Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
Raffi- sings, Come and Rock the boat- Come on out to Vote!!!
Raffi urges young adults TO VOTE on May 2!!
Are you a Beluga Grad? You are if you're one of the millions of children who listened to Raffi in the 70’s and 80’s (and 90’s). Remember singing Baby Beluga and Raffi's other songs with intelligent fun lyrics for kids?
Raffi is now inspiring Beluga Grads to put energy to being active changemakers for a world fit for children, and to support his Child Honouring philosophy — to make the world a safe place for kids now and into the future.
Help Raffi spread the word about sustainability and children-first decision making.
Child Honouring is a philosophy—a vision, an organizing principle, and a way of life—the children-first way of sustainability.
It starts with three givens:
*The primacy of early years—early childhood is the gateway to humane being.
*We face planetary degradation that is unprecedented in scope and scale—a state of emergency that most endangers the very young, and that requires a remedy of equal scale.
*This crisis calls for a systemic response in detoxifying the environments that make up the world of the child.
Child Honouring is a children-first approach to healing communities and restoring ecosystems.
It views how we regard and treat our young as the key to building a humane and sustainable world. It is a novel idea—organizing society around the priority needs of its youngest members.
The essence of the vision is expressed in A Covenant for Honouring Children and its underlying principles.
Its spirit is invitational—a call to imagine and create a diversity of child-friendly cultures.
A child-honouring society would show love for its children, and thus for all of us, in every facet of its design and organization.
|Raffi Cavoukian, Founder|
What if Ecologik—the interconnected intelligence of Earthly and human systems—became the organizing principle of not only international relations but also for how societies might reorder priorities?
What if we looked at this idea with an Earth & Child lens?
Why not embrace a basis for redesigning institutional values that transcends politics, one based on what we know to be true about Nature and human learning?
Why not redesign around what’s real?