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Have you ever wondered if you could make a difference in the world?  Have you ever felt like all of the work being done in your community, order your church, your local organization just wasn’t enough??  If that is the case you are not alone.

This summer the Ohlone Wellness Project was introduced to 5 individuals with ideas of making a difference.  To some degree they were each already “Change Agents” most of their lives.  This time they were ready to go all out and sponsor a project in their home country.  So, each individual met with Charlene Sul, Director of the Ohlone Wellness Project, founded in 1998.  After going through the interview process and providing their own project proposal, they were accepted as the first phase of Change Agents which would form the Con Cariño Project.

With the guidance of the Con Cariño Team, the new Change Agents will be mentored.  They will create strategic plans, long-term and short-term goals and corresponding budgets.  They will recruit volunteers, conduct their own fundraising and ultimately see their dream of an international helping project turn into reality.  Interestingly, these skills are new to most these Change Agents.  They came to the project with an open heart and the willingness to work hard to help someone else.  They may or may not have a college education, they generally do not have a lot if any of thier own money to spare, but they want to learn.  They have a purpose and they are passionate about it!

If you feel inspired by any of the projects described on this site, you to may be an Agent of Change!  “No special skills required.”

Change Agents are here…  Working hands, <a href=thumb making quilts for others.” width=”176″ height=”138″ />

Have you ever wondered if you could make a difference in the world?  Have you ever felt like all of the work being done in your community, caries your church, your local organization just wasn’t enough??  If that is the case you are not alone.

This summer the Ohlone Wellness Project was introduced to 5 individuals with ideas of making a difference.  To some degree they were each already “Change Agents” most of their lives.  This time they were ready to go all out and sponsor a project in their home country.  So, each individual met with Charlene Sul, Director of the Ohlone Wellness Project, founded in 1998.  After going through the interview process and providing their own project proposal, they were accepted as the first phase of Change Agents which would form the Con Cariño Project.

With the guidance of the Con Cariño Team, the new Change Agents will be mentored.  They will create strategic plans, long-term and short-term goals and corresponding budgets.  They will recruit volunteers, conduct their own fundraising and ultimately see their dream of an international helping project turn into reality.  Interestingly, these skills are new to most these Change Agents.  They came to the project with an open heart and the willingness to work hard to help someone else.  They may or may not have a college education, they generally do not have a lot if any of thier own money to spare, but they want to learn.  They have a purpose and they are passionate about it!

If you feel inspired by any of the projects described on this site, you to may be an Agent of Change!  “No special skills required.”

Change Agents are here…  Working hands, <a href=thumb making quilts for others.” width=”176″ height=”138″ />

Have you ever wondered if you could make a difference in the world?  Have you ever felt like all of the work being done in your community, caries your church, your local organization just wasn’t enough??  If that is the case you are not alone.

This summer the Ohlone Wellness Project was introduced to 5 individuals with ideas of making a difference.  To some degree they were each already “Change Agents” most of their lives.  This time they were ready to go all out and sponsor a project in their home country.  So, each individual met with Charlene Sul, Director of the Ohlone Wellness Project, founded in 1998.  After going through the interview process and providing their own project proposal, they were accepted as the first phase of Change Agents which would form the Con Cariño Project.

With the guidance of the Con Cariño Team, the new Change Agents will be mentored.  They will create strategic plans, long-term and short-term goals and corresponding budgets.  They will recruit volunteers, conduct their own fundraising and ultimately see their dream of an international helping project turn into reality.  Interestingly, these skills are new to most these Change Agents.  They came to the project with an open heart and the willingness to work hard to help someone else.  They may or may not have a college education, they generally do not have a lot if any of thier own money to spare, but they want to learn.  They have a purpose and they are passionate about it!

If you feel inspired by any of the projects described on this site, you to may be an Agent of Change!  “No special skills required.”

Creating New Leaders with a Circle of Support

No one person need work alone, for sale with the right support, sick
management tools and mentorship, we all have the capacity to bring change to the world!  Become a Con Cariño Change Agent, Mentor or Partner.

Full program model available here.

Description

The Con Cariño Project is a collaborative effort designed to help U.S. residents who wish to lend support to impoverished communities within their former countries. While each project may seem small in scope – the development of an orphanage, the construction of a pre-school, the development of services for Elders or the contribution to health services – they are selected because they demonstrate great long-term potential to the improve local communities around the world.

Projects are led by Con Cariño Change Agents who work from the U.S. on supporting these small initiatives. Working alone, Con Cariño Change Agents would lack the resources – both in monetary and organizational stability- to develop projects maximizing potential. However, under the Con Cariño aegis, these unsung leaders are fully supported as they develop the necessary organizational infrastructure.
Con Cariño Change Agents are chosen because they demonstrate the capacity to carry out the project they represent, posses a passion for learning and hard work, and have a strong desire to give back to their own community. While not a requirement, it is expected that Con Cariño Change Agents will be first generation immigrants or a descendant of those communities they wish to serve.

Four Con Cariño Projects will be selected each year. Con Cariño Change Agents will commence with their training and development immediately upon selection. Projects are expected to be affiliated with Con Cariño for at least three years. During that time, under close supervision and training, Con Cariño Projects shall have the opportunity to grow beyond the structure of the Con Cariño Project model and become independent, self-sustaining entities.

Vision

By collaborating with others, people and organizations have the ability and capacity to make meaningful change in the world.

Mission Statement

The Con Cariño Project is an organized effort to develop agents of change to lead efforts that have a long-term impact that will contribute to the improvement of their home communities around the world.  In carrying out their work, individuals learn to manage initiatives and acquire the skills necessary to teach others to do the same.

Goals

The Con Cariño Project will provide professional development, access to resources, a network of partners, and community support in order for ordinary people to have a long-term positive impact on the lives of others.

The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, malady  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life.   Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This is the core purpose and intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are addressing the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks, as well as drawing those who are willing to learn to build, expand and preserve these connections locally and across regions and Nations.  The vision for all 1000 Hummingbird activities is effective collaboration and action that can be replicated and maintained successfully. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home.

native-boarder-33

The 1000 Hummingbird Way:  “All Women, All Nations”; indeed.  This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters. Please feel free to share your hummingbird stories with our site visitors on our blog.

native-boarder-33

“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

native-boarder-3

The first 1000 hummingbird gathering took place in Spring 2009 in Coyote Hills.

 Grandmothers from First Nations made the journey from their Homelands.

And, contagion by word of mouth the women came; inspired by hummingbird, ed representing every decade of womanhood, visit representing near and far distant shores. Just as the elders had envisioned, and in keeping with the spirit of hummingbird, a vibrant scene unfurled. Women came with stories, songs, food & medicine.  Women came with profound gifts of healing to share.

Bright August Joy by Francene Hart

The uplifting nature of women gathered for an over-arching, life-enhancing common purpose, and drawing on the ancient ways that honor all Beings; the magnitude of this intention was felt and carried home, together with the knowledge that the Vision was now held by the many, and held close to the heart. The Weaving of a new Basket had begun.

 “Through building creative partnerships among empowered, deeply unique individuals and groups, deep democracy enables real community wisdom to emerge. Peace, justice and fruitful, sustainable lives are natural concomitants of this process…” Tom Atlee, Co-Intelligence

The 1000 Hummingbird Council is charged with spanning nations and continents to facilitate open channels; international communication and effective response mechanisms, particularly when women; mothers with young children, Send A Voice. Too often, such a voice has gone unheard, when the situation required swift resolution for a pressing environmental/ economic travesty.

 It’s about the water, it’s about that which supports and sustains life. It’s about the women; the mothers…

It’s about our babies and children and all that we hold dear.

1000 Hummingbird Council
A council of indigenous and other nation women, who convened in response to the 1000 Hummingbird Vision, received in the wake of a profound concern for indigenous families subject to regional contamination of their drinking water.

1000 Hummingbird Vision called for Women to step up for Water; for that which sustains All Life…; for All Peoples.

Ohlone/Costanoan elders came together and concurred that an ancient protocol be enacted; the women would be invited to gather for 4 consecutive years, hosted here in Ohlone/Costanoan territory for the express purpose of applying collective wisdom to issues of environmental, social and economic equity.

This historic decision was made with stark knowledge of the vulnerability of women, most particularly mothers, confronted with hazardous conditions that can only be resolved through broad collaborations and civic action.

native-boarder-3

HUMMINGBIRD ENCOUNTERS

When Hummingbird suddenly hovers right in our space like never before, we are inspired to something heretofore unimagined.

“Hover little Hummingbird
Your medicine is Huge in these
dire and beautiful times…”

“I am not an alarmist but I knew something significant was going on. I couldn’t be on my porch for more than a minute without the hummer hovering overhead; the tiniest of all birds…the only creature that can stop dead while traveling at full speed…hover or fly forward, backward, up, or down, its wings flapping at 50 times per second in the configuration of an eight, the sign for infinity.”  A.L.

Hummingbird characteristics are every bit as impressive as high speed internet! A seed was planted that effectively convened the 1000 Hummingbird Council. Comparing notes after the coalition was formed with astonishing acuity, the common factors between a surprising number of the women who had been drawn together were these:

  •  Movers and shakers in their own circles, especially in relation to social or environmental inequities
  • Phenomenal & sustained encounters with Hummingbirds

While repeated and widespread environmental degradation is certain cause for alarm, the tiny bird who inspired the formation of the council is not. The nature of this wingéd thing is that it is felt, by all accounts, as a gift of Joy whenever it flits in; a prolonged encounter with a Hummingbird will reverberate long after this tiny creature has zipped away on its 50-flaps-a-second wings.

“How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” Asked eco-architect William McDonough; The response, in the Hummingbird context, came literally as a download:

“1000 Hummingbird All Women All Nations Rebirthing Ceremony for the Healing of the Earth.” 

May you be inspired to lift your heart, lift your voice and lift your energy.  Step forward and with absolute purpose, find a way to heal and protect Earth using the skills already born within you.  “Through every action there is a reaction.” Let your actions move others to reflect upon their own.  The time is now!  Do not delay.

native-boarder-32

The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, malady  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life.   Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This is the core purpose and intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are addressing the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks, as well as drawing those who are willing to learn to build, expand and preserve these connections locally and across regions and Nations.  The vision for all 1000 Hummingbird activities is effective collaboration and action that can be replicated and maintained successfully. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home.

native-boarder-33

The 1000 Hummingbird Way:  “All Women, All Nations”; indeed.  This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters. Please feel free to share your hummingbird stories with our site visitors on our blog.

native-boarder-33

“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

native-boarder-3

The first 1000 hummingbird gathering took place in Spring 2009 in Coyote Hills.

 Grandmothers from First Nations made the journey from their Homelands.

And, contagion by word of mouth the women came; inspired by hummingbird, ed representing every decade of womanhood, visit representing near and far distant shores. Just as the elders had envisioned, and in keeping with the spirit of hummingbird, a vibrant scene unfurled. Women came with stories, songs, food & medicine.  Women came with profound gifts of healing to share.

Bright August Joy by Francene Hart

The uplifting nature of women gathered for an over-arching, life-enhancing common purpose, and drawing on the ancient ways that honor all Beings; the magnitude of this intention was felt and carried home, together with the knowledge that the Vision was now held by the many, and held close to the heart. The Weaving of a new Basket had begun.

 “Through building creative partnerships among empowered, deeply unique individuals and groups, deep democracy enables real community wisdom to emerge. Peace, justice and fruitful, sustainable lives are natural concomitants of this process…” Tom Atlee, Co-Intelligence

The 1000 Hummingbird Council is charged with spanning nations and continents to facilitate open channels; international communication and effective response mechanisms, particularly when women; mothers with young children, Send A Voice. Too often, such a voice has gone unheard, when the situation required swift resolution for a pressing environmental/ economic travesty.

 It’s about the water, it’s about that which supports and sustains life. It’s about the women; the mothers…

It’s about our babies and children and all that we hold dear.

1000 Hummingbird Council
A council of indigenous and other nation women, who convened in response to the 1000 Hummingbird Vision, received in the wake of a profound concern for indigenous families subject to regional contamination of their drinking water.

1000 Hummingbird Vision called for Women to step up for Water; for that which sustains All Life…; for All Peoples.

Ohlone/Costanoan elders came together and concurred that an ancient protocol be enacted; the women would be invited to gather for 4 consecutive years, hosted here in Ohlone/Costanoan territory for the express purpose of applying collective wisdom to issues of environmental, social and economic equity.

This historic decision was made with stark knowledge of the vulnerability of women, most particularly mothers, confronted with hazardous conditions that can only be resolved through broad collaborations and civic action.

native-boarder-3

HUMMINGBIRD ENCOUNTERS

When Hummingbird suddenly hovers right in our space like never before, we are inspired to something heretofore unimagined.

“Hover little Hummingbird
Your medicine is Huge in these
dire and beautiful times…”

“I am not an alarmist but I knew something significant was going on. I couldn’t be on my porch for more than a minute without the hummer hovering overhead; the tiniest of all birds…the only creature that can stop dead while traveling at full speed…hover or fly forward, backward, up, or down, its wings flapping at 50 times per second in the configuration of an eight, the sign for infinity.”  A.L.

Hummingbird characteristics are every bit as impressive as high speed internet! A seed was planted that effectively convened the 1000 Hummingbird Council. Comparing notes after the coalition was formed with astonishing acuity, the common factors between a surprising number of the women who had been drawn together were these:

  •  Movers and shakers in their own circles, especially in relation to social or environmental inequities
  • Phenomenal & sustained encounters with Hummingbirds

While repeated and widespread environmental degradation is certain cause for alarm, the tiny bird who inspired the formation of the council is not. The nature of this wingéd thing is that it is felt, by all accounts, as a gift of Joy whenever it flits in; a prolonged encounter with a Hummingbird will reverberate long after this tiny creature has zipped away on its 50-flaps-a-second wings.

“How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” Asked eco-architect William McDonough; The response, in the Hummingbird context, came literally as a download:

“1000 Hummingbird All Women All Nations Rebirthing Ceremony for the Healing of the Earth.” 

May you be inspired to lift your heart, lift your voice and lift your energy.  Step forward and with absolute purpose, find a way to heal and protect Earth using the skills already born within you.  “Through every action there is a reaction.” Let your actions move others to reflect upon their own.  The time is now!  Do not delay.

native-boarder-32

The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, erectile  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life. Water is Life.  Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This was the originating and core purpose, the declared intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are drawn to work with the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks locally and across regions and Nations.  1000 Hummingbirds was a wake up call. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home. We are forever changed.

native-boarder-33

1000 Hummingbirds:  “All Women, All Nations”; This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters.

native-boarder-33

“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, malady  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life.   Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This is the core purpose and intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are addressing the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks, as well as drawing those who are willing to learn to build, expand and preserve these connections locally and across regions and Nations.  The vision for all 1000 Hummingbird activities is effective collaboration and action that can be replicated and maintained successfully. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home.

native-boarder-33

The 1000 Hummingbird Way:  “All Women, All Nations”; indeed.  This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters. Please feel free to share your hummingbird stories with our site visitors on our blog.

native-boarder-33

“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

native-boarder-3

The first 1000 hummingbird gathering took place in Spring 2009 in Coyote Hills.

 Grandmothers from First Nations made the journey from their Homelands.

And, contagion by word of mouth the women came; inspired by hummingbird, ed representing every decade of womanhood, visit representing near and far distant shores. Just as the elders had envisioned, and in keeping with the spirit of hummingbird, a vibrant scene unfurled. Women came with stories, songs, food & medicine.  Women came with profound gifts of healing to share.

Bright August Joy by Francene Hart

The uplifting nature of women gathered for an over-arching, life-enhancing common purpose, and drawing on the ancient ways that honor all Beings; the magnitude of this intention was felt and carried home, together with the knowledge that the Vision was now held by the many, and held close to the heart. The Weaving of a new Basket had begun.

 “Through building creative partnerships among empowered, deeply unique individuals and groups, deep democracy enables real community wisdom to emerge. Peace, justice and fruitful, sustainable lives are natural concomitants of this process…” Tom Atlee, Co-Intelligence

The 1000 Hummingbird Council is charged with spanning nations and continents to facilitate open channels; international communication and effective response mechanisms, particularly when women; mothers with young children, Send A Voice. Too often, such a voice has gone unheard, when the situation required swift resolution for a pressing environmental/ economic travesty.

 It’s about the water, it’s about that which supports and sustains life. It’s about the women; the mothers…

It’s about our babies and children and all that we hold dear.

1000 Hummingbird Council
A council of indigenous and other nation women, who convened in response to the 1000 Hummingbird Vision, received in the wake of a profound concern for indigenous families subject to regional contamination of their drinking water.

1000 Hummingbird Vision called for Women to step up for Water; for that which sustains All Life…; for All Peoples.

Ohlone/Costanoan elders came together and concurred that an ancient protocol be enacted; the women would be invited to gather for 4 consecutive years, hosted here in Ohlone/Costanoan territory for the express purpose of applying collective wisdom to issues of environmental, social and economic equity.

This historic decision was made with stark knowledge of the vulnerability of women, most particularly mothers, confronted with hazardous conditions that can only be resolved through broad collaborations and civic action.

native-boarder-3

HUMMINGBIRD ENCOUNTERS

When Hummingbird suddenly hovers right in our space like never before, we are inspired to something heretofore unimagined.

“Hover little Hummingbird
Your medicine is Huge in these
dire and beautiful times…”

“I am not an alarmist but I knew something significant was going on. I couldn’t be on my porch for more than a minute without the hummer hovering overhead; the tiniest of all birds…the only creature that can stop dead while traveling at full speed…hover or fly forward, backward, up, or down, its wings flapping at 50 times per second in the configuration of an eight, the sign for infinity.”  A.L.

Hummingbird characteristics are every bit as impressive as high speed internet! A seed was planted that effectively convened the 1000 Hummingbird Council. Comparing notes after the coalition was formed with astonishing acuity, the common factors between a surprising number of the women who had been drawn together were these:

  •  Movers and shakers in their own circles, especially in relation to social or environmental inequities
  • Phenomenal & sustained encounters with Hummingbirds

While repeated and widespread environmental degradation is certain cause for alarm, the tiny bird who inspired the formation of the council is not. The nature of this wingéd thing is that it is felt, by all accounts, as a gift of Joy whenever it flits in; a prolonged encounter with a Hummingbird will reverberate long after this tiny creature has zipped away on its 50-flaps-a-second wings.

“How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” Asked eco-architect William McDonough; The response, in the Hummingbird context, came literally as a download:

“1000 Hummingbird All Women All Nations Rebirthing Ceremony for the Healing of the Earth.” 

May you be inspired to lift your heart, lift your voice and lift your energy.  Step forward and with absolute purpose, find a way to heal and protect Earth using the skills already born within you.  “Through every action there is a reaction.” Let your actions move others to reflect upon their own.  The time is now!  Do not delay.

native-boarder-32

The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, erectile  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life. Water is Life.  Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This was the originating and core purpose, the declared intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are drawn to work with the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks locally and across regions and Nations.  1000 Hummingbirds was a wake up call. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home. We are forever changed.

native-boarder-33

1000 Hummingbirds:  “All Women, All Nations”; This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters.

native-boarder-33

“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, erectile  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life. Water is Life.  Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This was the originating and core purpose, the declared intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are drawn to work with the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks locally and across regions and Nations.  1000 Hummingbirds was a wake up call. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home. We are forever changed.

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1000 Hummingbirds:  “All Women, All Nations”; This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters.

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“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

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Please Note: this is now mostly an archival page {apart from Hummingbird Woman blue glass bottles, search cheapest  see further down on this page..};

Hummingbird Prayer garments for the Water were made during 2008 to 2012; the 4-year Ceremony cycle of  1000 Hummingbirds international gathering of women for water, more info hosted in Ohlone territory in the Central California Coastal region.

Water Woman T-Shirt

New Dawn Woman T-Shirt

We are so happy to have worked with Santa Cruz SHIRTCRAFTER, our local eco-friendly printers, with heat-transfer technology for all our fabric printing needs

Through the 4 years of 1000 Hummingbirds gatherings in California, we have printed on T-shirts, on sarongs, and on a variety of ceremonial cloths. We have done print-runs on donated organic wovens & knits.

Custom Designed Sarong

” ‘Bright August Joy’ on Sarong

‘Bright August Joy’
Kind permission was granted for 1000 Hummingbirds to use this delightful Bright August Joy image 
by Hawaiian artist, Francene Hart.

Francene writes:
“This painting touches the JOY experienced
living for many years with the delightful
energy of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
The bright orange of the Torch Titonia
(also called Mexican Sunflowers) and the
faces of nature spirits in the foliage
add to the bright August joy.”
“Bright August Joy”

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NOTE 2016 update: We do still have a number of LOVE Blue Glass bottles etched with Hummingbird Water Woman image, for your drinking water, for your beautiful body… still available in both 1/2 liter & 1 liter sizes. $50 suggested donation.

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image and solarized in blue glass

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image…                 And solarized in blue glass

5" x 3" organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments

5″ x 3″ organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments (sold out)

Pay through PayPal, round up is always appreciated for ongoing Hummingbird council costs 🙂 and be sure to state in note, what item you would like us to send!

Be sure to include shipping address & Name (and if it is a gift). Also give a phone # and/or email in case we need to contact you regarding your order.

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Hummingbird Dollar Delivery System 🙂

fyi: True Cost of toxic manufacturing practices (or.. how we found the means and Will to make the leap) 

“A $2.99 little yellow rubber duck, a bath toy, comes with a dire warning: Toxic chemicals in that sweet, squishy body have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

“What kind of society would make something like this to put in the mouths of children?” asks Bill McDonough.

McDonough, as a young architect, was approached by survivors of the Jewish holocaust to build them a memorial. He said he would first have to visit Auzwitz. Standing in the gas chamber designed to destroy human beings, he had an epiphany that set his life path: design is the first signal of human intent. He realized that everything we design is on a spectrum of supporting/enhancing…undermining/destroying…; life itself.

Informing his design adventures ever since has been the question his Auzwitz epiphany distilled: “How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” From this question comes:

  • design humility
  • cradle to cradle – with goods returned to the soil or back to the manufacturer in a continuous loop of creation and recycle

And so we took to heart this touchstone: “Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Our Hummingbird intention is profound healing for Mother Earth. Therefore our Hummingbird print choices break the tyranny of business-as-usual: To the very best of our ability and current knowledge, we have brought home to ourselves the accepted norm: ‘externalized costs’;

 ‘Externalized cost’: the technical term for shunting the cost of production to soil, water, air, people, animals; living systems. When the bottom line is only measured in money, the living planet bears the true cost.

Our Hummingbird printed products therefore were delivered free from phthalate, PVC, apeo, formaldehyde and heavy metals. The cotton we used did not contaminate the waterways, deplete the soil, or compromise the respiratory systems of the people who live, work and raise their children around these crops (big agri-business cotton and coffee have the highest externalized cost).

From growing to sewing to printing our design (eco-friendly heat transfer technology), we measured production against our primary intention. For instance, the dollar cost to us of a Hummingbird t-shirt meant: 1 t-shirt to our name instead of 2.

Hover little hummingbird….

Hummingbird apparel is good for children, fish and other people..

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HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN

 

Hummingbird Water Woman

 

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Francene Harts’ BRIGHT AUGUST JOY (below)

 

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We  always printed on organic/non-sweatshop t-shirts.

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Design: Bright August Joy

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Color: eco-blue / Style “AA1973”

Color: eco-green / Style: “AA1973” / Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

“Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Please Note: this is now mostly an archival page {apart from Hummingbird Woman blue glass bottles, search cheapest  see further down on this page..};

Hummingbird Prayer garments for the Water were made during 2008 to 2012; the 4-year Ceremony cycle of  1000 Hummingbirds international gathering of women for water, more info hosted in Ohlone territory in the Central California Coastal region.

Water Woman T-Shirt

New Dawn Woman T-Shirt

We are so happy to have worked with Santa Cruz SHIRTCRAFTER, our local eco-friendly printers, with heat-transfer technology for all our fabric printing needs

Through the 4 years of 1000 Hummingbirds gatherings in California, we have printed on T-shirts, on sarongs, and on a variety of ceremonial cloths. We have done print-runs on donated organic wovens & knits.

Custom Designed Sarong

” ‘Bright August Joy’ on Sarong

‘Bright August Joy’
Kind permission was granted for 1000 Hummingbirds to use this delightful Bright August Joy image 
by Hawaiian artist, Francene Hart.

Francene writes:
“This painting touches the JOY experienced
living for many years with the delightful
energy of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
The bright orange of the Torch Titonia
(also called Mexican Sunflowers) and the
faces of nature spirits in the foliage
add to the bright August joy.”
“Bright August Joy”

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NOTE 2016 update: We do still have a number of LOVE Blue Glass bottles etched with Hummingbird Water Woman image, for your drinking water, for your beautiful body… still available in both 1/2 liter & 1 liter sizes. $50 suggested donation.

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image and solarized in blue glass

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image…                 And solarized in blue glass

5" x 3" organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments

5″ x 3″ organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments (sold out)

Pay through PayPal, round up is always appreciated for ongoing Hummingbird council costs 🙂 and be sure to state in note, what item you would like us to send!

Be sure to include shipping address & Name (and if it is a gift). Also give a phone # and/or email in case we need to contact you regarding your order.

native-boarder-35

Hummingbird Dollar Delivery System 🙂

fyi: True Cost of toxic manufacturing practices (or.. how we found the means and Will to make the leap) 

“A $2.99 little yellow rubber duck, a bath toy, comes with a dire warning: Toxic chemicals in that sweet, squishy body have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

“What kind of society would make something like this to put in the mouths of children?” asks Bill McDonough.

McDonough, as a young architect, was approached by survivors of the Jewish holocaust to build them a memorial. He said he would first have to visit Auzwitz. Standing in the gas chamber designed to destroy human beings, he had an epiphany that set his life path: design is the first signal of human intent. He realized that everything we design is on a spectrum of supporting/enhancing…undermining/destroying…; life itself.

Informing his design adventures ever since has been the question his Auzwitz epiphany distilled: “How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” From this question comes:

  • design humility
  • cradle to cradle – with goods returned to the soil or back to the manufacturer in a continuous loop of creation and recycle

And so we took to heart this touchstone: “Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Our Hummingbird intention is profound healing for Mother Earth. Therefore our Hummingbird print choices break the tyranny of business-as-usual: To the very best of our ability and current knowledge, we have brought home to ourselves the accepted norm: ‘externalized costs’;

 ‘Externalized cost’: the technical term for shunting the cost of production to soil, water, air, people, animals; living systems. When the bottom line is only measured in money, the living planet bears the true cost.

Our Hummingbird printed products therefore were delivered free from phthalate, PVC, apeo, formaldehyde and heavy metals. The cotton we used did not contaminate the waterways, deplete the soil, or compromise the respiratory systems of the people who live, work and raise their children around these crops (big agri-business cotton and coffee have the highest externalized cost).

From growing to sewing to printing our design (eco-friendly heat transfer technology), we measured production against our primary intention. For instance, the dollar cost to us of a Hummingbird t-shirt meant: 1 t-shirt to our name instead of 2.

Hover little hummingbird….

Hummingbird apparel is good for children, fish and other people..

native-boarder-35

HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN

 

Hummingbird Water Woman

 

native-boarder-35

Francene Harts’ BRIGHT AUGUST JOY (below)

 

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We  always printed on organic/non-sweatshop t-shirts.

native-boarder-35

Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

 

Color: eco-blue / Style “AA1973”

Color: eco-green / Style: “AA1973” / Design: Bright August Joy

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“Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

Supporter donations always gladly accepted: money is no obstacle..
AND;  $100 goes a long way!

Hummingbird Women know how to get things done. The money comes, clinic sometimes in breathtaking ways.

Our T-shirts are Fair Trade, look Fair Made (no externalized costs: no soil, bronchitis air, waterways or people harmed) $35 to $100

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

We can always tell you the rock-bottom price on any item we have been drawn to produce. That price is an option for you.

Yet know that every effort is taken in considering the artwork and materials, to create items that align with our ecological commitment and vision.  Please consider a generous gift beyond the price of the item.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”

We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}

Please Note: this is now mostly an archival page {apart from Hummingbird Woman blue glass bottles, search cheapest  see further down on this page..};

Hummingbird Prayer garments for the Water were made during 2008 to 2012; the 4-year Ceremony cycle of  1000 Hummingbirds international gathering of women for water, more info hosted in Ohlone territory in the Central California Coastal region.

Water Woman T-Shirt

New Dawn Woman T-Shirt

We are so happy to have worked with Santa Cruz SHIRTCRAFTER, our local eco-friendly printers, with heat-transfer technology for all our fabric printing needs

Through the 4 years of 1000 Hummingbirds gatherings in California, we have printed on T-shirts, on sarongs, and on a variety of ceremonial cloths. We have done print-runs on donated organic wovens & knits.

Custom Designed Sarong

” ‘Bright August Joy’ on Sarong

‘Bright August Joy’
Kind permission was granted for 1000 Hummingbirds to use this delightful Bright August Joy image 
by Hawaiian artist, Francene Hart.

Francene writes:
“This painting touches the JOY experienced
living for many years with the delightful
energy of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
The bright orange of the Torch Titonia
(also called Mexican Sunflowers) and the
faces of nature spirits in the foliage
add to the bright August joy.”
“Bright August Joy”

native-boarder-35

NOTE 2016 update: We do still have a number of LOVE Blue Glass bottles etched with Hummingbird Water Woman image, for your drinking water, for your beautiful body… still available in both 1/2 liter & 1 liter sizes. $50 suggested donation.

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image and solarized in blue glass

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image…                 And solarized in blue glass

5" x 3" organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments

5″ x 3″ organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments (sold out)

Pay through PayPal, round up is always appreciated for ongoing Hummingbird council costs 🙂 and be sure to state in note, what item you would like us to send!

Be sure to include shipping address & Name (and if it is a gift). Also give a phone # and/or email in case we need to contact you regarding your order.

native-boarder-35

Hummingbird Dollar Delivery System 🙂

fyi: True Cost of toxic manufacturing practices (or.. how we found the means and Will to make the leap) 

“A $2.99 little yellow rubber duck, a bath toy, comes with a dire warning: Toxic chemicals in that sweet, squishy body have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

“What kind of society would make something like this to put in the mouths of children?” asks Bill McDonough.

McDonough, as a young architect, was approached by survivors of the Jewish holocaust to build them a memorial. He said he would first have to visit Auzwitz. Standing in the gas chamber designed to destroy human beings, he had an epiphany that set his life path: design is the first signal of human intent. He realized that everything we design is on a spectrum of supporting/enhancing…undermining/destroying…; life itself.

Informing his design adventures ever since has been the question his Auzwitz epiphany distilled: “How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” From this question comes:

  • design humility
  • cradle to cradle – with goods returned to the soil or back to the manufacturer in a continuous loop of creation and recycle

And so we took to heart this touchstone: “Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Our Hummingbird intention is profound healing for Mother Earth. Therefore our Hummingbird print choices break the tyranny of business-as-usual: To the very best of our ability and current knowledge, we have brought home to ourselves the accepted norm: ‘externalized costs’;

 ‘Externalized cost’: the technical term for shunting the cost of production to soil, water, air, people, animals; living systems. When the bottom line is only measured in money, the living planet bears the true cost.

Our Hummingbird printed products therefore were delivered free from phthalate, PVC, apeo, formaldehyde and heavy metals. The cotton we used did not contaminate the waterways, deplete the soil, or compromise the respiratory systems of the people who live, work and raise their children around these crops (big agri-business cotton and coffee have the highest externalized cost).

From growing to sewing to printing our design (eco-friendly heat transfer technology), we measured production against our primary intention. For instance, the dollar cost to us of a Hummingbird t-shirt meant: 1 t-shirt to our name instead of 2.

Hover little hummingbird….

Hummingbird apparel is good for children, fish and other people..

native-boarder-35

HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN

 

Hummingbird Water Woman

 

native-boarder-35

Francene Harts’ BRIGHT AUGUST JOY (below)

 

native-boarder-35

We  always printed on organic/non-sweatshop t-shirts.

native-boarder-35

Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

 

Color: eco-blue / Style “AA1973”

Color: eco-green / Style: “AA1973” / Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

“Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

Supporter donations always gladly accepted: money is no obstacle..
AND;  $100 goes a long way!

Hummingbird Women know how to get things done. The money comes, clinic sometimes in breathtaking ways.

Our T-shirts are Fair Trade, look Fair Made (no externalized costs: no soil, bronchitis air, waterways or people harmed) $35 to $100

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

We can always tell you the rock-bottom price on any item we have been drawn to produce. That price is an option for you.

Yet know that every effort is taken in considering the artwork and materials, to create items that align with our ecological commitment and vision.  Please consider a generous gift beyond the price of the item.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”

We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

All activities are supported in one of two ways. Some activities will prosper through in-kind donations.

But the reality is that some aspects of our work requires funding. It is the world we live in. For the things that require funding we do our absolute best to manage and negotiate costs, ask but still your help is needed.

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

You may be a natural-born holder or embodiment of hummingbird medicine and you got chills when your eyes alighted on one of the images above, one of these could be your thank you gift for a donation of $100. Your support is truly appreciated. Every effort was taken in considering the artwork and materials to be used in creating items that would align with the mission of ecology and unconditional faith that all of the needed resources would come together to support such an important cause. Please consider a generous gift.

YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE HUMMING BIRD MISSION, BUT CAN YOU AFFORD THE FULL CONTRIBUTION?

If you do not have the means to pay such a premium. You should know that we will meet you at the appropriate price-point, one conversation at a time, so please do not be shy to bring your story, and name dollar amount that lit up in you along with the design. We will do our level best to honor every such submission without tipping the balance for the monetary needs of the hummingbird mission.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”
We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}

Please Note: this is now mostly an archival page {apart from Hummingbird Woman blue glass bottles, search cheapest  see further down on this page..};

Hummingbird Prayer garments for the Water were made during 2008 to 2012; the 4-year Ceremony cycle of  1000 Hummingbirds international gathering of women for water, more info hosted in Ohlone territory in the Central California Coastal region.

Water Woman T-Shirt

New Dawn Woman T-Shirt

We are so happy to have worked with Santa Cruz SHIRTCRAFTER, our local eco-friendly printers, with heat-transfer technology for all our fabric printing needs

Through the 4 years of 1000 Hummingbirds gatherings in California, we have printed on T-shirts, on sarongs, and on a variety of ceremonial cloths. We have done print-runs on donated organic wovens & knits.

Custom Designed Sarong

” ‘Bright August Joy’ on Sarong

‘Bright August Joy’
Kind permission was granted for 1000 Hummingbirds to use this delightful Bright August Joy image 
by Hawaiian artist, Francene Hart.

Francene writes:
“This painting touches the JOY experienced
living for many years with the delightful
energy of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
The bright orange of the Torch Titonia
(also called Mexican Sunflowers) and the
faces of nature spirits in the foliage
add to the bright August joy.”
“Bright August Joy”

native-boarder-35

NOTE 2016 update: We do still have a number of LOVE Blue Glass bottles etched with Hummingbird Water Woman image, for your drinking water, for your beautiful body… still available in both 1/2 liter & 1 liter sizes. $50 suggested donation.

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image and solarized in blue glass

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image…                 And solarized in blue glass

5" x 3" organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments

5″ x 3″ organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments (sold out)

Pay through PayPal, round up is always appreciated for ongoing Hummingbird council costs 🙂 and be sure to state in note, what item you would like us to send!

Be sure to include shipping address & Name (and if it is a gift). Also give a phone # and/or email in case we need to contact you regarding your order.

native-boarder-35

Hummingbird Dollar Delivery System 🙂

fyi: True Cost of toxic manufacturing practices (or.. how we found the means and Will to make the leap) 

“A $2.99 little yellow rubber duck, a bath toy, comes with a dire warning: Toxic chemicals in that sweet, squishy body have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

“What kind of society would make something like this to put in the mouths of children?” asks Bill McDonough.

McDonough, as a young architect, was approached by survivors of the Jewish holocaust to build them a memorial. He said he would first have to visit Auzwitz. Standing in the gas chamber designed to destroy human beings, he had an epiphany that set his life path: design is the first signal of human intent. He realized that everything we design is on a spectrum of supporting/enhancing…undermining/destroying…; life itself.

Informing his design adventures ever since has been the question his Auzwitz epiphany distilled: “How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” From this question comes:

  • design humility
  • cradle to cradle – with goods returned to the soil or back to the manufacturer in a continuous loop of creation and recycle

And so we took to heart this touchstone: “Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Our Hummingbird intention is profound healing for Mother Earth. Therefore our Hummingbird print choices break the tyranny of business-as-usual: To the very best of our ability and current knowledge, we have brought home to ourselves the accepted norm: ‘externalized costs’;

 ‘Externalized cost’: the technical term for shunting the cost of production to soil, water, air, people, animals; living systems. When the bottom line is only measured in money, the living planet bears the true cost.

Our Hummingbird printed products therefore were delivered free from phthalate, PVC, apeo, formaldehyde and heavy metals. The cotton we used did not contaminate the waterways, deplete the soil, or compromise the respiratory systems of the people who live, work and raise their children around these crops (big agri-business cotton and coffee have the highest externalized cost).

From growing to sewing to printing our design (eco-friendly heat transfer technology), we measured production against our primary intention. For instance, the dollar cost to us of a Hummingbird t-shirt meant: 1 t-shirt to our name instead of 2.

Hover little hummingbird….

Hummingbird apparel is good for children, fish and other people..

native-boarder-35

HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN

 

Hummingbird Water Woman

 

native-boarder-35

Francene Harts’ BRIGHT AUGUST JOY (below)

 

native-boarder-35

We  always printed on organic/non-sweatshop t-shirts.

native-boarder-35

Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

 

Color: eco-blue / Style “AA1973”

Color: eco-green / Style: “AA1973” / Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

“Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

Supporter donations always gladly accepted: money is no obstacle..
AND;  $100 goes a long way!

Hummingbird Women know how to get things done. The money comes, clinic sometimes in breathtaking ways.

Our T-shirts are Fair Trade, look Fair Made (no externalized costs: no soil, bronchitis air, waterways or people harmed) $35 to $100

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

We can always tell you the rock-bottom price on any item we have been drawn to produce. That price is an option for you.

Yet know that every effort is taken in considering the artwork and materials, to create items that align with our ecological commitment and vision.  Please consider a generous gift beyond the price of the item.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”

We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

All activities are supported in one of two ways. Some activities will prosper through in-kind donations.

But the reality is that some aspects of our work requires funding. It is the world we live in. For the things that require funding we do our absolute best to manage and negotiate costs, ask but still your help is needed.

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

You may be a natural-born holder or embodiment of hummingbird medicine and you got chills when your eyes alighted on one of the images above, one of these could be your thank you gift for a donation of $100. Your support is truly appreciated. Every effort was taken in considering the artwork and materials to be used in creating items that would align with the mission of ecology and unconditional faith that all of the needed resources would come together to support such an important cause. Please consider a generous gift.

YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE HUMMING BIRD MISSION, BUT CAN YOU AFFORD THE FULL CONTRIBUTION?

If you do not have the means to pay such a premium. You should know that we will meet you at the appropriate price-point, one conversation at a time, so please do not be shy to bring your story, and name dollar amount that lit up in you along with the design. We will do our level best to honor every such submission without tipping the balance for the monetary needs of the hummingbird mission.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”
We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}
We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planetwide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, order four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, recipe until we see profound wellbeing restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Women’s Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Hummingbird “Water Woman” {pictured above}, or Hummingbird “New Dawn Woman” {pictured below} can come to you on a ceremonial cloth/sarong, on a scrap of fabric for you to quilt or incorporate into other creations.., on a t-shirt.. {you choose}.

The actual Hummingbird Ceremony will take place over the 2009 April New Moon cycle. As you bring the Hummingbird Ceremony imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”

Please Note: this is now mostly an archival page {apart from Hummingbird Woman blue glass bottles, search cheapest  see further down on this page..};

Hummingbird Prayer garments for the Water were made during 2008 to 2012; the 4-year Ceremony cycle of  1000 Hummingbirds international gathering of women for water, more info hosted in Ohlone territory in the Central California Coastal region.

Water Woman T-Shirt

New Dawn Woman T-Shirt

We are so happy to have worked with Santa Cruz SHIRTCRAFTER, our local eco-friendly printers, with heat-transfer technology for all our fabric printing needs

Through the 4 years of 1000 Hummingbirds gatherings in California, we have printed on T-shirts, on sarongs, and on a variety of ceremonial cloths. We have done print-runs on donated organic wovens & knits.

Custom Designed Sarong

” ‘Bright August Joy’ on Sarong

‘Bright August Joy’
Kind permission was granted for 1000 Hummingbirds to use this delightful Bright August Joy image 
by Hawaiian artist, Francene Hart.

Francene writes:
“This painting touches the JOY experienced
living for many years with the delightful
energy of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
The bright orange of the Torch Titonia
(also called Mexican Sunflowers) and the
faces of nature spirits in the foliage
add to the bright August joy.”
“Bright August Joy”

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NOTE 2016 update: We do still have a number of LOVE Blue Glass bottles etched with Hummingbird Water Woman image, for your drinking water, for your beautiful body… still available in both 1/2 liter & 1 liter sizes. $50 suggested donation.

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image and solarized in blue glass

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image…                 And solarized in blue glass

5" x 3" organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments

5″ x 3″ organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments (sold out)

Pay through PayPal, round up is always appreciated for ongoing Hummingbird council costs 🙂 and be sure to state in note, what item you would like us to send!

Be sure to include shipping address & Name (and if it is a gift). Also give a phone # and/or email in case we need to contact you regarding your order.

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Hummingbird Dollar Delivery System 🙂

fyi: True Cost of toxic manufacturing practices (or.. how we found the means and Will to make the leap) 

“A $2.99 little yellow rubber duck, a bath toy, comes with a dire warning: Toxic chemicals in that sweet, squishy body have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

“What kind of society would make something like this to put in the mouths of children?” asks Bill McDonough.

McDonough, as a young architect, was approached by survivors of the Jewish holocaust to build them a memorial. He said he would first have to visit Auzwitz. Standing in the gas chamber designed to destroy human beings, he had an epiphany that set his life path: design is the first signal of human intent. He realized that everything we design is on a spectrum of supporting/enhancing…undermining/destroying…; life itself.

Informing his design adventures ever since has been the question his Auzwitz epiphany distilled: “How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” From this question comes:

  • design humility
  • cradle to cradle – with goods returned to the soil or back to the manufacturer in a continuous loop of creation and recycle

And so we took to heart this touchstone: “Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Our Hummingbird intention is profound healing for Mother Earth. Therefore our Hummingbird print choices break the tyranny of business-as-usual: To the very best of our ability and current knowledge, we have brought home to ourselves the accepted norm: ‘externalized costs’;

 ‘Externalized cost’: the technical term for shunting the cost of production to soil, water, air, people, animals; living systems. When the bottom line is only measured in money, the living planet bears the true cost.

Our Hummingbird printed products therefore were delivered free from phthalate, PVC, apeo, formaldehyde and heavy metals. The cotton we used did not contaminate the waterways, deplete the soil, or compromise the respiratory systems of the people who live, work and raise their children around these crops (big agri-business cotton and coffee have the highest externalized cost).

From growing to sewing to printing our design (eco-friendly heat transfer technology), we measured production against our primary intention. For instance, the dollar cost to us of a Hummingbird t-shirt meant: 1 t-shirt to our name instead of 2.

Hover little hummingbird….

Hummingbird apparel is good for children, fish and other people..

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HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN

 

Hummingbird Water Woman

 

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Francene Harts’ BRIGHT AUGUST JOY (below)

 

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We  always printed on organic/non-sweatshop t-shirts.

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Design: Bright August Joy

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Color: eco-blue / Style “AA1973”

Color: eco-green / Style: “AA1973” / Design: Bright August Joy

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“Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

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THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

Supporter donations always gladly accepted: money is no obstacle..
AND;  $100 goes a long way!

Hummingbird Women know how to get things done. The money comes, clinic sometimes in breathtaking ways.

Our T-shirts are Fair Trade, look Fair Made (no externalized costs: no soil, bronchitis air, waterways or people harmed) $35 to $100

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

We can always tell you the rock-bottom price on any item we have been drawn to produce. That price is an option for you.

Yet know that every effort is taken in considering the artwork and materials, to create items that align with our ecological commitment and vision.  Please consider a generous gift beyond the price of the item.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”

We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}

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THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

All activities are supported in one of two ways. Some activities will prosper through in-kind donations.

But the reality is that some aspects of our work requires funding. It is the world we live in. For the things that require funding we do our absolute best to manage and negotiate costs, ask but still your help is needed.

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

You may be a natural-born holder or embodiment of hummingbird medicine and you got chills when your eyes alighted on one of the images above, one of these could be your thank you gift for a donation of $100. Your support is truly appreciated. Every effort was taken in considering the artwork and materials to be used in creating items that would align with the mission of ecology and unconditional faith that all of the needed resources would come together to support such an important cause. Please consider a generous gift.

YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE HUMMING BIRD MISSION, BUT CAN YOU AFFORD THE FULL CONTRIBUTION?

If you do not have the means to pay such a premium. You should know that we will meet you at the appropriate price-point, one conversation at a time, so please do not be shy to bring your story, and name dollar amount that lit up in you along with the design. We will do our level best to honor every such submission without tipping the balance for the monetary needs of the hummingbird mission.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”
We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}
We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planetwide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, order four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, recipe until we see profound wellbeing restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Women’s Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Hummingbird “Water Woman” {pictured above}, or Hummingbird “New Dawn Woman” {pictured below} can come to you on a ceremonial cloth/sarong, on a scrap of fabric for you to quilt or incorporate into other creations.., on a t-shirt.. {you choose}.

The actual Hummingbird Ceremony will take place over the 2009 April New Moon cycle. As you bring the Hummingbird Ceremony imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”
The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, site  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, skincare All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life. Water is Life.  Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This was the originating and core purpose, the declared intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are drawn to work with the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks locally and across regions and Nations.  1000 Hummingbirds was a wake up call. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home.

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1000 Hummingbirds:  “All Women, All Nations”; This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters. Please feel free to share your hummingbird stories with our site visitors on our blog.

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“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

Please Note: this is now mostly an archival page {apart from Hummingbird Woman blue glass bottles, search cheapest  see further down on this page..};

Hummingbird Prayer garments for the Water were made during 2008 to 2012; the 4-year Ceremony cycle of  1000 Hummingbirds international gathering of women for water, more info hosted in Ohlone territory in the Central California Coastal region.

Water Woman T-Shirt

New Dawn Woman T-Shirt

We are so happy to have worked with Santa Cruz SHIRTCRAFTER, our local eco-friendly printers, with heat-transfer technology for all our fabric printing needs

Through the 4 years of 1000 Hummingbirds gatherings in California, we have printed on T-shirts, on sarongs, and on a variety of ceremonial cloths. We have done print-runs on donated organic wovens & knits.

Custom Designed Sarong

” ‘Bright August Joy’ on Sarong

‘Bright August Joy’
Kind permission was granted for 1000 Hummingbirds to use this delightful Bright August Joy image 
by Hawaiian artist, Francene Hart.

Francene writes:
“This painting touches the JOY experienced
living for many years with the delightful
energy of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
The bright orange of the Torch Titonia
(also called Mexican Sunflowers) and the
faces of nature spirits in the foliage
add to the bright August joy.”
“Bright August Joy”

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NOTE 2016 update: We do still have a number of LOVE Blue Glass bottles etched with Hummingbird Water Woman image, for your drinking water, for your beautiful body… still available in both 1/2 liter & 1 liter sizes. $50 suggested donation.

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image and solarized in blue glass

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image…                 And solarized in blue glass

5" x 3" organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments

5″ x 3″ organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments (sold out)

Pay through PayPal, round up is always appreciated for ongoing Hummingbird council costs 🙂 and be sure to state in note, what item you would like us to send!

Be sure to include shipping address & Name (and if it is a gift). Also give a phone # and/or email in case we need to contact you regarding your order.

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Hummingbird Dollar Delivery System 🙂

fyi: True Cost of toxic manufacturing practices (or.. how we found the means and Will to make the leap) 

“A $2.99 little yellow rubber duck, a bath toy, comes with a dire warning: Toxic chemicals in that sweet, squishy body have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

“What kind of society would make something like this to put in the mouths of children?” asks Bill McDonough.

McDonough, as a young architect, was approached by survivors of the Jewish holocaust to build them a memorial. He said he would first have to visit Auzwitz. Standing in the gas chamber designed to destroy human beings, he had an epiphany that set his life path: design is the first signal of human intent. He realized that everything we design is on a spectrum of supporting/enhancing…undermining/destroying…; life itself.

Informing his design adventures ever since has been the question his Auzwitz epiphany distilled: “How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” From this question comes:

  • design humility
  • cradle to cradle – with goods returned to the soil or back to the manufacturer in a continuous loop of creation and recycle

And so we took to heart this touchstone: “Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Our Hummingbird intention is profound healing for Mother Earth. Therefore our Hummingbird print choices break the tyranny of business-as-usual: To the very best of our ability and current knowledge, we have brought home to ourselves the accepted norm: ‘externalized costs’;

 ‘Externalized cost’: the technical term for shunting the cost of production to soil, water, air, people, animals; living systems. When the bottom line is only measured in money, the living planet bears the true cost.

Our Hummingbird printed products therefore were delivered free from phthalate, PVC, apeo, formaldehyde and heavy metals. The cotton we used did not contaminate the waterways, deplete the soil, or compromise the respiratory systems of the people who live, work and raise their children around these crops (big agri-business cotton and coffee have the highest externalized cost).

From growing to sewing to printing our design (eco-friendly heat transfer technology), we measured production against our primary intention. For instance, the dollar cost to us of a Hummingbird t-shirt meant: 1 t-shirt to our name instead of 2.

Hover little hummingbird….

Hummingbird apparel is good for children, fish and other people..

native-boarder-35

HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN

 

Hummingbird Water Woman

 

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Francene Harts’ BRIGHT AUGUST JOY (below)

 

native-boarder-35

We  always printed on organic/non-sweatshop t-shirts.

native-boarder-35

Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

 

Color: eco-blue / Style “AA1973”

Color: eco-green / Style: “AA1973” / Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

“Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

Supporter donations always gladly accepted: money is no obstacle..
AND;  $100 goes a long way!

Hummingbird Women know how to get things done. The money comes, clinic sometimes in breathtaking ways.

Our T-shirts are Fair Trade, look Fair Made (no externalized costs: no soil, bronchitis air, waterways or people harmed) $35 to $100

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

We can always tell you the rock-bottom price on any item we have been drawn to produce. That price is an option for you.

Yet know that every effort is taken in considering the artwork and materials, to create items that align with our ecological commitment and vision.  Please consider a generous gift beyond the price of the item.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”

We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

All activities are supported in one of two ways. Some activities will prosper through in-kind donations.

But the reality is that some aspects of our work requires funding. It is the world we live in. For the things that require funding we do our absolute best to manage and negotiate costs, ask but still your help is needed.

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

You may be a natural-born holder or embodiment of hummingbird medicine and you got chills when your eyes alighted on one of the images above, one of these could be your thank you gift for a donation of $100. Your support is truly appreciated. Every effort was taken in considering the artwork and materials to be used in creating items that would align with the mission of ecology and unconditional faith that all of the needed resources would come together to support such an important cause. Please consider a generous gift.

YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE HUMMING BIRD MISSION, BUT CAN YOU AFFORD THE FULL CONTRIBUTION?

If you do not have the means to pay such a premium. You should know that we will meet you at the appropriate price-point, one conversation at a time, so please do not be shy to bring your story, and name dollar amount that lit up in you along with the design. We will do our level best to honor every such submission without tipping the balance for the monetary needs of the hummingbird mission.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”
We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}
We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planetwide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, order four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, recipe until we see profound wellbeing restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Women’s Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Hummingbird “Water Woman” {pictured above}, or Hummingbird “New Dawn Woman” {pictured below} can come to you on a ceremonial cloth/sarong, on a scrap of fabric for you to quilt or incorporate into other creations.., on a t-shirt.. {you choose}.

The actual Hummingbird Ceremony will take place over the 2009 April New Moon cycle. As you bring the Hummingbird Ceremony imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”
The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, site  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, skincare All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life. Water is Life.  Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This was the originating and core purpose, the declared intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are drawn to work with the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks locally and across regions and Nations.  1000 Hummingbirds was a wake up call. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home.

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1000 Hummingbirds:  “All Women, All Nations”; This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters. Please feel free to share your hummingbird stories with our site visitors on our blog.

native-boarder-33

“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planet-wide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, decease four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, disinfection until we see profound well-being restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, neuropathologist attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Womens’ Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

As you bring the Hummingbird mission imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”

Please Note: this is now mostly an archival page {apart from Hummingbird Woman blue glass bottles, search cheapest  see further down on this page..};

Hummingbird Prayer garments for the Water were made during 2008 to 2012; the 4-year Ceremony cycle of  1000 Hummingbirds international gathering of women for water, more info hosted in Ohlone territory in the Central California Coastal region.

Water Woman T-Shirt

New Dawn Woman T-Shirt

We are so happy to have worked with Santa Cruz SHIRTCRAFTER, our local eco-friendly printers, with heat-transfer technology for all our fabric printing needs

Through the 4 years of 1000 Hummingbirds gatherings in California, we have printed on T-shirts, on sarongs, and on a variety of ceremonial cloths. We have done print-runs on donated organic wovens & knits.

Custom Designed Sarong

” ‘Bright August Joy’ on Sarong

‘Bright August Joy’
Kind permission was granted for 1000 Hummingbirds to use this delightful Bright August Joy image 
by Hawaiian artist, Francene Hart.

Francene writes:
“This painting touches the JOY experienced
living for many years with the delightful
energy of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
The bright orange of the Torch Titonia
(also called Mexican Sunflowers) and the
faces of nature spirits in the foliage
add to the bright August joy.”
“Bright August Joy”

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NOTE 2016 update: We do still have a number of LOVE Blue Glass bottles etched with Hummingbird Water Woman image, for your drinking water, for your beautiful body… still available in both 1/2 liter & 1 liter sizes. $50 suggested donation.

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image and solarized in blue glass

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image…                 And solarized in blue glass

5" x 3" organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments

5″ x 3″ organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments (sold out)

Pay through PayPal, round up is always appreciated for ongoing Hummingbird council costs 🙂 and be sure to state in note, what item you would like us to send!

Be sure to include shipping address & Name (and if it is a gift). Also give a phone # and/or email in case we need to contact you regarding your order.

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Hummingbird Dollar Delivery System 🙂

fyi: True Cost of toxic manufacturing practices (or.. how we found the means and Will to make the leap) 

“A $2.99 little yellow rubber duck, a bath toy, comes with a dire warning: Toxic chemicals in that sweet, squishy body have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

“What kind of society would make something like this to put in the mouths of children?” asks Bill McDonough.

McDonough, as a young architect, was approached by survivors of the Jewish holocaust to build them a memorial. He said he would first have to visit Auzwitz. Standing in the gas chamber designed to destroy human beings, he had an epiphany that set his life path: design is the first signal of human intent. He realized that everything we design is on a spectrum of supporting/enhancing…undermining/destroying…; life itself.

Informing his design adventures ever since has been the question his Auzwitz epiphany distilled: “How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” From this question comes:

  • design humility
  • cradle to cradle – with goods returned to the soil or back to the manufacturer in a continuous loop of creation and recycle

And so we took to heart this touchstone: “Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Our Hummingbird intention is profound healing for Mother Earth. Therefore our Hummingbird print choices break the tyranny of business-as-usual: To the very best of our ability and current knowledge, we have brought home to ourselves the accepted norm: ‘externalized costs’;

 ‘Externalized cost’: the technical term for shunting the cost of production to soil, water, air, people, animals; living systems. When the bottom line is only measured in money, the living planet bears the true cost.

Our Hummingbird printed products therefore were delivered free from phthalate, PVC, apeo, formaldehyde and heavy metals. The cotton we used did not contaminate the waterways, deplete the soil, or compromise the respiratory systems of the people who live, work and raise their children around these crops (big agri-business cotton and coffee have the highest externalized cost).

From growing to sewing to printing our design (eco-friendly heat transfer technology), we measured production against our primary intention. For instance, the dollar cost to us of a Hummingbird t-shirt meant: 1 t-shirt to our name instead of 2.

Hover little hummingbird….

Hummingbird apparel is good for children, fish and other people..

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HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN

 

Hummingbird Water Woman

 

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Francene Harts’ BRIGHT AUGUST JOY (below)

 

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We  always printed on organic/non-sweatshop t-shirts.

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Design: Bright August Joy

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Color: eco-blue / Style “AA1973”

Color: eco-green / Style: “AA1973” / Design: Bright August Joy

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“Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

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THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

Supporter donations always gladly accepted: money is no obstacle..
AND;  $100 goes a long way!

Hummingbird Women know how to get things done. The money comes, clinic sometimes in breathtaking ways.

Our T-shirts are Fair Trade, look Fair Made (no externalized costs: no soil, bronchitis air, waterways or people harmed) $35 to $100

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

We can always tell you the rock-bottom price on any item we have been drawn to produce. That price is an option for you.

Yet know that every effort is taken in considering the artwork and materials, to create items that align with our ecological commitment and vision.  Please consider a generous gift beyond the price of the item.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”

We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}

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THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

All activities are supported in one of two ways. Some activities will prosper through in-kind donations.

But the reality is that some aspects of our work requires funding. It is the world we live in. For the things that require funding we do our absolute best to manage and negotiate costs, ask but still your help is needed.

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

You may be a natural-born holder or embodiment of hummingbird medicine and you got chills when your eyes alighted on one of the images above, one of these could be your thank you gift for a donation of $100. Your support is truly appreciated. Every effort was taken in considering the artwork and materials to be used in creating items that would align with the mission of ecology and unconditional faith that all of the needed resources would come together to support such an important cause. Please consider a generous gift.

YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE HUMMING BIRD MISSION, BUT CAN YOU AFFORD THE FULL CONTRIBUTION?

If you do not have the means to pay such a premium. You should know that we will meet you at the appropriate price-point, one conversation at a time, so please do not be shy to bring your story, and name dollar amount that lit up in you along with the design. We will do our level best to honor every such submission without tipping the balance for the monetary needs of the hummingbird mission.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”
We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}
We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planetwide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, order four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, recipe until we see profound wellbeing restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Women’s Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Hummingbird “Water Woman” {pictured above}, or Hummingbird “New Dawn Woman” {pictured below} can come to you on a ceremonial cloth/sarong, on a scrap of fabric for you to quilt or incorporate into other creations.., on a t-shirt.. {you choose}.

The actual Hummingbird Ceremony will take place over the 2009 April New Moon cycle. As you bring the Hummingbird Ceremony imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”
The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, site  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, skincare All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life. Water is Life.  Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This was the originating and core purpose, the declared intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are drawn to work with the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks locally and across regions and Nations.  1000 Hummingbirds was a wake up call. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home.

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1000 Hummingbirds:  “All Women, All Nations”; This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters. Please feel free to share your hummingbird stories with our site visitors on our blog.

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“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planet-wide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, decease four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, disinfection until we see profound well-being restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, neuropathologist attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Womens’ Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

As you bring the Hummingbird mission imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”
We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planetwide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, allergist four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, until we see profound wellbeing restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Women’s Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Hummingbird “Water Woman” {pictured above}, or Hummingbird “New Dawn Woman” {pictured below} can come to you on a ceremonial cloth/sarong, on a scrap of fabric for you to quilt or incorporate into other creations.., on a t-shirt.. {you choose}.

The actual Hummingbird Ceremony will take place over the 2009 April New Moon cycle. As you bring the Hummingbird Ceremony imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”

Please Note: this is now mostly an archival page {apart from Hummingbird Woman blue glass bottles, search cheapest  see further down on this page..};

Hummingbird Prayer garments for the Water were made during 2008 to 2012; the 4-year Ceremony cycle of  1000 Hummingbirds international gathering of women for water, more info hosted in Ohlone territory in the Central California Coastal region.

Water Woman T-Shirt

New Dawn Woman T-Shirt

We are so happy to have worked with Santa Cruz SHIRTCRAFTER, our local eco-friendly printers, with heat-transfer technology for all our fabric printing needs

Through the 4 years of 1000 Hummingbirds gatherings in California, we have printed on T-shirts, on sarongs, and on a variety of ceremonial cloths. We have done print-runs on donated organic wovens & knits.

Custom Designed Sarong

” ‘Bright August Joy’ on Sarong

‘Bright August Joy’
Kind permission was granted for 1000 Hummingbirds to use this delightful Bright August Joy image 
by Hawaiian artist, Francene Hart.

Francene writes:
“This painting touches the JOY experienced
living for many years with the delightful
energy of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
The bright orange of the Torch Titonia
(also called Mexican Sunflowers) and the
faces of nature spirits in the foliage
add to the bright August joy.”
“Bright August Joy”

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NOTE 2016 update: We do still have a number of LOVE Blue Glass bottles etched with Hummingbird Water Woman image, for your drinking water, for your beautiful body… still available in both 1/2 liter & 1 liter sizes. $50 suggested donation.

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image and solarized in blue glass

Drink your water from this, imbued with Water Woman image…                 And solarized in blue glass

5" x 3" organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments

5″ x 3″ organic cotton raw edge fabric patch to sew on ceremonial cloth & garments (sold out)

Pay through PayPal, round up is always appreciated for ongoing Hummingbird council costs 🙂 and be sure to state in note, what item you would like us to send!

Be sure to include shipping address & Name (and if it is a gift). Also give a phone # and/or email in case we need to contact you regarding your order.

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Hummingbird Dollar Delivery System 🙂

fyi: True Cost of toxic manufacturing practices (or.. how we found the means and Will to make the leap) 

“A $2.99 little yellow rubber duck, a bath toy, comes with a dire warning: Toxic chemicals in that sweet, squishy body have been known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

“What kind of society would make something like this to put in the mouths of children?” asks Bill McDonough.

McDonough, as a young architect, was approached by survivors of the Jewish holocaust to build them a memorial. He said he would first have to visit Auzwitz. Standing in the gas chamber designed to destroy human beings, he had an epiphany that set his life path: design is the first signal of human intent. He realized that everything we design is on a spectrum of supporting/enhancing…undermining/destroying…; life itself.

Informing his design adventures ever since has been the question his Auzwitz epiphany distilled: “How do we love all the children of all species for all time?” From this question comes:

  • design humility
  • cradle to cradle – with goods returned to the soil or back to the manufacturer in a continuous loop of creation and recycle

And so we took to heart this touchstone: “Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

Our Hummingbird intention is profound healing for Mother Earth. Therefore our Hummingbird print choices break the tyranny of business-as-usual: To the very best of our ability and current knowledge, we have brought home to ourselves the accepted norm: ‘externalized costs’;

 ‘Externalized cost’: the technical term for shunting the cost of production to soil, water, air, people, animals; living systems. When the bottom line is only measured in money, the living planet bears the true cost.

Our Hummingbird printed products therefore were delivered free from phthalate, PVC, apeo, formaldehyde and heavy metals. The cotton we used did not contaminate the waterways, deplete the soil, or compromise the respiratory systems of the people who live, work and raise their children around these crops (big agri-business cotton and coffee have the highest externalized cost).

From growing to sewing to printing our design (eco-friendly heat transfer technology), we measured production against our primary intention. For instance, the dollar cost to us of a Hummingbird t-shirt meant: 1 t-shirt to our name instead of 2.

Hover little hummingbird….

Hummingbird apparel is good for children, fish and other people..

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HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN

 

Hummingbird Water Woman

 

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Francene Harts’ BRIGHT AUGUST JOY (below)

 

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We  always printed on organic/non-sweatshop t-shirts.

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Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

 

Color: eco-blue / Style “AA1973”

Color: eco-green / Style: “AA1973” / Design: Bright August Joy

native-boarder-35

“Design is the first signal of human intention. What is your intention?”

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

Supporter donations always gladly accepted: money is no obstacle..
AND;  $100 goes a long way!

Hummingbird Women know how to get things done. The money comes, clinic sometimes in breathtaking ways.

Our T-shirts are Fair Trade, look Fair Made (no externalized costs: no soil, bronchitis air, waterways or people harmed) $35 to $100

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

We can always tell you the rock-bottom price on any item we have been drawn to produce. That price is an option for you.

Yet know that every effort is taken in considering the artwork and materials, to create items that align with our ecological commitment and vision.  Please consider a generous gift beyond the price of the item.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”

We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}

native-boarder-35

THE HUMMINGBIRD ECONOMIC MODEL

All activities are supported in one of two ways. Some activities will prosper through in-kind donations.

But the reality is that some aspects of our work requires funding. It is the world we live in. For the things that require funding we do our absolute best to manage and negotiate costs, ask but still your help is needed.

Water Woman T-Shirt

Water Woman T-Shirt

Custom Designed Sarong

Custom Designed Sarong

To see all items for sale please go to the following address:

http://myworld.ebay.com/1000hummingbirds09

You may be a natural-born holder or embodiment of hummingbird medicine and you got chills when your eyes alighted on one of the images above, one of these could be your thank you gift for a donation of $100. Your support is truly appreciated. Every effort was taken in considering the artwork and materials to be used in creating items that would align with the mission of ecology and unconditional faith that all of the needed resources would come together to support such an important cause. Please consider a generous gift.

YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE HUMMING BIRD MISSION, BUT CAN YOU AFFORD THE FULL CONTRIBUTION?

If you do not have the means to pay such a premium. You should know that we will meet you at the appropriate price-point, one conversation at a time, so please do not be shy to bring your story, and name dollar amount that lit up in you along with the design. We will do our level best to honor every such submission without tipping the balance for the monetary needs of the hummingbird mission.

Please know that we as Hummingbird conduits are committed, as far as humanly possible, to “no externalized cost” on any finished garments that passes through our hands. We have lived through an era of ‘externalized cost’, whereby the cheap fabric for t-shirt or sarong is at the cost of family well-being (growers & pickers not paid a living wage), and/or the fiber production literally costing the Earth; conventional cotton production ranks as one of THE most toxic mono-crops on the planet.

All this to say; that we do not deal in ‘bargain-basement’ t-shirts or bottom-dollar anything(!) and the prices we pay do of course reflect that. We wish to, in the words of the Water Institute {‘Basins of Relations’},: “ensure that we and all species enjoy pure and ample water for generations to come.”
We recognize this abiding truth: “The water cycle and the life cycle are one.” {Cousteau}
We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planetwide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, order four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, recipe until we see profound wellbeing restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Women’s Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Hummingbird “Water Woman” {pictured above}, or Hummingbird “New Dawn Woman” {pictured below} can come to you on a ceremonial cloth/sarong, on a scrap of fabric for you to quilt or incorporate into other creations.., on a t-shirt.. {you choose}.

The actual Hummingbird Ceremony will take place over the 2009 April New Moon cycle. As you bring the Hummingbird Ceremony imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”
The 1000 Hummingbird Council was formed in Ohlone territory; the San Francisco Bay Area in the Central Coast region of California.

The mandate of the Council is explicit: CLEAN WATER and well-being for all; no exceptions; {“All Our Relations”}

1000 Hummingbirds was activated for a 4-year cycle; for the Waters of the Earth, site  for rebirth and renewal; “All Women, skincare All Nations”, from a common spirit-base, together distill inspired solutions. The vision of course was reaching out beyond this 4-year cycle. This seeding of hummingbird medicine Women for the Waters is for Life. Water is Life.  Profound well-being for all Peoples; All Our Relations. This was the originating and core purpose, the declared intent of Hummingbird Water Woman inter-weaving.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. The Hummingbird Water Woman cross-creed Council convened and drew from the wisdom of such traditional networks.   Hummingbird Water Women are drawn to work with the preservation and/or restoration of these supply source networks locally and across regions and Nations.  1000 Hummingbirds was a wake up call. Hummingbird Water Women bring solutions Home.

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1000 Hummingbirds:  “All Women, All Nations”; This was our call to action through Vision and we stepped up for a 4-year Ceremony cycle, completed in May 2012. Now people of every race, gender, and creed lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention, and Outcome:  everybody counts, everybody matters. Water is Life.

The 3% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Even as you read this message, Hummingbird has reached you.  Do not be surprised to find yourself further drawn by the Hummingbird and it’s symbolic nature.  As you bring the Hummingbird imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, focus your heart-mind for optimum outcomes.

We are truly galvanized by the Heart which, by its very nature, knows how we can evolve ourselves and our world in such a way that our choices inherently celebrate and cherish “all children of all species for all time.”

It is our joy to share that from the time the Council first convened, we have been alerted to ever new accounts of phenomenal hummingbird encounters. Please feel free to share your hummingbird stories with our site visitors on our blog.

native-boarder-33

“I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.”
Maya Angelou

We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planet-wide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, decease four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, disinfection until we see profound well-being restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, neuropathologist attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Womens’ Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

As you bring the Hummingbird mission imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”
We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planetwide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, allergist four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, until we see profound wellbeing restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Women’s Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Hummingbird “Water Woman” {pictured above}, or Hummingbird “New Dawn Woman” {pictured below} can come to you on a ceremonial cloth/sarong, on a scrap of fabric for you to quilt or incorporate into other creations.., on a t-shirt.. {you choose}.

The actual Hummingbird Ceremony will take place over the 2009 April New Moon cycle. As you bring the Hummingbird Ceremony imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”
We thought it a good time to invite you to receive a gift from our nation.

Towards CLEAN WATER and well being for all; from sea to shining sea to planetwide.

We are entering a 4-year cycle for rebirth and renewal; a four day, allergist four year ceremony that is passed from council of women to council of women, until we see profound wellbeing restored.

Native women always took care of source and supply networks. Now hummingbird water woman council has convened to draw from the wisdom of traditional networks of need and supply sources, attuned to the newly emerging and within a ceremony framework for follow-through and success.

The All Nations Women’s Hummingbird Rebirthing Ceremony for the Earth, while ‘all women’ and not a public event, nevertheless encourages people of every race, gender, and creed to lend their good spirit to this Purpose, Intention and Outcome: everybody counts, everybody matters.. and the 1% of available freshwater on the Earth is a non-negotiable right for every living thing on our precious Planet.

Hummingbird “Water Woman” {pictured above}, or Hummingbird “New Dawn Woman” {pictured below} can come to you on a ceremonial cloth/sarong, on a scrap of fabric for you to quilt or incorporate into other creations.., on a t-shirt.. {you choose}.

The actual Hummingbird Ceremony will take place over the 2009 April New Moon cycle. As you bring the Hummingbird Ceremony imagery ‘Home’ to your own sacred spaces and places, you focus your heart-mind for optimum evolution. We truly want to know how to “love all children of all species for all time.”

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Hummingbird Water Woman

 

Hummingbird Woman printed on wild Afghanistan cotton

We have just a few left of these sweet pocket-sized prints available; 4.5″ X 2.5″, order for you to sew onto any garment you choose, about it
or perhaps onto your night pillow for dreaming, recipe perhaps onto a medicine pouch.

We seek out fabric that has a story fitting to our mission and vision. Currently we are printing on muslin from eco-cotton grown in Pakistan and finished in USA without toxic chemicals.

For $20 or more donation via PayPal, we will put one in an envelope for you (be sure to state in your PayPal transaction that you want a “Hummingbird Water Woman fabric patch”). It will come to you imbued with the scent of Cedar.

“…So come on Sisters, take the High Road
With Hummingbirds upon our clothes
Know our Ancestors will guide Us
From where the Healing Water flows..”

Note: Verse from hummingbird song that came through Hummingbird Councilwoman Angela Blessing, just prior to Spring 2010 Hummingbird Convergence.

HUMMINGBIRD WATER WOMAN DECLARATION OF ORIGIN
Ohlone-inspired Hummingbird Water Woman (& Hummingbird New Dawn Woman) © 2008, from original vision sketch by Ohlone Woman, Catherine Herrera, and rendered spirit-into-form by the 1000 Hummingbird Council, with the generous help & expertise of Jason Hendricks of Shadowline Graphics. All Rights Reserved.