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The Rising Water Project
Transfer to Green Geeks ISP
Skype Video Conference Calls
GreenSpirit Membership Directory
Wild - Wounded - Borderland
Thought for the Email

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The Rising Water Project


Downshifting Competition 



Downshifting means reducing your income or circumstances to a lifestyle that is more fulfilling.


Have you downshifted and are you in the UK? By downshifting have you reduced your carbon emissions? Can you write a story or poem about your experience? Or can you write a fictional piece, story or poem about downshifting?


The best 3 contributions which, in the judge's opinion, will inspire other people to downshift will receive a free copy of 'The Lilypad List: 7 steps to the simple life' by Marian Van Eyk McCain.



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Please provide your contribution by email (not hand written) to Ian Mowll at:   


risingwater (at)  


Or contact him via:  


The deadline is 30th November 2011. Any suitable and notable material will be put on the Rising Water Website


And click here for a Facebook page for the Rising Water Project. 





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Transfer of GreenSpirit's Website ISP 



The GreenSpirit's Website at: 


is now hosted by Green Geeks


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Wind powered and carbon neutral friendly hosting. 



The transfer went smoothly but if you happen to come across any improvements on the website that you can suggest - do let us know at:  


And if you have new material or improvements for the Resource Pack section: 


 Do let Michael Colebrook know at: 



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Skype Video Conference Calls




GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness



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Do you have:


* Skype version 5.0 or higher

* A good internet connection (eg broadband)

* A webcam (or if not, we can link you in via voice only) 


Then you can join in a new virtual group to discuss chapters on 'GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness' via skype video conference calls.


To join in, you do not need to have read the book (although that will help), just an interest in eco-spirituality.


Click here to find out more about the book and how to buy it.


If you are interested, email Ian Mowll at:


info (at)


Time zones permitting, this could be a global conference call.




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GreenSpirit Membership Directory



There is an updated version (September 2011) version of the GreenSpirit membership directory in the members area of the GreenSpirit website: 

This is a password protected area. If you are a GreenSpirit member and do not have access to this area (or you have forgotten your username/password) please email Ian Mowll at:

info (at)


and your username and password will be sent to you.



This membership directory is for the use of GreenSpirit members only and it has been created to help GreenSpirit members connect with each other and for GreenSpirit local groups, projects and activities. It is not to be used to advertise goods, services or non GreenSpirit events/activities.



Other News



Wild - Wounded - Borderland


Open the Senses and Experience the Inter-Connection between Self and Land


- Inhabit the Borderland -


18th November at 5:30pm to 20th November at 2:30pm


At: Cwmbiga Farm, Nr Llandidloes, Powys, Mid Wales


Well-supported Deep Ecology residential weekend led by Gestalt/Eco-therapist Jane Cooke


247 (inclusive) - 227 if booked by 14th October


Working in the particular landscape --which is both beautiful and wounded, opening up to all of our senses, recognising the range of senses that we have, and that respond to the wild within and without - inhabiting the borderland - where we experience through intuition, feeling and embodied responses the world that modern life denies. This weekend is a balance of out-door time and experience, time to reflect and process and time to consider the ideas and thinkers behind the work.


Cwmbiga Farm offers award-winning, high quality, eco-responsible, accommodation. With warm, comfortable, single room accommodation (some doubles if you want to share- no reduction) and food that is home-cooked, local, seasonal and organic where possible.


Wild Wounded & Borderland will be a small group - which means places are limited, you are encouraged to book early.


For more detailed booking information contact:


E: jane.cooke (at) T: 01597 860327  M:  07771950899 Jane Cooke is a Gestalt trained Ecotherapist. Jane has trained in Ecopsychology and has experience running Ecotherapy groups and courses. She has a working background that includes environmental management, working with mental health service users/survivors, arts administration, and prison counselling. Jane is a member of CAPO, Counsellors and Therapists Working Outdoors, and is a member of UKAHPP.




Thought for the Email




 Man builds stunning 'hobbit house'


hobit home 



A man has built a hillside home reminiscent of a hobbit house from JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings - on a budget of just 3,000.


Designed to be fully sustainable, the home is heated by a wood burner while solar panels on the roof provide power. It also has water supplied by a nearby spring - completing provider-free utilities.


Click here to read more.