Sustainability2020: A Global Collaboration On Our Energy Future

Sustainability2020: A Global Collaboration On Our Energy Future

Sustainability2020 is a GLOBAL collaboration – a global thinkery – bringing ideas and actions, tools and technology together with images and policies together at the LOCAL level. It takes the untapped power of the human mind and spirit and maps out a path to a world beyond OIL. A community is a network of skills and talents.What is your key skill or talent that you would like to share? It takes millions and millions of small incremental actions, developed into HABITS and taken each day, to create smart, green, resilient communities. It takes a global brain – thinking together on behalf of ALL life on Earth to create an energy future that is beneficial to all. Here is an urban Vertical Forest in China which cleans oxygen and also serves as an urban BIRD sanctuary. Here is the way the UK is changing human behavior, one person at a time. Who are we? Alexia Parks 10TRAITS Leadership is home to the Sustainability2020.org environmental leadership tool. It is designed to be used to guide school children and adults to take money saving, energy smart actions at home. Online, it aggregates data to help guide communities to focus resources, skills and talents on those most in need. We welcome partnerships with organizations seeking common cause, including Avaaz.org, The Women’s March, 350.org, and GREEN organizations around the world. Alexia Parks, a United Nations mentor an expert in Gender Equality, and founder of 10TRAITS Leadership is an author, speaker and futurist. In 1980, as Executive Director of the Energy Conservation Center of Boulder, Colorado, she organized a Community Energy Futures Conference for the city in 1980. It led...
Can Gender Diversity Solve A World of Problems?

Can Gender Diversity Solve A World of Problems?

Imagine what Gender Diversity would look like in government, politics, business, and the workplace. Imagine leaders in business, economics, politics and the workplace looked like the people they serve. Can gender diversity: 50/50 by 2020 solve a world of problems simply by creating a gender balance in policy and decision-making? Imagine a world in which men and women work together, creating a balance of power sharing to accelerate creativity, innovation and our rapid evolution to a fair, just, and sustainable world that works for everyone; animals, plants, and things that creep, crawl, and slither along, included! For a starting point, start at the LOCAL level. Who has a data base of city councils and their gender balance? School boards and their gender balance? What is the gender balance in every state legislature and Congress. Is it 50/50? If not, do the math! What is the balance point for gender equality in a policy and decision-making committee or board? Think GENDER. Why? Women think differently than men. If the committee, board, council, team, or Congress is out of balance, do the math. How many, of which gender, would it take to equal 50/50. If it is male dominant, then invite MORE women to step into leadership roles, or run for public office. How many, enough to bring it into balance. Do you see yourself in this role? Stepping out of your comfort zone is a first step toward creating the future you want to see in the world. In other words, becoming a leader offers you a “Be the change you want to see in the world” opportunity. It automatically helps you focus your mind...
How To Handle A Shallow Breathing Day

How To Handle A Shallow Breathing Day

Get up. Get moving. Take a one-minute walk outdoors. Breathe deeply. Release and Repeat. This One-Minute MINI Massage has many benefits when you turn it into a daily habit. To START: Breathe deeply. Watch your belly rise and fall. Deep breathing fills up your lungs and pushes your diaphragm down against your GUT. Your good friend, your brain, needs more oxygen, your heart needs more blood, AND, deep breathing also massages your GUT. Get up. Get moving. Take a one-minute walk outdoors. Breathe deeply. Release and Repeat. Alexia Parks, Founder of 10TRAITS.org is an Adjunct Professor, an expert on gender equality, and a UN Mentor. She has created a new, unified, Evolutionary Model of Leadership based on 10 traits found in the male and female...
What’s Your VISION for the Women’s March?

What’s Your VISION for the Women’s March?

Remember the children’s game: Packing My Suitcase? What trip were you planning? What did you need to take with you on your trip? Today, that game could be called MY GREAT EXPECTATIONS . It begins by asking yourself: Is MY trip a journey or a destination? ASK: (1) Am I making the trip because I want to join the January 21st Women’s Protest March. Or, (2) The Women’s March is my first step, to a lifetime as a leader. To make the world a better place, I want to be a leader of the change I want to see in the world. Deciding whether your trip is a journey or a destination is a question you can ask yourself every day. When you are able to clearly describe the space between where you are NOW – what you have right now – and what you want, you’ll be able to pack your bag for the success you’re seeking. Alexia Parks, Founder of 10TRAITS.org is an Adjunct Professor, an expert on gender equality, and a UN Mentor. She has created a new, unified, Evolutionary Model of Leadership based on 10 traits found in the male and female...
The Secret Power of the New Year’s Countdown

The Secret Power of the New Year’s Countdown

What is this SECRET power? As people around the world count down the last seconds of 2016 to welcome in the NEW Year we all share something in common: a belief that things will be better in 2017. It’s a great time to AIM HIGH. Think higher thoughts. Create a vision – and your role – in a world that works for everyone. Second by second, heartbeat by heartbeat, here are my goals for ALL people, everywhere, in the New Year. May you have: Health Happiness Prosperity Peace-of-Mind And ONE More Goal (See IMAGE...
A New Paradigm Of HOPE For America

A New Paradigm Of HOPE For America

In the aftermath of Election2016, the starting point for restoring the ideals that the people of America represent is the acceptance of WHAT IS. Then, in the very next breath, say to yourself: “And here is what I AM going to do about it.” To set it in motion, share your next step with family and friends. The following is an excerpt from a letter I received this morning. I was thinking similar thoughts, perhaps you were too. The one change I made is shown in ITALICS below. Robby Mook writes: The dust is still settling from Tuesday’s election, and we don’t have all the answers yet. But for now, here are a few things to consider: Run for office. If we’ve learned anything from our candidate, it’s that the best way to make change is simply to go out and do it. Get involved in a local or municipal race, whatever it takes to be that change you want to see in your community. Get involved in your community in other ways. Join a board, help plan community days, volunteer with local progressive groups. Rise Women Rise. Democrats across the country need you now more than ever. They need your votes, if you live in their districts, and they also need your time and your skills to keep going. Support women and girls. Reach out to the women and girls in your family and other circles and let them know that you value and support them. Ask them what their dreams are — then help them get there however you can. Promote love and kindness where you live. Hillary has lived her life with the words...