supporting the lasting improvement of all human lives while deepening our relationship with a healthy and abundant planet
We envision a world where:
~ Air is clean
~ Water is pure
~ The natural world is respected
~ Children are happy and healthy and safe
~ People feel heard and understood
~ Healthy food is available to everyone
~ Animals are protected
~ Community supports
~ Creativity flows
Let's be real. We're a far cry from achieving a lot of the stuff on this list.
The world is in a very challenging situation right now.
But what the hell are we supposed to do about it?
In order for us to get ourselves out of this current global crisis with any grace at all, we’re going to need to look, in a focused way, at some very difficult things that are going on in the world, in our communities, and in our own lives.
The problems being faced by our world right now can seem beyond understanding.
It can feel impossible to get through a single day without doing something that hurts someone somewhere in the world.
When we do decide to look at these difficult things, it can sometimes be so overwhelming that we don’t even want to look at it anymore, or we become afraid, or indifferent. And this is completely understandable.
It can feel impossible to know where to begin or how to take action against these huge global influences.
Wild Dandelion suggests this simple directive.....
We simply get real about stuff, brainstorm some actionable solutions, and support and learn from each other along the way.
It won’t be perfect, and it might be messy. All we can do is what we can do in each moment. Let's support each other and be forgiving with ourselves.
Wild Dandelion was created as a life experiment to see what we, as individuals, can do in our simple everyday lives that will help us to live in a way that demonstrates our awareness of and connection to these larger issues.
Where does our food and water come from?
How do we keep ourselves healthy?
Are our communities equitable and inclusive?
Where does our electricity come from?
How do we provide for the needs of ourselves and our families?
What do we do with our trash?
Are our jobs fulfilling and meaningful?
Do we have time for the things that bring us joy?
Are we conscious about how we spend our money?
Are we living with an awareness of our world family?
We know that we don’t need to take on all of these questions at once.
That would be debilitating.
Let’s face it, things are a mess.
These are challenging questions, and most people don’t even want to look at them.
And yet, we know the choices that we make in our day to day lives reverberate throughout everything that we do. We know that our choices affect people in our neighborhoods and people on the other side of the world. Our daily life affects the natural places outside our front doors and ecosystems on the other side of the planet. Our choices affect other people’s children as well as our own.
We know that even if times are hard or outcomes seem bleak, that we will keep on keeping on because the other choice is giving up, and we’re not ready to just give up.
We want to use our energy and our influence to make the kinds of choices that give our lives meaning and help us feel fulfilled in the face of it all.
What do these life choices look like?
It’s up to you…
What’s important to you?
What do you find meaningful?
What do you think is worth saving?
What brings you joy?
This is a place where we can look critically at our choices, be inspired by our successes, and be present together with difficult things. Here we can set goals and succeed and set goals and fall short and learn from that and go again, as we strive to do our best to live with integrity in this chaotic world.
Our projects strive to support and inspire personal fulfillment while being present with both local issues and larger global influences. We feel empowered to create change in our own lives that will reverberate through our own families, our communities and the world family.
We celebrate our successes and offer support during the inevitable setbacks.
And remember, we're all in this together.