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  •  This is heartbreaking (10+ / 0-)

    and a lesson about what can happen to the entire planet with neglect and destruction. My heart bleeds for the innocent beauty lost forever.

    •  ((((eartheartbreak)))) (6+ / 0-)

      We organized a Gathering in Kihei, Maui in 1994 to bring the activist tribes together. Artists and scientists, ecologists and technologists...

      ... and then something magical happened.

      Native tribal elders came and spoke of the heartbreak that the People and Land and Life have endured.

      They then said that they had previously not accepted numerous invitations from the "Rainbow People" (what they called the general Maui community of hippies and cre8ies and artists and musicians and activists)... and they felt the time had become right and chosen our Gathering as the proper time to come together.

      It was truly a profound honor.


      Since the link to the Usenet posting unfortunately goes thru the Google's login to GoogleGroups, here's a copy and paste of the full text from the invitational poster:

       Come take part in Cre8ive Chaos and Healthy Harmony!

      1 post by 1 author in alt.earth_summit


      The 14th Annual Gathering of the eCOcre8ive Community takes place from
      1:00 to 11:00 PM, Sunday, February 20, 1994, at the Kihei Community Center,
      Maui, Hawaii.

      In just two weeks, a Sunday on Maui will be filled with cre8ive people who
      will come from around the world for the 14th annual gathering of the
      eCOcre8ive Community  -- a gathering that brings together the highly
      creative -- who design, write, diagnose, engineer, paint, photograph,
      program, critique, envision and otherwise participate in creating the state
      of their art. This event has been the pioneer in bringing together
      technologists and ecologists, artists and scientists, activists and
      entrepreneurs, people who know why and people who know how, all for
      the purpose of creating ecologically responsible futures.

      Previous gatherings have attracted people on the cutting edge of their
      professions from virtuoso multimedia artists to US-USSR citizen
      diplomats to California computer graphics cognoscenti. The gathering was
      launched from the Homebrew Computer Club in 1980 as The Graphics
      Gathering, by Howard Pearlmutter, who has organized the event every
      year since. A computer graphics wiz, his work with clients including
      NASA, Apple, Silicon Graphics and Disney, enables him to put on these
      free community events yearly.

      Current topics combine technology with social, political, futurist issues
      including intentional community, communications, privacy, the Bill of
      Rights, the environment, peace, toxins, endangered species, atmospheric
      destabilization, art, music, science, multimedia. The day includes an orgy of
      demos, multi-media presentations, panels, community networking
      sessions, impromptu surprises, unstructured mingling times and
      "cre8ivity." Meet your peers (and your friends from UseNet in person),
      learn from each other, appreciate and be appreciated, stimulate and be
      stimulated, build bridges between separate fields of knowledge, share tools
      that empower individuals to envision, express, implement and enliven.

      The event is free and open to the public. All attendees are participants, not
      simply observers, and are encouraged to bring something to share. Free
      booth space is available to any and all grassroots entrepreneurs, musicians,
      artists, programmers, activists, crafters and health practitioners.

      Airline tickets can be purchased for reasonable prices through Cut Rate
      Tickets at 808-871-7300. Choice camping sites will be shown to those
      interested in "roughing it". ;) For more information, e.g. lodging, or to
      inquire about being a presenter, email back to this account and we will
      respond promptly.

      If you are unable to attend, but are interested in the event send us an email
      message with the following information about yourself:
      real name
      snail mail address
      net name @ net address
      home phone number
      work phone number
      keywords about you and your general interests
      any offerings you may have for free, exchange, or money
      any needs you may have

      We would also be pleased to receive any digital valentines you would like
      to send us, the best of which will be shared with the gathering.

      from your friends at Softweaver

      #3: ensure network neutrality; #2: ensure electoral integrity; #1: ensure ecosystemic sustainability.

      by ivote2004 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:30:43 PM PST

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