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Deep Time Walk last time, Earth Charter Talk this time

In the May issue of MMM we talked about the fact that Munibung Hill is 251 million years of age. It’s a big number, one that we don’t give much thought to. Archaeologists and historians refer to places like Munibung Hill within the context of what is known as: deep time or big history.

“The Deep Time Walk helps give meaning to our life and our close connection with the living world. It is a wonderful educational instrument that encourages reflection on the connections between past, present and future.”

Another technology tool that is closely related is the Mapting app from Earth Charter International. It enables users to share with others the activities and projects they are involved in, especially where they align with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The SD Goals are used by groups to track their performance. Lake Macquarie City Council has used them in the Environmental Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan. (ESSAP)

These activities need to align with Earth Charter Principles such as # 7: “Adopt patterns of production, consumption and reproduction that safeguard Earth’s regenerative capacities, human rights and community well-being.” 

Download the Mapting app here