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About christersoderberg

Living and growing up in nine countries has left strong impressions on the background of Christer Söderberg, helping to create an awareness of the impermanence in life and the uncertain value of knowledge; illustrating the paradox between knowing and what we may do well to “unlearn”. Christer has worked with companies in six countries on four continents, most recently in Brazil where between 1998 and 2002 he started a subsidiary for a Swedish Multinational. Studies in business and a lifetime of social entrepreneurship have further cemented his belief that the only thing we can change is ourselves. This lifelong endeavor expresses itself in creating the conditions for change through places, physical and virtual spaces where the individual can feel safe in him/herself; at least enough to stop, reflect and listen to the world we live in. We exist in our relationship to each other, our environment, and ourselves. Through observation and silence, preferably in close communion with nature, a “zero perspective” can help stimulate the questions surrounding our purpose and a meaningful contribution while on earth. Increased awareness of individual potential plants seeds for long-term success; Open World initiatives help awaken the hidden potential in individuals, creating new perspectives on cooperation and personal development. Increased focus and balance help provide a strong base for individual and business growth, with a deeply ingrained sense of responsibility, respect and awe for the power in nature.

About Global Forest Watch – FAQs

About Global Forest Watch – FAQs. A great website! Best, Christer

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More About Nothing?

I like the concept of Nothing, as in “no-thing” or “not-a-thing”. Overwhelmed daily by many things, bombarded in the news with disasters and tragedies, and well aware that the bills have to be paid at the end of the month, … Continue reading

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Everything, Not A Thing

I have not written in almost two months. I have been thinking. And I have been reading. I have been thinking about trees, and people, and our environment. I am now reading: “Collapse – How Societies Choose To Fail Or … Continue reading

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Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation – National Geographic

I found this interesting article on National Geographic’s site. Gives many of the reasons why we need to protect and preserve our rainforests; many not usually mentioned. Enjoy! Christer via Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation – National Geographic.

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It’s Not The Trees!

As I sit in my room no. 1 of the quaint Pousada Dona Zilah, a family owned and run inn located in the trendy Jardim district of São Paulo; a two story building surrounded by 10 to 15 story apartment … Continue reading

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Replanting a Rainforest: Update 2-091111

Replanting a Rainforest began in earnest three weeks ago on October 20th, after having received a generous donation from WeForest.com. And things started happening in a big way. Geotechnical Satellite Picture of FAF Lot 2 Almost immediately a group representing … Continue reading

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COP 15 and Sustainable Communities

Opening the Swedish “Svenska Dagbladet” Sunday paper today I read “Meeting Doomed to Failure”, referring to the upcoming COP 15 conference and summit taking place in 29 days (they are counting the days). The debate article is by Danish Björn … Continue reading

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Replanting a Rainforest

We know how good it is to take a break, think about and enjoy life. We sometimes call this a holiday. Interesting word; “holi – day”, seems like it would mean looking at the day “holi”-stically. We also know that … Continue reading

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Awareness Day

October 24th will surely go down in history for the many events, actions, rallies, and meetings. It’s United Nations Day and it’s International Day of Climate Action (www.350.org). At Open World Café we are contributing by having an “Organic (Low … Continue reading

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A Rain Forest

You’ve had a bad day, things just aren’t going the way you imagined, and you’re ready to throw in the towel. Your thoughts are flying all over the place; anger disappointment, sadness, frustration, and you decide to take a walk … Continue reading

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