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    Empowering Action, Overcoming Fear

    I recently had the privilege of being invited to attend the Aspen Action Forum, an annual event offered every July in Aspen, Colorado. Hosted by the Aspen Institute, the Forum is a unique gathering place that, in the words of Peter Reiling, Executive Vice President of Leadership and Seminar Programs at the Institute, is “designed

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    Compassionante People, Compassionate Planet

    SERES was recently involved with the Global Compassion Summit, held at UC Irvine on July 6-7, 2015  to celebrate the 80th birthday of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Of the various events help events to highlight the different areas in which His Holiness has had great impact on bringing compassion to the world, there were three that stood

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    Starving for Wisdom

    By Corrina Grace, SERES co-founder, Executive Director and Practitioner-in-Residence at University of California, Irvine. In this age, when in the words of E.O.Wilson we are “drowning in information, while starving for wisdom”, SERES seeks to answer the compelling and critical question: what is the essential learning that we must provide to our young people whose coming of age

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    Cantel’s answer

    By Esteban Sacalxot, Secretary of the Youth Organization Forging Foundations in cantel, and President of the Permanent Council for Life Defense in Cantel. What is climate change? For many of us these are new words in our vocabulary. For others, they’re fashionable words, and for others, they’re a mystery. But climate change affects other global

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    Creation of environmental committee at El Salvador’s La Paz department

    Last May SERES opened the Youth Leaders for the Pachamama congress at a beautiful community from San Juan Nonualco’s municipality in La Paz department. San Antonio La Laguneta’s community is located on the slopes of San Vicente (also known as Chinchontepeque) volcano. It’s dominant crops are coffee and citrus fruits due to high altitude and

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    Community Action Plans

    The Community Action Plan is the way that we ensure that all of the wonderful, creative ideas and passion of our youth are converted into inspired action. As part of any SERES program, we work with participants to bring together their concerns, visions and change-ideas into a plan for action that they with their peers

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    SERES 1st. Collaborative Lab

    by Javier Borrayo Collaboration, and all it entails, is a very appealing concept – bringing together a diverse group of people who will put their ideas and energies together to co-create something new. Real collaboration requires establishing equality, where we see each other as indivuduals and not a title, condition or status. But, is collaboration

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    Aquaponics Demonstration System

    – by Fernando Maldonado A lot of things have happened since we received the grant to build an Aquaponics Demonstration System from the Lindbergh Foundation. A group of us went and came back from Australia where we learned about sustainability and networked with all kinds of people and organizations that are devoted to achieving this.

  • Aquaponics project makes local news

    Aquaponics project makes local news

    Fernando Maldonado – aquaponics enthusiast – has been working hard to get Seres’ demonstration aquaponicssystem up and running and producing fresh, organic food and after months of hard work, the moment has finally arrived! Just two weeks ago, Fernando ran the first training workshop for campesinos and small fish farmers from across Guatemala, some of which

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    Leading with the Heart (an El Salvadoranean one) – Antonio

    Leading With the Heart is a program run by our Australian host organization OzGREEN which the Fellows participated in during their last weekend in Bellingen. The three-day workshop is a very powerful workshop, designed to get people to “lead with their heart” and take action to bring sustainability into their lives, families and communities. Our