In the mid-90s, as a way to re-inspire myself as a freelance writer, I created Project Purpose.
To write and publish articles about people and institutions whose lives and missions are dedicated to a bold and inspired purpose or vision.
It worked! Over the next several years, I wrote profiles and Q&A interviews about dozens of purposeful people including several authors like Marianne Williamson, Daniel Quinn, John and Ocean Robbins, and John Perkins. I also wrote about many “unsung heroes” who were making significant differences in their communities and the world.
This past April it all came full circle as I began to research my next book, Rainforest Shaman (book 5 of the Zak Bates Eco-adventure series). While conducting a Google search on the rainforest, I found myself back at my own website reading Shapeshifting: Ancient Shamanic Wisdom for the 21st Century, the article I wrote for Intuition Magazine about John Perkins and his work in the Ecuadorian rainforest that led him to co-found the Pachamama Alliance.
By the time I’d finished reading the article, I knew it was time for me to fulfill a 25-year-old dream to travel to the rainforest with John’s organization which I did this past May. It was one of the most profound two weeks of my life. Participating in the Game Changer Intensive is the next leg of this journey.
It is also time for me to return to my roots as a writer with a new project.
— Project Pachamama: To write and publish articles about people and institutions making a significant difference in saving our planet from ourselves. This is also aligned with the vision of the Pachamama Alliance’s vision which, as a Game Changer I embrace: a world that works for everyone: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet—a New Dream for humanity.
One of the most fun things I did while working on Project Purpose was to create a number of Roving Reporters. These were ordinary people like yourself who resonated with the project. Most of this was before the internet was popular but we did have regular mail and some of us had email. So, whenever someone came across someone they felt would be a good candidate for Project Purpose, they’d send me information about them. If I agreed they would be a good candidate, I’d query magazines until I found a home for their stories.
Today, it’s even easier. If you resonate with Project Pachamama, bookmark this page so you can come back to it whenever you run into a likely candidate. But that’s not all. I also need to know where to send Project Pachamama story ideas. These can be regular magazines, online publications, or other online resources helping to save our planet. Just fill out the Roving Reporter form below with my heartfelt thanks.