"We went to the Moon as technicians,we returned as humanitarians." - Edgar Mitchell, USA Astronaut
Below are just some of the projects that I am involved in:
I have been involved with the GENI Foundation since 1990. I am currently a Trustee of the GENI Foundation. I am very passionate about the environment, Buckminster Fuller and the Generalised Principles. The best way to learn about GP's is to actively get involved in a project to experience how these principles work, in the meantime you are also making a difference!
You are most welcome to support me with any and all of my projects. Please join my Newsletter subscription to keep up with the latest news.
* UN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2013
Very excited about presenting the Global Integration Game for our Annual Fundariser and honouring the UN World Environment Day for 2013.
Here is some of the GENI Foundation Logistics Team sitting around the Dymaxion Map.
Also the UN Logo for the 2013 WE Day theme.
* UN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2012
Once again we came together to raise the awareness that there are many Solutions to many of the Worlds most pressing problems.
Our event this year was titled "Corporate Renewable Success - GENI has the Solution!" Our focus this year was to connect with Corporate Renewable companies.
* UN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2011
What a team! What an event! We had Channel 31 film the whole event and ABC TV News filmed Judith Durham sing her latest environment son 'Stop and Care'.
Front row L-R: Charles Kovess (Trustee of GENI Fdtn), Cathym Judith Durham OAM (The Seekers), Wendy, Josephine, Jerry Speiser (Men At Work Drummer) and Peter Cook (DRREA)
Back Row L-R: Ruanna (Trustee of GENI Fdtn) Tracey & Willem, Christine and Rebekah
"We have the world in our hands" -RuannaMoonee Valley Leader June 2011
Ruanna and Murrundindi Jan 11
Murrundindi works from the Healesville Sanctuary demonstrating the Boomerang and telling wonderful stories.
Murrundindi is an elder from the Wurrundjera Tribe and his great great great grandfather signed the Treaty with John Batman in Melbourne.
Murrundindi every year kindly supports the GENI Foundation with writing the Welcome speech to our events.
* UN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2010
Photo L-R: Ruanna, Jerry Speiser and Judith Durham
Celebrating UN World Environment Day 2010
Advertising UN World Environment Day Moonee Valley Leader Newspaper
What an honour to receive a certificate fromUnited Nations honouring the GENI Foundationfor holding our annual event to celebrate the UN World Environment Day 2010
* DESERTEC 2010
Invited Stewart Taggart to present DESERTEC to our GENI Foundation members. This project is about getting all the utility companies cooperating and sharing their work expenses eg: if the gas company was going to dig along a certian area to lay pipes, to then connect with the electricity company for them to lay cables as well.
* CLEAN ENERGY 2009 with DR. HELEN CALDICOTT
Photo L-R: Willem in front, Malcolm in back, Ruanna and Charles
You can see the Poster "Clean Energy" in the background.
Dr Helen Caldicott as Guest Speaker.November 2009.We all worked diligently to put on this event.We created awareness, we made a difference!
Photo L-R: Ruanna, Christine and Dr Helen CaldicottHere we are with one of Australia's leading Ladies, our Guest Speaker for the "Clean Energy" event, Dr Helen Caldicott.
* RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT of the MOONEE PONDS BOWLING CLUB
Photo L-R: Malcolm, Martin, Ruanna, Paul and Harry
The GENI Foundation initiated a meeting between the Moonee Valley Council (Paul), the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club (Martin), and the Environment Shop (Harry) to totally make the Bowling Club run on Renewable Resources.
Photo L-R: Inge, Ruanna, Malcolm, Martin, Harry and KateOur 2nd meeting demonstration cooperation: Sustainability Victoria,GENI Foundation, Bowling Club and Moonee Valley Council.Thinking Globally Acting Locally!
For the last few years over 30 of my friends have come together every year and we call ourselves 'LunaBear Lads and Ladys'. We are basically sponsoring the Moon Bears sanctuary in Laos. We started to sponsor this sanctuary when a female cub called "Dinh" and two males called "Lom" and "Fa" were rescued, meaning Earth, Sky and Sea. Our committment and purpose is to stop the Bear Bile Farms giving a better quality of life to the Bears and to the people of Laos. In September 2012 my friend Annalise and I visited this Sancutary in Luang Prabang Laos.
In October 2012 we raised $980. for more details visit my Tarot in Action Blog. We would welcome you if you would like to join us. Thank you again to all the LunaBear Team for their love and support of the Free the Bears Fund.
2012Picnic at Queens Park, the weather was stunning and so was the turnout!
2011My dog Carlos got in this photo as well this year!We are so proud once again to sponsor the Laos Sanctuary and to bring awarenessand support not only for the Moon Bears but to the Community.
Back row L-R: Dimitra, Annalise, Wendy and MichelleFront row L-R: Veronica Carlos (licking Veronica's ear) and Ruanna
2010To many to mention in this year's photo and not everyone is here either. Great day had by all, great opportunity to meet one another and make a stand! Our Annual get together phot for the Free the Bears Newsletter. Raised $960 and now sponsoring 3 Moon Bears.
2009Here we are, picnic at Queens Park. This photo was also displayed in the Free the Bears Newsletter.
Back row L-R: Rachel, Jillian, Veronica Middle row L-R: Kate, Natalie, Verity and AnitaFront row L-R: Ruanna and Wendy