The Seventh Global Day of Slow Living is the 13th May 2013, once again on Monday, the hardest day of the week. Everyone around the world is invited to slow down and stop if needed to think of what we are really running for and what the meaning of our rushing is.
The Global Day of Slow Living is an important moment for individuals, companies, charities and institutions to share a reflection on slowing down for a better life. It is made up of small and big events built in a creative, spontaneous and generous way. Its strength lays in the energy of a collective action and sharing is what gives all of us joy and power to begin and enhance our changes.
This year core events will be in Milan and will last for one week (previously we went to New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, London), but we would like to hear of yours! So no matter how big your event is, if you decided to smile more or to find your personal way to celebrate life as it is, no matter if you are thinking of slowing down for the first time or you have been developing something about it for years... Just email us (email@example.com) all the details and we will share them on line with the slowliving community.
A “bike train” is a long row of 10 /15 bicycles in line, led by a group of children, everyone with helmets on their head and backpack, who (one after the other) are directed towards the school. To drive and close the ranks there are, in turn, a mum or a dad.
This is a successful experiment made in Seattle (and more specifically in Thornton Creek Elementary School), where some parents have decided to challenge the traffic jam and the pollution, beginning to set a good example in terms of ecological mobility.
“When I die” di Philip Gould WATCH THE VIDEO
This video documents the final weeks of Lord Philip Gould (Tony Blair's former pollster and one of the main architects of New Labour), before he died of cancer, in November 2011, when he was 61 years old.
In the last days of his life, he and his family commissioned a short film documenting his quest to find purpose and meaning in what he called “The Death Zone”.
"It is only when you are told you are going to die that life screams at you in its intensity," Lord Gould says in the video. He describes his final journey as "the most exciting and most extraordinary period" of his life and talks about having “more moments of happiness in the last five months than in the last few years".
At this moment, I am working on three ongoing projects that are about what mostly interests me now in life: The Finger and the Moon Project, about Spirituality and Religions (with pro and contro..), The Slowly Project about the idea of going at our own pace (in all senses) and The Food Project. I choose to present this last Project at Grace Exhibition Space, though it is at the very beginning and in a workshop phase, because it began two months ago in New York and it really makes sense to me to perform this piece here.
We celebrated together the Slow Living, it was a lovely, lovely Sunday at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Thank you Marie and Brian!
Thank you very much for you support, for your enthusiasm, for emailng us, for organising events, for sharing your ideas on a more partecipative life, for thinking new solutions to old problems, for smiling and for slowing down!
Click here to look at the photos of the Awarding Ceremony of Hackney Community.
Hackney Council's drive towards creating a more sustainable local environment has recognised by an international organisation.