Monthly Archives: February 2022

Herefordshire’s Local Plan: Spatial options consultation: Local plan 2021-2041: How to avoid food poverty: Herefordshire must focus on local food economies

Herefordshire Council’s land use planners have published a document that describes five different options for where growth should be in the county.  They ask for views on their ideas. My comments are as follows: The Council’s Local Plan assumes never-ending … Continue reading

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Online course: Principles and Practices of Deep Transformation

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF DEEP TRANSFORMATION Beginning April 11, 2022 REGISTER HERE Cost: Sliding scale £75–£150 for entire course Length: 10 weeks Study time: 4 hours+/week This course, based largely on the work of Jeremy Lent’s recent book The Web … Continue reading

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There’s an invisible ecosystem in the air — and climate change is disrupting it

New research shows how warmer temperatures could push atmospheric pathogens into new areas. https://grist.org/climate/theres-an-invisible-ecosystem-in-the-air-and-climate-change-is-disrupting-it/?

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We are entering a phase of de-consumption as we are obliged to forgo discretionary items in order to meet the rising cost of essentials.

The title of this piece is good.  It is taken from Tim Watkins latest piece. De-consumption is a good way of explaining the consequence of de-growth, to those who do not yet want to believe in de-growth. He points out … Continue reading

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Free Course – Ecological Civilisation: Beyond Consumerism and the Growth Economy (Introduction)

This is offered by the Simplicity Institute and will be good. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGyDELJdHq36Pl6FtVu7V75OIF04SMW-5

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The government shouldn’t do anything to subsidise energy prices.

Tim Watkin’s latest piece  concludes: I bought myself an Arctic-rated sleeping bag last autumn – I advise you all to do likewise.

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Transforming Food Systems to Transform the Future | Jason Bradford

https://www.planetcritical.com/p/transforming-food-systems-to-transform?  

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