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  • Kristin Hall | Future First
    from the University of Montana in 1996 and her Masters of Science in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2005 She has worked in the field of conservation biology for the past 18 years in a variety of locations on an assortment of projects studying a dynamic array of species including the American dipper sandhill cranes whooping cranes trumpeter swans African hornbills Hawaiian honey

    Original URL path: http://futurefirst.us/speakers/kristin-hall/ (2016-04-29)
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  • The Companion for Political Change – Key Outcomes | Future First
    educate ourselves about the current reality of the difficulty in protecting our communities from environmental harm due to fossil fuels chemical runoff from BigAg and the everyday toxins we are exposed to from inception through our food water air and daily interaction with chemicals in a myriad of ways To provide new ways of thinking about how to change this current reality through citizen action We define a critical role of government to protect our common health and common wealth We move from this basic definition of what we can and should expect from our government to the reality that it is not working that way today To engage ordinary people to take action on issues of importance in their communities We look at five key concepts that can be applied across a range of issues in our country and in our local communities in order to create a government that works first to protect people and the planet from harm These five concepts are shown as Cairns along the path The Commons Free Prior and Informed Consent The Public Trust Doctrine Guardianship for Future Generations The Precautionary Principle The Companion achieves these outcomes by exploring our authentic power agency and deeply held feelings and values We explore a new understanding of power the power in communion as we work together to shift the paradigm from one of individualism to community and from allowable risk to preventing harm Growing up in a consumer culture so many of us have been lulled to sleep about the power we as citizens have when acting together We cannot change big societal problems alone Alone we can feel isolated and our actions futile In joining up with others we not only erode away that isolation to be able to confront issues of grief anxiety

    Original URL path: http://futurefirst.us/articles/the-companion-for-political-engagement-key-outcomes/ (2016-04-29)
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  • A Declaration of the Rights of All Waters | Future First
    developed A Declaration of The Rights of All Waters declaring the innately held rights of the oceans lakes rivers aquifers and clouds as well as the related responsibilities of humans to protect these waters The expanded version of A Declaration of Rights for Future Generations and a Bill of Responsibilities for Those Present is also available It combines the Declaration completed and revised at the first Women s Congress in Moab Utah and adds the Declaration of the Rights of all Waters so both are in one document Throughout the Congress we wove music and the arts into the proceedings With song we invoked the living rights of all nature With music we grieved the earth s losses and celebrated our power to make change We danced and sang the new forms of law and policy into being We of the Women s Congress for Future Generations are honored and inspired to steward this critical work of uniting women to demand systems level change We invite you to stand with us and offer your support for this critical narrative shifting work of our time We are steadfastly committed to calling forth a legal system grounded in guardianship and care for

    Original URL path: http://futurefirst.us/articles/a-declaration-of-the-rights-of-all-waters/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Preparing the Harvest: An Update on the Work of the Women’s Congress for Future Generations | Future First
    correct social injustice and does not seek to harm the other person is a good anger that is worth having His Holiness the Dalai Lama Dear Friend of the Women s Congress for Future Generations After a winter of fermentation and a springtime of planting we are now ready for a busy summer and fall harvesting new ideas and actions The past months have been very productive and innovative We

    Original URL path: http://futurefirst.us/articles/preparing-the-harvest-an-update-on-the-work-of-the-womens-congress-for-future-generations/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Tar Sands Resistance March, June 6, 2015 | Future First
    will gather in the Twin Cities for the Tar Sands Resistance March the largest anti tar sands event ever in the region We are coming together to send a clear message keep toxic tar sands out of America s Heartland fight for clean water clean energy and a safe climate Hear from great leaders in the movement including 350 org s cofounder Bill McKibben yes he ll be here in

    Original URL path: http://futurefirst.us/articles/tar-sands-resistance-march-june-6-2015/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Riane Eisler Speaks at 2014 Future First Women’s Congress | Future First
    Congress for Future Generations a major theme was to lift up the connections between the ecological crisis and the economic system that does not honor women caring or Mother Earth We knew the Caring Economy work was essential Riane Eisler s talk Creating a Caring Economy What s Good for Women is Good for the World was enthusiastically received As one of the organizer s of the Congress put well

    Original URL path: http://futurefirst.us/articles/riane-eisler-speaks-at-2014-future-first-womens-congress/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Ann Manning Speaks on SPNN About the Unique Vision of Future First | Future First
    Concepts Companion for Political Change Moving Forward Local Actions Events 2014 Congress Event Calendar First Congress Past Events News In the News Connect Contact Us SPREAD THE WORD Donate back to news Ann Manning Speaks on SPNN About the Unique Vision of Future First Host Catherine Reid Day speaks with Ann Manning of Future First a unique womens organization bringing a new and holistic perspective to environmental issues Also on

    Original URL path: http://futurefirst.us/articles/ann-manning-speaks-on-spnn-about-the-unique-vision-of-future-first/ (2016-04-29)
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  • In the News | Future First | Page 2
    In The News Learn about local actions and the latest Future First news Divestment and Pipelines Patty O Keefe talks about Minnesota s divestment initiative that targets carbon based fuel industries State Senator John Marty and Tim O Brien discuss read more Dr Sandra Steingraber Wins Prestigious Elliott Black Award The keynote speaker at our recent Future First Women s Congress for Future Generations was recently honored for her tireless work to read more Sandpiper Project January 2015 Meetings Dear Minnesota Environment Supporter As you may be aware there is a proposed crude oil pipeline that would bring hundreds read more What is the Keystone XL Pipeline The Keystone Pipeline already exists What doesn t exist fully yet is its proposed expansion the Keystone XL Pipeline The existing Keystone runs read more Seneca Lake Update Your silence will not protect you Audre Lorde Dear friends of Seneca Lake Last night the New York State Department of read more Mendocino County s Historic Vote Bans Fracking The Mendocino County Community Bill of Rights Fracking and Water Use Initiative Article Posted by Shannon Briggs read more 2014 Women s Congress Defends Future Generations Carolyn Raffensperger an environmental lawyer coined the phrase ecological

    Original URL path: http://futurefirst.us/news/in-the-news/page/2/ (2016-04-29)
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