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Green Friday is healthier and fun

If you really want to make a statement, embracing Green Friday is a beautiful form of activism without the consumerist aggression of the black variety. What to do on Green Friday?

Do NOT buy in bulk, no matter how misleadingly attractive the marketing may be. All those not only lost the economic basis, but also nature and interpersonal relationships.

  • Work from home to finish the week on time and start enjoying the family and friends life. No air pollution today, no traffic jam stress, but social connection.
  • If expected at work go by bike, share transport with someone else or go by public transport. No dirt in the air on our Green Fridays.
  • Eat locally produced food, preferably together with family, friends and acquaintances
  • Buy directly from the farmer, without intermediaries such as the supermarket
  • You can also find clues NOT to go to work. A day of rest, walking in nature, attention for yourself.
  • Get a massage, do yoga or go cycling. Enjoy the now, the anti-stress and your green approach.
  • Do some gardening, alone or with others. Think of edible plants in the garden.
  • Let others know that you choose Green Friday. Maybe they’ll join.
  • Maybe you enjoy crafts and will spend the day making beautiful things from discarded materials?
  • Or spend a day helping a healthcare provider, a community building, or cleaning up messes in the street.
  • Or ask your neighbors. Maybe they need something, but don’t dare to ask or don’t know who to turn to.

In short, Green Friday is socially binding, environmentally conscious, something we should always be. Only today we will pay extra attention to it because there are so many that do the opposite. Also businesses join and take their personnel out for social work and teambuilding activities. They refuse to spoil their authenticity, image and functioning, preferring to join some 4 x WIN activities instead.

The global Visioneers network is preparing a great launch and clustered platform for values driven actions.

Save the date: Sunday October 9, 2022 at 11 am PDT = 20.00 CET online and offline (Vancouver) event.

Humanity’s Golden Peace
An Entry to the Age of Global Consciousness 
A Catalyst 

What is/are “the Visioneers”? In 1992 Dr Desmond Berghofer (Vancouver, Canada) published a book on his views of human development. Ever since he has been living his views together with his wife Dr. Geraldine Schwartz. Five years ago they started to extend Visioneers Awards to people who were recommended to them for their humanitarian work accross the world. So far over 300 awards have been extended by them forming a worldwide network of great people that have been making a difference. I myself was surprised and honored to be included in this network some time ago and also become part of their round table of about 30 Visioneers. I suddenly found myself surrounded with the greatest authors, TV personalities, musicians, peace activists, intellectuals, etc.

The event on October 9th? After all these many years of preparations, gathering wonderful people, extending awards to them, it is time to engage the whole world. Read about the plans here in the latest bulletin. The event will contain three parts:

  1. 1. The celebration and official designation of Visioneers Awards
  2. 2. Humanity’s Golden Peace, described in visuals, stories, music, poetry and songs, sending our message through the Arts, with choirs of many ages and voices and ongoing audience participation.
  3. 3. A mosaic of film clips, of 10 inspirational episodes of wisdom, stories of outstanding achievement and visions of Humanity’s Golden Future. 

It is also the time to initiate the process of clustering Visioneers in Leadership Circles:

Visioneers Leadership Circles to be formed worldwide will be introduced as we wage peace and register our achievements on the Visioneers Wall of Stories, colour-coded to display progress on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Geraldine Schwarz
Statements from the Visioneers

Why it is imperitive to transform institutions into 4 x WIN leadership structures

Humankind has learned to take freely from nature for its own benefit. That is okay if this is done within limits of the reasonable. It is not okay if we take in an unlimited way for our financial interest. This is what happened since the industrial era. The cultural mindset of an economy of growth has canabalized our planetary resources. It has reached a point of parasitic abuse that only has one future: total collapse.

Yet none of the individual institutions can be blamed. Their existence is based on this common practice. If we want to divert the catastrophic perspectives we need to provide the institutions with a means to grow without the material abuse. 4 x WIN is the solution. Instead of translating the unlimited taking from nature into money, we base our economy on the multidimensional value creation for the human being (core values), society and our environment. This is a diverse field of unlimited innovative development and growth in a new financial world where the dependence on material resources can be minimized, made circular and even regenerative. We become much more reliant on our creativity as a value than our blind consumption.

This also has a very important effect on the government and semi government structures. These grew into costly remedial institutions, dealing with the consequences of this destructive 1 x WIN attitude. Once 4 x WIN is adopted, governance becomes a valuable partner in connecting the regional 4 x WIN ecosystem for optimum local wellness and sustainable development. The cost of government as a facilitating service will reduce significantly while its effectiveness multiplies. A WIN situation for everyone involved.

Our planet will recover regeneratively. Our human species becomes more healthy, productive and resilient while our innovation will assure our wellness. We will all be involved in shared distribution of our values and securities. The step into 4 x WIN is a choice, an evolutionary step. Valuing our benefits such as health or safety, and even our proactive cooperative relationship with our environment, is a new field of financial development that can be compared with the way blockchain and the cryptoworld works. Giving value to trust, identity, authenticity, responsibility, wellness, etc has a much higher and sustainable impact of unlimited financial growth with a much more solid foundation than the material destruction for massively produced and distributed products that noone needs and only feed the pollution and mountains and seas of unproductive waste.

One day in the future 4 x WIN will be the norm for all institutions.