Participating in change – One School One Planet – Phase Two

The crisis deepens – US author J.H. Kunstler calls it ‘the long emergency,’ for that is surely what it is. Climate change, accelerating resource depletion and mass species extinctions underpin what we are experiencing as economic collapse. In reality, however, it is an ecological collapse. A certain kind of short-sightedness seems to have paralyzed humanity…

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The orchard-visiting Wassail

Wassail has its roots in In the cider-producing West of England (primarily the counties of Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire) wassailing also refers to drinking (and singing) the health of trees in the hopes that they might better thrive. However it seems appropriate to create our own version to suit the ambitions of the…

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“Stop Blaming Farmers for Everything…”: Challenges in Communicating Change

“Environmental politics needs a new psychological sensitivity, a capacity to listen with the third ear for the passion and the longing that underlie many of our culture’s seemingly thoughtless ecolgocical habits. Those habits may be surrounded on all sides by mighty, often creditable, certainly exhilarating human motivations. Theodore Roszak, The Voice of the Earth, 1992,…

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