Changing of the Guard

Dear Readers

It has now been eighteen months since I began the Celsias narrative -- a blog that has become a widely read, evolving contemplation on the converging problems and potential solutions we must grapple with now and in our collective futures. It has been quite an experience. Indeed, a privilege. I've learned a great deal along the way, and made contact and worked with hundreds of amazing, interesting, talented, well-intentioned individuals -- not least amongst which is our incredible team of writers.

But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. My work has created opportunities for me -- where I now plan to spend less time on the computer and more time helping develop a hands-on project- and solutions-based effort I am particularly interested in.

As such, I have recommended a new editor to replace me. As of today, I am pleased to announce I am passing the baton to California-based Leslie Berliant, who you will recognise from her excellent, and prolific posts over the last year. I know Leslie's enthusiasm and abilities will serve you all very, very well, and will continue the amazing growth we've experienced with Celsias.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the behind-the-scenes Celsias team, who have been ultra-supportive as I've tried to guide the conversation on a myriad of important issues. My main ambition has been to help join the dots, as it were -- to show the cause and effect realities in regards to politics, industry and consumerism, and to highlight the interconnectedness of the amazing natural systems that make our planet a habitable, bountiful home for ourselves and our fellow species. The Celsias team have been right behind me all the way, for which I am very grateful.

And I would like to thank you, dear readers, for your support and engagement during my tenure as Celsias' lead writer and editor. I sincerely hope my labours have helped you build your own perspectives on what choices we can and should be making on personal, social, business and political levels. Times are changing, and fast. I believe our best hope is found in a well-informed public making the right choices and taking it upon themselves, as individuals, to bring increased awareness and activity to the people around them.

Despite all we've done to her, our earth is a beautiful place. No other species has the ability we do -- to either destroy, or heal, this jewel of life and diversity we call our home. I see two possible paths we can take. The clips below contrast our possible futures -- abundance, beauty and life, or continued greed, excess, destruction and depletion. It's up to us all to be the change.

Should readers wish to contact me for any reason, you can find me via my Celsias People Profile.


Craig Mackintosh Former Celsias Editor



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  • Posted on June 1, 2008.

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