosmos Community News

2017 Kosmos Seed Grant Recipient | Great Lakes Commons “Water Currency”

Kosmos is pleased to award a 2017 Seed Grant to Great Lakes Commons (GLC). The Great Lakes Commons works for the protection of the second largest freshwater source in the world through education, interventions, and water protection. GLC is a diverse network of people and organizations working to protect the bioregional area of the Great Lakes and establish it as a commons– a resource that people collectively share, inherit, protect, and enjoy. With this grant, the GLC will explore an experimental econo-art intervention to rethink currency, value, and the impact money has on the world around us.

2017 Kosmos Seed Grant Recipient | SExSE Refugee Center, “We’re Listening”

Congratulations to Southeast by Southeast, recipient of a 2017 Kosmos Seed Grant. “We’re Listening,” is a project that gives refugee children, age 8-14, a voice using the creative process of short, animated video storytelling. This project is a collaboration between SExSE and Ellen Reynolds, a documentary cinematographer and educator passionate about promoting children’s wellness and supporting their point of view.

Kosmos 2017 Seed Grants | Five Projects of Promise

Kosmos has selected five Applicants as 2017 Projects of Promise. Although these projects do not receive cash grants, Kosmos looks forward to offering our editorial support and allyship in the year ahead. We can’t wait to see these projects blossom! We hope you will get involved too!

Preview | Spiritual Ecology, 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life

By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Hilary Hart | © 2017 by The Golden Sufi Center | Advance Copy | publication date: May 1, 2017

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. – Thich Nhat Hanh


I have always loved to walk early in the morning, to sense the Earth at the beginning of a day, to feel Her pulse, Her beauty and magic, before thoughts and demands clutter my day. Waking early, I have a hot cup of tea, meditate in silence, and then, as soon as the first light comes, I walk down the hill to the road beside the wetlands where I live. Sometimes the frost is sparkling around me, sometimes the water is clouded with fog, an egret appearing white against the reeds. This is another time of silent meditation, walking, breathing, feeling the Earth.

Seed Grant Alum | Activist Ashram, One Year On

Kosmos caught up with Alnoor Ladha, co-founder of /The Rules, a 2016 Seed Grant Recipient. Mr. Ladha filled us in on what last year’s seed grant helped accomplish at Activist Ashram.

Kosmic Activism Part 2 | Drawing on Wider Truths in an Age of Post-Truth:

By Kavita Byrd, for Kosmos Online

To live in truth in this age of post-truth — to disentangle the lies and deceptions in which it threatens to envelop us — we need to draw on deeper, higher truths, and the wisdom, inspiration and power with which they infuse us. We are citizens not only of our own skin, our clan, our neighborhood or our nation, but of the entire universe, past, present, and future. This is the ultimate inalienable truth, that nothing is alien to us. The more we plug into this truth, the more power flows through us. We act from love – the power that interconnects the universe – and heals the blindness that divides us, binds the wounds of illusion.