“Our common ancestors understood that the wisdom underlying effective sustainable practices is built into the natural world. Today that wisdom is still held in its most pure and truthful forms by the indigenous peoples of the world.” Bill McKibben - Beyond Sustainability participant, author & environmentalist
Tim supported a ground breaking global gathering on Mount Kilauea in Hawaii, bringing together indigenous elders, social entrepreneurs, corporate and non-profit leaders and bright lights in new media. The gathering was called on the premise that the aim of sustainability is not enough to truly ignite the level of change we need – we must get “beyond sustainability”. After all, who wants a ‘sustainable’ marriage ..?
The Beyond Sustainability initiative is committed to supporting the emergence of a new generation of humanity with the capacity to envision and introduce new, sustainable systems. The initiative is based on the premise that humanity needs to move beyond practices that merely do no more harm. We believe that something more fundamental needs to take place… a re-imagining of our relationship with the Earth… a re-imagining of what prosperity can look like while not destroying that which is needed to support future generations. We are seeking fresh thinking and concrete actions to bring this about as rapidly as possible
The intention behind the Beyond Sustainability initiative is to create "a community of leadership, on a platform of reverence". We believe that the fundamental shift in the values and behaviors that is needed to address the sustainability crisis over the near and long term must come from that place of reverence.