Much has been made of the need for innovation and creativity to address concerns about disruptions to the global economy, its ecology and how this will impact on the quality of peoples lives. At the same time, much of this technological innovation helps to ensure citizens remain distracted and disengaged from much of what is happening or, most significantly, what they could possibly do about it.
The most important task for us today is to nurture the release of the creative potential of our people. That can only be done at the local level, at the grassroots or flaxroots level where the people are. It cannot be done globally or nationally. And the most important role of the new technologies is to facilitate the release of that creative potential (Ross Nepia Himona)
When she went to the council about the tree, they just laughed, and said "the tree didn’t measure up, that it wasn’t worth saving.” The tree was not native, it was not special, and so it did not qualify as the kind of tree the council would protect. Read how this tree become worthy.