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Who would like to save the world with me?
Posted August 12th, 2009 - 4:04 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
I'm pretty keen to save the world, through whatever means are at my disposal. Who else? I'd like to think about ways to possibly leverage off the Couchsurfing philosophies to do more world-saving. Anyone else who likes this sort of thing?

Posted August 13th, 2009 - 10:52 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
No-one eh? Typical.

Posted August 13th, 2009 - 12:05 pm by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
is this paid work?

Posted August 14th, 2009 - 9:05 am from Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted August 14th, 2009 - 12:03 pm by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Yes, it will hurt, but less so than living through the destruction of the world.

Posted August 15th, 2009 - 2:05 am from Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted August 15th, 2009 - 2:09 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
c'mon, saving the world can be FUN!!

Posted August 15th, 2009 - 2:10 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
difficult, painful, unpaid FUN!!

Who's with me!!

Posted August 14th, 2009 - 12:02 pm by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Your payment is the moral satisfaction of having engaged in world-saving!

Posted August 16th, 2009 - 11:08 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
I am sure I can get paid and also do that ...

Posted August 17th, 2009 - 8:28 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Great, so you're in then? Clever of you to find someone who will pay you at the same time!
Who else?

Posted August 17th, 2009 - 9:02 am from Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted August 17th, 2009 - 9:39 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Rachel, do you want to be a soldier in my soon to be guerilla gardening army?

Posted August 18th, 2009 - 8:37 pm by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Where would we be committing these guerilla acts of gardening?

Posted August 18th, 2009 - 11:59 pm from Melbourne, Australia
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Posted August 19th, 2009 - 1:40 am from Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted August 19th, 2009 - 8:23 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Do I sense a hint of mockery from some of you? (Maybe aside from Richard).
Come on, the world ain't gonna save itself, times'a'wastin!

Posted August 19th, 2009 - 9:52 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Thanks Rachel, for taking me serious! ;-)

Yeah, so Guerilla Gardening is using unused public and non public spaces to plant plants in an effort to make Wellington look even better. As we would have no approval from the city council or owners from the unused earth we are going to beautify, we would have to do this planting and maintaining in guerilla style. Meaning, move in with the element of suprise, move fast, plant our plants and be out before we are caught. I was thinking that Sunday nights like 1am would be a good time.

I like gardening and am going to make a veggie garden by my new house and will also have a small tiny green house which I can use to grow lots of small seedlings to be planted all around town.

Would like to wait till my residency has gone through, to limit risks of being evicted.

So, who's up for this? Rachel? Right in your alley I'd say ;-)

Posted August 20th, 2009 - 8:55 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Yes Richard - let's talk!!! (PS. regarding the potential are there any problems talking about this publicly on the internet?)

By the way, everyone on this thread (or reading this thread)

a) Do you know about Intersect, a network for young professsionals interested in sustainability?
I'm a member. They tend to get together at least once a month on the first Tuesday of the month at a cafe to talk, watch documentaries, etc. They are a not for profit trust and members do all kinds of things - like generate ideas like Richard's, and find people to get involved and actually do stuff.
http://intersect.ning.com/

b) Do you know about 350.org.nz? Do you know that on October 24th in Copenhagen, the world will come together to set targets for carbon emissions reductions - and if the nations don't set targets to reduce emissions levels to that which the science tells us are needed, we could face runaway climate change over the next few decades? Did you know that there is a local group who are organising all kinds of events and activities related to this right here in Wellington? Did you know they are looking for people to get involved and help to organise and run all kinds of events, from cycling events, to seedling plantings, to public awareness campaigns, etc etc?

c) Do you know that "The Age Of Stupid" is screening at the Paramount Theatre? I've just seen it and all of you should too.

d) Did you know that I just copied and pasted this quote from the Couchsurfing "About" Page:
"Our overall strategy as an organization is in line with our vision:individual people change the world."

Posted November 20th, 2009 - 3:40 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
Guys, I feel like there is a decided lull in the energies around world-saving here in Wellington CS Unmoderated Chat.

C'mon! Let's get our world-saving on!!