IN THE ABSENCE OF EMPATHY YOU WILL FIND MALEVOLENCE. 2013
Ummm this is amazingly concisely said.
Dearest tumblr followers, I should have told you earlier! I’m freelance writing for Australia’s most exciting new sustainability magazine, SHIFT. You can download a free copy of our first issue - Powerdown here.
The Story of SHIFT
SHIFT magazine is a project of Sustainability Showcase, an Australia-based registered charity whose aim is to help society prepare for the converging crises of ecological and economic decline, and post-peak resources.
The SHIFT team is a coalition of volunteers who share a passion for free and honest public discourse, and the need for media that addresses society’s issues of greatest concern. Disappointed by the misdirected attention of the mainstream media, and much of the alternative media, the team decided to embark on a mission to sow some seeds for a more honest, engaging and empowering discourse.
As Global Citizens it’s about time we stopped whinging about the meager offerings of the mainstream media, and reclaimed the public discourse for ourselves. SHIFT encourages readers to submit their own contributions and participate actively in determining a new cultural discourse.
SHIFT magazine is produced by an all-volunteer team, and all contributors to SHIFT do so on a voluntary donor basis. SHIFT is resolutely non-commercial, so contains no advertising – only the stuff our readers want to read. SHIFT can be enjoyed in various formats to suit various needs, from hard copies delivered to your door to minimal ecological footprint e-readers, to browsing online.
Where is SHIFT taking us?
Speaking honestly and compassionately about the converging crises of ecological and economic collapse and peak resources, SHIFT aims to deliver not just food for thought, but inspiration to practical action.
This no-holds-barred magazine minces no words in portraying our planetary predicament for what it is, and engages some of the sharpest minds and open hearts of the sustainability movement in communicating the stories we need to hear. From growthbusting Dave Gardner, to arch-collapsik Guy McPherson, to psychological resilience educator Carolyn Baker, SHIFT covers all areas of a culture in decline.
SHIFT aims to inspire practical action among readers – action to preserve our vital ecosystems, action to build community resilience, and action to powerdown our way of life for a pathway to sustainability. On this journey, we are in good company.
SHIFT is everything the name suggests – from paradigm shift, through downshifting, to just shifting your bum off the couch – it’s all about the shift.
If you like the mag, please consider supporting us through making a donation, subscribing, or even submitting an article of your own. SHIFT is truly a labour of love, which takes months of dedication to put together. The team is hoping to expand our audience and eventually pay contributors, and we can’t do it without your help and support, so please like, reblog and subscribe. <3