What we think about when we try not to think about global warming By Per Espen Stoknes Guest Blog by Jane Sanders There’s a Permaculture principle called the ‘edge effect’ which describes the incredible richness and diversity that is to be found where two habitats meet … for example the edge of a forest. This […]
In systems design, a key way to create resilience is via duplication or even redundancy: for any crucial component, there is a counterpart which can hum into action if the main one fails. This principle is important in sustainability too: organic farms have several kinds of crops, and livestock, which mean that if one fails, […]
Quick Book Notes – Charles Eisenstein: The more beautiful world our hearts know is possible This book is a sort of guide to the New Story: not what it is but, a clear, compassionate process of how to move into it. He illuminates the personal and societal habits and mindsets holding us back, and their […]
Book Brief: Thomas Berry: ‘The Dream of the Earth’ – is myth both the problem and the solution? Berry has an unusual, eloquent, and valuable view of how we humans got into the current crisis, and how to move out of it. This view is powerfully presented in the ‘Dream of the Earth’, one of […]
Book Brief: Active Hope by Macy and Johnstone – an excellent guide to personal resilience I have taken part in workshops led by both Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, and regard them as two of the best teachers on personal resilience in a full sense of the phrase. This book is a clear, concise guide […]
The New Road: Charting Scotland’s Inspirational Communities: a truly encouraging book, delightfully written, in the form of a one-week rail and road trip around Scotland, seeing what’s new and working well in raising community resilience. It has just the right amount of practical detail and atmospheric colour.