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A reflection on the motivations of need, gratitude, and enthusiasm in fund raising and collaboration
I have had the feeling for a long while that Donation based fundraising– with need and charity as motivations– is not the way to go. After much reflection, I distinguish between need, grattitude and enthusiasm based energy raising.
Got lots of ecobricks? Put them to use in an Ecobrick Open Space! Check out how we put 2500 ecobricks to use at the 2018, Solo, Urban Social Forum!
I spent four lonely, dark and rainy nights under a mighty tree in a Singpore forest. There I had a moment to contemplate with my friends the species around us now, and those that are passing on…
For the last five years, I’ve been trying to figure out a reliable, sturdy technique for connecting ecobricks without the need to buy anything— to rely on nothing but used, local, and globally abundant materials. And today… breakthrough!
Russell is an artist and inventor working with regenerative principles. Based in Indonesia, he is one of the leaders of the Ecobrick movement. Inspired by the power of mandalic collaboration and his time amongst the Igorot people he works to implementing deep, transformative innovations. With ecobricks, Russell’s is focused on putting ‘waste’ back into cycles of indefinite use. Meanwhile, moving forward with innovations that, using natural materials and ancestral manual traditions, are fully open source, non-capital, and transcend waste, petroleum and factories all together. You can read more in his Regenerative Design Manifesto
Mandalic Regenerative Philosophy
The principles of innovating are even more important than the innovations. Here are my principal essays on the challenges of our times.
The Evolution of the Flying Disc
I love throwing the disc around. With my friends we’ve come up with one that transcends plastic and petroleum.
Bottle Building & Innovation
I love making stuff with bottles. Because they are everywhere, we can innovate techniques that anyone anywhere can put to use.